Pauly Ramirez (BFA 2016), courtesy of Hermit

May 3, 2018

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Creates Online Marketplace for Collectors

Pauly Ramirez (BFA 2016) is the chief operating officer of Hermit, a new start-up that uses software to match patrons looking to commission artwork with the perfect artist for the job.

May 1, 2018

Online SAIC Store Is Here

The online SAIC Store has just launched.

April 27, 2018

Noël Jones' PhD in a Box

EYE to EYE Flashcards is an innovative new educational tool created by New Arts Journalism student Noël Jones (MA 2019), which aims to bring dense academic theories into the public sphere. 

April 27, 2018

SAIC Alumni Are Breaking out in Newcity

This spring, Newcity released its list of "Breakout Artists 2018" for the fourteenth year running. The list of “budding" image makers includes several SAIC alumni who were profiled by Newcity as artists “making insightful, mesmerizing and beautiful work.” 

After Cesare Auguste Detti by Yvette Mayorga

April 26, 2018

Yvette Mayorga Featured in Reader Cover Story

Yvette Mayorga (MFA 2016) brings her technicolor vision to this week's Chicago Reader cover story. The piece looks at how she channels her experience as a first-generation Mexican growing up surrounded by bakers into colorful and politically rich pieces that drip with her signature faux frosting.

April 26, 2018

The Legacy Museum Features Work of SAIC Alumni

On April 26, the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama, is slated to open along with the National Memorial for Peace and Justice which is the first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. 

William Chen and Amy Pleasant photo

April 26, 2018

Amy Pleasant and Phillip Chen Named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows

Two SAIC alumni, Amy Pleasant (BFA 1994) and Phillip Chen (MFA 1979), were named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

April 25, 2018

Jesse Ball Wins Berlin Prize

SAIC Professor in the Writing department Jesse Ball has been awarded the Berlin Prize for 2018–19 from the American Academy in Berlin.

April 24, 2018

2018 MakeWork Challenge Winners Announced

The 2018 MakeWork Challenge winners have been announced. The annual MakeWork Challenge offers SAIC students and recent alumni an opportunity to present business pitches for a chance at winning up to $10,000 in start-up funding.

April 24, 2018

SAIC Featured on NBC Today Show

SAIC was featured on NBC Today Show as part of the special series Together TODAY.

April 24, 2018

SAIC Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

This semester SAIC flexed its power by reducing its energy usage and upping its green initiatives.

Kenneth Josephson's breakthrough image, a study in sequential imagery. (Kenneth Josephson / Stephen Daiter Gallery)

April 24, 2018

Kenneth Josephson: The Man Who Pioneered Contemporary Photography and the Selfie

Professor Emeritus Kenneth Josephson, who was on SAIC faculty for 40 years in the Photography department, has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune as the man who pioneered contemporary photography and the selfie.