Exhibition CV


Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (1962)

Lives and works in Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL



2016    Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

            On the Wall, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Curated by Tricia Paik, Indianapolis, IN

            Rocket Gallery, London

            The Green Gallery, Milwaukee WI

2014    James Cohan Gallery, NYC

            Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

            Brett Shaheen: Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2013    Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, curated by David Norr (exhibition catalogue)

            DRAFT, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL

            Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

            Brendan Fowler, Michelle Grabner, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2012    Cottage Works, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

            MICHELLE GRABNER: THE INOVA SURVEY, curated by John Riepenhoff, INOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (exhibition catalogue)

            Against New York, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen

            Black Swan, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

            Oshkosh, PS, Amsterdam

2011    Like a Rare Morel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

            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

2010    I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull. Leo Koenig Projekte, NYC

            FLAPJACK, Rocket, London

            Get Better Mrs. Michelle, MINUS Space, Brooklyn, NYC

            Chaos is rigidly structured in this chapter, Peregrine Program, Chicago

2009    Silverpoints with Guest Mobile, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI

            SILVERPOINTS, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

            ROUND SILVERPOINTS, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2008    SILVERPOINTS, PS, Amsterdam

            Remain in Light, survey exhibition, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS (exhibition catalogue)

            New Bedford Art Museum, Vault Series, New Bedford, MASS

2007    Michelle Grabner’s Never Quite Happy Home, Southfirst, Brooklyn

            Please Return My Kenneth Noland Catalogue, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

            Please Return My Kenneth Noland Catalogue PS, Amsterdam

            Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

            Michelle Grabner, 809 Calgary, CANADA

            Remain in Light, survey exhibition, Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

2006    1996-2006, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

            Remain in Light, survey exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University

2005    Project Room, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago

2004    Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

2003    Rocket Gallery, London, UK

            Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2001    Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            Ten in One Gallery, New York (exhibition catalogue)

            A Little Less of Me Deluxe Projects, Chicago

            Ten in One Gallery: Project Space, New York

2000    Suburban Abstraction, Rocket, London, UK

            Ten in One Gallery, New York

1999    In Situ, Aalst, Belgium

            Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

            Paintings for Modern Chairs, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1998    Home Painting, Rocket Gallery, London, UK (exhibition catalogue)

            Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            Fuzzy, ICA, Portland, ME

            Safety Patterns, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

            Safety Patterns, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

1997    Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI

1996    Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


2016    Expanded Fields, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin

            Living Rooms, curated by Karen Patterson, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

            An Unnamed Need: Patter and Beauty in Contemporary Art, Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

            Strange Abstraction, Featuring Joanne Greenbaum, Arlene Shechet, Chris Martin, Cary Smith and Others, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY

            Modern Arts and CraftsEastside International, Los Angeles, CA

            Physical Painting, curated Jennifer Samet
SUNY, Purchase, NY

            Condensed Matter Community, Synchrotron Radiation Center: Home of Aladdin, curated by Evan Gruzis & Kristof Wickman, Stoughton, WI

            Radical Plastic, curated by Rachel Reese, CUE Foundation, NY

            Julian Dashper and Friends, PS, Amsterdam, Holland


2015    The Works: Artists in and From Chicago, curated by Dieter Roelstraete and Abigail Winograd,

            CAM, Brussels, Belgium

            L’Ordre Cache, Saison 1, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR

            Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, Museum of Art and Design, New York and The National museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington DC.

