SAIC News

Whitney Museum of American Art

May 16, 2019

Whitney Biennial 2019 SAIC Artist List

The Whitney Biennial 2019 opens this week on May 17 and runs through September 22.

"The Sea & Poison" was Goat Island's sixth full-length piece.

May 8, 2019

A Living Archive Found in Goat Island Archive Exhibit

goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, an exhibit and accompanying performances which pay homage to the performance art group Goat Island, was reviewed in the Chicago Reader.

SAIC student designs for WantedDesign

May 7, 2019

SAIC Student Designs Will Debut at WantedDesign

SAIC students in the Designed Objects program Whatnot Studio course, taught by Peter Oyler and Jonah Takagi, will debut their designs at WantedDesign's Brooklyn edition from May 16–20.

Stephen Varble in the Elizabethan Farthingale (1975) by Greg Day

May 6, 2019

David Getsy Inspires with the Gutter Art of Stephen Varble

Hyperallergic reviewed The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance Art in the 1970s, Photographs by Greg Day, curated by David Getsy.

Photo: Joan Mitchell, ca. 1946. Photography by Barney Rosseti, Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives. © Joan Mitchell Foundation

May 6, 2019

Joan Mitchell's Letters Offer New Perspective on the Artist

The abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell (BFA 1947) was known for her large-scale works, achieving the same level of acclaim as her male contemporaries like Jackson Pollock, and her relentless pursuit of art.

Mitsu Salmon (MFA 2014) and Jane Jerardi (MFA 2012) image

May 6, 2019

SAIC Alums Selected as 2019 Dancemakers Lab Artists

Two SAIC alums, Jane Jerardi (MFA 2012) and Mitsu Salmon (MFA 2014) were selected as 2019 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artists. 

May 6, 2019

SAIC Graduate Student Awarded 2019 Gensler Diversity Scholarship

SAIC graduate student Rula Zuhour (MArch 2020) was named first-place winner of the 2019 Gensler Diversity Scholarship.

Halston and Liza Minnelli

May 2, 2019

Iconic Fashion Designer Halston Celebrated in New Documentary

Legendary fashion designer Halston (SAIC 1952) is the subject of a new fashion documentary, which was featured in Logo television's blog NewNowNext.

Graham Foundation logo

April 30, 2019

SAIC Faculty and Alums Awarded Individual Graham Foundation Grants

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has released its 2019 list of individual grantees.

April 30, 2019

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents Spring and Summer Exhibitions and Events

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer.

Adam Foster's 18-karat gold, aquamarine and moonstone cuff

April 30, 2019

Forbes Features SAIC Alum's Jewelry Creations

Master jeweler and SAIC alum Adam Foster (BFA 2003) was recently featured in Forbes for his ultra-nuanced creations, which are appearing at Bergdorf Goodman in New York this May. 

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