Timeline

1962
Born in Oshkosh, WI, USA
1984
B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
1987
M.A. Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
1990
M.F.A. Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, USA
Lives and works in Oak Park, IL, USA

Exhibitions

2013
The White Album, Kate Werble Gallery, NEW YORK, NY, USA
2013
Buzz, curated by Vik Muniz, Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, BR
2013
Spectator Sports, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
2013
PS, Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Dusseldorf, DE
2013
19516 kilometers from Milwaukee or 12126 miles, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, JP
2013
Selected Works, Southfirst, Brooklyn, USA
2013
Compilation | painting, photography, sculpture, Rocket, London, GB
2013
Point of Departure, The Arcade, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
2013
Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Wisconsin, West Bend, WI, USA
2013
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, curated by David Norr (exhibition catalogue). Autumn Space, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2013
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2013
Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2013
Brendan Fowler, Michelle Grabner, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA (solo)
2013
DRAFT, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL, USA
2013
Group show curated by Shane Campbell, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
2013
To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble Gallery, NEW YORK, NY, USA
2013
On the Grid, curated ny Sima Familart, Lu Magnus, New York, NY, USA
2013
Work, organized by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2013
Faux Life, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2012
Chris Bradley, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne McClelland, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery: Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, USA
2012
30/30 Archive Project, CNOA, Paris, France
2012
Land of the Seven Moles, PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012
Les Détours de l’abstraction, MUDAM, Luxembourg
2012
TIME, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2012
Oshkosh, PS; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012
Cottage Works, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
2012
MICHELLE GRABNER: THE INOVA SURVEY, curated by John Riepenhoff, INOVA, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
2012
Against New York, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, DK (solo)
2012
Black Swan, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA (solo)
2012
Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, 64th Street, New York NY, USA
2012
Land of the Seven Moles, PS, Amsterdam, NL
2012
More and Different Flags, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
2012
Neither Here Nor There But Anywhere, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, USA
2012
Time Flies: 2 Years at Drive-By, BK Projects, Boston, MA, USA
2012
TIME, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, CH
2012
Did You See Heaven, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL , USA
2012
First Love, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forrest, IL, USA
2012
Tops, curated by Sun Yu, Open Space, Long Island City, NY, USA
2012
Endless, PLUG PROJECTS, Kansas City, MO, USA
2012
University Los Angeles Art Galleries, CA, USA
2012
THE, Alternative Projects, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2012
University Los Angeles Art Galleries, CA, USA
2012
THE, Alternative Projects, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2012
The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK
2012
Total RECALL, two-person exhibition with Brad Killam, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA
2012
Ongoing Minimalism (Stefan Eberstadt, Michelle Grabner, Ditty Ketting, Will Taylor, Lars Wolter), Rocket, London, UK
2012
MINUS SPACE: Editions & Multiples, curated by Matthew Deleget & Emi Winter, Instituto de Artes, Gráficas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
2012
Critology, Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, NC and California State, USA
2012
The Indiscpline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK
2011
A Painting Show, curated by Laura Raicovich and Jessie Washburne-Harris, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2011
The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now,” Tate St. Ives, UK, USA (solo)
2011
Women and Weaving: Polly Apfelbaum and Ariel Dill, Southfirst, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2011
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, USA (solo)
2011
DING DONG, a collaboration with Brad Killam, Terrain, Oak Park, IL, USA (solo)
2011
Museum of Milwaukee Art, Green Gallery at 47 Canal, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2011
Dressing the Monument, curated by John Riepenhoff and Piper Marshall, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
2011
KISS: New Sincerity & New Romanticism in Art, Clara M Eagale Gallery, Murray State, Kentucky, USA (solo)
2011
A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA (solo)
2011
SCULPTURE GARDEN/PAINTING SHOW, curated by Andrew Greene, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2011
Ways of Making: Work on Paper, Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, IL, USA (solo)
2011
Michelle Grabner and Sarah Blyth-Stephens, U.turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH, USA (solo)
2011
MARKED, Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Washington, USA (solo)
2011
