Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for emerging artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project. Based on nominations by respected members of the art community, the Art Center’s Exhibitions Committee of artists, and curators select work by outstanding recent graduates from each of Chicago’s Masters 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. The exhibition brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to see work by diverse artists that deserve to be supported.
Participating artists will be announced in August of 2020.
The 2020 Ground Floor exhibition is the sixth iteration of this biennial exhibition at the Art Center.