Johnson uses unusual materials in his works, such as shea butter, plants and black soap. (Chris Sorensen for The Washington Post)

July 9, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Vital Voice

The Washington Post featured Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) who discussed how he creates his artwork.

"Cows on Parade" in Chicago in 1999, including a couple on Michigan Avenue, a LaSalle Bank Marathon cow, "Nine Spotted Lady Bug Cow" on the side of the Talbot Hotel, the Chicago Film Festival cow and "Rhinestone Cowgirl." (Tribune photos)

July 2, 2019

The Cows Are Coming Home

Chicago's famous Cows on Parade, artistically embellished cow statues that first appeared on the city's streets and plazas in 1999, have returned this summer as part of the project Cows Come Home, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Nick Cave, courtesy of Getty Images via "GQ"

June 26, 2019

Nick Cave Speaks with GQ

GQ recently spoke with Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave about his work, the fluid boundaries between art and fashion, and his new art space in Chicago, Facility. 

Darryl Terrell (MFA 2017)

June 26, 2019

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell Named Kresge Artist Fellow

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) was named a Kresge Artist Fellow by Kresge Arts in Detroit.

A long-neglected mini-golf course in Douglas Park has been brought back to life. Courtesy Pascal Sabino Block Club Chicago

June 25, 2019

SAIC Faculty Work with Youth to Bring Mini Golf Back to North Lawndale

Haman Cross III, artist and instructor in SAIC's Continuing Studies program and Eric Hotchkiss, lecturer in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, worked with youth to design the 18 holes of a mini golf course in Douglas Park.

June 25, 2019

SAIC Joins North Lawndale Community for Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Project

On the first day of summer, June 21, SAIC joined famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Bach Project, the North Lawndale community, the City of Chicago, and partners to work toward a greener North Lawndale.

Xiang Gu, Emily Shen, Alejandra Alonso Rojas

June 24, 2019

SAIC Alums Recognized by Council of Fashion Designers of America

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced recipients of its Fashion Future Graduate Showcase and finalists of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and SAIC alums are among those included.

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award 2019 - Jon Favreau

June 18, 2019

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center Featured in Forbes

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC), which has been educating and entertaining film fans for more than 45 years, was featured in Forbes.

Mark Jeffery performing “The Sea and Poison” (1998) by Goat Island. Also pictured: Matthew Goulish, Bryan Saner, Karen Christopher/Photo: Adam Crumlish

June 18, 2019

Mark Jeffery Talks Goat Island with Newcity

Associate Professor Mark Jeffery (Performance) was featured in an interview in Newcity, where he discussed how he became part of the performance group Goat Island; the current exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, goat island archive: we have discovered the performance by making it; and being a curator, teacher, and director.

Sarah Ross (Art Education) and J. Gibran Villalobos (Dual MA 2015)

June 13, 2019

SAIC Faculty Receive Inaugural "Leaders for a New Chicago" Awards from Field Foundation

The Field Foundation named 14 recipients of its inaugural "Leaders for a New Chicago" awards, reports the Chicago Tribune. Assistant Professor of Art Education Sarah Ross and Lecturer J.

The Hubble gave us images like the Pillars of Creation, which depicts vast, star-generating columns interstellar gas some 6,500–7,000 light years from Earth.  Visual: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team

June 5, 2019

Weaving Art and Astronomy

A recent article in Time Magazine discusses the significant connection between astronomy and art and mentions the work of SAIC alum Isaac Facio (BFA 2001, MFA 2017) and Benedikt Diemer, a cosmologist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 

Top row: Jerry Brennan, Donald G. Evans, Eric Kissamer. Bottom row: Eileen Favorite, Ruben Quesada, Elizabeth Metzger-Sampson

June 5, 2019

Newcity's "Lit 50" 2019 Includes SAIC Community Members

Newcity's 2019 "Lit 50" list includes several SAIC community members.