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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

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

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 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.

August 21, 2014

In Memorium: Barbara DeGenevieve

Boundary-pushing artist and Chair of SAIC’s Photography Department, Barbara DeGenevieve, lost a battle with cancer, passing away on August 9 at the age of 67.

August 21, 2014

Fast Company Goes Inside the "Bizarre" World of Glitch Art, a division of Fast Company, included an interview with SAIC alums and faculty members Nick Briz (MFA 2011) and Paul Hertz (MFA 1985) this summer.

August 21, 2014

Susan Giles Named Hyde Park Art Center Chicago Resident Artist

Hyde Park Art Center, one of Chicago’s most important incubators or the visual arts, recently named Susan Giles (MA 1997) its 2014–15 Chicago Resident Artist.

August 21, 2014

Richard Hunt Receives Fifth Star Award

An internationally recognized sculptor and SAIC alum Richard Hunt (BA 1957) was one of several recipients of the City of Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, reported the Chicago Tribune August 13.

August 21, 2014

Morton Salt and SAIC Looking for Students "Worth their Salt"

As part of its 100th birthday celebration, iconic food brand Morton Salt has partnered with SAIC to offer scholarships to students "worth their salt." The Chicago-based company is sponsoring Morton Salt Girl Centennial Scholarships that will be awarded to students enrolled at SAIC.