EDUCATION

1990   M.F.A. Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University
1987   M.A. Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Thesis: "Postmodernism: A Spectacle of Reflexivity"
1984   B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

TEACHING

1996-present             
Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 
2014, 2016
Faculty, Bard MFA Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts: Painting

2015
Resident Faculty, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2011-2014                 
Visiting Professor/Core Critic, Yale University, Painting and Printmaking

2009-2013                  
Chair, Department of Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011-2013                 
Senior Critic, University of Pennsylvania, Fine Arts Department

1998-1999                  
Visiting Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art

1997- 2003
Associate Professor, Department of Art, The University of Wisconsin


Co-director
THE SUBURBAN:
Since 1999 has run the artist project spaces in Oak Park, IL (1999-2015) and Milwaukee, WI (2015-present)

Co-director THE POOR FARM:
2009 runs the non-profit exhibition and project space at The Waupaca County Poor Farm, WI

2016 PORTLAND BIENNIAL:
Curator of the Portland Biennial, a state-based biennial with exhibitions sites throughout the state of Oregon

2014 WHITNEY BIENNIAL:
Co-curator along with Stuart Comer and Anthony Elms, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
, BOARDS
International Association of Art Critics
2010-2015   College Art Association
    - Annual Conference Committee
    - Service to Artists Committee
2010-2015   Board Member, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN
2010-present   Advisory Committee CUE Foundation, NYC


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2016
Curator, Art Pace, San Antonio, TX

2015
Curator: “Inside/Outside: Works from the Skowhegan Archives,” Waterville, ME
Visiting Artist “Viewpoint” (spring semester) with Gregory Volk, University of Texas, Austin
Panel Discussion: Artists as Curators: Past, Present, Future, with Ken Lum, Anthony Graves, and Patricia Phillips RISD Museum
Visiting Artist, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Evaluators for Kate Newby, Doctor of Fine Arts candidate, ELAM School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, NZ
Visiting Artist at Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
OTIS College of Art and Design, Program Review committee, Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Artist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Visiting Artist, University of the arts, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Gallery talk with Nnenna Okore, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2014
Gallery talk with Glenn Adamson, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, American University, Washington DC
Discussion with Michelle Grabner and Jeff Beasley, Starting the Conversation: Art School, The Crit and the Biennial, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit
Discussion with curator Jens Hoffman, Jewish Museum, NYC
Juror, New American Painters, Northeast
Panel Discussion with Michelle Grabner, David Robbins and Paul Druecke, moderated by Lisa Sutcliffe at the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Salon Discussion, Curating at The Periphery, Art Basel, moderated by Reto Thüring, Basel,Switzerland
Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Visiting Artist, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Public Conversation with Sara Krajewski, Director at INOVA, UMW, Milwaukee, WI
HERE AND NOW: BIENNIALS IN THE 21ST CENTURYPANELISTS: Dan Byers; Michelle Grabner; Franklin Sirmans, MODERATOR: Lynne Cooke, Armory Show
Form Fit lecture series, University of Illinois, Chicago
Co-Moderator with Sabina Ott, The Center Will Not Hold, CAA Panel, Chicago, IL
Sensitive Instruments Panel, CAA, Moderator: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Chicago, IL
Living and Sustain a Creative Live Panel Discussion with Sharon Louden, Werner Kramarsky, and Ed Winkleman, 92 St Y, NYC

2013
Visiting Artist Hunter College, NYC
Public Conversation with Adrienne Outlaw at the Nashville Public Library, TN
Public Conversation with Stuart Horodner at The Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Public Conversation: I Work From Home with David Norr, MOCA Cleveland, OH
Lecture Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture Series, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Conversation with Exhibition Curator, Allison Grant, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
In Conversation with Lily Cox-Richardson, Helmut Stern Auditorium at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Visiting Artist, University of Texas-Arlington, TX
Visiting Artist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
CAA Panel, “How to Make a Living as an Artist: With or Without a Dealer,” NYC
Visiting Critic, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA
Atlantic Lecturer at Claremont Graduate University, CA
Curator, A Study in Midwestern Appropriation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Advisor to Vitamin D2, Phaidon Press
Panel Participant with Bruce Hainley and Jan Verwoert, Painter Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Gallery Talk with Judy Ledgerwood and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 
Conversation with Seth Hunter, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

2012
Artist talk, New York Academy of Art, NY
Artist talk, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University, New Haven, CT
In Conversation with Eve Sussman at Art EXPO, Chicago, IL
Artist to Artist, a conversation with Molly Zuckerman Hartung, The Arts Club of Chicago, IL
Artist lecture, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Curator, A Painting Show (in two parts), PEREGRINEPROGRAM, Chicago, IL
College Art Association, Studio Art Representative, 2014 Conference, Chicago, IL
Televisionism, in conversation with Dana DeGiulio, Logan Center, University of Chicago, IL
Curator, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI
Artist talk, INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Curator, Twenty-Five Years of Talent, Marianne Boesky Gallery, 63rd street, NYC
Visiting Artist, Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting Artist, Florida State University, FL
Visiting Artist, Eastern Michigan University, MI
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
CAA Centennial Panel “Reclaiming” the Studio as a Site of Production" Chair: Patty Wickman,
        Michelle Grabner, Karen Kleinfelder, Amanda Ross-Ho, Doug Harvey
Visiting Artist Bowling Green State University, OH


2011
Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY
CUE Foundation Fellows Committee, NYC
Guest Editor, Possible Press, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artists, The Maryland Institute College of Art Hoffberger School of Painting, MD
Visiting Artist, Rice University, Houston, TX
Artist Lecture, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Artist Lecture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Visiting Artist, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting Artist, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Visiting Artist St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Visiting Artist, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Visiting Artist, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Visiting Artist, Mississippi School of Art, Jackson, MS

2010
Advisor to Vitamin P2, Phaidon Press
Visiting Critic, Fall Critiques, University of Chicago, IL
Public Conversation with MCA Senior Curator Michael Darling and Critic Lane Relyea, MCA, Chicago, IL
Panel Participant, with Anthony Huberman, Thomas Boutoux, Boris Gobille, François Piron, and Benjamin
        Thorel (castillo/corrales, Paris), moderated by Aaron Van Dyke, MCAD
Presenting: the Suburban and the Poor Farm, Midway Contemporary Art, MN
Visiting Artist, Michigan State University
Visiting Artist, Oxbow, Saugatuck, MI
Visiting Critic, Spring Critiques, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Advisory Board, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
CAA Meta-Mentors: Opt Out of Obscurity panel, ARTspace, CAA conference
Visiting Artist, Virginia Common Wealth, Richmond, VA
Visiting lecture, University of Chicago, Contemporary Arts Workshop
Visiting Artist, Bemis Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE
Guest Curator NEWTONLAND: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
AICA Panel: New Challenges for Art Criticism: Relational Aesthetics, Social Collaborations, and Public Interactivity,
        Michelle Grabner, Joseph Grigely, Joao Ribas
CAA Open Studio Session: Painting Panel Chair, Chicago, IL
Co-Curating with Annika Marie PICTURING THE STUDIO, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Board Member, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN
Studio Advisor, Maine College of Art

2009
Studio Advisor, Maine College of Art, ME
Gallery Talk, "Constellations: On Conceptual and Pictorial Impulses in Painting," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL                          
Visiting Artist, New York University, NYC
Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
Visiting Artist, Chapman College, LA
Panel Participant “Abstraction,” with Charles Spurrier, James Hyde, Gary Stephan, Carrie Moyer, Viebke
        Sorenson, Moderator: Deborah Kahn, American University, Washington, DC
Visiting Artist, American University, Washington, DC
Visiting Artist, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Visiting Artist, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

2008                                   
Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Paper and panel participant at Society of Photographic Education Conference, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Visiting Artist, Bennington College, VT
Visiting Artist, University of Houston, TX
Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Painting at San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Studio Talk with Cleveland Institute of Art (Spring and Fall Semesters), OH
Visiting Artist, CalArts, Valencia, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
Visiting Artist, Wichita State University, KS

