BRAD KILLAM


ArtDaily, Major installation by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam on view at Gallery 16, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- It has been an incredible year for Chicago-based artist, curator, and critic Michelle Grabner. She was one of the three curators for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, “I Work From Home,” a survey of her artwork over the past 20 years opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. And now, Gallery 16 is presenting Grabner Killam 2014, a major installation by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam. This is their sixth exhibition with Gallery 16. 

Grabner is co-founder, with husband Brad Killam, of the acclaimed artist-run project space The Suburban (est. 1999) and the nonprofit exhibition space The Poor Farm (est. 2009). Grabner works in variety of mediums including drawing, painting, video and sculpture. She is widely known for her abstract metalpoint works and her paintings of textile patterns appropriated from everyday domestic fabric. 

Michelle Grabner is a Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She co-directs The Suburban (est. 1999) an artist project space in Oak Park, IL. She writes for Artforum, X-tra, Art-Agenda among others. Her work is rep- resented by Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; James Cohan Gallery, New York; Gallery 16, San Francisco and Anne Mosseri-Marlio, Zurich. 

Brad Killam is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at College of DuPage. He co-directs the Suburban, with Grabner. He has written for publications such as Tema Celeste and New Art Examiner as well as published artist’s catalog essays. He has exhibited his work widely in North America and Europe since 1992. 

Michelle Grabner’s work is included in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, France; Milwaukee Art Museum.