Katie Kurtz is a freelance writer based in San Francisco and has written primarily about visual art. A Seattle native, she has written for the Stranger, The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, Art Access, and Northwest Home + Garden, among others. Since moving to San Francisco in 2005, she has been a weekly (and now bi-weekly) contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian and has written for Art Papers, CMYK Magazine, and Flavorpill SF.
She also served as program & communications coordinator at Grantmakers in the Arts and as director at both Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and Sand Point Arts & Cultural Exchange (SPACE) in Seattle. Her media background also includes radio with a stint at National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" (read: intern), as a start-up member of the now-defunct low-power community radio station Free Seattle Radio, and a deejay for a specialty radio show on KUGS FM in Bellingham. Her interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in writing is from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University. Prior to that, she was in several Coordinated Studies Programs at Seattle Central Community College.
Katie is currently in the graduate Visual Criticism program at California College of the Arts and is writing her thesis about green branding as well as working on a cycle of poems about love and war.