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October 21, 2016

Yoko Ono Unveils New Work in Jackson Park

Yoko Ono (HON 1997) revealed her new public sculpture Skylanding in Jackson Park this October.

October 21, 2016

Alum Creates Labor-Transparent, Sustainable Home Goods

Dee Clements (BFA 2000) is the founder of Herron Studio, a sustainable and ecologically conscious textile manufacturer.

October 21, 2016

Newcity Film 50 Features 12 Alumni and Faculty

Newcity recently released its annual “Film 50” list of influential Chicago filmmakers, and 12 SAIC alumni and faculty members were featured among the notable names.

October 20, 2016

Two Alumni Presented with Anonymous Was a Woman Award

Performance artist Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) and textile artist Sonya Y.

October 20, 2016

Rirkrit Tiravanija is Head Chef of Pop-Up Thai Restaurant in Upstate New York

Rirkrit Tiravanija (MFA 1986) has opened a pop-up Thai restaurant, Brotheruncle, in Hancock, New York with his art dealer Gavin Brown.

October 20, 2016

Alum Named an “Exceptional Millennial Artist” to Watch in 2016

Hector Arce-Espasas (BFA 2005) has been named one of the 10 most exceptional millennial artists of 2016 by Artnet.

October 20, 2016

Alum Wins 2016 San Francisco Artadia Award

Joshua Faught (MFA 2006) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the San Francisco Artadia Awards.

October 20, 2016

Alum Erik Beehn Reminisces on Growing Up in a Las Vegas Hotel

Erik Beehn (BFA 2005, MFA 2015) was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune recently for his new exhibition, “Housesitting,” currently on display through November 18 at Platform in Evanston, Illinois.

October 20, 2016

SAIC Alumni Duo Luftwerk to Illuminate 606 Bridge

Petra Bachmaier (BFA 1999) and Sean Gallero (BFA 1999), part of the artist duo Luftwerk, have been tapped to create a major public light installation for the 606 bike-and-walk trail.

October 20, 2016

SAIC Students Sweep AMITA Design Challenge

The Daily Herald announced the winners of the AMITA Design Challenge 24-hour hackathon.

October 17, 2016

The Independent Spotlights Former SAIC Student

UK newspaper The Independent recently featured former SAIC student, Julie Houts and her illustration work.

October 17, 2016

SAIC Student’s New Clothing Line Featured in W

This October, W magazine profiled current SAIC student, Coco Gordon Moore (BFA 2016) in a piece titled “Coco Gordon Moore, Kim Gordon's Daughter, Is the Modern Embodiment of '90s Cool.” Gordon Moore is the daughter of Sonic Youth band mates Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.


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