Auriel May Garza (b. 1986, Illinois) is an art historian, writer, educator, and artist currently based in Fort Worth, Texas. She received 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. To date, Auriel has helped organize and curate over forty modern and contemporary art exhibitions. She also serves on the board of directors for Art Tooth, an artist-run non-profit that provides exhibition opportunities and resources to emerging and mid-career artists in DFW. Auriel 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 also been published in PATRON magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, and the Dallas Morning News.
Auriel has previously worked for museums, galleries, and cultural non-profits in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami Beach, and San Antonio, including for 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. Most recently, Auriel worked for the Kimbell Art Museum, where she supported a variety of educational programs and wrote interpretive content for the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.