Six UIC MFA students, Houston Cofield, Jesse Malmed, Ben Murray, Kyle Schlie, Tina Tahir, and Daniel Tucker were selected for inclusion in the "Ground Floor" exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center. The exhibition will run from December 12th until March 29, 2015.
"Ground Floor" brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover the spectrum of 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 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.
The exhibition is co-curated by the Exhibition Committee including Dawoud Bey (Chair), Michelle Grabner, Caroline Picard, and Daniel Sauter, Allison Peters Quinn and other members of the Art Center staff.