Professional Resume

MICHELLE GRABNER

Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (1962)

Lives and works in Oak Park, IL

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

EDUCATION:

1990 M.F.A. Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University

1987 M.A. Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thesis: "Postmodernism: A Spectacle of Reflexivity"

1984 B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


TEACHING:

1996-present    Professor, Department of Painting and Drawing

                         The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011 - 2014       Visiting Professor/Core Critic, Yale University, Painting and Printmaking

2014                  Faculty, Bard MFA Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts: Painting

2009-2013         Chair, Department of Painting and Drawing

                          The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011 - 2013       Senior Critic, University of Pennsylvania, Fine Arts Department

1997 - 2003       Associate Professor, Department of Art, The University of Wisconsin



THE SUBURBAN:

Since 1999 has run the artist project space in Oak Park, IL


THE POOR FARM:

2009 runs the non-profit exhibition and project space at The Waupaca County Poor Farm, WI


2014 WHITNEY BIENNIAL:

Co-curator along with Stuart Comer and Anthony Elms, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS, BOARDS:

International Association of Art Critics

College Art Association

- Annual Conference Committee

- Service to Artists Committee

Board Member, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:


2015 Visiting Artist / Viewpoint with Gregory Volk, University of Texas, Austin

2014 Visiting Artist, American University, Washington DC

2014 Discussion with Michelle Grabner and Jeff Beasley, Starting the Conversation: Art School, The Crit and the Biennial, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit

2014 Discussion with curator Jens Hoffman, Jewish Museum, NYC

2014 Juror, New American Painters, Northeast

2014 Panel Discussion with Michelle Grabner, David Robbins and Paul Druecke, moderated by Lisa Sutcliffe at the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

2014 Salon Discussion, Curating at The Periphery, Art Basel, moderated by Reto Thüring, Basel, Switzerland

2014 Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2014 Visiting Artist, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2014 Public Conversation with Sara Krajewski, Director at INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2014 HERE AND NOW: BIENNIALS IN THE 21ST CENTURYPANELISTS: Dan Byers; Michelle Grabner; Franklin Sirmans
MODERATOR: Lynne Cooke, Armory Show

2014 Form Fit lecture series, University of Illinois, Chicago

2014 Co-Moderator with Sabina Ott, The Center Will Not Hold, CAA Panel, Chicago, IL

2014 Sensitive Instruments Panel, CAA, Moderator: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Chicago, IL

2014 Living and Sustain a Creative Live Panel Discussion with Sharon Louden, Werner Kramarsky, and Ed Winkleman, 92 St Y, NYC

2013 Visiting Artist Hunter College, NYC

2013 Public Conversation with Adrienne Outlaw at the Nashville Public Library, TN

2013 Public Conversation with Stuart Horodner at The Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2013 Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

2013 Public Conversation: I Work From Home with David Norr, MOCA Cleveland, OH

2013 Lecture Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture Series, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX

2013 Conversation with Exhibition Curator, Allison Grant, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2013 In Conversation with Lily Cox-Richardson, Helmut Stern Auditorium at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor

2013 Visiting Artist, University of Texas-Arlington, TX

2013 Visiting Artist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2013 Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

2013 CAA Panel, “How to Make a Living as an Artist: With or Without a Dealer,” NYC

2013 Visiting Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA

2013 Atlantic Lecturer at Claremont Graduate University, CA

2013 Curator, A Study in Midwestern Appropriation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

2013 Advisor to Vitamin D2, Phaidon Press

2013 Panel Participant, Painter Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Gallery Talk with Judy Ledgerwood and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 

2013 Conversation with Seth Hunter, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL

2013 Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL


2012 Artist talk, New York Academy of Art, NY

2012 Artist talk, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2012 In Conversation with Eve Sussman at Art EXPO, Chicago

2012 Artist to Artist, a conversation with Molly Zuckerman Hartung, The Arts Club of Chicago, IL

2012 Artist lecture, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2012 Curator, A Painting Show (in two parts) PEREGRINEPROGRAM, Chicago

2012 College Art Association, Studio Art Representative, 2014 Conference, Chicago

2012 Televisionism, in conversation with Dana DeGiulio, Logan Center, University of Chicago, IL

2012 Curator, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

2012 Artist talk, INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2012 Curator, Twenty-Five Years of Talent, Marianne Boesky Gallery, 63rd street, NYC

2012 Visiting Artist, Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2012 Visiting Artist, Florida State University, FL