            Fiber Optics, MINUS SPACE, NYC

            The Landscape Changes in 30 Times, curated by Ala Dehghan, Anahita Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

            Gallery group exhibition, Rocket, London

            Affinity Atlas, Tang Museum of Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

            and/or David Bruno Gallery, St. Louis, MO

            Formal Relations curated by Kamrooz Aram and Murtaza Vali, Taymour Grahne Gallery, NYC

            Breaking Pattern, curated by Matthew Deleget, Schneider Museum, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

            Group Exhibition, MINUS SPACE, DUMBO, NYC

            Common Thread, Mixed Greens, NYC

            Color Fields, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston MA

            Linear Abstraction, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art Museum, Savannah, GA

            Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, the Christy and Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kemper Museum, Kansas City,

            Selections from the Cleve Carney Bequest, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

            Color and Line are Not Lies, Curated by Tarn McLean and Kyle Jenkins, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Austrailia

            Collections Exhibition, Elmhust Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

            Same Difference: Michelle Grabner, Simone Leigh, Russell Maltz, The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

2014    Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

            Sensitive Instruments, curated by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

            Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

            Social Goth, Scandinavian Institute, NYC

            Simplest Means, Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC

            MORNING AND EVENING ASYLUM, Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Off Vendrome, Dusseldorf

            Repetitive Motion, curated by Jennifer Samet, Steven Harvey Projects/ Projector, NYC

            30/30 Image Archive Project: A Collective Collection (Edition #4) A|B|C Contemporary

            Armin Berger Gallery, Zurich

            A Pattern Language: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson and Lena Wolff, Cult: Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

            Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, The Bike Room, Chicago, IL

            Auf Den Punkt, Raum 2810 Bonn, Germany

            Division of Labor: Chicago Artist Parents, curated by Christa Donner and Thea Liberty Nichols, Glass Curtain

            Gallery, Columbia College

            My Oyster #7: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, American University Museum, Katzen Art Center, Washington DC.

            My Girl, curated by Luis Maldonado, Port Chester, NY

2013    PAINT OFF, PAINT ON Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY

            Domestic Abstraction: Wendy Edwards and Michelle Grabner, Drive-By, Watertown, MA

            Drawing on Habit: An Ambition, curated by Saul Ostrow and Lidija Slavkovic, The Betsey, Miami Beach, FL

            Group show curated by Shane Campbell, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome

            To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble Gallery, NYC

            On the Grid, curated by Sima Familant Lu Magnus, NYC

            Work, organized by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, NYC

            Faux Life, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica

            Buzz, curated by Vik Muniz, Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil

            Spectator Sports, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

            PS, Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Dusseldorf, Germany

            19516 kilometers from Milwaukee or 12126 miles, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan

            Selected Works, Southfirst, Brooklyn

            Compilation | painting, photography, sculpture, Rocket, London

            Point of Departure, The Arcade, Columbia College, Chicago

            Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Wisconsin, West Bend, WI

2012    Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, 64th Street, NYC

            Chris Bradley, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne McClelland, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery: Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

            30/30 Archive Project, CNOA, Paris

Land of the Seven Moles, PS, Amsterdam

Les Détours de l’abstraction, MUDAM, Luxembourg

The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK

More and Different Flags, Marlborough Chelsea, NYC

Neither Here Nor There But Anywhere, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn

Time Flies: 2 Years at Drive-By, BK Projects, Boston

            TIME, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH

Ongoing Minimalism (Stefan Eberstadt, Michelle Grabner, Ditty Ketting, Will Taylor, Lars Wolter), Rocket, London

MINUS SPACE, Curated by Matthew Deleget & Emi Winter, Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Did You See Heaven, Peregrine Program, Chicago

            First Love, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forrest, IL

            Tops, curated by Sun Yu, Open Space, Long Island City, NY

            Endless, PLUG PROJECTS, Kansas City, MO

            Total RECALL, two-person exhibition with Brad Killam, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

Critology, Pacific Design Center, LA and the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, NC (2013)

THE, Alternative Projects, Milwaukee, WI

2011    A Painting Show, curated by Laura Raicovich and Jessie Washburne-Harris, Harris Lieberman, NYC

            The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now,” Tate St. Ives, UK

            Women and Weaving: Polly Apfelbaum and Ariel Dill, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NYC

            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

            DING DONG, a collaboration with Brad Killam, Terrain, Oak Park, IL

            Museum of Milwaukee Art, Green Gallery at 47 Canal, NYC

            Dressing the Monument, curated by John Riepenhoff and Piper Marshall, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee

