Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment
Wed-Thu: 11AM-5PM | Fri-Sat: by advance appointment

Sidney Garrett

Sidney Mori Garrett is a Houston, TX born, Chicago, IL based curator, arts administrator, and artist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Media from University of Houston and a Masters of Fine Art in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Garrett has created multimedia works that have exhibited nationally and internationally at Alabama Song Art Space, Blaffer Art Museum, Art Licks Weekend and Wedge Gallery among others. Her written works have been published in Byline Houston, Gulf Coast Journal, and The Smartest Thing. In 2017, Garrett performed in Scales with Solange Knowles at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX and later continued to work with Knowles in 2019 for When I Get Home. She is also a founding member of JUICEBOX, a community platform for Black and Brown women, queer, and transgender & gender-nonconforming (TGNC) DJ’s. She has curated exhibitions for Project Row Houses’ Community Gallery, ICOSA Collective, and the School of Art Institute of Chicago's Wellness Center. Her artistic, administrative, and curatorial practice is rooted in her southern Black Feminist’s lens of love, mindfulness, and care. Garrett has held previous positions at Lawndale Art Center, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Project Row Houses while also serving as an Artist Board member for Art League Houston from 2018-2019. She is currently Manager of Programs at 3Arts, Communications Manager at Hyde Park Jazz Festival, a member of Nikkei Uprising (a group of Japanese American activists in Chicago organizing towards abolition & the collective liberation of all peoples), and a core member of Companion Cooperative (a volunteer-run art exhibition and programming space in Chicago).

Image: Sidney Garrett, Finding Necessities curation at ICOSA Collective, 2020

CAC Residency

2024 - 2025,
Curatorial Resident