Auriel May Garza is an art historian, writer, educator, and artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently works for SFMOMA, where she supports the research, development, documentation, and interpretation of the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and accessions of the Painting and Sculpture Department (1900–present).
Auriel has helped organize and curate over thirty modern and contemporary art exhibitions. She is a co-author of the publications: Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection, Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography, and Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work. Her writings have been published in PATRON magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, and the Dallas Morning News.
Auriel has supported curatorial projects in several museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. She earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and a MA in Art History from Texas Christian University in 2015.