October 12, 2015

SAIC Symposium Explores Visibility, Diversity, and Inclusion

On October 8 and 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) initiated an ongoing dialogue about diversity and inclusion on campus with a symposium organized by its Diversity Advisory Group titled Reframing Visibility.

October 11, 2015

SAIC at the White House

SAIC Fashion faculty member and interdisciplinary artist Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010) and SAIC student Nyugen Elvin Smith (Low-Res MFA 2016) have been invited to the White House in honor of National Youth Justice Awareness month.

October 6, 2015

SAIC Alum Receives Rave Reviews for Interactive Novel

Doubleday books released Bats of the Republic on October 6, written, designed, and illustrated by SAIC alum Zach Dodson (MFA 2011)—also the founder of Chicago independent press, Featherproof Books.

October 6, 2015

SAIC Student Recognized for His Innovative Design Concepts

Second-year Designed Objects student, Jay Hyun Kim (MDes 2016), has designs on integrating functionality, beauty, and sustainability into our daily lives.

October 4, 2015

SAIC Alum Cynthia Rowley Featured in Surface Magazine

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (BFA 1981) tells Surface the best things to do in Chicago, such as eating in the Fulton Market District and visiting the boutique Tusk.

October 4, 2015

The Chicago Architecture Biennial Is Open

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened October 3 and runs through January 3, 2016.

September 30, 2015

Chicago Tribune Reviews Iceberg Project's Exhibition of Barbara DeGenevieve's Work

SAIC faculty member Lori Waxman reviews Iceberg Project’s exhibition of the late Barbara DeGenevieve's work for the Chicago Tribune.

September 30, 2015

Archibald Motley Exhibit Lauded in the Press

The Whitney Museum of American Art will be exhibiting the work of Archibald Motley (1914–18, HON 1980) in the upcoming show Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.

September 28, 2015

SAIC Faculty Member Awarded 2015 MacArthur “Genius Grant”

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named LaToya Ruby Frazier, an Assistant Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as one of its 24 MacArthur fellows for 2015. Since joining SAIC in 2014, Frazier has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, while continuing to develop her practice spanning photography, video, and performance.

September 25, 2015

Gabriel Magliaro Says SAIC Influenced Half Acre

SAIC alum Gabriel Magliaro (BFA 2003) tells RedEye and Chicagoist that art school shaped the way he runs his business, Half Acre Beer Co.

September 23, 2015

New Installation at Millennium Park Coordinated by SAIC Faculty Member

Douglas Pancoast, Associate Professor of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO), helped coordinate the installation of eight 3,000- to 9,000-pound limestones in Millennium Park for a project called Rock.

September 23, 2015

SAIC Figures Prominently in Newcity’s Art 50 2015: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard

Newcity’s annual “Art 50” list, considered to be a snapshot of Chicago’s art ecosystem, features many SAIC faculty and alumni.