Portrait of Dox Thrash by an unidentified photographer c. 1950

February 14, 2019

Dox Thrash: Creator of Opheliagraph

SAIC alum Dox Thrash depicted African American life through a printmaking process he helped invent and perfect called carbordundum printing. Thrash used the medium's incredible range of black-and-white-gradation to create transfixing portraits of African Americans before the dawn of the civil rights movement. 

Ayesha Singh Forbes India

February 12, 2019

Ayesha Singh Mentioned in Forbes 30 Under 30

Ayesha Singh (MFA 2018) has been named 30 Under 30 in Forbes India for her artistry. 

Pictured doors of Sector 2337

February 11, 2019

Caroline Picard Takes a Look at Creative Placemaking

Caroline Picard (MFA 2010) recently shut the doors of the Logan Square bookstore, gallery, and performing arts space Sector 2337. 

In>Time Performance Festival

February 8, 2019

STATE and Diorama Performances Featured in Newcity

STATE, the performance by Ingri Fiksdal and Henrik Vibskov at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, along with Diorama, a collaborative outdoor performance with Fiksdal, Fredrik Floen, and MFA students from SAIC were featured in Newcity.

Soundwalk with Eric Leonardson

February 8, 2019

Eric Leonardson Leads Soundwalk through Chicago Pedway

The Chicago Reader recently spoke with Eric Leonardson (MFA 1983) the founder of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) and adjunct associate professor in the Sound department about soundwalks in the Chicago Pedway.

Present. Perfect. Film Still

February 4, 2019

Zhu Shengze’s Film Wins Top Prize at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Zhu Shengze's (MFA 2017) film was named the winner of the 2019 Tiger Award presented at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. 

January 29, 2019

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Wins Artes Mundi 8 Prize

Artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the UK's leading prize for international and contemporary art. 

January 25, 2019

Eduardo Kac's Work Featured in Show and Anthology on Internet Art

Professor of Art and Technology Studies Eduardo Kac's 1985 work Reabracadabra is featured in an exhibition The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics at the New Museum.

January 25, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Native Son Picked up by HBO Films

Rashid Johnson's (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) first film, Native Son, has been picked up by HBO Films reports Vulture.

January 23, 2019

Carole Frances Lung and Wu Tsang Awarded 2019 USA Fellowships

Carole Frances Lung (BFA 2005, MFA 2007) and Wu Tsang (BFA 2004) were among the recipients of the United States Artists  (USA) 2019 Fellowship Award, which grants up to $50,000 in unrestricted funds to artists.

January 22, 2019

Ni'Ja Whitson Receives a 2019 Creative Capital Award

Ni’Ja Whitson (MFA 2007) was awarded the 2019 Creative Capital Award.

January 22, 2019

She Persists: An All-Female and Woman-Identifying Show Features SAIC Alum

The New York Times has spotlighted She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, an installation in the public spaces of New York’s Gracie Mansion, residence of the city's mayor.