6pm to 7.30pm
Michelle Grabner is an artist, curator, chair of the department of painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her paintings, are conceptually driven and couple ideas of routine ands order with an understanding and respect for feminist discourses within painting and its modernist past.
As a curator she is a director, with her husband the artist Brad Killam of two important artist-run exhibition spaces, the Suburban in Chicago and the Poor Farm in rural Wisconsin.
She served as one of the curators of the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York.
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. From 2012 to 2014, she was a senior critic at Yale University in the department of painting and printmaking.
Daniel Sturgis is an artist and Reader in Painting at the University of the Arts.