Michelle Grabner is an artist, curator, and writer. She is the Crown Family Professor of Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at several universities including The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bard College, and Yale University. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Public collections include: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; RISD Art Museum; Walker Art Center; Daimler Contemporary, Berlin; Smithsonian American Art Museum; among others. She co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2016 Portland Biennial. Her reviews are regularly published in Artforum, and she is a contributor to several art journals. Michelle Grabner is co-founder of The Suburban in Oak Park, IL, which hosts a range of contemporary art.