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Michael Banicki Biography

Born in Chicago in 1956

Lives in Chicago


1977-81Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; BFA

1976–77 Triton College, River Grove, IL

One-Person Exhibitions

2006 Feature Inc., New York

2003“Fusion,” Baer Gallery, Bush Art Center, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
Feature Inc., New York

2002The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

1999“Bottlecap Figures Rating,” Feature Inc., New York
“Bottlecap Figures Rating,” Arts Club of Chicago
“Chicago Tavern Rating,” Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1997“Wisconsin Town Rating Paintings,” Hermetic Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1996Feature Inc., New York

1994“35 Seasons,” Feature Inc., New York
Feigen Inc., Chicago

1991Feature, New York
Feigen Inc., Chicago
State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago (brochure)
University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

1990Feature, Chicago

1989Feature, Chicago

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009“Haunts,” Privateer, Brooklyn, NY

2008“To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art,” Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY;
      curated by Lynn Gamwell and Elizabeth Meryman
“Indexical Frontiers,” Inova/Kenilworth Gallery, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

2005“Musical Modes,” Clifford Chance Projects, New York; curated by Dinaburg Arts (brochure)
“Marking Time Mapping Thought,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco

2004“About Painting,” Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2003“Subject Index,” The Pond, Chicago; curated by Cindy Loehr
“Contemporary Art and Mathematical Instinct,” Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; Center for the Arts, Rutgers
      University, Camden, NJ; University Art Museums, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA (catalogue)

2002“Terra Incognita: Contemporary Artists’ Maps and Other Visual Organizing Systems,” Contemporary Art Museum,
      St. Louis, MO (brochure)
“The Bones of Clouds: Some Recent Experiences of Chance,” Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies,
      Detroit, MI
“Return Engagement,” COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, CA;
      curated by Susan Subtle

2001“Wet,” Luise Ross Gallery, New York

2000“Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral,” Feature Inc., New York
“Escape to Wisconsin,” Allen/Thomas Gallery, Neenah, WI

1999“Equations,” Allston Skirt Gallery, Allston, MA

1998“Lost in the Woods: Foliage and Form at the Turn of the Century,” New Art Center, Newtonville, MA; curated by
      Randi Hopkins

1997“Fake Ecstasy With Me,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Michael Banicki/Jane Hammond/Tim Rollins and K.O.S.,” Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
“Perfect Being,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago; curated by Lisa K. Erf
“Addendum: More Chicago Artists,” Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago
“New Works,” Feigen Inc., Chicago

1996“NIU Collected,” Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago

1995“Strung Into the Apollonian Dream...,” Feature Inc., New York
“Inventory: Selections and Evaluations by John Salvest and Michael Banicki,” City Gallery at
Chastain, Atlanta (catalogue)
“Skew: The Unruly Grid,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago; curated by Susan Sensemann
“New Work,” Feigen Inc., Chicago

1994“Changing Views,” Feigen Inc., Chicago

1993“Mixed Messages: A Survey of Recent Chicago Art,” Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO;
      curated by Christopher Scoates and Debra Wilbur
“New Works,” Feigen Inc., Chicago
Feigen Inc., Chicago

1992“The Power of the City/The City of Power,” Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at the Federal Reserve
      Plaza, New York; curated by Karen Jones, Christel Hollevoet, and Timothy Nye (catalogue)
“Northern Illinois University School of Art Alumni,” Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago
Feigen Inc., Chicago

1991“Lists,” CAGE, Cincinnati, OH; curated by Peter Huttinger
“10th Annual Saint Valentine’s Day Exhibition and Benefit Auction,” N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago

1990“Spiel de Spur (The Poetry of Chance),” Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland; curated by Harm Lux
      (catalogue: projects by the participating artists)
“(Not So) Simple Pleasures,” List Center for the Visual Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
      MA; curated by Dana Friis-Hansen (catalogue)
“In the Beginning...,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; curated by William Radawec

1989“Buttinsky,” Feature, New York
“Dorothy,” Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago; curated by Hudson
“Romancing the Stone,” Feature, New York
“Chicago Works: Art from the Windy City,” Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; Bruce Gallery, University of Pennsylvania,
      Edinboro; curated by Joyce Fernandez (catalogue)

1988“Looking Out,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
“Chicago Buy the Square Foot,” Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
“Near Miss,” Feature, Chicago
“A Drawing Show,” Cable Gallery, New York; curated by Jerry Saltz
1988 “Information as Ornament,” Feature and Suzan Rezac Gallery, Chicago; curated by Hudson
      and Suzan Rezac (catalogue)
Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

