Tiffany Harker began her work with the Arts Commission as a project coordinator for the Percent for Art in Public Places Program. Since relocating to Oregon from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017, she has served as co-director of HOLDING Contemporary, an experimental community model arts space, as curator-in-residence for the Center for Art Research at University of Oregon and has worked with Elizabeth Leach Gallery and Converge 45. She also advises Gather:Make:Shelter, a nonprofit arts organization that works with houseless populations for creative skill-building.
Tiffany studied art history and studio arts at San Francisco State University. She worked as Education Resource Specialist at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for five years, then in contemporary art galleries including Crown Point Press and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA. She recently served as board president of the Contemporary Arts Council at the Portland Art Museum and has volunteered for mentorship programs at KSMoCA and the SMART Reading Program at the Blazers Boys and Girls Club in Portland.
She enjoys exploring the diverse landscapes that Oregon has to offer and loves learning new things. On weekends Tiffany spends time with friends, looking at art, watching films or enjoying time in nature with her partner and two dogs.