A long-time participant in the critical arts landscape of Houston, McCabe served on the Diverseworks artist board from 2012 to 2014. She was an artist in residence at Blaffer Art Museum where she organized the social sculpture workshop and exhibition Room to be (Ms)Understood in 2012 and taught in the University of Houston’s Interdisciplinary Art program through the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. McCabe served as Vice Chair of the Programing Committee at Lawndale Art Center there from 2003 to 2006 where she curated a statewide survey of photography, video, and performance, Impossible Exchange:New Lens-Based Work from Texas.
She received her BA with honors from The Glasgow School of Art in 1999 and received her MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts in 2010 and has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably as part of the 53rd Venice Biennale. Her writings have been included in several books published by Practice and Practice Press, 2009-2010, online at SFMOMA, 2010 and Becoming Love, More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s – Catalogue published by the Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina.
McCabe founded She Works Flexible, Houston, TX in 2015 as a site for discourse and poetic exchange. The space has been dedicated to showing work from artists based in or connected to Texas and the Gulf Coast.