1987“Nature,” Feature, Chicago
“The Non-Spiritual in Art,” Feature, Chicago (catalogue)
“Knew,” Feature, Chicago
“Chicago Abstract,” Tangeman Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago

1986“Dull Edge,” Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago; curated by Jeanne Dunning (catalogue)
“Artist Source: Influence, Stimuli, Inspiration, Obsession,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Art and       Architecture Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; curated by Dan Mills (catalogue)

1984“Juried Drawing Show,” MoMing Gallery, Chicago

1981Holmes Center Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Illinois Bell, Chicago
“ARS NOVA Juried Exhibition,” Gallery 200, DeKalb, IL (April and October)

Selected Bibliography

2010Grabner, Michelle and Brad Killam. Can I Come Over to Your House? The First Ten Years of The Suburban, 1999 –       2009, Poor Farm Press, Manawa, WI

2008Grabner, Michelle. “Indexical Frontiers,” Artforum.com, Picks, posted 1 May  >link
Genocchio, Benjamin. “There’s Beauty in Numbers” New York Times, Long Island Edition, 8 June  >link

2007Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproductions)

2005Baker, Kenneth. Galleries, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July, E10

2003The Suburban, The Early Years: 1999–2003, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, 58–59

2002Daniel, Jeff. “Putting Art on the Map,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 14 July, F6
Hughes, Jeffrey. Review, Art on Paper, September/October, 97
Schroeder, Ivy. “Terra Scoped,” riverfronttimes.com, 10–16 July

2001Frank, Nicholas. “Statistical Abstractions of the United States: A Michael Banicki Travelogue,”
      New Art Examiner, May/June, 64–71

2000Ferrara, Annette. “Banicki - Oreno,” TENbyTeEN 1, 8–9 (reproduction)

1999Johnson, Ken. “Michael Banicki,” New York Times, Art Guide, 16 April, E36
Levin, Kim. Choices, Village Voice, 30 March, 95
Temin, Christine. “Differing Views: Abstract Chaos, Scientific Order,” Boston Globe,13 October, E:1, 6

1998Temin, Christine. “‘Lost’ Finds Way with Nature,” Boston Globe, 8 April, F:1, 4

1997Auer, James. Review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 November, 2:2–3

1996Robbins, David. “Autodidact” (interview), Purple Prose 10 (Winter), 130–135 (reproduction)
Salz, Jerry. Review, Time Out New York, 3 October, 25

1995Easton, William. Review, New Art Examiner, February, 39 (reproduction)

1994Camper, Fred. “On Exhibit: The Art of Passing Judgment,” Chicago Reader, 4 November, 1:7

1993Artner, Alan. “Sharp Conceptual Show Dares to Be Different,” Chicago Tribune, 22 January, 7:56
Duffy, Robert W. “Galleries Open Doors to Season of Visual Delights,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, 3, 10 (reproduction)

1992Mahoney, Robert. New York in Review, Arts, January, 83 (reproduction)

1991Artner, Alan. “Group Show Ponders Purpose for Painting,” Chicago Tribune, 18 January, 7:5
Barckert, Lynda. “Is Dots All There Is?,” Chicago Reader, 10 May, 1:34–39 (reproduction)
Hixson, Kathryn. Chicago in Review, Arts, Summer, 99–100 (reproduction)
Levin, Kim. Choices, Village Voice, 22 October, 99
Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 28 October, 16

1990Affentrage-Kirchrath, Angelika. “Im Zeichen des Sommers,” Züricher Zeitung, 8 August
Bugmann, Urs. “Spielrisch Denkt die Kunst Über Sich Nach,” publication not known, 28 July, 8
Hollenstein, Roman. “Mehr als nur ein Buntes Sommervergnügen,” Neue Züricher Zeitung,23 August
Mebold, Adrian. “Kunst in Zustand der Selbstauflösung,” Der Landbote, 1 September
Nesbitt, Lois. Review, Artforum, May, 189 (reproduction)
Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 5 March, 17
Priorities, 7 Days, 21 February, 56
Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 16 February, C30

1989Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 7 August, 16
Smith, Roberta. “Romancing the Stone: A Show of Paintings,” New York Times, 11 August, C21

1988Brown, Daniel. “New Chicago: Quiet and Deliberate,” Dialogue, July/August, 39–40

1987Hudson. “First, I Love You For Your...: Choice Art by Michael Banicki,” Nit & Wit, February,
20–21 (reproduction)

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