education

2009
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Fine Arts, Fiber and Material Studies

2007
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Painting and Drawing

2006
Shimer College, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities

1998-2000 
Atelier Neo Medici, Monflanquin, France

 

solo and two-person exhibitions

2016
Alejandro Jimenez Flores & Michael Milano, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL
stacks, Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
shape heaps, DBQ Project Space, Pittsburgh, PA
lightfastish, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2015
fit, fold, and finish, Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014
work:work, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
Michael Milano for Trunk Show, Trunk Show, Chicago, IL
Smooth Times, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

2009
Magician Logician, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL

 

selected group exhibitions

2017
International Hokuriku Kogei Summit Exhibition, Hokuriku, Japan
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2016
Housewarming, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
New American Paintings, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Devotion/Destruction: Craft Inheritance, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
The Future Past, Central State, Indianapolis, IN

2015
Peoples Pamphlets, Printers Ball, Chicago, IL

2014
Rounds, ACRE, Chicago, IL
SNC Faculty Invitational, Sierra Nevada, CA
Fish Umbrella, Praxis Space, Singapore

2013
a long line, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL
5.11.13, Forever & Always, Chicago, IL

2012
all is as all as as yet or as yet, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL
duckrabbit, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
Salon, Intermedia House, Toronto, ON

2011
Bauhaus Now, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
WISHYOUWEREHERE, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
Either/Or/Both, threewalls, Chicago, IL
The White Cubicle, Abryant Gallery, Evanston, IL

2010 
Twos, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Materials of the City, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2009 
Nevertheless, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Ship in a Bottle, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
New Work, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2008 
A Fear of Mirrors, 1213 Sharp, Chicago, IL
MFA Invitational, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Dollar Store, Kunsthalle Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007 
Group Exhibition, Shimer College, Chicago, IL
Grad & Post Bac. Exhibition, Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2006 
Concepts in Realism, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stitched in Time and Place, Mess Hall , Chicago, IL

 

press  
Art + Space, The Future Past, by Brian Pugh, LEAP! Review, 2016
Devotion/Destruction Review, by Etta Sandry, textileartscenter.com, 2016
Devotion/Destruction, by Jeannine Bardo, galleryell.com, 2016
New American Paintings, Midwest, Issue 119, 2016
Your Immanence: Thoughts on the Artwork of Michael Milano on the Occasion of the Exhibition fit, fold, and finish at Fernwey Gallery, by Jeff M. Ward, 2015
Eye Exam: Even Formalist Artistry Is for Living, by Matt Morris, New City, Chicago, 2015
Michael Milano's Quotidian Explorations, INSIDE/WITHIN, insidewithin.com, 2014
Interview with Michael Milano, Make-Space, make-space.net, 2014

 

publications
“A\M in Conversation with Alice Tippit,” Women Artists Zine, 2016
"Museum of Psychphonics: Interview with Michael Kaufmann,"  Bad at Sports, 2016
Jessica Labatte: Underwater Highway, Western Exhibitions, 2015
"Lia Cook's Neuro Nets + Net Works," Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture, 2015
"Crystal Gregory & Samantha Bittman," Surface Design Journal, Winter 2014
"Richard Sennett's Dialogics and the Craft of Cooperation," ChiCritics, February 2013
"Sarcastic Flowers: Karen Reimer & Conceptual Craft," Bad At Sports, December 2011
"Conversation with Shannon Stratton," Drain Magazine Online Journal, August 2009
"The Brain Eaters," BDBBDB Online Journal, April 2009

 

visiting artist + lecturer

2016
"Material/Gender/Labor," Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Critical Issues in Fiber and Material Studies, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2013
Critical Issues in Fiber and Material Studies, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Party as Form, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2011
Critical Issues in Fiber and Material Studies, SAIC, Chicago, IL
No Joke, LVL 3 Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Utopia, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2010
Comparative Mysticisms, SAIC, Chicago, IL
Communicating Forms, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Some (Ir)reversibles," Zrobili Gallery, Chicago, IL
Anne Wilson: Local Industry, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN

2009
Research Studio, SAIC, Chicago, IL

 

residencies

2017
Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists' Residency, Saugatuck, MI

2016
Land and Sea, Oakland, CA
Stutz Artists Association Residency, Indianapolis, IN

2015
Elsewhere Residency, Greensboro, NC

2013
ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

 

curatorial projects

2017
Kay Rosen for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, January 21 - February 12, 2017 (forthcoming) (A\M)
Jeff Geesa for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN December 17, 2016 - January 8, 2017 (forthcoming) (A\M)

2016
Eric May for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, November 12 - December 4, 2016 (forthcoming) (A\M)
Jesse Malmed for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, October 8 - 30, 2016 (forthcoming) (A\M)
Habeas Corpus, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, August 5 - September 24, 2016 (Curator)
Alice Tippit for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, September 3 - 25, 2016 (A\M)
Stephanie Brooks for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, July 30 - August 21, 2016 (A\M)
Deb Sokolow for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, June 25 - July 17, 2016 (A\M)
Nathaniel Russell for Syntax Season, PRINTtEXT, Indianapolis, IN, May 21 - June 12, 2016 (A\M)

2015
A.R. is not invited, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, April 26-May 31, 2015 (Adds Donna)
Being Essex Flowers, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, March 22 - April 19, 2015 (Adds Donna)
and sometimes gravity, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, February 1 - March 8, 2015 (Adds Donna)
Orchid, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, December 14, 2014 - January 18, 2015 (Adds Donna)

2014
Halls, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, October 26 - November 30, 2014 (Adds Donna)
Autumn Ramsey, Chicago, IL, September 7 - October 12, 2014 (Adds Donna)
Baudy, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, June 8 - July 6, 2014 (Adds Donna)
858, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, April 13 - May 18, 2014 (Adds Donna)
Domestics, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, February 16 - March 23, 2014 (Adds Donna)

2013
As Close As Near Is Far, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, October 27 - December 15, 2013 (Adds Donna)

2012
duckrabbit, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL, September 6 - October 28, 2012 (Co-curator, with Jeff M. Ward)