This exhibition presents new works from participants in New Edition, a two-part program developed by the Art Center for artists to learn and make work in a medium with which they have had little to no previous experience and receive critique on the work. Curated by the Program Facilitator, Jeff Robinson, the exhibition will feature the work of 10 artists, each of whom presents one piece in the medium for which they are known, alongside a new artwork made during the 10-week program.
About Jeff Robinson
Jeff Robinson is an artist, fabricator, and curator based in Chicago, Illinois. He holds an MFA from Illinois State University. Robinson has exhibited independently and collaboratively at numerous venues including Julius Caesar (Chicago), RomanSusan (Chicago), Ski Club (Milwaukee), University Galleries of Illinois State University (Normal), Des Lee Gallery (St. Louis), Monaco (St. Louis), and STNDRD (St. Louis). His work has been published in New American Paintings, and his practices have been featured on Daily Serving, in NewCity Magazine (Chicago), Sixty Inches from Center (Chicago), FLOORR Magazine (London) and in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), among others. Robinson is a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award in Visual-Based Arts alongside his collaborator, Allison Lacher (2020). He was a curatorial resident for HATCH Projects at Chicago Artists Coalition and has worked as artist-in-residence at Ragdale and ACRE.
Robinson currently serves as Exhibitions Preparator for the Hyde Park Art Center. Prior to his work with the art center, he served as Instructor of Art and as Director of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois Springfield (2012-2021), and as co-director (and co-founder) of DEMO Project (2013-2018).