Ruttan is one of 18 Illinois artists to receive a $15,000 fellowship in 2014.
SAIC was highlighted for its progress on gender inclusivity.
The artists and curatorial fellows will engage visitors to the Chicago Cultural Center in open studio demonstrations and public talks.
The gift is one of the largest in the school’s history and will provide competitive student scholarships through the Pritzker Graduate Fellowship Fund.
Justin LeBlanc is a contestant on Project Runway All Stars this season.
LaToya Ruby Frazier was one of 34 artists to receive the award and $50,000 prize.
The 56,000-square-foot plot of land was purchased as part of the school's Campus Master Plan.
SAIC Student Health Insurance covers hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.
The Array of Things nodes will collect data from sensors around the city to make Chicago smarter.
The exhibition runs through November 1 at the Russell Bowman Art Advisory.