Michelle Grabner Lectures At Pacific Northwest College of Art

November 03, 2015

November 2, 2015

Lisa Radon
Communications Manager

Michelle Grabner Lectures At Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Portland, OR — November 2, 2015 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is delighted to welcome Michelle Grabner to deliver a lecture November 19, 2015 at 6:30 as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This is her first major public lecture in Portland since being named curator of the Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta. She comes to PNCA at the invitation of PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies program.

Michelle Grabner is an artist, curator, chair of the department of painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and director of the exhibition spaces, the Suburban and the Poor Farm. She also previously served as one of the curators of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. 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.

Grabner will introduce her work as a curator, artist, and community builder (through art spaces such as The Suburban and The Poor Farm). She will discuss how her background and interest in regionalism led her to become the curator of the Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art. A moderator will join Grabner to lead a conversation about issues relevant to the location and community of the regional biennial.

About MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA
PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies is a multidisciplinary, mentor- based program that encourages independent inquiry and supports critical approaches to the production of visual art. The program’s flexible structure and generalist nature allow students to pursue a single discipline, such as painting, or a combined practice that bridges multiple disciplines and media, such as animation, communication design, illustration, installation, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sequential arts, sound, and video. In addition to intensive one-on-one faculty mentorships, students benefit from contact with a rich network of instructors, critical thinkers, writers, and curators in the Portland area, as well as from exposure to a dynamic roster of acclaimed visiting artists and designers. In addition, seminars, lectures, exhibition opportunities, and national and international travel add to a rigorous and investigative educational experience. For more information: pnca.edu/graduate/c/vs

About PNCA
As Oregon’s flagship college of art and design since 1909, PNCA has helped shape the region’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. Today PNCA is a dynamic platform for 21st century art and design education at its new campus in the heart of downtown Portland. PNCA offers four BFA programs with ten concentrations, six graduate programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, and a Post-Baccalaureate program. pnca.edu