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January 18, 2017

Athanasia Kyriakakos Named Finalist for National Teacher of the Year

Upon receiving glowing recommendations from her peers and community, SAIC alum Athanasia Kyriakakos (MFA 2000) is one of four finalists for this year’s National Teacher of the Year award.

January 18, 2017

SAIC Student Takes the Stage in Young Playwrights Festival

For the past 30 years, Chicago’s Pegasus Theatre has hosted their Young Playwrights Festival, which gives teenagers the opportunity to see their plays produced and directed by a professional theatre company.

January 18, 2017

SAIC’s Homan Square Initiatives Profiled in South Side Weekly

SAIC continues to be a larger part of critical dialogues concerning art’s transformative power.

January 18, 2017

Roberta Smith Reexamines "Singular" Elizabeth Murray

Born and bred in Chicago, the late Elizabeth Murray (BFA 1962) fell in love with Cézanne and de Koonig while roaming the Art Institute.

January 18, 2017

Faculty Member Talks Religion and Contemporary Art with the Observer

SAIC faculty member James Elkins (Art History, Theory, and Criticism) was recently quoted in an article in the Observer.

January 13, 2017

Amy Lawson Smeed Animates Pixar's Moana

Disney/Pixar animator Amy Lawson Smeed (BFA 1997) first made waves with animation in an SAIC classroom.

January 10, 2017

Lecturer Recognized as Part of 40 Under 40

Paola Aguirre (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) was named one of Impact Design Hub’s 40 Under 40 for bringing collaboration to urban planning.

January 4, 2017

Faculty Member Receives Grant from City

Ann Lui (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) and Craig Reschke, partners at the architecture outfit Future Firm, were awarded a grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events through the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

January 4, 2017

SAIC Faculty Member Awarded Public Works Project

Following the renovation of the Irving Park Blue Line station, the Chicago Transit Board announced the commission of a public arts project.

January 4, 2017

Print Production as Art Making

For faculty member Dushko Petrovich (New Arts Journalism), publishing is a creative practice.

January 3, 2017

Reviews Soar for Rashid Johnson's New Exhibit

Fall was a busy time for alum Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2004–05), who opened his show Fly Away at the New York gallery Hauser & Wirth to much critical acclaim.

December 12, 2016

Student Receives 2016 Best International Feature Award

Zhengze Zhu's (MFA 2017) film Another Year has been awarded the 2016 Best International Feature Award by the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM). The film logs 13 dinners in 14 months with a working class Chinese family where intimate relationships are revealed as they discuss issues such as working conditions and the one-child policy.


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