President Emeritus Walter Massey

April 16, 2019

President Emeritus Walter Massey to Receive Vannevar Bush Award

President Emeritus Walter Massey will receive the National Science Board's (NSB) prestigious Vannevar Bush Award.

Drawing Homework for Mark Thomas Gibson's class, 2016

April 16, 2019

SAIC Student to Attend Yale Norfolk School of Art Summer Residency

SAIC undergraduate student Juan Arango Palacios (BFA 2020) has been accepted into the prestigious Yale Norfolk School of Art for a summer 2019 residency.  

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

April 15, 2019

Mierle Laderman Ukeles to Deliver Commencement Address for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome celebrated artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles who will deliver the School’s commencement address on Monday, May 13, at Wintrust Arena, 200 East Cermak Road. Ukeles, an activist artist known for her feminist works, will receive an honorary doctorate from the School, along with esteemed honorees, photographer Dawoud Bey, whose latest body of work was recently featured at the Art Institute of Chicago; filmmaker Isaac Julien and cartoonist and SAIC alum Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93).

Courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

April 15, 2019

Tamer Hassan Takes off with Debut Documentary

Tamer Hassan (MFA 2019) and Armand Yervant Tufenkian will premiere their innovative 16mm documentary Accession at Art of the Real film festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

Sonya Clark's "Monumental" (2019) Photo courtesy of Hyperallergic

April 12, 2019

Sonya Clark Presents American Truths through Textiles

Sonya Clark's (BFA 1993) most recent exhibition, Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia was featured in Hyperallergic and CNN.

Thorsten Trimpop – Faculty At SAIC

April 10, 2019

Thorsten Trimpop Named 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

Assistant Professor Thorsten Trimpop (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation) was named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Day of Service 2019

April 8, 2019

Serving It Up: SAIC Celebrates Day of Service

On March 29, SAIC celebrated its fourth annual Day of Service dedicated to the North Lawndale community. 

A look at the Sidney R. Yates Gallery which has been made to feel like Goat Island’s Lincoln Park-based church gym rehearsal space.

April 4, 2019

Nick Lowe Speaks with WDCB about goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation and cocurator of goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, Nick Lowe spoke with Gary Zidek for WDCB radio's The Arts Section about the history of the group and the current exhibit and performances, which celebrate the 23 years of Goat Island.

The Shed. Photo by Iwan Baan

April 4, 2019

Three SAIC Alums to Exhibit at New York's New Arts Center, The Shed

Maryam Hoseini (SAIC 2014–16), Analisa Teachworth (BFA 2008), and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) are slated for exhibits in the first year of New York's new art center, The Shed's opening.

Blair Thomas. Photo courtesy of Saverio Truglia via "Chicago Reader"

April 3, 2019

Blair Thomas Knows Puppets

Blair Thomas, adjunct associate professor in the School's Performance department, discusses his inspirations to pursue puppetry as a serious art form and his work as founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in a Chicago Reader feature story.

Rashid Johnson directs Ashton Sanders and Nick Robinson on set. Thomas Hank Willis/HBO

April 3, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Film Native Son Debuts April 6

Rashid Johnson's (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) first film, Native Son, an adaptation of Richard Wright's famous novel, debuts on HBO on Saturday, April 6 reports NPR's Morning Edition. 

The O'Hare International Airport expansion proposal by Studio ORD.

April 2, 2019

Jeanne Gang to Lead Team of Architects for New O’Hare Airport Project

The Chicago Tribune announced that renowned Chicago architect and SAIC honorary degree recipient Jeanne Gang (HON 2013) will lead Studio ORD, a team of architects who will design the massive O’Hare International Airport expansion.