2012 Visiting Artist, Eastern Michigan University, MI

2012 California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2012 CAA Centennial Panel “Reclaiming” the Studio as a Site of Production” Chair: Patty Wickman, Michelle Grabner, Karen Kleinfelder, Amanda Ross-Ho, Doug Harvey

2012 Visiting Artist Bowling Green State University, OH


2011 Visiting Artist, Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred NY

2011 CUE Foundation Fellows Committee, NYC

2011 Guest Editor Possible Press, Philadelphia

2011 Visiting Artists, The Maryland Institute College of Art Hoffberger School of Painting

2011 Visiting Artist, Rice University, Houston

2011 Senior Critic, spring semester, University of Pennsylvania

2011 Artist Lecture, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2011 Artist Lecture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

2011 Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Iowa City

2011 Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee

2011 Visiting Artist, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2011 Visiting Artist, University of South Florida, Tampa

2011 Visiting Artist St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

2011 Visiting Artist, University of University of Puget Sound, Washington

2011 Visiting Artist, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2011 Visiting Artist, Mississippi School of Art, Jackson MS


2010 Advisor to Vitamin P2 Phaidon Press

2010 Visiting Critic, Fall Critiques, University of Chicago

2010 Public Conversation with MCA Senior Curator Michael Darling and Critic Lane Relyea, MCA, Chicago

2010 Panel Participant, with Anthony Huberman, Thomas Boutoux, Boris Gobille, François Piron, and Benjamin Thorel (castillo/corrales, Paris), moderated by Aaron Van Dyke, MCAD

2010 Presenting: the Suburban and the Poor Farm, Midway Contemporary Art, MN

2010 Visiting Artist, Michigan State University

2010 Visiting Artist, Oxbow, Saugatuck, MI

2010 Visiting Critic, Spring Critiques, University of Illinois at Chicago

2010 Visiting Artists, Virginia Common Wealth, Richmond, Virginia

2010 Visiting Lecture, University of Chicago Contemporary Art Workshop

2010 Guest Curator NEWTONLAND: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

2010 AICA Panel: New Challenges for Art Criticism: Relational Aesthetics, Social Collaborations, and Public Interactivity, Michelle Grabner, Joseph Grigely, Joao Ribas

2010 CAA Open Studio Session: Painting Panel Chair, Chicago, IL

2010 Co-Curating with Annika Marie PICTURING THE STUDIO, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC

2010-2011 Studio Advisor, Vermont College of Fine Arts

2009-2010 Studio Advisor, Maine College of Art


2009 Advisory Board, Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago

2009 Visiting Artist, New York University, NYC

2009 Gallery Talk, “Constellations: On Conceptual and Pictorial Impulses in Painting,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2009 Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art

2009 Visiting Artist, Chapman College, LA

2009 Panel Participant “Abstraction,” with Charles Spurrier, James Hyde, Gary Stephan, Carrie Moyer, Viebke Sorenson, Moderator: Deborah Kahn, American University, Washington

2009 Visiting Artist, Spring Semester, American University, Washington, DC

2009 Visiting Artist, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

2009 Visiting Artist, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2008 Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA

2008 Paper and panel participant at Society of Photographic Education Conference, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland

2008 Visiting Artist, Bennington College, Vermont

2008 Visiting Artist, University of Houston, TX

2008 Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Painting at San Francisco Art Institute

2008 Studio Talk with Cleveland Institute of Art (Spring and Fall Semesters)

2008 Visiting Artist, CalArts, Valencia, CA

2008 Visiting Artist Lecture, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2008 Visiting Artist, Wichita State University

2007-2011 CUE Foundation Advisory Committee, NYC

2007 DOKUMENTA, Panelist moderated by Mary Jane Jacobs, Goethe Institute, Chicago

2007 Visiting Faculty Yale Norfolk Program, Norfolk, CON

2007 “Alternative,” Panelist, The School of the Art Institute, VAP Program

2007 Visiting Artist lecture, Columbia University NYC

2007 Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary

2007 Visiting Artist Eastern Illinois University

2007 Visiting Artist Faculty Yale Norfolk Program

2007 Nominator for The Altoids Award, The New Museum, NYC

2007 Artist talk, INOVA, UW-Milwaukee

2007 “Minimalism & Its Legacy: A Panel Discussion,” participant. INOVA, UW-Milwaukee

2007 “Moving Contemporary Art Forward,” panel participant, MCA, Detroit

2007 “Hunger for Images,” Panel Moderator, with Fred Tomaselli, Brad Kahlhammer, Jose Lerma and Joseph Ketner. The Milwaukee Art Museum

