Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

Michelle Grabner @ STUDIO Visits!

Rocket Gallery, Michelle Grabner

This week’s guest at STUDIO Visits is Chicago artist, writer, curator, Michelle Grabner. When she writes about her own work, here’s what she says,

“My work consists of identifying, indexing, and transposing patterns. I also build elemental compositions that are foundational to the language of abstraction. These works take the form of painting, drawings, paper weavings, photographs, and stitchery. I am most concerned with enacting rudimental organization, articulating notations and embracing repetition. I believe that these dedicated activities are progressive and principled.”

Since 1999 she has co-directed The Suburban, an artist project space in Oak Park, Illinois. Since 1999 The Suburban has hosted over 150 artist projects.  (thesuburban.org)

Join us at 9am this Wednesday in Nevins to learn more about Michelle Grabner!



Guide/Vodič, was shown at the Kontekst Galerija in Belgrade, Serbia. A project of next question + Kim Beck. To learn more go to http://www.nextquestion.org/guide.htm


This week the Bergren Forum will present M. Michelle Illuminato. Her talk is titled, ART+WORK: From Tour Guides to The Alfred Line. She will talk about investigation, exchange and risk-taking in the process of making art.  She’ll share her recent interactive public works and works from art freshmen who learn how to practice these methods in the Studio Research course, an experience that has simply become known as ‘the Alfred Line’.

12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center. Bring a brown bag lunch; coffee and tea are complimentary.