The Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) proudly announces a solo exhibition by acclaimed Chicago artist, writer, and curator Michelle Grabner. The exhibition of new work will be presented in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House Jan. 20-March 18, 2018.
“Regular exhibitions within the McCormick House grant new, ongoing interpretations of the home built by one of the20th Century’s greatest architects. We are excited to host a new exhibition by Michelle Grabner, who has made a wide variety of works about the domestic throughout her career and used her own home as a platform for avant-garde art,” explains John McKinnon, Executive Director.
For over 30 years, Michelle Grabner has created patterned-based work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, video and sculpture. She is best known for abstract paintings that use designs found within domestic settings such as tablecloths, bed linens, blankets, and spiderwebs. Grounded in process and productivity, Grabneralso combines her studio practice with active tasks of writing, curating, and teaching.
A public artist talk with Grabner will be held on opening day, Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m
About Michelle Grabner
Michelle Grabner is the Co-Artistic Director of FRONT International, the Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. In 2016, she curated the Portland Biennial and in 2014, co-curated the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, INOVA, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Ulrich Museum, and University Galleries at Illinois State University. She has been included in group exhibitions at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Tate St. Ives (UK) and Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland). Herwork is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC, the Walker ArtCenter, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, MUDAM (Luxemburg), the Milwaukee Art Museum, Madison’sMuseum of Contemporary Art, Daimler Contemporary (Berlin) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).
Grabner holds an MA in Art History and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. She joined the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and became Chair of its prestigious Painting and Drawing department in the fall of 2009. She is also a senior critic at Yale University in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze and Art Press, among others.
Exhibit opens January 20-March 18, 2018
The Public Talk - January 20, 2018 at 1:30pm
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst IL 60126
Adults - $9
Seniors (65+) - $8
Students & Ages 18 and Under - Free
All Photos Courtesy of the Artist and James Cohan, New York