COMPILATION : ONGOING MINIMALISM, Paintings by Lars Wolter, Michelle Grabner, Stefan Eberstadt, Will Taylor, Rocket, London

            KISS: New Sincerity & New Romaticism in Art, Clara M Eagale Gallery, Murray State, Kentucky

A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

SCULPTURE GARDEN/PAINTING SHOW, curated by Andrew Greene, Iceberg Projects, Chicago

Ways of Making: Work on Paper, Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, IL

Michelle Grabner and Sarah Blyth-Stephens, U.turn Art Space, Cincinnati

            MARKED, Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Washington

            Unfinished Paintings: Unresolved Work by 40 Contemporary Artists, LACE, Los Angeles

            Between This Light and That Space, MINUS SPACE, curated by Doug Melini, Brooklyn

Free Range-Painting and the University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Gallery, University of Philadelphia

2010    Collaborating with Michelle Grabner isn’t as much fun as you might think it is, Gallery 16, San Francisco (two-person show with Brad Killam)

Michelle Grabner and Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich

Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

The Elegant Drawing Show, Drive-By, Boston, MA

Ornament and Crime (and Crime), Adds Donna, Chicago

            A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

            UND#6, Schwartz Gallery, London

Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

            Mother, NYU Steinhardt Commons Gallery, NYC

            Art Scout, Arlington Art Center, Arlington VA

            Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining, curated by Bad at Sports, Apex Art, NY

On Painting, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, La Station, Nice, France

2009    Halbjahresgaben, Tanzschule, Munch, Germany

             SUBVISION, Haven City, Hamburg, Germany

Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Open House For Butterflies, MINUS SPACE Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

PS, The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Inverness, Scotland

Because the Night, curated by Sabina Ott, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Los Angeles

Wallgasm, Anstrom Gallery, LA

Let’s Leave It at That… Gallery 16, San Francisco

of or related to the sky or visible heavens, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

            De-Centered Practice, curated by Jennifer Dudley, Ethan Greenbaum, Colleen Asper, Circus Gallery, LA

            PS 1999-2009, Kunstruimte09, Groningen, Holland

            Trance, Chance, Dreams and the Unconscious, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY

2008    Presents, curated by Milwaukee International, Rowley Kennerk, Chicago, IL

Sensory Overload: Forces of Light Sound and Motion, The Milwaukee Art Museum

            UND” CROXHAPOX, Ghent, Belgium

            NOLEFTOVERS, Kunsthalle, Bern Switzerland

            These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, Gallery 16, San Francisco

2007    Maximinimalist, INOVA, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fast Forward: The School of the Art Institute in the 21st Century, Rockfort Art Museum, IL

2006    Eldorado: with Gaylen Gerber, Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Figures in the Field, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Outside Europe: From the Daimler art Collection, Stadtgalerie, Keil, Germany

            The Believers, Franklin Hudson Gallery, New York, NY

            Strange Days, Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainsville, FL

            Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005    There’s a City in My Mind, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid

Group Show, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York

Op-ish, Sampson Projects, Boston

Good Vibrations, McKenzie Fine Art, New York

Rocket at Paragraph, Paragraph, Kansas City

Slow Down, University of Texas at Tyler, TX

2004    Minimalism and After III, DaimlerChrysler AG, Berlin

            Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, NYC

            Family Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

            Hubris, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

            Agnes Martin, Cheonae Kim, Michelle Grabner, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

            Apartment Series #4: A component of Jeremy Boyle’s exhibition, Mattress Factory, PA

            Books and Shelves, Gahlsberg Art Gallery, College of DuPage, IL

            Summer Group Show, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago

2003    Michelle Grabner and Carla Arocha, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            Clarity of Vision: Minimalist Prints and Drawings, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

            Michelle Grabner and Barbara Heath, Occasional Art, St. Paul, MN

            The Undertones, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY

            Oak Park Home Works: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

2002    Pressing, object […], Antwerp, Belgium

            Loaded, Midway, Minneapolis, MN

Painting, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI

Home Work, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England

Paper Products, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Works on paper, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

