September 10, 2014

Chicago Magazine Profiles Two Alumni as Rising Stars "Worth Investing In"

With the international art fair EXPO Chicago in full swing from September 18–21 and attracting both critics and collectors alike, Chicago magazine polled its art critics and curators for a list of the city’s upcoming artists whose work is worth the investment.

September 10, 2014

Theaster Gates Collaborates with SAIC Community for New Exhibition

SAIC Bill and Stephanie Sick Visiting Artist Theaster Gates conducted a "Black Artists’ Retreat" in August spanning two days.

September 3, 2014

The Great Frame Up Names SAIC Alum Artist of the Month

According to the Hyde Park Herald, venerable Chicago framing store The Great Frame Up has revived its tradition of promoting the work of local artists in the "Artist of the Month" series and will showcase SAIC alum Marianne Hammett (Ceramics) this month.

September 3, 2014

SAIC Professors Exhibit Work at Cleve Carney Art Gallery

SAIC professor and Co-Chair of Contemporary Practices Amy Vogel is exhibiting her work, spanning 15 years, at the College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Art Gallery, which "features an array of mixed media materials, including photos, paintings, sculpture, notes and raw materials," the Chicago Tribune reporte

September 3, 2014

SAIC Alum and AIADO Faculty Member to Launch Gender-Liberated Undergarments

As a student and now an instructor at SAIC, Brandon Kempe Scanlan (MDes 2013) is working to turn his graduate school thesis into a reality by launching a clothing line that is gender-neutral.

September 3, 2014

Michelle Grabner to Curate Upcoming Issue of New American Paintings

New American Paintings recently named Michelle Grabner, Chair of SAIC's Painting and Drawing department, a curator for the magazine's upcoming exhibit-in-print series.

August 28, 2014

Chicago Tribune Profiles SAIC Alumni and Brookfield Zoo's Resident Artisans

The Chicago Tribune recently profiled two artists and SAIC alumni who are keeping zoo animals happy by making natural-looking toys and devices, "invented to shake a zebra out of its lethargy, give a warm bed to a tree shrew, force a gorilla to forage for his food or provide a polar bear with a stone that rolls unpredictably," says writer Christopher Borrelli.

August 28, 2014

SAIC Alum Featured in Art F City

Reporter Whitney Kimball at Art F City recently spent a month in Philadelphia conducting studio visits with various artists.

August 28, 2014

Public Insecurities Opens at 900 N. Michigan Student Space

As part of SAIC’s Creativity in the Workplace program, the exhibition space in the 900 N.

August 27, 2014

Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists: Documentary on SAIC Alumni

In a new documentary directed by Leslie Buchbinder and written by John Corbett, Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists documents the group’s and its individual artists’ stories and includes interviews by their students and mentees, such as Jeff Koons and Peter Doig.

August 27, 2014

SAIC Participates in Hyde Park Art Center’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations

The Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) celebrates its 75th birthday this year with the exhibit The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle.

August 27, 2014

SAIC Alum is Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s Go-To Poster Designer

SAIC Alum Kurt Volk (Animation) has been working with Robert Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios for well over a decade.

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