September 16, 2015

SAIC Alumni’s Light Sculptures on view at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Petra Bachmaier (BFA 1999) and Sean Gallero (BFA 1998), the artist duo operating under the name Luftwerk, have new work on view at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

September 16, 2015

Half Acre Crafted a Beer for SAIC’s 150th Anniversary

Half Acre, a local brewery founded by SAIC alum Gabriel Magliaro (BFA 2003), will debut a new beer at SAIC’s 150th Anniversary Block Party on Saturday, September 19.

September 16, 2015

National Science Foundation Awards $3.1 Million to Array of Things Project

Associate Professor Douglas Pancoast is working with an interdisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and scientists at the Computation Institute (a joint initiative of University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the

September 16, 2015

The Past, Present, and Future of Design

After 150 years, design at SAIC takes the next step—a Design History track to study that history.

September 14, 2015

SAIC Receives INSIGHT into Diversity 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

CHICAGO—Today, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

September 13, 2015

SAIC Alum, Artist Timothy Linn dies

Timothy Linn (BFA 1970, MFA 1976), an accomplished artist, died on August 10, 2015, surrounded by loving family and friends.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum interviewed by Chicago Tribune

Laura Marie Panozzo (SAIC 1995–99) studied painting and sculpture at SAIC before embarking on a five-year stay in Italy where she studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence. Image from article

September 9, 2015

Iceberg Projects Presents the Work of Late SAIC Professor Barbara DeGenevieve

From September 12 through October 10, Chicago’s Iceberg Projects will present the first of its exhibitions devoted to the work of the late SAIC Professor Barbara DeGenevieve: Medusa’s Cave.

September 9, 2015

The Brooklyn Rail Speaks With SAIC Alum About His Recent Body of Work

Trevor Paglen (MFA 2002) speaks with the Brooklyn Rail about his practice.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum and Partner’s Illustration Company Use Chicago as Inspiration

The Chicago Tribune wrote a story on Katie Lauffenburger (MFA 2007) and her husband Phil Thomson’s company, Cape Horn Illustration.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alumni Show and Visiting Artists Featured in Chicago Reader

The Chicago Reader describes SAIC’s 150th Aniversary alumni show as “pulling out the big guns.” Curated by SAIC faculty members Scott and Tyson Reeder, Civilization and Its Discontents features work by former SAIC students including Jeff Koons (1975–76, HON 2008), Tony Tasset (MFA 1985), Rashid

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum to Open Retail Store in West Loop

Maria Pinto (BFA 1990), lauded as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, is set to open a new retail store to showcase her M2057 line in Chicago’s West Loop.