Founder Bio

Kat Trataris is a queer non-binary artist, curator, and art worker who facilitates creative visions for artistic inquiries, public programs, community projects and archive/research based work through the development of institutional partnerships, grant writing, donor relations and fundraising, and business consultation. Their working style is collaborative and inclusive, focusing on building multiple access points through technology for audiences to increase accessibility and engagement.


Trataris has recently worked with artists and collectives Leila Weefur, Jefferson Pinder, Postcommodity, and Ed Hardy in exhibition and programmatic capacities. They have successfully cultivated and managed institutional partnerships with a focus on exhibition making, community engagement, and expanding audiences with institutions such as the de Young Museum, City Lights, Aggregate Space Gallery, KADIST, SFMOMA, Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture, Heavy Breathing, and MoAD. Trataris co-founded AH* (Art Handlxrs*) and R/SF projects (2016-2019) and works as the Development Manager at CounterPulse.