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.

June 1, 2015

Kanye West Gives Artist Talk at SAIC

On Sunday, May 10, honorary doctorate recipient and Grammy Award–winning recording artist, songwriter, producer, designer, film director, entrepreneur, and painter Kanye West (HON 2015) engaged with SAIC students, faculty, and staff during an artist talk in the MacLean Ballroom. West created a dialogue by opening the floor to questions, and students inquired with thoughtful, interesting, and sometimes challenging questions about the artist’s research, process, and advice for making it out of a violence-plagued neighborhood.

May 18, 2015

150th Anniversary at SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is celebrating its 150th academic year beginning this fall with a full suite of exciting events for the whole community.

May 11, 2015

SAIC Holds Commencement Ceremony Monday May 11

On Monday, May 11, SAIC celebrated the milestone of Commencement with undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students and their families.

May 8, 2015

SAIC Fashion 2015 Raises More than $500,000

On Friday, May 8, SAIC students presented an electrifying multimedia fashion show three times throughout the day, with a final spectacular presentation at THE WALK, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) annual fashion show gala.

May 7, 2015

SAIC Announces the Winners of This Year's Fellowship Competition

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards: the 2015 Jacques and Natasha Gelman Graduate Fellowships, the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and the Eldon Danhausen Sculpture Fellowship. These awards, among SAIC’s highest honors, enable graduating students to continue their artistic growth after Commencement through advanced independent study, art making, research and travel.

May 7, 2015

Hyperallergic Interviews SAIC Alum Jason Karolak

Hyperallergic recently interviewed SAIC alum Jason Karolak (MFA 2006). Image from article: Jason Karolak, Untitled (P-1512) (2015), oil on canvas.

May 7, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Features SAIC Programs

The Chicago Tribune has featured SAIC in various contexts this month, including Kanye West’s visit to SAIC to receive his honorary doctorate at this year’s Commencement Ceremony.