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November 15, 2017

Painters and Sculptors Grants Awarded to SAIC Alumni

This year several SAIC alumni were awarded grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Painters and Sculptors Grant Program.

November 13, 2017

SAIC Community Members Receive 3Arts Awards

3Arts, a Chicago-based nonprofit advocating for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities, has honored two members of the SAIC community with unrestricted grants to pursue their work. Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Tirtza Even and alum Juan-Carlos Perez (BFA 2002) will each receive an award for $25,000.  For the past 10 years, 10 artists from the six-county Chicago metropolitan area working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts have received awards from the organization.

November 10, 2017

Dread Scott Launches Kickstarter to Reenact 1811 Slave Rebellion

SAIC alum Dread Scott (BFA 1989), best known for his provocative works like What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a reenactment of the 1811 Louisiana slave rebellion.

November 8, 2017

Masseys and Anne Wilson Honored at Hyde Park Art Center Gala

About 500 guests gathered at the Hyde Park Art Center October 14 to celebrate the contributions Walter Massey, Chancellor of SAIC, his wife Shirley Massey, as well as Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies Anne Wilson have made to the Chicago arts community.

November 8, 2017

SAIC Renovates Iconic Columbus Drive Building

Four years ago, the department of Instructional Resources and Facilities Management (IRFM) began a modernization of the entire 142,000 square-foot Columbus Drive Building.

November 3, 2017

SAIC Students Contribute to SOFA

A contest is an unlikely place to connect with new people, but that’s the exact goal of SOFA CONNECT, an annual competition at SOFA CHICAGO where top design schools create environments that encourage interaction at the exhibition hall of Navy Pier.

November 2, 2017

First Prize at Bosch Urban Mobility Hackathon Goes to SAIC Student and Team

SAIC student Ravina Puri (BFA 2018) and her teammates from DePaul University took home first prize at the Bosch Urban Mobility Hackathon.

November 2, 2017

Awards Given to Emerging Young Artists from SAIC

Brianna Beck (MA 2019), Jillian Santora (SAIC 2014–17), and Kendall Schauder (BFA 2017) received Awards of Excellence in the VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition.

October 31, 2017

Angel Otero Considers Elegies in New Exhibit

Alum Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) is exhibiting a series of new paintings at the Bronx Museum of the Arts titled Angel Otero: Elegies.

October 24, 2017

Nato Thompson Slated to Lead Philadelphia Contemporary

Philadelphia Contemporary may still be looking for a home, but it just found its artistic director. Nato Thompson (MA 2004) has been selected to lead the institution—as of yet a series of poetry readings, midnight vigils, sculpture installations, and interactive art projects at various sites throughout the city.

October 24, 2017

Fashion Student Honored for Socially Conscious Garments

Interconnection and the power of "we" were themes in this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA+) Design Graduates. Established in 2013, CFDA+ identifies top graduates from across the globe as emerging talents.

October 24, 2017

Alum Responds to Travel Ban with Wallpaper

Alum Erin Chlaghmo (Post-Bac 2009, MFA 2012) is showing not all wallpapers belong in the background.

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