Education   

MAAT        The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
                  -2007 Schweitzer Fellow

BA             Purdue University   

Selected Exhibitions

2017

"The Virtue of the Vicious," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                        "The SF Collective Spring Edition: A Fun-Raiser for ACLU + Planned Parenthood," Starline Social Club, San Francisco, CA                       "Nasty Women Chicago," Moonlight Studios, Chicago, IL

2016

"Kimberly Said No," September 2016 public performance, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                     "WMG Spring Gala Benefit," May 20th at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                                   "MOTHER'S RIGHT," February 20th at Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago IL                                                                                                                 

2015

"MOTHER'S RIGHT," Daley Plaza Labor Day performance, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                            “Feminism (n.) Plural,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Third Annual Art Competition,” Bridgeport Art Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Women’s Work,”  Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2014

“Fifth Anniversary Show,” juried by Monique Meloche, Water Street Gallery, Batavia, IL
“11th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition,” Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
“Expanding Borders,” Larsen Fine Arts Center, Bourbonnais, IL
“Constructed Visions,” St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
“Wide Open 5,” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
“The Summer Show,” St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
“The Tyranny of Good Taste,” curated by Danny Orendorff, la Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013

“The Tyranny of Good Taste,” curated by Danny Orendorff, Glass Curtain Gallery,
Chicago, IL
“Science Inspires Art: The Cosmos,” New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
“The Retreat Top 25,” Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
“Wish You Were Here,” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
”Chelsea International Fine Art Competition,” Agora Gallery, New York, NY

Bibliography

"Artist Breaks The Silence On Disturbing Things Some Women Hear From Doctors During Childbirth," Jennifer Jones, Women You Should Know, January 27, 2016

"This Artist Used Hospital Gowns to Make a Powerful Statement About Poor Maternity Care," Korin Miller, Women's Health, January 7, 2016

"Artist Makes Powerful Statement About Dangers of U.S. Maternity Care," Beth Greenfield, Babble-December 28, 2015

"Artist Makes Powerful Statement About Dangers of U.S. Maternity Care," Beth Greenfield, Yahoo-December 28, 2015

"'I Don't Need Her Permission': Art as a Weapon for Women," Andrew Lampard, CNN's Great Big Story video feature, December 21, 2015

"Michelle Hartney’s Powerful Art," Jeanne Faulkner, Every Mother Counts, December 21, 2015

 "Under Contract," Natasha Tynes, Women's Edition of Fjords, September 8, 2015

"Michelle Hartney Presents Mother's Right Performance on Labor Day," Quinn Dukes, Performance is Alive, September 7, 2015

"Michelle Hartney Brings MOTHER'S RIGHT to Richard J. Daley Center," Broadway World, September 6, 2015

"Mother's Right-Labor Day Installation and Performance," 360 Magazine, September 6, 2015

"Performance at Daley Plaza to Raise Awareness of Maternal Mortality and Negligent Care," Whitney Richardson, New City, September 1, 2015

"A limited edition by Michelle Hartney to support MOTHER’S RIGHT," The Cool Collections, August 9, 2015

"Review: Feminism (n.): Plural/Woman Made Gallery", Whitney Richardson, New City, June 10, 2015

"High Maternal Mortality, Postpartum PTSD, and Obstetric Abuse are Focus of New Performance Project," Mothering, May 27, 2015

"Interview: Michelle Hartney," Sally Deskins, Les Femmes Folles, May 20, 2015

"Mother's Right," Peggy O'Mara, May 18, 2015

"Artist Puts Spotlight on Maternal Mortality and Obstetric Abuse in America," by Jennifer James, Moms for Social Good, May 20, 2015

"Telling the Truth about Childbirth," by Hermine Hayes-Klein, Orgasmic Birth, May 19, 2015

Curatorial Projects

2008    “The Art of Connection,” Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005     "The Portrait,” Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004     "Body Image," Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL