April 20, 2015

Ellen and Richard Sandor Pledge More Than $1 Million for New Scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a pledge of more than $1 million from Ellen and Richard Sandor. Ellen is a multimedia artist and an alum of SAIC, having graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1975. She received an Honorary Doctorate from SAIC in 2014. Ellen and Richard are longtime supporters of the school and its Gene Siskel Film Center.

April 16, 2015

George Lucas Lectures at SAIC

On Wednesday, April 15, renowned filmmaker George Lucas spoke to more than 800 students, faculty, and staff as part of SAIC’s Conversations on Art and Science lecture series.

April 16, 2015

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces its 2015 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, will welcome contemporary artist Albert Oehlen to deliver the school’s 149th commencement address on Monday, May 11, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway.

April 16, 2015

Fader Speaks with Lisa Wainwright and Walter Massey on Kanye West’s Honorary Degree

The FADER interviewed SAIC Dean of Faculty Lisa Wainwright and President Walter Massey about the school’s decision to give Kanye West an honorary doctorate at this year’s Commencement Ceremony.

April 16, 2015

SAIC Design Students Participate in the Milan Furniture Fair

For the eighth consecutive year, a cohort of SAIC students from the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects is presenting a collection of furniture and objects at Milano Salone, the world's largest design trade show.

April 14, 2015

Chicago Reader Features SAIC Alum’s New Book

Chicago Reader features SAIC alum Taylor Winder’s (BFA 2000) new book, titled Things I Made in My Underwear. Image from article: Taylor Winder

April 14, 2015

ARTslant Features Alum’s Residency with Chicago Corporation

ARTslant recently profiled the work of SAIC alum Andrew Norman Wilson (MFA 2011), discussing his recent residency with Starcom MediaVest Group, a large media specialist agency headquartered in Chicago.

April 9, 2015

Hyperallergic Features Faculty Member Jennifer Chan

Hyperallergic recently featured SAIC faculty member Jennifer Chan in an article addressing the issue of the lack of representation of women of color (WOC) and queer or trans women of color (QTWOC) in new media art.

April 9, 2015

Chicago Tribune Reviews Exhibitions of Archibald Motley, Ian Weaver and Eldzier Cortor

SAIC faculty Lori Waxman reviewed the exhibitions of SAIC faculty member Ian Weaver and late SAIC alum Archibald Motley (1914–18) at the Chicago Cultural Center as well as the exhibition of SAIC alum Eldzier Cortor (1936) at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Chicago Tribune.

April 7, 2015

Faculty Work to Be Featured in Upcoming Exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design

SAIC Department of Fiber and Material Studies faculty member Anne Wilson and Painting and Drawing faculty member Michelle Grabner will be showing work in the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today.

April 7, 2015

SAIC Alum Chris Ware Featured on May 2015 Cover of Juxtapoz Magazine

Juxtapoz Magazine features SAIC alum Chris Ware (1991–93) on its May 2015 cover. Image from article: Seth Kushner

April 2, 2015

The Chicago Tribune features SAIC's Deepening of Intersections Between Art and Science

The Chicago Tribune featured SAIC’s noteworthy efforts to enrich curricular connections between art and science.