Roger Brown, Ablaze and Ajar, 1972 Oil on canvas. Courtesy "New York Times"

July 10, 2019

New York Times Maps Major American Artists in Whitney Biennial

In the recent New York Times article, "Mapping the Whitney Biennial," the publication traces the history of the biennial through the residences of its participating artists. 

AXA Art Prize Finalists

July 10, 2019

SAIC Students Are Finalists for AXA Art Prize

Three SAIC students, Jin Lee, Caley Buck, and Leasho Johnson, have been selected as finalists for this year’s AXA Art Prize competition.

Dmitry Samarov. Courtesy of Terrence Antonio James for "Chicago Tribune"

July 9, 2019

The Chicago Tribune Profiles Dmitry Samarov

Dmitry Samarov (BFA 1993) was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune. 

Johnson uses unusual materials in his works, such as shea butter, plants and black soap. (Chris Sorensen for The Washington Post)

July 9, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Vital Voice

The Washington Post featured Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) who discussed how he creates his artwork.

"Cows on Parade" in Chicago in 1999, including a couple on Michigan Avenue, a LaSalle Bank Marathon cow, "Nine Spotted Lady Bug Cow" on the side of the Talbot Hotel, the Chicago Film Festival cow and "Rhinestone Cowgirl." (Tribune photos)

July 2, 2019

The Cows Are Coming Home

Chicago's famous Cows on Parade, artistically embellished cow statues that first appeared on the city's streets and plazas in 1999, have returned this summer as part of the project Cows Come Home, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Nick Cave, courtesy of Getty Images via "GQ"

June 26, 2019

Nick Cave Speaks with GQ

GQ recently spoke with Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave about his work, the fluid boundaries between art and fashion, and his new art space in Chicago, Facility. 

Darryl Terrell (MFA 2017)

June 26, 2019

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell Named Kresge Artist Fellow

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) was named a Kresge Artist Fellow by Kresge Arts in Detroit.

A long-neglected mini-golf course in Douglas Park has been brought back to life. Courtesy Pascal Sabino Block Club Chicago

June 25, 2019

SAIC Faculty Work with Youth to Bring Mini Golf Back to North Lawndale

Haman Cross III, artist and instructor in SAIC's Continuing Studies program and Eric Hotchkiss, lecturer in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, worked with youth to design the 18 holes of a mini golf course in Douglas Park.

June 25, 2019

SAIC Joins North Lawndale Community for Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Project

On the first day of summer, June 21, SAIC joined famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Bach Project, the North Lawndale community, the City of Chicago, and partners to work toward a greener North Lawndale.

Xiang Gu, Emily Shen, Alejandra Alonso Rojas

June 24, 2019

SAIC Alums Recognized by Council of Fashion Designers of America

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced recipients of its Fashion Future Graduate Showcase and finalists of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and SAIC alums are among those included.

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award 2019 - Jon Favreau

June 18, 2019

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center Featured in Forbes

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC), which has been educating and entertaining film fans for more than 45 years, was featured in Forbes.

Mark Jeffery performing “The Sea and Poison” (1998) by Goat Island. Also pictured: Matthew Goulish, Bryan Saner, Karen Christopher/Photo: Adam Crumlish

June 18, 2019

Mark Jeffery Talks Goat Island with Newcity

Associate Professor Mark Jeffery (Performance) was featured in an interview in Newcity, where he discussed how he became part of the performance group Goat Island; the current exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, goat island archive: we have discovered the performance by making it; and being a curator, teacher, and director.