Michelle Grabner

mg headshot!!Michelle Grabner is an artist and writer. Professor in Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute, she has also taught at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Yale Norfolk, Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts – Bard College, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and The University of Pennsylvania. 

She has exhibited her work at Musée d´art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg; Stadtgalerie, Keil; Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Kunsthalle, Bern; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Midway, Minneapolis; Rocket, London; INOVA, Milwaukee; Southfirst, Brooklyn; Gallery 16, San Francisco; Minus Space, Brooklyn; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; The Milwaukee Art Museum; Anne Mosseri-Marlio, Zurich; Bricks and Kicks, Vienna; Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen; Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas; Leo Koenig Gallery, New York; Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York.

Her work is included in the following public collections: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Luxemburg; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC.

Grabner, along with her husband Brad Killam, founded of The Suburban (est. 1999) and the Poor Farm (Est. 2009). The Suburban is an artist-run project space in Oak Park, Illinois, which over the past ten years has hosted projects by numerous major and emerging artists. The Poor Farm is a not-for-profit exhibition space in Rural Northeastern Wisconsin. 

 She co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

She is also is a corresponding editor for X-tra. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, X-tra, Art Press, ArtUS and Art-Agenda among others. In 2010, she and Mary Jane Jacob co-edited THE STUDIO READER, an anthology published by the University of Chicago Press.

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