2001    Sound Video Images Objects, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Reductive, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio

Domestic Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

Counting Color, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

            Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern, Evanston, IL

            Armory Show, New York, Ten in One Gallery

            Post Hypnotic, (exhibition catalogue):

            Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida

            Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth

2000    Compression, Feigen, Contemporary. New York, NY

            What’s New, Lendl Eugen, Graz, Austria

            Domestic Bliss, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

            OIL, Standard Gallery, Chicago

            Factory Soiree, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

            Michelle Grabner and Robin Dash, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

Telesthesia and Amnescopic, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

            Post Hypnotic, (exhibition catalogue):

            Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

            Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

            Minimal Pop, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Out of Line, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (exhibition catalogue)

1999    Post Hypnotic, (exhibition catalogue):

            Illinois State Art Gallery, Bloomington, IL

            The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati

            The MAC Dallas, TX

            It Looks Easy, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago

            Abstract Chicago, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Milwaukee Love, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

            Color Theory, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN

1998    Michelle Grabner/Jim Isserman, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

            A Show, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Chicago Hip, Rocket Gallery, London

1997    Uncomfortable Show, TZ Art & Co., New York, NY

            Some Young Fun, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            Post-Pop, Post-Pictures, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, IL

            Distraction, TBA Gallery, Chicago, IL (exhibition catalogue)

            Cool Painting, Barat College, Chicago, IL

            Wisconsin Art Since 1990: Selections from the Permanent Collection,

            Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

1996    Mist: Kay Rosen, Julia Fish, Carla Priess and Michelle Grabner,

            Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

            Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI (exhibition catalogue)

1995    25 Americans: Paintings in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

            (exhibition catalogue)


Schwabsky, Barry, “Michelle Grabner,” Artforum, January 2015

Ouleo, Risa, Michelle Grabner, Modern Painters, January 2015 p. 67.

Lieberman, Kate, “Michelle Grabner,” Brooklyn Rail, December 2014

Steinhauer, Jillian, “On Ken Johnson and the Question of Sexism,” Hyperallergic, Novermber 4, 2014

Michelle Grabner, The New Yorker, November 3, 2014

Fyfe, Joe, “The Uses of Pleasure: Michelle Grabner at James Cohan Gallery,” Hyperallergic, November 1, 2014

"Art 50: Chicago's Artists' Artists," New City, September 19, 2015

Christopher Borelli, Meet Artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 Curator,” Chicago Tribune, March 7, 2014

In Conversation: Sheila Hicks and Danielle Mysliwiec,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2014

Jennifer Kabat, “Simplest Means at Jeff Bailey, NYC” Frieze, March 2014

Barbara Pollack, She Works From Home, Artnews March 2014, p. 60-62.

2014 The Power 100” Chicago Magazine, March 2014
Jeffrey Saletnik, “Michelle Grabner,” Artforum, March 2014, p. 292.
Interview with Jennifer Kabat, “Now I Find Myself on the Other Side of the Curtain,”
The Believer, March 2014

Elizabeth Trapp, “Wide Range of Talent in Solo Show at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 13, 2014
Kris Paulsen, “Talks with Michelle Grabner, I Work from Home,”
Mousse Magazine, January 2014
Ken Johnson, “Simplest Means at Jeff Bailey Gallery,”
New York Times, January 23, 2014
Elizabeth Trapp, “Wide Range of Talent in Solo Show at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland,”
The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 13, 2014
I Work From Home ed. David Norr, Mousse Publications/MOCA Cleveland 2014
Lane Cooper, “A Win For the Home Team,”
Art Hopper, January 17, 2014
Steve Litt, “Turning the Mundane into the Sublime: MOCA’s Big Show on Chicago Artist Michelle Grabner,”
The Plain Dealer, January 10, 2014

Christopher Borrelli, “A Montage of Favorite Things for 2013, Cracking Moments Made for an Electric year in Culture, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 21, 2013
Ashton Cooper, “Artist, Curator, Critic: Michelle Grabner’s Eclectic Career, On View at MOCA Cleveland,” ARTINFO, Nov. 4, 2013
Stephen Berens and Jan Tumlir, “In and Out of the Studio, A Conversation with Michelle Grabner,”
X-TRA Volume 16, Number 2, Winter 2013.
Cate McQuaid, “Textile Inspirations,”
Boston Globe, November 20, 2013

Christopher Borelli, “Everybody’s a Curator,” Chicago Tribune, October 4, 2013
Cassie Walker Burke, “Michelle Grabner is a Renaissance Woman,” Chicago Magazine, September 2013
Solveig Nelson, “Michelle Grabner, I Work From Home,”
Artforum, September 2013, p. 189.
Jason Froumberg, “Art Break: New Books by Artists,”
New City, July 16, 2013
Roberta Smith, “Work,”
New York Times, July 27, 2013
Bridget Alsdorf, “The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists”
Art Bulletin, June 2013, pp. 333- 336.
Jason Froumberg, “Spectator Sports,”
Photograph Magazine, May 2013
“The State of America,
Flash Art, March/April 2013
Robin Dluzen, “Report: Milwaukee,”
Art Ltd. July 2013

Jason Foumberg “By Appointment Only,” Art in America, July, 2013

Michelle Grabner: The INOVA Survey, exhibition catalog with contributions by Nicholas Frank, Molly Zuckerman Hartung, John Riepenhoff, published by Green Gallery Press and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013

Sarah Trigg, Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process, Princeton Architectural Press, 2013

Griff Williams, “Celebrations, Broken Hearts and Autopsies: An Interview with Michelle Grabner,” SFAQ, June 2013

Caroline Picard, “Embracing the Cliché: An Interview with Michelle Grabner,” Art21.org March 26, 2013

Christina Schmid, Criticism on the Spot," Brooklyn Rail, May 3, 2013

Angela McManaman, “Many Curators are Called,” UWM Alumni Magazine, Spring p. 22-23.

Julia Halperin, “26 Questions for Tondo Painter Michelle Grabner,” ARTINFO, February 19, 2013

Jason Foumberg, “Artist Ascending: Chicago responds to Michelle Grabner’s appointment as 2014 Whitney Biennial Co- Curator,” New City, December 2, 2012.

Lauren Weinberg, “Michelle Grabner named Whitney Co-curator, Chicago Time Out, Dec 5, 2012

Carol Vogel, “For the Whitney Biennial, One show, Three Visions,” New York Times, November 30, 2012

Mary Louise Schumacher, “Michelle Grabner named curator of Whitney Biennial,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 29, 2012.

"Art 50: Chicago's Artists' Artists," New City, September 19, 2012

Kat Murrell, "Michelle Grabner Looks Back and Moves On, Express Milwaukee, September 5, 2012

Judith Ann Moriarty, "Michelle Grabner, deja vu all over again," The Third Coast, August 5, 2012

Linda Yablonsky, The 4th “Annual Dallas Art Fair,” Artnet, May 1, 2012

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, “Visiting Artist” column, NewCity, April 5, 2012. p. 10.

In Conversation: Michelle Grabner and Barry Schwabsky,” (cover image) The Brooklyn Rail, March 2012, pp. 24-27.

Oliveria, Filipa, “The Indiscipline of Painting,” Artforum.com, 2012.

Schumacher, Mary Louise, Michelle Grabner at the Green Gallery, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 24, 2012.

Martin Clark (Editor), Sarah Shalgosky (Editor), Daniel Sturgis (Editor), The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate Publishing, October 1, 2011

Moriarty, Judith Ann, “Michelle Grabner: Homespun Sophistication,” ThirdCoast Digest, January 24, 2012

Boucher, Brian, “New York Gets Green, Milwaukee Style,” Art in America Review, August 18, 2011

Women and Weaving, Southfirst, The New Yorker, July 15, 2011

Schmerler, Sarah, “Between This Light and That Space,” Time Out New York, July, 11, 2011.

