Tag Archives: Michelle Grabner


The Living Dead: Why Are Curators Putting Deceased Artists in Contemporary Art Shows?

The peculiar appearance of Forrest Bess, the “pseudo-hermaphrodite” painter, at the 2012 Whitney Biennial still stands out in my memory. The eleven paintings were vivid and haunting, and his story of genital self-surgery, with accompanying photo-documentation, was even harder to … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
John Riepenhoff, 'Handler' series, 2015, wood, wire, clamp, and clothes, featuring works by, from left, Amanda Ross-Ho, Elise Hanson, and Michelle Grabner. KIMBERLY BINNS/COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY

John Riepenhoff at Atlanta Contemporary, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows are selected by Hank Willis Thomas Read More

Artists News
Outside of The Temporary Suburban (L to R): Participating artist's
Kris Komakech, Nathaniel Russel, Tricia Paik, Emily Kennerk, Marco Querin and The Suburban's Brad Killam. MICHELLE GRABNER

Before Moving to Milwaukee, Michelle Grabner’s Oak Park Garage Gallery, The Suburban, Makes a Pit Stop in Indianapolis

Last Friday, the Indianapolis Museum of Art opened The Temporary Suburban, a pop-up gallery in the institution’s Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The Temporary Suburban is at once an extension of the museum’s current exhibition (“Michelle Grabner: Weaving … Read More

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Michelle Grabner Announced As Portland 2016 Biennial Curator

Artforum reports that Portland’s Disjecta Contemporary Art Center has named Michelle Grabner curator of the Portland 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will open July 9, 2016 and run through September 18 of the same year. The fair’s sixth edition will … Read More


Meet the Artist Who’s Co-Curating the Whitney Biennial

As an artist, Michelle Grabner makes labor-intensive abstractions. As a curator, she runs a gallery in her backyard—and has organized an entire floor of the Whitney’s much anticipated show

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