As one of SAIC's more than 17,000 alumni, you continue to shape, alter, enrich, and inspire the cultural landscape through your images, words, objects, sounds, critical thinking, collaborations, and conversations. At SAIC, we celebrate the passionate innovation and creativity that you bring to our immediate and global community.
The contemporary art world has its finger on the pulse of the SAIC community. Last month saw the school represented in spades at some of the most important art events in the country. Faculty member Michelle Grabner served as one of three curators at the 77th annual Whitney Biennial, and more than a dozen faculty and alumni were selected to participate, while nearly 20 faculty and alumni showed work at the concurrent Armory Show. We also feature three alumni whose work has recently gained traction in the world of comic art. Lillie Carré has a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Jeffrey Brown's Darth Vader is an awkward dad, and Mark Addison Smith documents overheard conversations.
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with faculty who are the leading practitioners in their fields.