Katherine Dennis is an independent curator and arts researcher based in Vancouver, Canada. Dennis holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practices from OCAD University. In 2012 she was the inaugural recipient of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. In 2016 she participated in an invitational conference at the Tate Modern entitled Making Tomorrow’s Art Museum, which looked critically at current practices and emerging industry trends. Her practice focuses on the ideological construction of public institutions and the way these power structures and systems impact people and art within and outside these spaces. Dennis collaborates with Noa Bronstein on Memories of the Future (2015 - ), an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists to intervene in historic house museums to explore the layered narratives and hidden stories of our socio-material history. Other curatorial projects include NOW (2012) at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Land Marks (2013–2015), with Andrea Fatona, and as perennial as the grass (2013) at the Elora Centre for the Arts (Elora, ON).

As part of a social sciences research team, she contributed to the development and analysis of visitor surveys for several Canadian museums to better understand and serve their audiences. Her writings have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Muséologies, the Canadian Museums Association magazine MUSE, and KAPSULA, a digital journal for experimental art criticism, as well as exhibition catalogues. As Adult Public Programs Coordinator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, she develops and produces programs that engage adult audiences who have both specialized and broad interests.