Michael Banning is a studio artist and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. He studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder (BFA, 1989) and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MFA, 2004). Michael’s paintings and drawings of contemporary American landscapes and domestic interiors have been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in Chicago, Denver, New York, and Minneapolis. In 2019, he presented a solo exhibition at the Edward Hopper Museum in Nyack, NY entitled Hopper/ Hammershøi. He is represented by the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis and Olson-Larsen Galleries in Des Moines, IA. Michael is the recipient of grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, including a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant, as well as the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant and grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. He currently teaches in the Fine Art and MFA departments at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Metropolitan State College in St. Paul, MN.