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Portrait of Dox Thrash by an unidentified photographer c. 1950

SAIC alum Dox Thrash depicted African American life through a printmaking process he helped invent and perfect called carbordundum printing. Thrash used the medium's incredible range of black-and-white-gradation to create transfixing portraits of African Americans before the dawn of the civil rights movement. 

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SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

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Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, a new book tells the history of visual art in Chicago from before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 to

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SAIC community members are once again an integral part of this year's EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago's international exposition of contemporary and modern art.

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Todros Geller with students (Courtesy Spertus Institute)

SAIC alum and late Chicago artist Todros Geller (SAIC 1918–23) is having his first solo show in more than 70 years.

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Newcity's annual Art 50 issue was recently released featuring "Chicago's artists' artists—past, present, and future."  Seventy-six percent of the list features SAIC community members, "artists who take risks and make their own ways," according to Newcity. These alums, faculty, and honorary degree recipients took 38 of the 50 spots, showing why Chicago is a place for artists to thrive.

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Tony Tasset’s 'Judy’s Hand Pavilion', currently installed in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Photograph: ALEX GREENBERGER/ARTNEWS

The inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art 

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Amtrak Mural

SAIC alum, Ashley Pastore (MFA 2018), was chosen to create a new piece of artwork for Amtrak's Union Station.

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Charles White, Sound of Silence, 1978

SAIC alum Charles White’s (SAIC 1937–38) work is featured in an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Photo courtesy of An Rong Xu

Gabriel Fowler (MFA 2002) has been spotlighted in the New York Times "Neighborhood Joint" section.

William Chen and Amy Pleasant photo

Two SAIC alumni, Amy Pleasant (BFA 1994) and Phillip Chen (MFA 1979), were named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

SAIC continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer.