CV

1962, Oshkosh, WI, USA
 
Lives and works in Wisconsin, USA

Education

1990
M.F.A. Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, USA
1987
M.A. Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA Thesis: "Postmodernism: A Spectacle of Reflexivity"
1984
B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Selected Solo Shows

2017
Sculptures and paintings, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
 
Niagara, Melbourne, AUS
2016
James Cohan, New York, NY, USA
 
Northwest Work, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA
 
Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
On the Wall, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2015
Weaving Life Into Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, curated by Tricia Paik, Indianapolis, IN, USA
 
Rocket Gallery, London, UK
 
Michelle Grabner: Paintings and Bronze Casts, Green Gallery East, Milwauke, WI, USA
 
Michelle Grabner: Gingham, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
2014
My Oyster #7: Michelle Grabner & Brad Killam, The Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington D.C., USA
 
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
 
Brett Shaheen: Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, USA
 
James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2013
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, curated by David Norr (exhibition catalogue), Cleveland, OH, USA
 
DRAFT, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Brendan Fowler, Michelle Grabner, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA
2012
Cottage Works, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
MICHELLE GRABNER: THE INOVA SURVEY, curated by John Riepenhoff (exhibition catalog), INOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
INOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
Against New York, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, DK
 
Black Swan, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA
 
Oshkosh, PS, Amsterdam, NL
2011
A Painting Show, curated by Laura Raicovich & Jessie Washburne-Harris, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY, USA
 
Handler (a series of collaborative figurative sculptures presented by John Riepenhoff, featuring the paintings of Peter Barrickman, Michelle Grabner, Nicholas Frank, Jose Lerma, Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
 
DING DONG, a collaboration with Brad Killam, Terrain, Oak Park, IL, USA
 
Museum of Milwaukee Art, Green Gallery at 47 Canal, New York, NY, USA
 
Like a Rare Morel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Original Jokes about the Suburban and the Poor Farm by the Artists Who Exhibited There, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA
2010
Chaos is rigidly structured in this chapter, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL
 
Michelle Grabner, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe (two person show) Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH
 
I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull. Leo Koenig Projekte, New York, NY, USA
 
Works on Paper, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
FLAPJACK, Rocket, London, UK (catalogue)
2009
Silverpoints with Guest Mobile, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
SILVERPOINTS, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
ROUND SILVERPOINTS, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA
2008
SILVERPOINTS, PS, Amsterdam, NL
 
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS, USA (exhibition catalogue)
 
New Bedford Art Museum, Vault Series, New Bedford, MA, USA
2007
Michelle Grabner’s Never Quite Happy Home, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY USA
 
Please Return My Kenneth Noland Catalogue, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Please Return My Kenneth Noland Catalogue PS, Amsterdam, NL
 
Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
809 Calgary, CA, USA
 
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, USA
2006
1996-2006, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
 
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University, USA
2005
Project Room, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2004
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2003
Rocket Gallery, London, UK
 
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, AU
2001
Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA (exhibition catalogue)
 
A Little Less of Me Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Ten in One Gallery: Project Space, New York, NY, USA
2000
Suburban Abstraction, Rocket, London, UK
 
Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1999
In Situ, Aalst, BE
 
Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Paintings for Modern Chairs, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
1998
Home Painting, Rocket Gallery, London, UK (exhibition catalogue)
 
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
Fuzzy, ICA, Portland, ME, US
 
Safety Patterns, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
Safety Patterns, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
1997
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
NOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA
1996
Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Selected Group Shows

2018
Dual Currents: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture, Clara M. Eagle Galleries, Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA
 
Dual Currents: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture, Sarah Moody Gallery, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
2017
Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA
 
Dual Currents: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
 
Innovative Approaches, Honored Traditions: The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum at Five Years, Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, USA
 
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA
 
Heavy Metal, Akron Art Museum, OH, USA
 
Sag Harbor, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Like Your Work, curated by Erin Washington, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Sculpture Milwaukee, Wisconsin Avenue curated by Russell Bowman, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
Paper Play, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
In House, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, USA
 
Art Show and Cake, curated by Seth Hunter, Beehold Cakes, Lafayette CO, USA
 
A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest, curated by Michael Velliquette, Artstart, Rhinelander, WI, USA
2016
It was Never Linear: Recent Painting, Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE, USA
 
Living Rooms, John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI

 
Physical Painting, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Purchase, NY, USA
 
Condensed Matter Community, Synchrotron Radiation Center: Home of Aladdin, curated by Evan Gruzis & Kristof Wickman, Stoughton, WI
 
An Unnamed Need: Pattern and Beauty in Contemporary Art, Leech, Hoffmaster & Kohler Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
 
Strange Abstraction, Featuring Joanne Greenbaum, Arlene Shechet, Chris Martin, Cary Smith and Others, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY

 
Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA

 
Radical Plastic, curated by Rachel Reese, CUE Foundation, NY
 
Expanded Fields, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, DE
 
Julian Dashper and Friends, PS, Amsterdam, Holland
2015
Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
 
The Works: Artists in and From Chicago, Curated by Dieter Roelstraete, Abigail Winograd and Eleonore de Sadeleer, CAB Contemporary Art, Brussels, BE
 
Color Fields, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, USA
 
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR
 
Linear Abstraction, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art Museum, Savannah, GA, USA
 
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, The Christy and Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO, USA
 
Selections from the Cleve Carney Bequest, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, USA
 
Same Difference: Michelle Grabner, Simone Leigh, Russell Maltz, The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
2014
This One's Optimistic: Pincushion, Curated by Cary Smith, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, USA
 
Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
Sensitive Instruments, curated by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
 
Social Goth, Scandinavian Institute, New York, NY, USA
 
Simplest Means, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
MORNING AND EVENING ASYLUM, Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Off Vendrome, Dusseldorf, DE
 
Repetitive Motion, curated by Jennifer Samet, Steven Harvey Projects/ Projector, New York, NY, USA
2013
To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
On the Grid, curated by Sima Familant, Lu Magnus, New York, NY, USA
 
Work, organized by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Faux Life, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
The White Album, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Buzz, curated by Vik Muniz, Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, BR
 
Spectator Sports, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
 
PS, Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Dusseldorf, DE
 
19516 kilometers from Milwaukee or 12126 miles, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, JP
 
Selected Works, Southfirst, Brooklyn, USA
 
Compilation | painting, photography, sculpture, Rocket, London, UK
 
Point of Departure, The Arcade, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
 
Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Wisconsin, West Bend, WI, USA
2012
Chris Bradley, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne McClelland, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, 64th Street, New York NY, USA
 
Land of the Seven Moles, PS, Amsterdam, NL
 
Les Détours de l’abstraction, MUDAM, Luxembourg, LU
 
More and Different Flags, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
 
Neither Here Nor There But Anywhere, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, USA
 
Time Flies: 2 Years at Drive-By, BK Projects, Boston, MA, USA
 
TIME, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH
 
Ongoing Minimalism (Stefan Eberstadt, Michelle Grabner, Ditty Ketting, Will Taylor, Lars Wolter), Rocket, London, UK
 
MINUS SPACE: Editions & Multiples, curated by Matthew Deleget & Emi Winter, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, MX
 
Did You See Heaven, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL, USA
 
First Love, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forrest, IL, USA
 
Tops, curated by Sun Yu, Open Space, Long Island City, NY, USA
 
Endless, PLUG PROJECTS, Kansas City, MO, USA
 
Total RECALL, two-person exhibition with Brad Killam, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA
 
Critology, Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, NC and California State, USA
 
University Los Angeles Art Galleries, CA, USA
 
THE, Alternative Projects, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
The Indiscpline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK
2011
A Painting Show, curated by Laura Raicovich and Jessie Washburne-Harris, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY, USA
 
The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now,” Tate St. Ives, UK
 
Women and Weaving, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
Dressing the Monument, curated by John Riepenhoff and Piper Marshall, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, IL, USA
 
COMPILATION : ONGOING MINIMALISM, Paintings by Lars Wolter, Michelle Grabner, Stefan Eberstadt, Will Taylor, Rocket, London, UK
 
KISS: New Sincerity & New Romaticism in Art, Clara M Eagale Gallery, Murray State, KY, USA
 
A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
SCULPTURE GARDEN/PAINTING SHOW, curated by Andrew Greene, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Ways of Making: Work on Paper, Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, IL, USA
 
Michelle Grabner and Sarah Blyth-Stephens, U.turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH, USA
 
MARKED, Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Puget Sound, WA, USA
 
Unfinished Paintings: Unresolved Work by 40 Contemporary Artists, LACE, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Between This Light and That Space, Minus Space, curated by Doug Meilini, New York, NY USA
 
Free Range-Painting and the University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Gallery, University of Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
SPUR, STRUKTUR..., Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AT
2010
Collaborating with Michelle Grabner isn't as much fun as you might think it is, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
The Elegant Drawing Show, Drive-By, Boston, MA, USA
 
Ornament and Crime (and Crime), Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, USA
 
A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
UND#6, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK
 
Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, USA
 
Mother, NYU Steinhardt Commons Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Art Scout, Arlington Art Center, Arlington VA, USA
 
Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, USA
 
Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining, curated by Bad at Sports, Apex Art, NY, USA
 
Emerging from a New Known, curated by Douglas Melini, NO LONGER EMPTY, New York, NY, USA
 
On Painting Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL, USA
 
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, La Station, Nice, FR
2009
Halbjahresgaben, Tanzschule, Munich, DE
 
SUBVISION kunst.festival, Hamburg, DE
 
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Open House For Butterflies, MINUS SPACE Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
PS, The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Inverness, UK
 
Because the Night, curated by Sabina Ott, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Wallgasm, Anstrom Gallery, LA, USA
 
Let’s Leave It at That…, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
of or related to the sky or visible heavens, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
 
De-Centered Practice, curated by Jennifer Dudley, Ethan Greenbaum, Colleen Asper, Circus Gallery, LA, USA
 
PS 1999-2009, Kunstruimte09, Groningen, NL
 
Trance, Chance, Dreams and the Unconscious, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2008
Presents, curated by Milwaukee International, Rowley Kennerk, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Sensory Overload: Forces of Light Sound and Motion, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA
 
UND CROXHAPOX, Ghent, BE
 
NOLEFTOVERS, Kunsthalle, Bern, CH
 
These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
2007
Maximinimalist, INOVA, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
Fast Forward: The School of the Art Institute in the 21st Century, Rockfort Art Museum, IL, USA
 
Eldorado: with Gaylen Gerber, Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LU
 
Figures in the Field, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Outside Europe: From the Daimler art Collection, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, DE
 
The Believers, Franklin Hudson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Strange Days, Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainsville, FL, USA
 
Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Public Collections

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
 
MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Luxemburg, LU
 
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA
 
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, USA
 
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, DE
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, USA
 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
 
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH, USA

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