Hattie Schultz (she/her) is thrilled to be pursuing her Masters degree in Curatorial Studies and the Public Sphere at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California beginning in Fall of 2022. She grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and at a young age displayed a great interest in painting, drawing, and music. In 2016 Hattie graduated from Okemos High School, then left the Greak Lakes state to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree at Whittier College. Although first declaring a major in Psychology, Hattie switched to Art History after taking “Women in the Visual Arts” with professor Paula Radisich, who would also become her academic advisor. Hattie picked up a minor in Gender Studies halfway through her junior year, and then prematurely finished her Senior Paper in the Major, titled Real Female Idols.
Outside of Whittier College, Hattie was an archival intern at Foxy Production gallery in New York City in the summer of 2019. This would be her first “art-related job,” and confirmed her desire to have a future career in the art world. In her final year at Whittier College, Hattie received the school’s award for Outstanding Graduate in Gender Studies. She graduated in 2020.
In the fall of 2021 Hattie began working as a Gallery Attendant in the Visitor Engagement Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Downtown Los Angeles. As a Gallery Attendant, Hattie became very familiar with the art and artists shown in MOCA’s collection, and enjoys discussing contemporary art with the museum’s patrons. She continues to work with the Visitor Engagement Department at MOCA and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA while pursuing her studies at USC Roski.
Beyond school and work, Hattie enjoys reading and has great interest in literature, especially works by female authors or from a Feminist lense. In her spare time she can be found engrossed in a book at home, strolling through a local museum, playing guitar, or going out with friends. She is very grateful to all of her family, friends, and teachers who have supported her artistic interests and journeys.