Grove Commissions

Grove Commissions, the cornerstone of Public Art UHS’s Temporary Public Art Program, are a yearly series of temporary commissions by significant global contemporary artists. Typically on view from October through May, these commissions challenge artists to expand their creative range and scale of their works, while providing the space and support for them to enhance their practice through direct involvement with students. They also provide a platform for students to acquire hands-on skills through direct exposure to artists and their work.

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. Grove Projects by artists including Jorge Pardo, Kaarina Kaikkonen and Shahzia Sikander are presently in development.

Grove Commissions are typically on view from October through May.