New York, 533 West 26th Street
Michelle Grabner, living and working outside the frantic New York art scene, has delivered one of the most prolific artistic careers in the last two decades, working in drawing, painting, and work on paper. The Milwaukee and Chicago-based artist blends Minimalist techniques into mundane materials in her geometrically precise works. Her multifaceted approach to art making spans a broad practice including art criticism, teaching, art administration, and curating, including the most recent Whitney Biennial, where the artist served as one of three curators.
Grabner’s multidisciplinary involvement with contemporary art manifests itself in her studio practice through her meticulous employment of form, color, medium, and even exhibition titles. Her dedication to abstraction and patterns allows the artist to free herself from the limits of figurative absoluteness. While she has been the subject of various solo exhibitions around the globe in recent years, I Work From Home, her most expansive career survey opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland in 2013. Following her first exhibition at James Cohan Gallery in 2014, Grabner returns to New York with her next solo show at the gallery, introducing her signature contemplative and subjective narrative through a serene aesthetic.
On view through January 28, 2017