Canevet, Rozenn, “Chicago City Report, Art Press, July 2011, pp. 88-89.

Cheh, Carol, “Lace’s ‘Unfinished Paintings’ show Asks the Question: What Makes a Painting Unfinished,” LA Weekly, June 22, 2011

Waxman, Lori, “An Alternative to Summer Reading List,” Chicago Tribune, July 13, 2011

Neff, John, “On Chicago Abstraction: A Series,” New American Painting / Blog February 17, 2011

Baker, Kenneth, Where collaboration Ends, San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2010

Vanderhyden, Philip. The Secret of My Success, Lobby catalogue, College of DuPage, 2010

Saltz, Jerry, “Critics Pick” New York Magazine, May 2010

Heti, Shelia, The Studio Reader, Bookforum, May 25, 2010

Viera, Lauren, “Suburban Makes Its Mark on Urban Scene,” Chicago Tribune, Sept. 12, 2010

Sam, Sherman, Kultureflash, June 10, 2010

Michelle Grabner at Rocket, Abstract Painting England, June 9, 2010

Claudine Ise talks with Michelle Grabner about The Suburban, Art21.org, June 2010

The Pragmatist: Michelle Grabner interviewed by Saul Ostrow,” Art in America, March 2010

Bad at Sports podcast with Annika Marie, Richard Holland and Duncan McKenzie (episode 232), 2010

Weinberg, Lauren, “Constellations at the MCA,” Art News, December 2009

Velez, Pedro, “Chicago Build Up,” Artnet, March 2009

Cozzone, Francesca, “Attempting the Impossible,” The Leader, March 26, 2009

Marie, Annika, “Michelle Grabner’s Black Circle Paintings,” catalogue essay, 2009

Elms, Anthony, “Michelle Grabner/The Suburban,” Modern Painters, March 2008

Remain in Light, exhibition catalogue with essays by, Lane Relyea, Peter Ribic 2008

Marple, Mieke, “Interview with Michelle Grabner,” The Highlights, March 2009

Rosen, Kay, ArtForum, Top 10 April 2007.

Nicholas Frank, “Paper Thin and Maximinimalism,” catalogue essay, INOVA 2007

Joanna Topor, “After Paschke,” Chicago Magazine, April, 2007.

Vogt, Jess, “The Suburb,” The Lawrentian, Appleton, WI, January 2007

Martini, Tiffany, Michelle Grabner makes a Good point,” San Francisco Examiner, March 20, 2007

Artner, Alan, “Grabner’s Solo Show Reveals Pop Influences,” Chicago Tribune, January 19, 2007

Bad at Sports podcast with Gaylen Gerber and Duncan McKenzie (episode 93), 2007

Weinberg, Lauren, Michelle Grabner at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago TimeOut, January 25-31, 2007, p. 67.

Schwabsky, Barry, “Michelle Grabner at Rocket” Artforum, fall 2006

Wayne Roosa, “The Pleasures of Merely Circulating,” exhibition catalogue, 2006

Timeout, London, August 10, 2006

Hoare, Lottie, “1996-2006 Michelle Grabner Paintings,” exhibition catalogue, Rocket Gallery, London

Bredin, Lucinda, The Week, London, July 22, 2006

Myers, Terry, “Time is on Our Side,” exhibition essay, Slowness, Heaven gallery, 2006

Bad at Sports podcast with Richard Holland and Duncan McKenzie (episodes 12 + 19), 2005 and 2006

Arney, Steve, “Art for the Artist,” The Pantagraph, March 2006

Rubi, Amalia, USA Hoy Pintura y escutura Norte Americana, El Punto, Julio 2005

Artner, Alan, Michelle Grabner at Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2005

Ott, Sabina, “Michelle Grabner at Wendy Cooper” Stretcher, 2005

Seidel, Florian, Bauwelt, September 2004

Rundfunk, Bayerischr, BR-Online, September 2, 2004

Gotz, Henning, Go Munchen, September 19, 2004, p. 77

Schwarz, Franziska, SzeneMagazin, September 9, 2004

Dattenberger, Simone, Munchener Merkur, August 27, 2004

Huber, Cornelia, AZ Wochenende, August 22, 2004

Schneeberger, Ruth , Munchner Kultur, August 21, 22, 2004

Eisenack, Marco, SZ-Extra, August 2004, p. S1

Hannum, Terence, “Inner Positive,” Artnet, April 15, 2004

Saunders, Gill, “Purl: Six Artists inspired by MoDA’s Collection,” Catalogue Essay, 2004

Workman, Michael, “Modest Minimalism,” New City, February 25, 2004.

Miles, Christopher, “Tracking Patterns, Report from Santa Monica II,” Art in America, February 2004, p. 80.

Van Proyen, Mark “Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’” Gallery 16” Art in America, October 2003 pp. 144-145.

Kirk, Sarah, “The Path of Minimalism,” Milwaukee Art Museum Publication, 2003

Van Dyke, Aaron, “The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful,” Occasional Art Publication, 2003

Stein, Lisa, “Artist Profile,” Chicago Tribune, May 26, 2002

Artner, Alan “Paper Exhibition Breaks Out into a New Dimension” Chicago Tribune, March 21, 2002

Levin, Kim, Michelle Grabner, Village Voice, November 20, 2001

Thompson, Nato, “Michelle Grabner” FGA, 2001

Dailey, Meghan Michelle Grabner, Time Out New York, November 20 – December 6, 2001

Campbell, Shane, “Sweetness and Light,” catalogue essay, 2001

Frank, Nicholas, “Over The Rainbow: A Survey of Goodness,” catalogue essay, 2001

Cambell, Shane, Sound Video Images Objects, Flash Art, July – September 2001 p. 70.

Glueck, Grace, “Art in Review: Compression,” The New York Times, January 2, 2001

Waxman, Lori, “Electraslip Knife,” New Art Examiner, November 2000

Cotter, Holland, "Surging into Chelsea," The New York Times, Friday, January 21, 2000, Section E, pp. 37 & 41

Naves, Mario, “Noguchi and Kelly Talk: Pollock's True Legacy,” The New York Observer, February 14, 2000 p.14

Roch, Kate and Neal, Jennifer, “Chicago Headliners,” AHEAD, Spring 2000

Bulka, Michael, “Electraslip Knife,” New City, July, 6, 2000

Helfand, Glen, “Critics Choice: Minimal Pop,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 3, 2000

Radio Interview with Victoria Lautmann, WBBZ, Chicago's NPR station, May, 11, 2000

Shane, Nicola, "Money Matters," Art Review, June, 2000 p. 6-7

Laridaer, Cheryl, "ROYGBIV," Post-Crescent, Sunday, February 27, 2000

Gustafson, John, "It Looks Easy: A Cross Section of Recent Painting in Chicago," New Art Examiner, December/January, pp. 49-50.

Lambrecht, Luk, "Kunstgrepen," Brussels Daily News, May 1999

Artner, Alan, "Grabner Homes in On Subject Matter," Chicago Tribune, May 27, 1999, sec. 2, p.2

Snodgrass, Susan, "Letter from Chicago," C, May-August, 1999, p. 21

Snodgrass, Susan, "Report from Chicago," Staying Alive, Art in America, April, 1999, pp. 81-87

Auer, James, "Work Added to Sesquicentennial Portfolio," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wed. May 12, 1999, Cue 3E

Brehmer, Debra, "Snow White," Metro Milwaukee Weekly, January , 1999

Radio Interview with Russell Panczenko, Wisconsin Public Radio, March 1999

Porges, Tim, "A Demolition Derby of Art," The Octopus, Bloomington, IL, January 15-21, 1999, p. 11

