Michelle Grabner


Michelle Grabner

Age: 51

Occupation: Artist; cocurator, Whitney Biennial

“She has busted her ass for 20 years,” the gallerist Shane Campbell told Chicago last fall when this artist/ curator/critic became the rare Chicagoan picked to cocurate the Whitney Biennial, that landmark American art showcase. For which locals could get their break there, see “Cultural Clout.”

Photo: Daniel Shea