New Edition

(works by CP Alum Corinna Button, whose practice expanded from 2D to 3D, as part of Center Program 2013)

New Edition is a new Professional Pathways program, offered exclusively for alums of Center Program and Ground Floor – two of the Art Center’s capstone programs for emerging artists.

New Edition challenges a group of 10 artists to:

• Add a new medium to their toolbox by taking a Fall course at Hyde Park Art Center
(artists may choose instead to use the FabLab at UChicago’s Polsky Exchange – no experience necessary!)
• Create new works that expand their practice while building on individual artist’s own history
• Participate in weekly seminars on Mondays 6-8pm, September 30th to Monday December 9th, 2019
• Exhibit inside of program exhibition from December 13th, 2019 to February 23rd, 2020

Led by curator and educator Claudine Ise, this program is for artists looking to thoughtfully experiment in a another medium that they have never before seriously attempted. The art course, coupled with group critiques, will result in an exhibition at HPAC that presents the new work alongside previous work – all curated by Ise inside of Gallery 5 at Hyde Park Art Center.

Claudine Ise

PhD, 1998, Film, Literature, and Culture, University of Southern California. M.A., 1991, Critical Studies in Film and Television, University of Southern California. B.A., 1989, English Literature, Pomona College. Essays: “Alison Ruttan: War Studies;” “Scott Wolniak: Field Work;” “Kendell Carter: Crossing Lines;” “Anders Ruhwald at Saarinen House;” “Carrie Schneider: Learning to Fall,” “Andreas Fischer: Ghost Town.” Publications: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine,, Art Papers. Curation: “The Annual,” Chicago Artists Coalition (2015); “Heidi Norton: The Grass Has Eyes,” Comfort Station (2015); “Feminism (n.): Plural,” Woman Made Gallery (2015); “Vanishing Point,” Wexner Center for the Arts (2005).



Registration form for NEW EDITION is located below, and spaces will be given out on a first-come first served basis! Once you fill out the registration form, we will notify you asap to confirm your participation, and to confirm the HPAC course you have been added to. *Keep in mind Fall courses at HPAC can fill up, so the sooner you fill out the NEW EDITION form below, the better chances you have to be added to your top choice for a course. The max number of artists for this program is 10, and we will have a short waiting list if needed. But remember, the only requirement to register is you have to have completed previous participation in either Center Program or Ground Floor.

*For questions about this program or registration form, please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at*