2007 Visiting Artist Lecture, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

2007 Panel Moderator, McKnight Fellows 2007, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2007 Visiting Artist Lecture, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007 Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2006 Visiting Artist/Faculty, Burren College of Art, The Burren, Ireland

2006 Curated “The Believers,” Hudson Franklin Gallery, NYC

2006 Panel Participate, “Transcurating Panel” at “Trans: Visual and Critical Studies Conference”

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

2006 Visiting Artist, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN

2006 Visiting Artist, University of Houston, Houston

2006 Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

2006 Panel Participant, Three Walls, Bad at Sports, Chicago, IL

2006 Visiting Artist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis

2006 Visiting Artist, Wesleyan College, Lincoln Nebraska

2006 Visiting Artist, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston

2006 Visiting Artists/Critic Graduate Seminar Class UIC Dr. Annika Marie

2006 Curatorial Project, “Moreover: Practicing Representation and Abstraction,” BAC Chicago

2006 Juror, “2006 McKnight Fellowship,” Minneapolis

2006 “Alternatives,” Symposium and Lecture, Ferndale Art Center, Houston

2005-2006 Visiting Artist, two undergraduate seminar classes UIC, Rodney Carswell

2005 Visiting Artist, The Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2005 Panel Moderator with Kathryn Hixson “The State of Criticism” SAIC

2005 Panel Moderator with Kathryn Hixson “Reaction” SAIC

2005 Curatorial Project, “The Suburban” Project Row House, Houston

2005 International Contemporary Art Experts Forum ARCO ’05, Panelist, Madrid, Spain

2005 Visiting Artist, SUNY Purchase, NY

2005 Visiting Artist, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville

2005 Visiting Artist, University of Texas at Tyler TX

2005 Panel Participant, “The Art of Artist Statements, Hellenic Museum, Chicago

2005 Guest Editor, Cindy Loehr’s LOVE LETTER project

2004 Visiting Artist, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston

2004 INOVA Advisory Committee, School of Fine Arts, UW-Milwaukee

2004 Artistic Hubris: A Panel Discussion Organized by the Pond. ArtChicago, Chicago

2004 Juror, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Awards, Chicago

2004 Visiting Artist/Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2004 Panel Participant, “Contemporary Criticism” Associated Colleges of the Midwest Chicago Arts Program, Chicago

2004 Selection Committee for TBA Art Chicago 2004 Project Spaces

2004 Visiting Artist/Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland

2004 “One in Eight,” A Curatorial Project by Helidon Gjergi, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago

2003 Panel Participant, Contemporary Criticism, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston

2003 Visiting Artist, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2003 Visiting Artist, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston

2003 Visiting Critic Gallery Talks, INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2003 Organizer with Stefano Basilico ”…and Painting” a one-day symposium at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Panel Moderator of “Painting as Social Practice” with Laura Owns, Gaylen Gerber, Lane Relyea and Scott Reeder

2003 Gallery 16 Talk to CCA Graduate Students, San Francisco, CA

2003 Visiting Artist/Lecture Victoria College of Art, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Visiting Artist/Lecture, California Institute of Art, Valencia, CA

2003 Curator “A Drop in Mercury,” The Bower, San Antonio, TX

2002 Panel Participant, “Curating Now: Matthew Higgs, Lars Bang Larsen, Fred Wilson, Michelle Grabner,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2002 Panel Participant, Chicago Cultural Center, “Artist at Work Forum”

2002 Originator of “A Particular Place and Time: East Village in the 80s” The School of the Art

Institute, Visiting Artist Lecture Series Fall 2002 including David Robbins, Rene Ricard, Jeffrey Deitch, Arto Lindsey and others, Chicago, IL

2002 Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

2002 Curator “Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art,” Rocket Gallery, London, In Conjunction with the Tate Modern Matisse Exhibition and Symposium

2002 Visiting Artist, Fibers Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2002 Visiting Artist, Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art, Spring Semester

2002 Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, IL, Winter Quarter

2002 Visiting Artist, University of Southern Illinois, IL, February

2002 Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota-Duluth, MN, February

