Graduate Fine Arts

Michelle Grabner

Senior Critic


B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Art History
M.F.A., Northwestern University

Michelle Grabner is an artist and writer. She is also a corresponding editor forX-tra and ArtUS. Her writing has been published in ArtforumModern Painters, Frieze, ContemporaryX-tra, Art Press, and Teme Celeste.  She is Professor and Chair of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Grabner is also the founder and director of The Suburban, an artist-run project space in Oak Park, Illinois, which, over the past ten years, has hosted projects by numerous major and emerging artists. She and her husband Brad Killam also run the Poor Farm, a kunsthalle in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. She has exhibited her work at Musée d'art Grand-Duc Jean (Luxembourg), Stadtgalerie (Keil), Kunsthalle (Bern), Daimler Contemporary (Berlin), Midway (Minneapolis), Rocket (London), INOVA (Milwaukee), Southfirst (Brooklyn), Gallery 16 (San Francisco), Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), Feigen, Inc. (New York), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), Milwaukee Art Museum, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, McKenzie Fine Art (New York), Bricks and Kicks (Vienna), Turbinehallerne (Copenhagen), and Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, Kansas).