Leadership Team

Erika Hirugami, MAAB

Executive Director

Interim Director of Development

Hirugami is the Founder and CEO of CuratorLove. After being a Public Art Curator for the Department of Cultural Affairs of Los Angeles, she became the Curatorial Director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As a Getty Foundation Scholar and a Kress Foundation Fellow, she has formed a part of various curatorial teams at museums and galleries across Mexico and the US. Her written has been published internationally.

Hirugami holds an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, in conjunction with the Drucker School of Management and Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. As well as multiple BAs from UCLA in the fields of Art History, Chicano Studies, and Mexican Studies. She is currently a Doctoral Student at UCLA, her research focuses on the convergence of critical race theory & aesthetics via the undocumented experience in the art market.

Meggie Morris, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Interim Director of Outreach

Meggie Morris is an Adjunct Instructor in Art History for several community colleges in the greater San Diego area. In her courses, she seeks to create a welcoming space for all, emphasizing the unique perspectives and experiences everyone brings to conversations about art’s ability to communicate across time and place.

She completed her MA and Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, specializing in modern and contemporary art, cinema, and pop culture. She has presented papers and lectures at both national and international programs on the intersection of politics, contemporary art, and pop culture, and has contributed chapters to collections of essays in both English and Spanish.

She lives with her family in San Diego, enjoying the beautiful weather and diverse landscape with long daily walks and occasional fishing excursions.

Walter Meyer, MA

Director of Finance

Walter is a professor of Art History at Santa Monica College who specializes in American Art and Contemporary Art.  His current interests center on all things digital in relation to visual literacy.  He is the former Vice-Chair of the Arts Commission and the former chair of the Public Art Committee for Santa Monica City.  He has served on the Board for the Santa Monica Arts Foundation and is a former board member of the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles.  He completed his graduate work in 2000 at the University of Southern California and has worked at the Getty Center along with being an independent art advisor and exhibition curator.

Walter is the husband of artist Rachel Lachowicz and the father of 3 incredible young women, Emmerson, Tatum & Finley.