MICHELLE GRABNER


Born 1962 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Lives and works in Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL
                                   
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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
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)
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
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, New York
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, London, UK
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University
2005
Project Room, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
2003
Rocket, 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, IL
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, London, UK (exhibition catalogue)
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Fuzzy, ICA, Portland, ME
Safety Patterns, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Safety Patterns, Rocket, 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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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.
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 Lineare Not Lies, Curated by Tarn McLean and Kyle Jenkins, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Collections Exhibition, Elmhust Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Same Difference: Michelle Grabner, Simone Leigh, Russell Maltz, The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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
Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago, curated by Alex Herzog, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
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
Chris Bradley, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne McClelland, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery: Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, 64th Street, NYC
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, MA
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, Mexico
Did You See Heaven, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL  
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
Critology, Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, NC and California State,
University Los Angeles Art Galleries, CA
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, WI
KISS: New Sincerity & New Romanticism 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, IL
Ways of Making: Work on Paper, Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, IL
Michelle Grabner and Sarah Blyth-Stephens, U.turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH
MARKED, Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Unfinished Paintings: Unresolved Work by 40 Contemporary Artists, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
Between This Light and That Space, MINUS SPACE, curated by Doug Melini, Brooklyn, NY
Free Range-Painting and the University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Gallery, University of Philadelphia, PA
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
The Elegant Drawing Show, Drive-By, Boston, MA  
Ornament and Crime (and Crime), Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
UND#6, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK
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
Emerging from a New Known, New York, NY; curated by Douglas Melini
On Painting, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, La Station, Nice, France
2009                 
Halbjahresgaben, Tanzschule, Munich, Germany
SUBVISION, Hamburg, Germany
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
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, CA
Wallgasm, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Let’s Leave It at That…, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
of or relating to the sky or visible heavens, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
De-Centered Practice, curated by Jennifer Dudley, Ethan Greenbaum, Colleen Asper, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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, WI
UND CROXHAPOX, Ghent, Belgium
NOLEFTOVERS, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland                 
These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
2007                 
Maximinimalist, INOVA, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
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, IL
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, NY
Op-ish, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA
Good Vibrations, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Rocket at Paragraph, Paragraph, Kansas City, MI
Slow Down, University of Texas at Tyler, TX
2004                 
Minimalism and After III, DaimlerChrysler AG, Berlin
Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, NYC
Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
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, IL
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, TX
Domestic Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
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, IL
Factory Soiree, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Michelle Grabner and Robin Dash, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
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, IL
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, UK                 
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)