Newcity Breakout Artists 2019

April 25, 2019

Six SAIC Alums Named 2019 Breakout Artists

Newcity released its 2019 Breakout Artists list, and six of the eight artists included are SAIC alums.

Abdul Mubeen and Mohammed Shafeeq’s house after renovation. (Photo: Architectural Heritage Division, INTACH)

April 18, 2019

SAIC Alum Malvika Bajaj Saini's Conservation Project Featured in the Indian Express

Conservation architect at the Architectural Heritage Division of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and alum Malvika Bajaj Saini (MS 2000) was part of a team working on a pilot conservation project in the weaver cluster of Chanderi, India.

Jeanne Gang (HON 2013)

April 18, 2019

Jeanne Gang Included on Time Magazine's List of 100 Most Influential People

Chicago architect and SAIC honorary degree recipient Jeanne Gang (HON 2013) made the 2019 list of Time Magazine's 100 Most Infuential People in the category of titans.

"Pizza Parade" Courtesy of the artist

April 17, 2019

Alberto Aguilar: Living Life like a Work of Art

Artist, alum, and Lecturer Alberto Aguilar (BFA 1997, MFA 2001, Contemporary Practices) frequently merges the domestic space with the artistic.

Image of Greg Mowery courtesy of WTTW

April 16, 2019

Greg Mowery Sheds Light on Rogers Park

Adjunct Associate Professor in Art and Technology Studies Greg Mowery was featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight about his course Neon Techniques and his plans to open up a neon art co-op in Rogers Park.

Photo courtesy of ARTnews

April 16, 2019

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Lives, Works in Hybridity

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (MFA 1998, HON 2011) was highlighted in a recent article in ARTnews for his ability as a Thai artist to reach audiences internationally. 

Image courtesy of Hyperallergic

April 16, 2019

Nick Cave Sounds out to the Sacred

Nick Cave, professor in the Fashion, Body and Garment program crosses over fashion, sculpture, installation, performance, video, and designed objects in his work.

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.