2007                 
CUE Foundation Advisory Committee, NYC (to 2011)
DOKUMENTA, Panelist moderated by Mary Jane Jacobs, Goethe Institute, Chicago, IL
Visiting Faculty Yale Norfolk Program, Norfolk, CT
“Alternative,” Panelist, The School of the Art Institute, VAP Program, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Lecture, Columbia University NYC
Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary
Visiting Artist Eastern Illinois University                                   
Visiting Artist Faculty Yale Norfolk Program, CT
Nominator for The Altoids Award, The New Museum, NYC
Artist talk, INOVA, UW-Milwaukee, WI
“Minimalism & Its Legacy: A Panel Discussion,” participant. INOVA, UW-Milwaukee, WI
“Moving Contemporary Art Forward,” panel participant, MCA, Detroit
“Hunger for Images,” Panel Moderator, with Fred Tomaselli, Brad Kahlhammer, Jose Lerma and Joseph
        Ketner. The Milwaukee Art Museum, WI                                    
Visiting Artist Lecture, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Panel Moderator, McKnight Fellows 2007, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Visiting Artist Lecture, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2006                                   
Visiting Artist/Faculty, Burren College of Art, The Burren, Ireland
Curated “The Believers,” Hudson Franklin Gallery, NYC
Panel Participate, “Transcurating Panel” at “Trans: Visual and Critical Studies Conference”,The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Visiting Artist, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
Visiting Artist, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Panel Participant, Three Walls, Bad at Sports, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
Visiting Artist, Wesleyan College, Lincoln, NE
Visiting Artist, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
Visiting Artists/Critic Graduate Seminar Class UIC Dr. Annika Marie, Chicago, IL
Curatorial Project, “Moreover: Practicing Representation and Abstraction,” BAC Chicago, IL
Juror, “2006 McKnight Fellowship,” Minneapolis, MN
“Alternatives,” Symposium and Lecture, Ferndale Art Center, Houston, TX              
Visiting Artist, Rodney Carswell undergraduate seminar class UIC, Chicago, IL

2005                                    
Visiting Artist, The Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Panel Moderator with Kathryn Hixson “The State of Criticism” SAIC, IL
Panel Moderator with Kathryn Hixson “Reaction” SAIC, IL
Curatorial Project, “The Suburban” Project Row House, Houston, TX
International Contemporary Art Experts Forum ARCO ’05, Panelist, Madrid, Spain
Visiting Artist, SUNY Purchase, NY
Visiting Artist, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Visiting Artist, University of Texas at Tyler, TX
Panel Participant, “The Art of Artist Statements, Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL
Guest Editor, Cindy Loehr’s LOVE LETTER project

2004                                   
Visiting Artist, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
INOVA Advisory Committee, School of Fine Arts, UW-Milwaukee, WI
Artistic Hubris: A Panel Discussion Organized by the Pond. ArtChicago, Chicago, IL
Juror, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Awards, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Panel Participant, “Contemporary Criticism” Associated Colleges of the Midwest ChicagoArts Program, Chicago, IL   
Selection Committee for TBA Art Chicago 2004 Project Spaces                                                  
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
“One in Eight,” A Curatorial Project by Helidon Gjergi, TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL

2003                                   
Panel Participant, Contemporary Criticism, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
Visiting Artist, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Visiting Artist, Core Program, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
Visiting Critic Gallery Talks, INOVA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Organizer with Stefano Basilico ”…and Painting” a one-day symposium at the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
        Panel Moderator of “Painting as Social Practice” with Laura Owens, Gaylen Gerber, Lane Relyea and Scott Reeder
Gallery 16 Talk to CCA Graduate Students, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Artist/Lecture Victoria College of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Visiting Artist/Lecture, California Institute of Art, Valencia, CA
Curator “A Drop in Mercury,” The Bower, San Antonio, TX

2002                                   
Panel Participant, “Curating Now: Matthew Higgs, Lars Bang Larsen, Fred Wilson, Michelle Grabner,” Yerba Buena
        Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA                 
Panel Participant, Chicago Cultural Center, “Artist at Work Forum”, Chicago, IL
Originator of “A Particular Place and Time: East Village in the 80s” The School of the Art Institute, Visiting Artist Lecture
        Series Fall 2002 including David Robbins, Rene Ricard, Jeffrey Deitch, Arto Lindsey and others, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA
Curator “Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art,” Rocket Gallery,London, In Conjunction with
        the Tate Modern Matisse Exhibition and Symposium                                                                                            
Visiting Artist, Fibers Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Visiting Artist, Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art, Spring Semester
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago, IL, Winter Quarter
Visiting Artist, University of Southern Illinois, IL, February
Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota-Duluth, MN, February

2001                                   
Visiting Artist, Goldsmith, London
Visiting Artist, California Institute of Arts, Valencia, CA, November
Visiting Artist, Glassell, Museum of Fine Arts Core Program, Houston, TX, April
Visiting Critic, Jerome Fellowship Program, Minneapolis, MN, May
Selection Committee 2001/2002 McKnight Foundation Fellowship Award, MN
Visiting Artist, Akademie Der Bildenden Kunste Munchen, Germany, Summer
Visiting Artist, Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Visiting Artist, The University of Houston, TX, April
Visiting Artist, Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee WI, March

