October 24, 2017

Nato Thompson Slated to Lead Philadelphia Contemporary

Philadelphia Contemporary may still be looking for a home, but it just found its artistic director. Nato Thompson (MA 2004) has been selected to lead the institution—as of yet a series of poetry readings, midnight vigils, sculpture installations, and interactive art projects at various sites throughout the city.

October 24, 2017

Gabriela Sacconi Honored for Socially Conscious Garments

Interconnection and the power of "we" were themes in this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA+) Design Graduates. Established in 2013, CFDA+ identifies top graduates from across the globe as emerging talents.

October 24, 2017

Erin Chlaghmo Responds to Travel Ban with Wallpaper

Alum Erin Chlaghmo (Post-Bac 2009, MFA 2012) is showing not all wallpapers belong in the background.

October 17, 2017

Chicago Tribune Shines Light on Aram Han Sifuentes' Protest Banner Lending Library

You won't find books in Aram Han Sifuentes' (MFA 2013) library.

October 13, 2017

Margie Lawrence Sings Go Cubs Go!

As an SAIC alum, Margie Lawrence (SAIC 1988–90) is in an unlikely position: she's an artist who is also a diehard baseball fan. But according to the Chicago Tribune, she's managed to use her work to bridge the gap between her love of painting and her love of the Chicago Cubs.

October 13, 2017

Artist and SAIC Alum Trevor Paglen Receives 2017 Macarthur “Genius” Grant

CHICAGO– The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Trevor Paglen, an alum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as one of its 24 MacArthur fellows for 2017. Paglen is a conceptual artist and geographer whose work makes the invisible operations of military and corporate power visible to everyday citizens. He received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at SAIC in 2002.

October 12, 2017

Lori Talley Considers the Future of Virtual Reality

Alum Lori Talley (MFA 1998), who currently serves as the Vice President and Director of Digital Production at branding agency Cramer-Krasselt, weighed in on the marketing potential of Virtual Reality (VR) in a recent interview with Forbes magazine.

October 10, 2017

Lisa Stone Talks about Art Environments

"Art environments"—gardens, parks, houses, or unique architectural structures filled or covered with works of art—require a very active role from its preservers.

October 10, 2017

Karen Ami Takes Chicago Woman's Center Stage

For this month's Artist Spotlight, Chicago Woman focused on Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School Karen Ami (MFA 1995).

October 10, 2017

SAIC Demonstrates Curatorial Influence

When Artnet asked Who Are the Most Influential Curators of the Last Century?, the School's influence could not be avoided.

October 9, 2017

SAIC Community Members Make Newcity's Film 50 List

This year's edition of Newcity's Film 50 list highlights Chicago's behind-the-scenes film community, and several SAIC community members were included.

October 6, 2017

Shruti Kirti: New Guard of Chicago Fashion

When designer Shruti Kirti (BFA 2010) is looking for inspiration, she imagines the woman who will be wearing her clothes—at least, that’s what she told Chicago Woman when profiled for their September/October issue.