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April 26, 2017

SAIC Names Devarajulu Ravichandran Vice President of Educational Technologies and CIO

CHICAGO— The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Devarajulu Ravichandran as the School’s Vice President of Educational Technologies and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this position Ravichandran will lead a cutting-edge information and educational technology operation at one of the premier art and design schools in the world.

April 25, 2017

Jerry Saltz Publishes Personal Essay “My Life As a Failed Artist” in Vulture

Vulture recently published a personal essay by SAIC alum Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970-1975, HON 2008).

April 21, 2017

SAIC Student Honored with Start-Up of the Year Award

Kalí Zöe Designs, the holistic-themed jewelry company of SAIC student Callie Spiros (BFA 2018) and sister Arianna Spiros, has been recognized in Future Founders’ inaugural EntrepreneurshipU Award with an Outstanding Student Start-up of the Year award.

April 21, 2017

Stedelijk Museum Names SAIC Alum as New Curator

ArtNews announced that the famed Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has a new curator of contemporary art and time-based media, SAIC alum Karen Archey (BFA 2008).

April 17, 2017

SAIC Student Herman Aguirre Named 2017 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellow

The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts has announced that School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student Herman Aguirre (BFA 2014, MFA 2017) is one of eight early-career artists awarded grants from the fund.

April 14, 2017

Gladys Nilsson Profiled in Art in America

Gladys Nilsson (BFA 1962, HON 2016), a prominent member of the Chicago artist collective the Hairy Who, was recently profiled in Art In America magazine. Though focusing with precise detail on her use of shape and her deftness with water colors, the review also emphasizes Nilsson's narrative ability, and the symbolic interpetations present.

April 14, 2017

Jeff Koons to Collaborate with Louis Vuitton on New Handbag Line

Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008) is teaming up with Louis Vuitton on a line of handbags and accessories that feature several of the most famous paintings ever created. “I hope [people] embrace them as a continuation of my effort to erase the hierarchy attached to fine art and old masters,” Koons told the New York Times. 

April 14, 2017

SAIC Professor Featured on Chicago Tonight

On April 12, Chicago Tonight featured an appearance by SAIC Professor in Art and Technology Studies Eduardo Kac (MFA 1990).  

April 14, 2017

SAIC Alum's Solo Show Debuts in New York

Theodore Darst's (BFA 2011) first solo show is currently on display at Magenta Plains gallery in New York City.

April 14, 2017

Alum's Andersonville Shop Featured in the Reader

Martha Mae, the Andersonville art supply store of SAIC alum Jean Cate (BFA 2015), was recently featured in the Chicago Reader.

April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Wins Startup Award

SAIC faculty and alum Sharon Burdett (MFA 2005, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) has won the 2017 Startup Challenge for her invention of a home bread-baking device.

April 13, 2017

Tania Bruguera's Directorial Debut Featured in the Guardian

A life spent speaking truth to power and seismic changes in political order have led SAIC alum Tanya Bruguera (MFA 2001, HON 2016) to direct her first play at the Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória in Portugal as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Arts. The performance, a rendition of Samuel Beckett's Endgame, augments the play's notorious incomprehensibility into a treatise on relationships to power.


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