Touch Points

Touch Points presents work from participants in New Edition, a 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. Educator, independent curator and gallerist Claudine Isé curates the exhibition, which features the work of 7 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. 

New Edition was conceived as a way for artists to thoughtfully experiment in another medium that they have never before seriously attempted. Participants—who are all Hyde Park Art Center alumni of either The Bridge Program, The Center Program, or Ground Floor—enroll in Art Center courses such as screen printing, monotype printing or ceramics. 

  • January 23 – March 5, 2022
  • Kanter McCormick Gallery

Supported by:

Touch Points

Featured Artists

Christine Forni, J. Kent, Rita Koehler, Haerim Lee, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Melissa Weber and Mark Yee.

About Claudine Isé


Claudine Isé is a writer, curator, and educator who is the owner and director of Goldfinch, a contemporary art gallery in Chicago. She began her career as an assistant curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, then moved to Columbus, OH, to become the associate curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts. In Chicago, Isé has written extensively on contemporary art and culture for publications such as, Chicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Bad at Sports, New City; she was also the Editor of the Art21 Blog. She is a Lecturer in the Graduate Painting and Drawing Dept. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and previously taught in the School of Art and Art History’s Museum and Exhibition Studies Program (MUSE) at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She is the former Director of the Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden at the Riverside Arts Center and has a PH.D. in Film, Literature, and Culture from the University of Southern California.



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