September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum and Partner’s Illustration Company Use Chicago as Inspiration

The Chicago Tribune wrote a story on Katie Lauffenburger (MFA 2007) and her husband Phil Thomson’s company, Cape Horn Illustration.

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alumni Show and Visiting Artists Featured in Chicago Reader

The Chicago Reader describes SAIC’s 150th Aniversary alumni show as “pulling out the big guns.” Curated by SAIC faculty members Scott and Tyson Reeder, Civilization and Its Discontents features work by former SAIC students including Jeff Koons (1975–76, HON 2008), Tony Tasset (MFA 1985), Rashid

September 9, 2015

SAIC Alum to Open Retail Store in West Loop

Maria Pinto (BFA 1990), lauded as one of Michelle Obama’s favorite designers, is set to open a new retail store to showcase her M2057 line in Chicago’s West Loop.

September 2, 2015

DNAinfo Profiles Outdoor Gallery Started by SAIC Alum and Faculty Member Edra Soto

DNAinfo profiles The Franklin, an outdoor gallery started by Contemporary Practices instructor Edra Soto (MFA 2000).

September 2, 2015

SAIC Alum Accepts Fermilab’s 2016 Artist Residency

Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975, HON 2014) has accepted Fermilab’s 2016 Artist Residency at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

September 1, 2015

Newcity Interviews the Reeder Brothers About Curating SAIC’s Alumni Exhibition

Newcity interviewed SAIC faculty members Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder about the upcoming exhibition at SAIC's Sullivan Galleries,

September 1, 2015

SAIC Alum's Solar Paper Design Raises More Than $1 Million on Kickstarter

Sen Chang (BFA 2010) raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter to fund Solar Paper, the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.

August 30, 2015

SAIC Alum Designs Miley Cyrus’s VMA Performance Costumes

Brad Callahan (BFA 2009), under his label BCalla (link NSFW), designed costumes for Miley Cyrus and her fellow performers—31 famous drag queens from the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race—for the MTV Video Music Awards.

August 29, 2015

Q&A with Cassie Tompkins

With a successful food website, an SAIC alum teaches the art of great grilling.

August 26, 2015

SAIC Sound Department Faculty Member Featured in Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune’s story about sound in the city mentions SAIC faculty member Eric Leonardson (MFA 1983) and his efforts to raise awareness of the importance of sound.

August 26, 2015

Ray Yoshida’s Scrapbook of Comic Book Clippings Digitized by the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian has digitized a scrapbook of clippings by the artist Ray Yoshida (BFA 1953).

August 24, 2015

Ale-ma Mater

The founder of Half Acre Beer Company (and SAIC alum) is brewing up a seasonal lager to celebrate SAIC’s 150th Anniversary.