Walter Massey Shares a Moment in Black History

February 18, 2019

Walter Massey Shares a Moment in Black History

Walter Massey, president emeritus of SAIC, became a part of history in Chicago this past week as all five of City Hall's sister agencies are now headed by African Americans reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

February 14, 2019

LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs Angela Bassett for W Magazine

LaToya Ruby Frazier, associate professor in the Photography department, was selected by director Spike Lee to photograph Angela Bassett for the latest cover story in W Magazine.

Portrait of Dox Thrash by an unidentified photographer c. 1950

February 14, 2019

Dox Thrash: Creator of Opheliagraph

SAIC alum Dox Thrash depicted African American life through a printmaking process he helped invent and perfect called carbordundum printing. Thrash used the medium's incredible range of black-and-white-gradation to create transfixing portraits of African Americans before the dawn of the civil rights movement. 

February 12, 2019

SAIC Named the Top Producer of Fulbright Students for 2018–19

SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Ayesha Singh Forbes India

February 12, 2019

Ayesha Singh Mentioned in Forbes 30 Under 30

Ayesha Singh (MFA 2018) has been named 30 Under 30 in Forbes India for her artistry. 

Pictured doors of Sector 2337

February 11, 2019

Caroline Picard Takes a Look at Creative Placemaking

Caroline Picard (MFA 2010) recently shut the doors of the Logan Square bookstore, gallery, and performing arts space Sector 2337. 

In>Time Performance Festival

February 8, 2019

STATE and Diorama Performances Featured in Newcity

STATE, the performance by Ingri Fiksdal and Henrik Vibskov at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, along with Diorama, a collaborative outdoor performance with Fiksdal, Fredrik Floen, and MFA students from SAIC were featured in Newcity.

Soundwalk with Eric Leonardson

February 8, 2019

Eric Leonardson Leads Soundwalk through Chicago Pedway

The Chicago Reader recently spoke with Eric Leonardson (MFA 1983) the founder of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) and adjunct associate professor in the Sound department about soundwalks in the Chicago Pedway.

February 6, 2019

President Elissa Tenny, Faculty, and Alums Reveal Bold Ideas for Chicago

The anniversary edition of Newcity introduces bold ideas about the future of Chicago from 33 visionaries including President Elissa Tenny; faculty members Michelle Grabner, Edra Soto (MFA 2000), and Tanner Woodford; and alums Barbara Koenen (Post-Bac 1986, MFA 1989), Angelique Power (MFA 1998), and Ines Sommer (MFA 1988). 

Present. Perfect. Film Still

February 4, 2019

Zhu Shengze’s Film Wins Top Prize at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Zhu Shengze's (MFA 2017) film was named the winner of the 2019 Tiger Award presented at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. 

January 29, 2019

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Wins Artes Mundi 8 Prize

Artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the UK's leading prize for international and contemporary art. 

January 25, 2019

Making Art on the High Plains

Students experience the culture and ecosystems of the American West.