Grove Commissions

Grove Commissions, Public Art UHS’ flagship temporary public art program, is a series of commissions by significant global contemporary artists. These commissions challenge artists to expand their creative range and the scale of their work, while providing the space and support for them to enhance their practice.

Grove Commissions are named after, and extend from, Wilhelmina’s Grove—a beautiful green space at the heart of the Arts District of the University of Houston.  

The first Grove Commission—Mobius Houston by the New York-based Uruguayan artist Marta Chilindrón—was unveiled in October 2019 and was exhibited through July 2020. Commissions by artists including Jorge Pardo, Kaarina Kaikkonen and Shahzia Sikander are presently in development.

Grove Commissions are generously supported by The Brown Foundation, Inc.