June 11, 2015

Former SAIC Student and Project Runway Winner is Key Figure in Portland's Fashion Industry

Portland based designer, Michelle Lesniak, won season 11 of Project Runway and is known for her strong aesthetic and quick wit.

June 10, 2015

SAIC Alum Helps Veterans Heal through Art

Richard Casper (BFA 2012), a Marine and Iraq War veteran, founded CreatiVets in 2013 to give disabled veterans the opportunity to engage with art, music, and creative writing as forms of therapy for combat-related trauma.

June 9, 2015

The Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Mark Ruffalo with Renaissance Award

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) honored actor Mark Ruffalo with the Renaissance Award for his acting, directing, and producing achievements.

June 9, 2015

Art in Andersonville

Two recent alumni exceeded their funding goal to open a community art center in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

June 9, 2015

Creatively Coping with the Effects of War

Richard Casper (BFA 2012), Iraq War veteran and alum, brings together his love of the arts and military to help fellow veterans heal the unseen wounds left by war.

June 7, 2015

SAIC Alum Garners Media Attention Regarding Detainment

On May 1, Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) was announced as one of the five artists chosen to receive the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, an unrestricted grant of $75,000 and a one-week residency at the California Institute of the Arts.

June 4, 2015

Manhattan’s NeueHouse Hosts Panel Discussion Featuring Alum and Faculty of SAIC

During Frieze New York, artist Paula Crown (MFA 2012) participated in a panel discussion along with SAIC faculty members and artists Michelle Grabner and Jose Lerma.

June 4, 2015

SAIC Alum Featured in Popular Mechanics' “13 Brilliant Makers and Innovators You Need to Know Now”

Popular Mechanics named Greta de Parry (BFA 2007) one of the “13 Brilliant Makers and Innovators You Need to Know Now." De Parry discusses the importance of embracing accidents as a sculptor and woodworker. Image from article: Saverio Truglia

June 4, 2015

SAIC Alum Wins a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship

SAIC alum and filmmaker Nadia Hironaka (MFA 1999) received one of this year's prestigious Guggenheim fellowships.

June 4, 2015

SAIC Alum Wins the 2015 Sovereign Asian Art Prize

SAIC Performance alum and Fulbright Scholar Anida Yoeu Ali (MFA 2010) is the first Cambodian artist to win the $30,000 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

June 4, 2015

Frances Whitehead’s Work with the 606 Soon to Be Enjoyed by Public

Chicago's 2.7-mile long elevated trail, known as the 606, is set to open Saturday, June 6.

June 4, 2015

Alum Appointed Curator of the International Museum of Surgical Science

Collin Pressler (BFA 2013) has been appointed the Curator of Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science, housed in a historic mansion on Lake Shore Drive.