2000                                   
Critique Moderator, Graduate Open Critique, SAIC, March
Wisconsin Percent-for-Art Selection Committee, UW School of Medicine Bldg.
Essayist, McKnight Foundation Fellowship Exhibition Catalogue, MN
Panelist, The Art of Miriam Schapio, Museum of American Art, St.Paul
Curated “Hardware in the Heartland” 16 Beaver Street Project, NYC
Visiting Critic, McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program, Minneapolis
Visiting Critic, MCAD/Jerome Fellowship, Minneapolis
Organizer of "Painting Symposium 2000," School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Visiting Artist, Royal Academy of Art, Denmark, November
Panelist, moderator John Brunetti, "Out of Line" exhibition, Chicago Cultural Center, July
Participant in The Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Portfolio, Andrew Balkin Editions
Visiting Artist, University of California–Irvine, February
Visiting Artist, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, May

1999                                   
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago MFA Program, November-December
Juror, Student Exhibition, DePaul University, May
Visiting Artist, DePaul University, IL, March
Visiting Artist, Panel Discussion: Post Hypnotic, Illinois State University, January
Visiting Artist Lecture Milwaukee Art Museum, February
Artist Talk, Elvehjem Museum of Art, February
Lecture on Tactia Dean, Madison Art Center, April
Lecture to Docents on Faculty Exhibition, Elvehjem Museum, February
Lecture, Hell Bound Pineapple Student group, UW-Madison, Spring

1998                                   
Visiting Artist, University of Chicago MFA Program, February-March
Visiting Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting Critic, University of Illinois at Chicago Spring Critiques, IL
Visiting Artist, Mills College, San Francisco, CA
Guest Curator, MFA Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI
Visiting Artist, Northwestern University
Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Spring Critiques, Chicago, IL
Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Installation Seminar

1997                                   
Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Visiting Critic, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Writing Program, Chicago, IL
Visiting Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Visiting Artist, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA                  
Visiting Artist, Graduate Critiques, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Guest Editor, February/March Issue of Art Muscle, "Focus: LA" Milwaukee, WI
Visiting Artist Lecture, Women's Studies, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Exhibition Reviewer, Madison Art Center, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison, WI

1996                 
Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Art, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA                                   
Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Fine Arts, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Lecture, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL                 

1995                                   
Visiting Artist (Interlink), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Lecture, School of Fine Arts, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Guest Editor, October/November Issue of Art Muscle, "The Friendly Village," Milwaukee, WI
Evaluation Panel, Milwaukee County Arts Grants, Milwaukee, WI

1994-2002                 
Contributing Editor, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL

1994                                   
Panel Chair, Milwaukee County Individual Artist Fellowships evaluation panel, Milwaukee, WI
Visiting Artist, MIAD Department of Fine Arts, Senior Photography Milwaukee, WI

1993-1995                 
Visual Arts Critic, Milwaukee Magazine, Milwaukee, WI (see reviews and previews starting in October 1993)

1993-1995                 
Board Member, City of Milwaukee Public Arts Board, WI

1993                                   
Juror, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Exhibition

1990                                   
Artist in Residence, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1989-1992                 
Chicago Reviews Correspondent, Art Muscle: A Bi-monthly Publication of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

1988-1989                 
Faculty Development Program Participant, University College, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
                                                     
1988                                   
Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, Department of Art Theory and Practice

1987                                   
Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Art History

1987                                   
Curatorial Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum


EXHIBITIONS CO-CURATED WITH BRAD KILLAM:                 

                                                                                                           
2002                                   
Ideal Avalanche, The Pond, Chicago, May 2002

2000                                   
Nader Designs, Monk Parakeet, Chicago, IL

1998                                   
Bicycle Thieves, Chicago, Milwaukee. Multiple sites with Lars Bang Larsen and Jacob Fabricius (exhibition catalogue)
                                                     
1998                                   
The Harry Carey Show, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

1997                                   
Palace, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL and Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
                                                     
1996                                   
SPF 10, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

1995                                   
The Friendly Village, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1995                                   
Stationwagon, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI

1994                                   
Amenities, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1993                                   
Parabolic Matter, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL