b. 1981 San Francisco, CA

Lives and works in Portland, OR

 

Education

2015      MFA in Craft, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR. Award of Distinction

2006     Post Baccalaureate Metals Concentration. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2004     BA in Studio Art, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Cum Laude, Distinction in Studio Art


Selected Exhibitions

2019    Sublime Banality, Here/There Gallery, Portland, OR (forthcoming group)

2018    Disjecta's 12th Annual Art Auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR

            Art Faculty Show, Helzer Gallery, PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR

            The Things We Sit On, Furthermore, Portland, OR (group)

            Can Touch This, Paragon Gallery, PCC Cascade, Portland, OR (group, c. Dominic Amorin)

            Heat of the Moment, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA (group, juried by Adam Miller)

            Artphemisms. Dakota Art Gallery, Bellingham, WA. (group, c. Lee Plested)

            Antithesis, OCAC Centrum Gallery, Portland, OR (group)

            Shape Shifters. Nine Gallery, Portland, OR (group, c. Christine Clark)

            Simple Moves, Helzer Gallery, PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR (group, c. Prudence Roberts)

2017     OCAC Faculty Biennial, OCAC Centrum Gallery, Portland, OR

            Art Faculty Show, Helzer Gallery, PCC Rock Creek, Portland, OR

            Disjecta's 11th Annual Art Auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR

            At Hand, OCAC Centrum Gallery, Portland, OR. (invitational, two person)

2016     Disjecta Annual Art Auction, Disjecta Gallery, Portland, OR.

Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta Gallery, Portland, OR.  Curated by Michelle Grabner

Indices, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR. (Solo)

Re:Surface,  SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA. (Group)

2015     Juried Alumni Show, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR. Jurors: Ari Brice and Jeannine Shinoda

Cross Section, Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), Portland, OR (invitational)

With/And, (MFA Exhibition). PDX Contemporary and Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR

Lasting Impressions. Surplus Space, Portland, OR (Group)

2014     Half Full. MFA 1st Year Show. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2013    Teapots, a Twenty Year Retrospective. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR (Invitational)


Bibliography

2017 Portland2016, Exhibition Catalog, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR, June 2017

2016-2017 Duplex Exhibition Catalog, Duplex Gallery, Portland, OR, March 2017

Studio Visit Radio Show. Interviewed by Abigail Susik. KFFP 90.3 FM Portland. August 6, 2017

2016    Johnson, Barry, "Responding to crisis: Artists will do what artists do," OR Arts Watch, November 17, 2016

Van Houten Maldonado, Devon, "Spectacular Geography and Studios in the Kitchen: Michelle Grabner on Curating the   Portland Biennial," Hyperallergic, July 29, 2016 (Photo)

Cohen, Alina, "10 Picks from Portland2016," Interview Magazine, July 22, 2016

Indrisik, Scott, "Engaging the State: The Portland Biennial’s Sprawling Joys," Blouin Art Info, July 20, 2016

Stangel, Matt, "Portland2016: Disjecta goes gigantic," Oregon Artswatch, July 19, 2016

Sumpter, Helen, "The Biennial Questionnaire: Michelle Grabner," Art Review, July 13, 2016

Williams, Maxwell, "Punk Rock Spirit Gives the Sprawling Portland Biennial a Much-Needed Edge," Artnet, July 12, 2016.

 


Grants and Scholarships

2013    Commitment to Excellence. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2013    Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

 

 


Residencies

2018 Bullseye Artist Residency, Bullseye Glass Factory, Portland, OR