Bonettti, David, "Gallery Watch," San Francisco Examiner, Friday December 18, 1999

Baker, Kenneth, "At Home with Grabner and Isermann," San Francisco Chronicle, December 1999

Sans, Jerome, “Home Painting,” exhibition catalogue, Rocket Gallery, London 1999

Bamberger, Tom "Where Have All the Artists Gone," Milwaukee Magazine, January 1999, pp. 45-53

Miller, Cliff, “Sesquicentennial Art Show Bear's Appleton's Signature: Prosse, Grabner Play Prominent Roles,” Appleton Post-Crescent, December 3, 1998

Guha, Tania, "Michelle Grabner at Rocket Gallery," Time Out London, August 26-September 2, 1998

Tan, Eugene, "Michelle Grabner," Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 19 (Summer) 1998, p. 67

Lusher, Tim, "Michelle Grabner: Home Painting," Evening Standard, June 4, 1998, Hot Tickets, p. 43

Miller, Cliff, "Lasting Tribute," Appleton Post Crescent, July 27, 1998 pp. C1-C3

Mickelson, Sandy, "The Art of Intrigue," Oshkosh Northwestern, July 23, 1998, pp. C1-C2

Ullrich, Polly, "The Workmanship of Risk: The Re-emergence of Handicraft in Postmodern Art, New Art Examiner, April, 1998, pp. 24-29

Saltz, Jerry, "Uncomfortable," Time Out New York, July 31-August 7,1998, p. 41

Smith, Courtenay, “Post-Pop, Post-Pictures,” Smart Museum, University of Chicago (exhibition catalogue) 1997

Maldonado, Ed, Nadine Wasserman, and Tina Wasserman, Distraction, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago (exhibition catalogue) 1997

Kind, Joshua, "Post-Pop, Post-Pictures," New Art Examiner, November 1997, pp. 54-55

Hawkins, Margaret, "Gen X Artists Flaunt Their Indifference," Chicago Sun-Times, September 5, 1997, p. 18

Auer, James, "Tracking the Rising Stars in Art, Music, Dance Theater," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sunday, August 24, 1997, p. Cue E5

Wasserman, Nadine, "Michelle Grabner at UWM Art Museum," New Art Examiner, October 1997.

Auer, James, "Painter's Work Takes a Deep, Concentrated look at Surfaces," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 28, 1997, p.2E

Iannaccone, Carmine, "Michelle Grabner at Richard Heller," Frieze, May/June 1997

Artner, Alan, "Distraction," Chicago Tribune, Friday, May 2, 1997 Tempo p. 2

Pagal, David, "Michelle Grabner at Richard Heller," Los Angeles Times, Thursday, January 20, 1997 Section F, p.1

Forgacs, Eva, "Michelle Grabner at Richard Heller," Art Issues, March/April 1997

Carley, Michal, "Michelle Grabner at Hermetic Gallery," Art Papers, March/April 1997

Frank, Nicholas, “If Walls Could Talk,” Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, exhibition catalogue 1997

Aukeman, Anastasia, "Small Budget, Large Ambition," Artnews (Special:The Cutting Edge,) October 1997 pp. 46-54

Auer, James, "State Wide Show Embraces Vast Array of Styles," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sunday, November 3, 1996 pp. 1 & 7

Taylor, Sue, "Michelle Grabner at Ten in One Gallery," Art in America, September, 1996 pp. 115-116

Yood, James, "Michelle Grabner at Ten in One Gallery," Artforum, Summer 1996 p. 112

Scarborough, James, "Michelle Grabner at Ten in One Gallery," New Art Examiner, April 1996 pp. 43-44

Porges, Timothy, "In With the Out Crowd," Dialogue, May-June 1996 pp. 14-15

Artner, Alan, "Domestic Turns Abstract in Grabner's Work," Chicago Tribune, March 22, 1996 Section 7, p. 22

Sobel, Dean, “25 Americans: Painting in the 90s,” exhibition catalogue, Milwaukee Art Museum 1995


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