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Wisconsin-born, Michelle Grabner works in variety of mediums including drawing, painting, video and sculpture. She is most widely known for her abstract metalpoint works and her paintings of textile patterns appropriated from everyday domestic fabric. Incorporating writing, curating and teaching with a studio practice grounded in process and productivity she has created a multi-faceted and dynamic career. 

 

 

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Gallery Exhibition
Michelle Grabner
October 9 - November 14, 2014
New York
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News / Events
Michelle Grabner Co-Curating 2014 Whitney Biennial
Mar 7 - May 25, 2014
New York, New York
ArtworksThumbnails
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MICHELLE GRABNER AND BRAD KILLAM Oyster #5, 2013-14 Wood, galvanized steel, flashe on panel, fabric on panel, silver and gesso on panel, framed type c print, oil on canvas, enamel on aluminum, oiled wood, various fasteners 98 x 96 x 6 in. (248.9 x 243.8 x 15.2 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER AND BRAD KILLAM Oyster #5, 2013-14 Wood, galvanized steel, flashe on panel, fabric on panel, silver and gesso on panel, framed type c print, oil on canvas, enamel on aluminum, oiled wood, various fasteners 98 x 96 x 6 in. (248.9 x 243.8 x 15.2 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER AND BRAD KILLAM Oyster #5, 2013-14 Wood, galvanized steel, flashe on panel, fabric on panel, silver and gesso on panel, framed type c print, oil on canvas, enamel on aluminum, oiled wood, various fasteners 98 x 96 x 6 in. (248.9 x 243.8 x 15.2 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER I Work From Home, 2013 Installation view Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled paper weavings, 2013 Installation: Shane Campbell gallery
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MICHELLE GRABNER My Oyster (front), (2012) Flash and black gesso on canvas, 4 art works by Michelle Grabnner, 1 art work by Brad Killam, child's chair, green washcloth, steel cable 50 x 50 x 13 inches
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MICHELLE GRABNER My Oyster (back), 2012 Flash and black gesso on canvas, 4 art works by Michelle Grabnner, 1 art work by Brad Killam, child's chair, green washcloth, steel cable 50 x 50 x 13 inches

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2014 Flash and black gesso on canvas Diameter: 80 inches

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2014 Burlap and gesso on panel 32 x 24 in. (81.3 x 61 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2014 Burlap and gesso on panel 32 x 24 in. (81.3 x 61 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2014 Burlap and gesso on panel 32 x 24 in. (81.3 x 61 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled 2013 Silverpoint and black gesso on panel Diameter: 48 inches
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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2013 Unique weaving, gesso on panel 29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2013 Fabric and gesso on panel 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (29.8 x 24.8 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2013 Flashe on panel 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2013 Fabric and gesso on panel 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2013 Flashe on panel 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2011 Silverpoint and black gesso on canvas 40 x 30 inches
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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2011 Silverpoint on panel 18 x 20 inches
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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2010 Silverpoint on panel 16 x 12 inches
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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2010 Flash and black gesso on canvas Diameter: 40 inches
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MICHELLE GRABNER Untitled, 2009 Silverpoint and black gesso on paper 50 x 50 inches
Artist BioDownload Bio English PDF
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Michelle Grabner, Installation View: I Work From Home, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.

Wisconsin-born, Michelle Grabner works in variety of mediums including drawing, painting, video and sculpture. Incorporating writing, curating and teaching with a studio practice grounded in process and productivity she has created a multi-faceted and dynamic career. As David Norr writes in the introduction to her exhibition at MoCA, Cleveland, “All of Grabner’s activities are driven by distinctive values and ideas: working outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, working across platforms and towards community.”

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Michelle Grabner, Installation View: I Work From Home, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.

Grabner holds an MA in Art History and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. She joined the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and became Chair of its prestigious Painting and Drawing department in the fall of 2009. She is also a senior critic at Yale University in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Art Press, and Art-Agenda, among others. Grabner also runs The Suburban and The Poor Farm with her husband, artist Brad Killam. She is co-curating the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art along with Anthony Elms and Stuart Comer.

 

I Work From Home, Michelle Grabner’s first comprehensive solo museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland organized by David Norr opened in October of 2013 and will be on view through February, 2014. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at INOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Ulrich Museum, Wichita; and University Galleries, Illinois State University. She has been included in group exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate St. Ives, UK; and Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MoCA, Chicago; MUDAM, Luxemburg; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  
A forthcoming exhibition at James Cohan Gallery, New York is planned for the fall of 2014.

Exhibitions
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Gallery Exhibition
Michelle Grabner
October 9 - November 14, 2014
New York
Press / Media
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
“Inside Frieze New York with Michelle Grabner” by Leigh Anne Miller
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times Style Magazine
“Artists on Artists: Michelle Grabner on Christopher Williams’s Vivid, Exacting Photographs,” by Carol Kino
Articles / Reviews
Artsy
“Five Questions for Michelle Grabner”
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The New York Times
“On the Piers, Armory Show Evokes Cut and Paste,” by Ken Johnson
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The New York Times
“One Last Dance in the Old Place: 2014 Whitney Biennial Has New Faces and Interesting Choices,” by Holland Cotter
Articles / Reviews
Chicago Tribune
“Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator,” by Christopher Borrelli
Articles / Reviews
Gallerist NY
“At the Armory Show, a Reminder that Whitney Biennial Curator Michelle Grabner Paints, Too,” by Michael H. Miller
Articles / Reviews
ARTnews
“Meet the Artist Who’s Co-Curating the Whitney Biennial,” by Barbara Pollack
Articles / Reviews
Artforum
“Michelle Grabner: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland,” by Jeffrey Saletnik
Articles / Reviews
Artnet News
“Curating the Whitney Biennial Is Not a Fair and Equitable Process,” by Cait Munro
Articles / Reviews
Mousse
"Michelle Grabner 'I Work from Home' at MOCA Cleveland," by Kris Paulsen
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X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly
“In and Out of the Studio: Conversation with Michelle Grabner,” by Stephen Berens and Jan Tumlir
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Chicago Mag
"Michelle Grabner is a Renaissance Woman,” by Cassie Walker Burke
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Artforum
“Michelle Grabner: I Work From Home,” by Solveig Nelson
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San Francisco Arts Quarterly
"Celebrations, Broken Hearts and Autopsies: An Interview with Michelle Grabner," by Griff Williams
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Art: 21 Blog
"Centerfield Embracing the cliché: An Interview with Michelle Grabner,” by Caroline Picard
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The Brooklyn Rail
"Michelle Grabner with Barry Schwabsky," by Barry Schwabsky
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ARTnews
"Constellations at the Museum of Contemporary Art," by Lauren Weinberg
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Artforum
"Michelle Grabner: Rocket," by Barry Schwabsky
News
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Artist Talk/Lecture
March 7, 2014 at 3 PM
New York, New York
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News / Events
Mar 7 - May 25, 2014
New York, New York
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
Nov 1 - Feb 16, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
Jul 27 - Sept 23, 2012
INOVA - Institute of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Minnesota
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Museum Exhibition
Group Exhibition
Mar 21 - Nov 4, 2012
MUDAM, Luxembourg
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Museum Exhibition
Yale University School of Art
Oct 21 - Nov 10, 2011
New Haven, Connecticut
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Little Wolf, Wisconsin
Books
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Publication
Michelle Grabner: I Work From Home
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Publication
Michelle Grabner's Black Circle Paintings, Metalpoint Drawings, and Monoprints