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.
Painting and Drawing
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