September 1, 2015

SAIC Alum's Solar Paper Design Raises More Than $1 Million on Kickstarter

Sen Chang (BFA 2010) raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter to fund Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.

September 1, 2015

Newcity Interviews the Reeder Brothers About Curating SAIC’s Alumni Exhibition

Newcity interviewed SAIC faculty members Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder about the upcoming exhibition at SAIC's Sullivan Galleries,

August 30, 2015

SAIC Alum Designs Miley Cyrus’s VMA Performance Costumes

Brad Callahan (BFA 2009), under his label BCalla (link NSFW), designed costumes for Miley Cyrus and her fellow performers—31 famous drag queens from the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race—for the MTV Video Music Awards.

August 29, 2015

Q&A with Cassie Tompkins

With a successful food website, an SAIC alum teaches the art of great grilling.

August 26, 2015

SAIC Sound Department Faculty Member Featured in Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune’s story about sound in the city mentions SAIC faculty member Eric Leonardson (MFA 1983) and his efforts to raise awareness of the importance of sound.

August 26, 2015

Ray Yoshida’s Scrapbook of Comic Book Clippings Digitized by the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian has digitized a scrapbook of clippings by the artist Ray Yoshida (BFA 1953).

August 24, 2015

Ale-ma Mater

The founder of Half Acre Beer Company (and SAIC alum) is brewing up a seasonal lager to celebrate SAIC’s 150th Anniversary.

August 19, 2015

Grant for International Conference on the History of Art and Design in Chicago

Bess Williamson, Assistant Professor of Design History at SAIC, along with Jonathan Mekinda, Assistant Professor of Architectural History at Unviersity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have been awarded a grant to fund an international conference on the history of art and design in Chicago.

August 19, 2015

“A Ghost in the Family”

The New Yorker published a story about the creative turned romantic relationship between artist Barry McGee and SAIC alum Clare Rojas (MFA 2002) and the persistent presence of McGee’s late wife, the artist Margaret Kilgallen.

August 19, 2015

Michigan Avenue Magazine Asks Chicago Locals about Their Favorite Things

Two of the locals featured in Michigan Avenue magazine's “What to Do This Fall According to 4 Chicago Locals” are SAIC alum Maria Pinto (BFA 1990) and SAIC faculty member Nick Cave.

August 19, 2015

A New Exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Spotlights SAIC Alumni

A new exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA), “Chicago Connection – Artists from the Post War Period,” focuses on a group of artists who attended SAIC in the 50s and 60s.

August 16, 2015

On the Passing of Julian Bond, Civil and Human Rights Icon

On Saturday, we lost one of our great leaders in the historic struggle for civil and human rights.