Directed by internationally renowned artist, Gregg Bordowitz, the Low-Residency MFA program is taught by a core of SAIC faculty along with a rotating roster of visiting artists, writers, critics, curators, and historians. During the summer residency, visiting artists will each spend weekends presenting their work, participating in the Graduate Studio Seminar, and visiting with you and your peers in your studios. These practicing mentors and peers will serve as models for navigating the current art world and engage you in a collective learning experience—exchanging ideas and thinking in an environment committed to mutual support and constructive criticism. Situated within an acclaimed school of fine art and design, the Low-Res MFA provides you the opportunity to work with SAIC's renowned core faculty as they enhance your work through interdisciplinary research and practice. You are encouraged to develop a plan of study and work with faculty, visiting artists, and alumni advisors across disciplines as you continue to expand and deepen your practice.

Core Faculty, Summer 2015

Gregg Bordowitz Profile
Lee Blalock Profile
Stephanie Brooks Profile
Joseph Carr Profile
Dana DeGiulio Profile  
Andrew Falkowski Profile
David Getsy Profile
John Neff Profile
A. Laurie Palmer Profile
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Profile

In addition to artists traveling nationally and internationally to participate in the program, summer sessions will also include a roster of Chicago-based artists drawn from the city's arts community as well as SAIC faculty.

Participating Faculty

James Elkins Profile
Mary Jane Jacob Profile
Alan Labb
Stanley Murashige Profile
Claire Pentecost Profile
David Raskin Profile
Nora Taylor Profile

Art History Faculty Summer 2015

Gregg Bordowitz
David Getsy

Professional Practices Summer 2015

Joseph Carr
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Online Faculty Fall 2014/ Spring 2015

Gregg Bordowitz
Tyler Coburn
Corrine Fitzpatrick
Andrea Ray

Program Mentors Fall 2014/ Spring 2015

Madeleine Bailey
Shawnee Barton Merriman
Gerry Bannan
Elizabeth Brown
Dorota Chudzicka
Liz Ensz
Sameer Gardezi
Sunny Givens
Cristina Goberna
Chelsea Knight

Lily Kuonen
Darryl Lauster
Colin Matthes
Liene Muller
Aliza Nisenbaum
Cynthia Pelayo
Marissa Perel
Kellie Romany
Carrie Schneider
Nicole Seisler