Unfinished Paintings: Unresolved Work by 40 Contemporary Artists, LACE, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo)
2011
Between This Light and That Space, MINUS SPACE, curated by Doug Melini, Brooklyn, NY, USA (solo)
2011
Free Range-Painting and the University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Gallery, University of Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo)
2011
Like a Rare Morel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2011
The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now,” Tate St. Ives, UK
2011
Women and Weaving, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2011
KISS: New Sincerity & New Romaticism in Art, Clara M Eagale Gallery, Murray State, KY, USA
2011
A Shot in the Dark, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2011
Michelle Grabner and Sarah Blyth-Stephens, U.turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH, USA
2011
MARKED, Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Puget Sound, WA, USA
2011
Between This Light and That Space, Minus Space, curated by Doug Meilini, New York, NY USA
2011
SPUR, STRUKTUR..., Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AT
2010
Michelle Grabner, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe (two person show) Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
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, NY, USA (solo)
2010
Works on Paper, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA (solo)
2010
FLAPJACK, Rocket, London, UK (cat.)
2010
Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, USA
2010
Mother, NYU Steinhardt Commons Gallery,, New York, NY, USA
2010
Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, USA
2010
Emerging from a New Known, NO LONGER EMPTY, New York, NY, USA
2010
On Painting, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL, USA
2010
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, La Station, Nice, France
2009
Halbjahresgaben, Tanzschule, Munich, Germany
2009
SUBVISION, Hamburg, Germany
2009
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
2009
Open House For Butterflies, MINUS SPACE Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2009
PS, The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Inverness, Scotland
2009
Because the Night, curated by Sabina Ott, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College Los Angeles, CA, USA
2009
Wallgasm, Anstrom Gallery, LA, USA
2009
Let’s Leave It at That…Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
2009
of or related to the sky or visible heavens, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, USA
2009
De-Centered Practice, curated by Jennifer Dudley, Ethan Greenbaum, Colleen Asper, Circus Gallery, LA, USA
2009
PS 1999-2009, Kunstruimte09, Groningen, Netherlands
2009
Trance, Chance, Dreams and the Unconscious, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2009
Silverpoints with Guest Mobile, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
2009
SILVERPOINTS, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2009
ROUND SILVERPOINTS, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA (solo)
2008
SILVERPOINTS, PS, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2008
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS (exhibition catalogue) (solo)
2008
New Bedford Art Museum, Vault Series, New Bedford, MA, USA (solo)
2008
Presents, curated by Milwaukee International, Rowley Kennerk, Chicago, IL, USA
2008
Sensory Overload: Forces of Light Sound and Motion,” The Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA
2008
UND, CROXHAPOX, Ghent, Belgium
2008
NOLEFTOVERS, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
2008
These Are The People In Your Neighborhood, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
2007
Maximinimalist,INOVA, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA
2007
Fast Forward: The School of the Art Institute in the 21st Century, Rockfort Art Museum, IL, USA
2007
Michelle Grabner’s Never Quite Happy Home, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY USA (solo)
2007
Please Return My Kenneth Noland Catalogue, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2007
Please Return My Kenneth Noland Catalogue PS, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2007
Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA (solo)
2007
Michelle Grabner, 809 Calgary, CA, USA (solo)
2007
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, USA (solo)
2006
1996-2006, Rocket Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2006
Remain in Light, survey exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University, USA (solo)
2006
Eldorado: with Gaylen Gerber, Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2006
Figures in the Field, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
2006
Outside Europe: From the Daimler art Collection, Stadtgalerie, Keil, Germany
2006
The Believers,Franklin Hudson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2006
Strange Days, Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainsville, FL, USA
2006
Slowness, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2005
There’s a City in My Mind, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2005
Summer Show, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2005
Group Show, Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
2005
Op-ish, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA, USA
2005
Good Vibrations, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2005
Rocket at Paragraph, Paragraph, Kansas City, KS USA
2005
Slow Down University of Texas at Tyler, TX, USA
2005
Project Room, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2004
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
2004
Minimalism and After III, DaimlerChrysler AG, Berlin, Germany
2004
Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2004
Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
2004
Hubris, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
2004
Agnes Martin, Cheonae Kim, Michelle Grabner, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2004
Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA
2004
Apartment Series #4: A component of Jeremy Boyle’s exhibition, Mattress Factory, PA, USA
2004
Books and Shelves, Gahlsberg Art Gallery, College of DuPage, IL, USA
2004
Summer Group Show, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2003
Michelle Grabner and Carla Arocha, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2003
Clarity of Vision: Minimalist Prints and Drawings, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA
2003
Michelle Grabner and Barbara Heath, Occasional Art, St. Paul, MN, USA
2003
The Undertones, Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2003
Oak Park Home Works: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
2003
Rocket Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2003
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2002
Pressing, object […], Antwerp, Belgium
2002
Loaded, Midway, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2002
Painting, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI, USA
2002
Home Work, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2002
Paper Products, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, USA
2002
Works on paper, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
2001
Sound Video Images Objects, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2001
Reductive, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX, USA
2001
Domestic Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, USA
2001
Counting Color, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
2001
Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern, Evanston, IL, USA
2001
Armory Show, New York, NY, USA (Ten in One Gallery)
2001
Post Hypnotic, (exhibition catalogue): Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, USA;
2001
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, USA
2001
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA (solo)
2001
Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA (exhibition catalogue) (solo)
2001
A Little Less of Me Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2001
Ten in One Gallery: Project Space, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2000
Suburban Abstraction, Rocket, London, UK (solo)
2000
Ten in One Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2000
Out of Line, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, USA (exhibition catalogue)
2000
Compression, Feigen, Contemporary. New York, NY, USA
2000
What’s New, Lendl Eugen, Graz, AT
2000
Domestic Bliss, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
2000
OIL, Standard Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2000
Factory Soiree, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2000
Michelle Grabner and Robin Dash, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
2000
Telesthesia and Amnescopic, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chciago, Illinois, USA
2000
Post Hypnotic, (exhibition catalogue): Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, USA
2000
Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
2000
Minimal Pop, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA, USA
1999
Post Hypnotic, (exhibition catalogue): Illinois State Art Gallery, Bloomington, IL, USA
1999
The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA; The MAC Dallas, TX, USA
1999
In Situ, Aalst, Belgium (solo)
1999
Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
1999
Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
1999
Paintings for Modern Chairs, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA (solo)
1998
Home Painting, Rocket Gallery, London, UK (exhibition catalogue) (solo)
1998
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA (solo)
1998
Fuzzy, ICA, Portland, ME, USA (solo)
1998
Safety Patterns, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
1998
Safety Patterns, Rocket Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1998
It Looks Easy, Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL, USA
1998
Abstract Chicago, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, USA
1998
Milwaukee Love, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA
1998
Color Theory, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, USA
1998
Michelle Grabner/Jim Isserman, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, USA
1998
A Show, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
1998
Chicago Hip, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
1997
Uncomfortable Show, TZ Art & Co., New York, NY, USA
1997
Some Young Fun, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
1997
Post-Pop, Post-Pictures, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, IL, USA
1997
Distraction, TBA Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (exhibition catalogue)
1997
Cool Painting, Barat College, Chicago, IL, USA
1997
Wisconsin Art Since 1990: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA
1997
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA (solo)
1997
INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
1996
Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
1996
Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
1996
Mist: Kay Rosen, Julia Fish, Carla Priess and Michelle Grabner, Hermetic Gallery Milwaukee, WI, USA
1996
Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, USA (exhibition catalogue)
1995
25 Americans: Paintings in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, USA (exhibition catalogue) (solo)