Painting and Drawing

The Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is home to a great number of philosophies and approaches to painting. It is an open, pluralistic community with a strong commitment to experimentation. 

SAIC offers you

Diverse faculty of more than 70 working artists whose works appear in galleries and museums across the globe and whose practices encompass a wide range of approaches to painting and drawing

  • History of alumni achieving a high level of success in their careers, earning exhibitions in world-renowned galleries, teaching positions at leading institutions, and awards and prizes reflecting excellence in their field. Recent alumni include Zak Prekop, Angel Otero, Jeni Spota, Rebecca Morris, Amanda Ross-Ho, and more
  • Access to a world-renowned, encyclopedic art museum that encompasses more than 5,000 years of creative expression from cultures around the world
  • Experimental, interdisciplinary approach to learning that allows students to explore ideas across media
  • Large, well-lit classrooms and critique spaces where students develop their practices, hold open discussions, engage in critical dialogue, and test strategies for exhibiting and presenting work

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