MAAT        The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BA             Purdue University   

Selected Exhibitions


Correcting Art History (guerrilla performance) The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Separate the Art from the Artist (guerrilla performance,) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Balthus: How Many Crotch Shots of an Eight-Year-Old Girl Does It Take To Make A Painting? (guerrilla performance,) The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Flat Iron Artists, The Robey Hotel, Chicago, IL

Object Action: The “F” Word in a Post-Truth Era," State, San Francisco, CA


Parade Against Patriarchy, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

The Weight Of Words, The Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

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

Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY


Kimberly Said No, public performance/installation, Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL

WMG Spring Gala Benefit, May 20th at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

MOTHER'S RIGHT, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago IL


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


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
The Tyranny of Good Taste,” curated by Danny Orendorff, la Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO


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
“Wish You Were Here,” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


“Artist of the Week,” Bailee Penski, Chicago Woman Magazine, July 31, 2017

"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, Yahoo and Babble-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

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