Meg Shiffler

Meg Shiffler assumed the role of Gallery Director for the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2005. The SFAC Gallery has three distinct exhibition spaces in San Francisco’s Civic Center, and Meg curates and/or organizes nine exhibitions annually, featuring regional artists alongside artists from across the globe. In 2008 she curated a major project by internationally renowned artist Bill Fontana. Spiraling Echoes, sited at San Francisco City Hall, was the first substantial installation of Fontana’s in his hometown since an SFMOMA commission twenty years previous. The project highlighted Fontana’s ongoing contribution and influence in the field of sound sculpture, and later that year SFMOMA honored him with their Bay Area Treasure Award. Meg is also a visiting faculty member in San Francisco Art Institute’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies graduate program. Prior to arriving in San Francisco, she 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. She co-founded, with Matthew Richter, the multidisciplinary art center Consolidated Works in Seattle, WA, and was the Gallery Director there from 1998 to 2003. Prior to that, she was the Director of 20th Century Masterworks at Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, and the Gallery Director for MIA Gallery, both located in Seattle. Meg attended the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. Meg lives in Oakland with her sweet and supportive fiancé Steve and their rambunctious and brilliant five-year-old son Sam. Image: John Trippe snapped this at the SFAC Gallery opening of _Trace Elements_. Meg is in front of an installation by Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock.

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