2013 A Study in Midwestern Appropriation (curator: Michelle Grabner),
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 Michelle Grabner: the INOVA Survey (curator: John Riepenhoff), inova,
2010 A Theory of Values, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN (curators: Kris Douglas and Scott Stulen)
2009 Monster Drawing Rally, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN The Great Poor Farm Experiment, The Poor Farm, Little Wolf, WI
2008 Monster Drawing Rally, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN Western by Northwest, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI The Poster Market International (curator: Noah Brehmer), Blank Space, New York, NY and The Suburban, Oak Park, IL Several Landscapes (curators: Scott Speh and John Neff), Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2007 Printed Space (curator: Scott Speh), Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL Summer Invitational (curator:Thom Barry),Thomas Barry Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN
2006 MCAD/McKnight Visual Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Ever More (curator:Theresa Downing), Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, MN
2004 Surface Tension (curator: Laurel Gitlen), Savage Art Resources, Portland, OR SPACEMAKERS (curator: Courtney Smith) Lothringer Dreizen, Munich, Germany, Max Fish, New York, NY and
The Suburban, Chicago, IL (curators: Michelle
Grabner and Brad Killam) This Thing We Do (curator: Scott Speh), Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2003 Hysterical Pastoral (curator: John Neff), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL Subtle, Not so Subtle (curator: Kirsten Stoltmann), 1R, Chicago, IL
2002 Decorative Beautiful not Decorative Meaningless: a Home Show (curator: Joseph del Pesco), November, Minneapolis, MN Accidental Sublime (curator: Scott Speh), Bower Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2001 Nothing and Everything (curators: Joseph del Pesco, Jen Murphy and Jay Hiekes) The Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN
Supermarket 2000 (curators: Adriane Herman and Brian Reeves), Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
2000 University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI and Miami University, Oxford, OH Cold Conceptualism (curator: John Neff), Suitable, Chicago, IL
1997 New Wisconsin Photography II (curator: Tom Bamberger) Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1994 Group Show, Gallery Rebolloso, Minneapolis, MN
Cahill, Zachary, “Manawa “The Great Poor Farm Experiment III””, Artforum.com, September 2011,
Ryan, Bartholomew, “Working Blind,” essay for “Photographs” and Paintings, 2010.
Aldarondo, Cecilia, “Irreconcilable Differences: The McKnight Fellows Coexist at MCAD,” MNartists.org,August 2006.
Tumlir, Jan, “Aaron Van Dyke” (catalog essay), MCAD/McKnight Artists 2005–2006, 2006 p. 14–15.
Grabner, Michelle, “Chicago” (review), Art Papers, November/December 2005, p. 56.
Ferrara, Annette, “Aaron Van Dyke,” Time Out Chicago, No. 47 (September 1–8. 2005), pg. 57.
Row, DK, “Shows of Note,” The Oregonian, December 3, 2004.
Dirks, Ryan, “Surface Tension,” The Portland Mercury, December 2, 2004.
Velez, Pedro, “Art Fair Future,” Artnet Magazine, December 23, 2002,
Grabner, Michelle, “Cold Conceptualism” (review), Frieze, no. 53, June–August 2000, p. 125.
Bamberger, Tom, New Wisconsin Photography II (catalog), 1997.
Strohm, Colin, “Aaron Van Dyke Photographs and Sean Buse Projective Palimpsest” (review), Artzine, no. 2, 1997.
“Identity Redux: A Conversation,” Quodlibetica, Constellation 20: Re: Identity, June 1 2012 “Art Education,” Quodlibetica, Constellation 16: Art and Design (Mis)Education:
An Experiment, Oct. 1 2011
“Kelsey Olson’s Photographic Trials,” (exhibition essay) 2011. Mel Bochner: Language 1966–2006, by Johanna Burton (book review), Rain Taxi, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 32–33.
“Michelle Grabner,” in Wiehager, Renate, Minimalism and After: Tradition and Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2007.
“Michelle Grabner,” Minimalism and After III (exhibition catalog), Berlin: DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, 2004.
“Jesper Just: A Fine Romance,” Dialogue, vol. 27, no. 3, May/June 2004.
“Rico Gatson: Recent Video,” Dialogue, vol. 27, no. 2, March/April 2004.
“The Pyramids: 150 Years of Photographic Fascination,” Dialogue, vol. 27, no. 1, January/February 2004, pg. 19.
“Jo del Pesco,” The Photographic Gesture (exhibition catalog), Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN, 2003.
“Multiplicity,” New Art Examiner, vol. 29, no. 5, May/June 2002, pg. 97-8.
“Shutter,” Market Report (Online journal).
“Growing Up a Child: the Role of the Child as Allegorical Reader in the Work of Walter Benjamin,” March 20, 1999,
paper presented at the University of Wisconsin–Madison German Department Graduate Student Symposium.
“Curtis Whaley,” Artzine, no. 7, 1999 (Madison, WI).
“‘Realism’, Surrealism, and ‘Holiday Greetings, 1998’,” Artzine, no. 5, 1999 (Madison, WI).
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Master of Arts (Art History)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Master of Fine Arts (Studio Art)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Art)
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2013 MCAD Faculty Support Grant
2013 Artist-in-Residence, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
2007 MCAD Faculty Support Grant
2005/2006 MCAD/McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists
2005 Minnesota State Arts Board Project Grant
Intervention in The End of the End of the Line, (July–August 2004) The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
RECENT TEACHING POSITIONS
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (January 2004–2013)
Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts (current), Graduate & Liberal Arts departments (Fall 2006)
Visiting Artist (full time), Fine Arts department (August 2007–August 2009)
Study Abroad program, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland (Spring 2009)
College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN (January 2000–May 2007)
Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts department
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Toby Dayton, Minneapolis, MN
Jay Swanson, Minneapolis, MN
Sally and Maurice Blanks, Minneapolis, MN
Arthur W. Kaemmer, St. Paul, MN
Toby Kamps, Houston,TX
LECTURES AND PANELS
Water as Reflection: Photography Picturing Itself, 12 July 2012, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
The Shape Water Takes, 17 July 2012, Center for the Study of World Civilizations, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Art and Design (Mis)Education, part II (panel participant), 16 October 2011, Art of This, Minneapolis, MN
Art and Design (Mis)Education: An Experiment (panel participant), 18 September 2011, Art of This, Minneapolis, MN
Panel discussion on alternative spaces (moderator), 18 November 2010,
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Participants
included Michelle Grabner (The Suburban and The Poor Farm), Anthony
Huberman (The Artist’s Institute), Thomas Boutoux and Benjamin Thorel
“Photographs” and Paintings (lecture), 4 February 2010, Olson Gallery, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN
C-side (lecture), 14 November 2007, Kiehle Gallery, Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN