April 16, 2021: American Roulette, group exhibit at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, Chicago

Jan 9, 2021: Collaboration with John Airo at Fulton Street Collective, Chicago.

John Airo and Michelle Graves
John Airo & Michelle Graves at their Jan 2021 exhibit in Chicago.

Feb 7, 2020:
Chicago Who’s Who Society 2020 Nominee

Aug 1, 2020: The Explosion Is Here. Collaboration with John Airo. Window exhibit at Agitator Gallery, Chicago.

Sept, 2019: Review by Sharp, Sarah Rose. In Response to Rappant Mass Shootings, Artists Offer Visceral Reality,

Sept, 2019: Review by Litt, Steven.Gun rights explored in provocative ‘Well Armed Militias’ exhibit at Spaces,

Aug, 2019: America’s Well Armed Militia at SPACES, commissioned project, Cleveland, OH.

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Graves moderating a talk at Agitator Gallery, Chicago

April, 2019: Studies in Growth and Survival at Ars Memoria, collaboration with John Airo, Chicago, IL.

Feb, 2019: Confessions at Agitator Gallery, (curator) Chicago, IL.

Sept 27-30, 2018: Show of Shows at CC’s Art Garage, Chicago, IL.

Aug 17&18, 2018:  Time Influential, Solo Show at Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Aug 15, 2018:  We Talk about the Order of Time with Michelle Graves! Interview with Mike Kincaide, Chicago, IL.

June 26, 2018. Artist interview on Chicago Gallery News.

Spring 2018. Featured artist (collab with Frederick Nitsche) 10 Years of Packingtown Review – A Journal of Literature and the Arts.

May 1, 2018. Artist interview on Voyage Chicago. 

April 14, 2018. Member ExhibitionAgitator, Chicago. IL

April 13, 2018. Object and Image, collaboration with Mary J. Saran, and Devon Thompson at Chicago Art Department, Chicago.

Graves painting a large scale of “The Heart” 2017

April 13, 2018. Install, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL.

Feb 16, 2018. Collaborative Collisions, CC’s Art Garage, Chicago, IL.

Nov 4, 2017. 5 Years LaterAgitator, Chicago.

Oct 14, 2017. Grand Opening, Agitator, Chicago.

Sept 29, 2017. Learn From It, featured artist at Squidboat, Chicago.

Sept 16, 2017. Soft Opening, Agitator, Chicago.

Sept 9, 2017. Common Denominator, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago. Collab with Rachael Reuter.

Sept 8, 2017. Nasty Woman, Chicago.

July 30, 2017. Review. With No Direction | Michelle Graves,

July 27, 2017. Artist interview on Radio One Chicago, 88.7 FM.

June 1, 2017. One, emerging artists, Cleve Carney. Glen Ellyn, IL.

May 5, 2017. Grassroots, Woman Made Gallery. Chicago, IL.

May 2, 2017. Unauthorized SFMOMA Show #85 (3:45:13-3:56:43pm), SFMOMA. San Fransisco, CA.

Mar 17, 2017. Collections, Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

April 7, 2017. Words Matter, Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

Nov 26, 2016. Chicago Stands with Standing Rock, Subterranean. Chicago, IL. Chicago Reader Article

Sept 10, 2016. Connection, Fulton Street Collective. Chicago, IL.

Aug 13, 2016. Reggae Fest Live Artist. Chicago, IL.

Aug 1-6, 2016. 5×5 Resident Artist, Fulton Market Kitchen, Chicago, IL.

May 23, 2016. Lecture on the History of Zines/Zine Workshop, Marvin Camras Children’s Engineering School, Chicago, IL.

April 29, 2016. The Human Mask: Layers of the External, Voices of the Internal.  Deadly Prey Gallery, Chicago, IL.

April 28, 2016. Featured Artist at Atomic Sketch, Green Eye. Chicago, IL.

Feb 3-6, 2016. 30 Seconds: Guerrilla Pop-up Film Festival,

Washington, D.C. (curator)

Oct 10, 2015. Grand Re-Opening of Rep Chi: Sale of 8 Bit Heart Jewelry. Chicago, IL.

gravesmichelleOct 2, 2015. Columbia College Chicago: Alumni on 5. Chicago, IL.

Sept 19-20, 2015. Ravenswood Art Walk: work displayed at Savvy Seconds & 1sts.

July 11, 2015. West Fest: Live Art 12-4pm with Chicago Truborn, Chicago, IL.

June 24, 2015. State of the Art: Sale of 8 Bit Heart Jewelry. Tradition, Chicago, IL.

June 5, 2015. Adobe Youth Voices: Lecturer. UIC, Chicago, IL.
The Church Art Sanctuary: Personal Mapping Project: Tijeras, NM.

May 16, 2015. Chicago TrubornKeep it 100.  Chicago, IL.

March 27-29, 2015.  ArtDeckCo: Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, UT.

April 15, 2015. Focus on the Arts: 25th Celebration.

 Demo of Processing. Highland Park, IL.

Winter 2014/2015. Featured on the cover of Packington Review – A Journal of Literature and the Arts.

Feb 27, 2015. Artist Talk for BREATHS BEATS + BEEPS:  Reed’s Local Bar/Gallery, Belmont and Sacramento.

Feb 6, 2015. Solo Exhibition. BREATHS BEATS + BEEPS: Reed’s Local Bar/Gallery, Belmont and Sacramento.

Jan 16, 2015. Woman Made Gallery: Document Jan 16 – Feb 26, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Dec 18, 2014. Atomic Sketch: Featured Artist. Participatory live art event at Green Eye Lounge, Chicago.

Aug 23, 2014. Chicago TrubornThe Vinyl Frontier. OpeningReception, Chicago, IL.

Aug 24, 2014. Tritriangle: Garage Sale (Show). Collaboration with Trisha O. Martin in Hoarded Ephemeralities.

Aug 22, 2014. ArtDeckCoArtists on Boards. Opening Reception, Chicago, IL.

May 31, 2014.  ArtDeckCo: Artists on Boards. Opening Reception, Portland, OR.

February 15, 2014. 32Forty: Love Sick Opening Reception, collaboration with members of Ava Grey, Chicago.

September 28, 2013. 32Forty: Grand Opening Exhibition, Chicago. Live Photoshop art demo.

August 30-Sept 1, 2013. Northcoast Street Festival, Chicago. Alongside Ava Grey, street art collaborative.

August 24, 2013. Chicago Truborn: Grand Opening Exhibition, Chicago. Alongside Ava Grey, street art collaborative.

May 31-June 1, 2013. If All Else Fails…, group exhibit at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago.

March 9, 2013. Commission to install Transgression Through Your Breath at the Luminaria festival, in the Instituto Cultural de Mexico, San Antonio, TX.

Imagine2016_MGravesApril 15, 2013. Presentation on Studies of Social Failure, Columbia College Chicago.

February 23, 2012.  Opening night for Jason Salavon’s solo show at Ronald Feldman, NYC. I will be assisting Jason with the installation.

November 19, 2012. Word 6, group exhibit at Columbia College Chicago – see work in progress.

October 26, 2012.  Collaboration with Sean Backus @ Quennect 4, Chicago

April 20, 2012.  Opening Reception for my MFA thesis installation Transgression Through Your Breath at The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago

April 13-14, 2012. DEATH->HEART->BREATH on display at the How Performance Thinks conference at The London Studio Centre, London.

Feb 29, 2012.  Chicago Public Radio interview with Frida Kahlo from the Guerrilla Girls.

Feb 22, 2012.  Presentation @ LACDA on my work at CAA/Los Angeles at the New Media Caucus Showcase.