Katrina Hallowell received her BA in art history, criticism, and conservation at Humboldt State University, and an MA in contemporary art from the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. Her dissertation investigated race, stereotypes, and identity through the art of three African American artists: William Pope, Kara Walker, and Fred Wilson. In 2006 Hollowell was awarded the Romare Bearden fellowship where she worked closely with the Friends of African American Art Collectors Circle, and on research projects for the Currents contemporary art series. After completing her fellowship, Hollowell went on to work at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis CAMSTL, as the public programs coordinator. Additionally, she taught for many of the art outreach programs supported by the museum. Her current position is project manager at Dietl International, where she works with museum registrars to coordinate, import, and export shipping for exhibitions around the world.