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Surrounds: 11 Installations exhibit at MoMA

On October 21, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen after a summer-long closure and an ambitious renovation project of its gallery spaces. Among the 10 fall shows opening, Yasmil Raymond (BFA 1999) was an organizer of Surrounds: 11 Installations.

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Chris Ware's (SAIC 1991–93) latest graphic novel, Rusty Brown, was featured in Chicago magazine.

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Tony Phillips, The Space Between, 1993, Oil on canvas, 48 x 58 in. Artist Collection

Phyllis Bramson (MFA 1974), lecturer in the Painting and Drawing department, was featured in the

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Jeffrey Gibson (BFA 1995) and Walter Hood (MFA 2013). Courtesy of MacArthur Foundation

Jeffrey Gibson (BFA 1995), interdisciplinary artist and craftsperson, and Walter Hood (MFA 2013), landscape and public artist, were awarded 2019 MacArthur “genius" grants.

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Juan William Chavez and Candida Alvarez work

Professor Candida Alvarez (Painting and Drawing) and alum Juan William Chávez (MFA 2004) were awarded Painters and Sculptors Grants from the Joan Mitchell Fo

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Milo Krimstein's (BFA 2018) illustrations are now on view at the wndr museum.

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Newcity features SAIC alums in their "Top 10 Boundary-Pushing Works at EXPO CHICAGO 2019"

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David Heo, courtesy of "Chicago" magazine

David Heo (BFA 2014, MFA 2018) was recently featured in Chicago magazine in its fall culture guide about his upcoming solo exhibit and the origins of his art career. 

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Top row: Genesis Belanger (2004), Teresa Burga (MFA 1970, HON 2018). Bottom row: Diane Simpson (BFA 1971, MFA 1978), Jeffery Gibson (BFA 1995)

Four SAIC alums are featured in Artsy’s annual list of the 50 most influential contemporary artists, “Artsy Vanguard 2019: The Artists to Know Right Now." 

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Featured in Vogue, Emily Barker (SAIC  2010–15) discusses the intersections of style and social media in advocating for models and persons with disabilities. 

 
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John Corbett and Jim Dempsey

John Corbett and Jim Dempsey (BFA 1991) are the duo behind one of Chicago’s foremost art galleries, Corbett vs. Dempsey. We spoke with them about their connection to the School, their upcoming involvement in EXPO CHICAGO, and what drives their work. 

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