Ground Floor

Gallery 1, Gallery 2, the Cleve Carney Gallery
and the Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery

Hyde Park Art Center is proud to announce the artists selected for inclusion in the 2012 Ground Floor exhibition:

Jeremy Bolen
Guillermo R. Gudiño
Julie Renée Jones
Tony Lewis
Andrew Thomas Lopez
Eric May
Rachel Niffenegger
Josh Reames
Casilda Sánchez
Neal VandenberghShane Ward

Ground Floor brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover diverse artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project. Based on nominations by respected members of the arts community, Hyde Park Art Center’s Exhibitions Committee of artists and curators select work by the most outstanding recent graduates from each of Chicago’s nationally top ranked Master of Fine Art programs: Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

This exhibition is the brainchild of acclaimed photographer and Exhibition Committee Chair Dawoud Bey, who together with Huey Copeland, Sze Lin Pang, Jason Salavon, and other members of the Art Center’s Exhibitions Committee assisted the Art Center in organizing the exhibition. 

Lead sponsorship support for Ground Floor provided by
 Bmo Harris Bank Color

Special thanks to our Host Committee for their generous support:
Deone Jackman, Justine Jentes and Daniel Kuruna, Janis Kanter and Thomas McCormick, Linda Erf Swift, Linda Warren Projects, and Richard Wright and Valerie Carberry.

The Ground Floor exhibition catalog is now available.
Contact the art center or email exhibitions [at]  to purchase a copy.

Cover Gf Catalog