Meg Shiffler is a San Francisco-based curator, writer and educator.

Photo by John Trippe.
In 2005, I assumed the role of Gallery Director for the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), the arts agency of the City and County of San Francisco. As the Gallery Director I am a senior member of the San Francisco Arts Commission staff, manage Gallery operations and staff, and am the chief curator of three SFAC Galleries in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center. Founded in 1970, the SFAC Gallery makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist’s projects, the SFAC Gallery’s programs provide new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue.

I am also a faculty member of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, where I instruct students pursuing advanced degrees in Urban Studies, Exhibition and Museum Studies, and History and Theory of Contemporary Art. Since 2010, I've been a columnist for SFMOMA's Open Space blog. My column, I don't drink coffee, so let's have a beer..., is structured around creating posts collaboratively with other cultural producers including artists, fashion designers, writers, theorists, architects, graphic designers....

Prior to my tenure at the Arts Commission, I worked in New York as a freelance curator, researcher and consultant for the New Museum of Contemporary Art
, the Andrea Rosen Gallery and the Ursula Meyer Art Conservancy. I co-founded the multidisciplinary art center Consolidated Works in Seattle, WA, and was the Gallery Director from 1998 to 2003; prior to that, I was the Director of 20th Century Masterworks at Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, and the Gallery Director for MIA Gallery, both located in Seattle. I attended the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York.