2001 Visiting Artist, Goldsmith, London

2001 Visiting Artist, California Institute of Arts, Valencia, CA, November

2001 Visiting Artist, Glassell, Museum of Fine Arts Core Program, Houston, TX, April

2001 Visiting Critic, Jerome Fellowship Program, Minneapolis, MN, May

2001 Selection Committee 2001/2002 McKnight Foundation Fellowship Award, MN

2001 Visiting Artist, Akademie Der Bildenden Kunste Munchen, Germany, Summer

2001 Visiting Artist, Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

2001 Visiting Artist, The University of Houston, TX, April

2001 Visiting Artist, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee WI, March

2000 Critique Moderator, Graduate Open Critique, SAIC, March

2000 Wisconsin Percent-for-Art Selection Committee, UW School of Medicine Bldg.

2000 Essayist, McKnight Foundation Fellowship Exhibition Catalogue, MN

2000 Panelist, The Art of Miriam Schapio, Museum of American Art, St.Paul

2000 Curated “Hardware in the Heartland” 16 Beaver Street Project, NYC

2000 Visiting Critic, McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program, Minneapolis

2000 Visiting Critic, MCAD/Jerome Fellowship, Minneapolis

2000 Organizer of "Painting Symposium 2000," School of the Art Institute, Chicago

2000 Visiting Artist, Royal Academy of Art, Denmark, November

2000 Panelist, moderator John Brunetti, "Out of Line" exhibition,

Chicago Cultural Center, July

2000 Participant in The Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Portfolio, Andrew Balkin Editions

2000 Visiting Artist, University of California–Irvine, February

2000 Visiting Artist, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, May

1999 Visiting Artist, University of Chicago MFA Program, November-December

1999 Juror, Student Exhibition, DePaul University, May

1999 Visiting Artist, DePaul University, IL, March

1999 Visiting Artist, Panel Discussion: Post Hypnotic, Illinois State University, January

1999 Visiting Artist Lecture Milwaukee Art Museum, February

1999 Artist Talk, Elvehjem Museum of Art, February

1999 Lecture on Tactia Dean, Madison Art Center, April

1999 Lecture to Docents on Faculty Exhibition, Elvehjem Museum, February

1999 Lecture, Hell Bound Pineapple Student group, UW-Madison, Spring

1998 Visiting Artist, University of Chicago MFA Program, February-March

1998 Visiting Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1998 Visiting Critic, University of Illinois at Chicago Spring Critiques, IL

1998 Visiting Artist, Mills College, San Francisco, CA

1998 Guest Curator, MFA Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

1998 Visiting Artist, Northwestern University

1998 Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Spring Critiques, Chicago, IL

1998 Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Installation Seminar

1997 Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1997 Visiting Critic, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

1997 Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Writing Program, Chicago, IL

1997 Visiting Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1997 Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1997 Visiting Artist, Graduate Critiques, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1997 Guest Editor, February/March Issue of Art Muscle, "Focus: LA" Milwaukee, WI

1997 Visiting Artist Lecture, Women's Studies, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1997 Exhibition Reviewer, Madison Art Center, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison, WI

1996 Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Art, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

1997 Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Fine Arts, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1997 Artist Lecture, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1995 Visiting Artist (Interlink), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1995 Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Fine Arts, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1995 Guest Editor, October/November Issue of Art Muscle, "The Friendly Village," Milwaukee, WI

1995 Evaluation Panel, Milwaukee County Arts Grants, Milwaukee, WI

1994-present Contributing Editor, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL

1994 Panel Chair, Milwaukee County Individual Artist Fellowships evaluation panel, Milwaukee, WI

1994 Visiting Artist, MIAD Department of Fine Arts, Senior Photography Milwaukee, WI

1993-1995 Visual Arts Critic, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee, WI

(see reviews and previews starting in October 1993)

1993-1995 Board Member, City of Milwaukee Public Arts Board, WI

1993 Juror, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Exhibition

1990 Artist in Residence, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1989-1992 Chicago Reviews Correspondent, Art Muscle: A Bi-monthly Publication of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

1988-1989 Faculty Development Program Participant, University College,

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1988 Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, Department of Art Theory and Practice

1987 Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Art History

1987 Curatorial Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum


EXHIBITIONS CO-CURATED WITH BRAD KILLAM:

2002 “Avalanche,” Chicago, May 2002

2000 Nader Designs, Monk Parakeet, Chicago, IL

1998 Bicycle Thieves, Chicago, Milwaukee

multiple sites with Lars Bang Larsen and Jacob Fabricius (exhibition catalogue)

1998 The Harry Carey Show, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

1997 Palace, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL and

Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

1996 SPF 10, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

1995 The Friendly Village, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1995 Stationwagon, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

1994 Amenities, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1993 Parabolic Matter, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL


THE SUBURBAN:

Since 1999 has run an artist project space in Oak Park, IL


THE POOR FARM:

2009 runs the non-profit exhibition and project space at The Waupaca County Poor Farm, WI


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

International Association of Art Critics

College Art Association




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