Avoid if contemplating an acid trip … detail from Gladys Nilsson’s A Cold Mouth, which appears in How Chicago! Imagists 1960s and 70s. Photograph: courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

March 20, 2019

Chicago Imagists Exhibit in London Receives Positive Reviews

The recently opened exhibition titled How Chicago!

Gibsons Italia courtesy of Eater Chicago

March 20, 2019

SAIC Faculty Terry Surjan Offers Expertise on New Gibsons Italia Restaurant

Lecturer in the School's Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects Terry Surjan provided thoughts on the design of the new Gibsons Italia restaurant for Eater Chicago.

Patricia Nguyen and John Lee for Chicago Torture Justice Memorial

March 19, 2019

Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Works to Build a Future Memorial

The Chicago Reader recently reported that Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), a collective which includes SAIC faculty members, alums, and students, is working to help build a memorial to honor survivors of torture perpetrated by former Chicago police commander Jon Burge and those working under his leadership.

"Thrival Geographies," by Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez is displayed in the lobby of the Wrightwood 659 gallery. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)

March 13, 2019

Dimensions of Citizenship in Chicago Praised for Thinking and Looking Forward

Dimensions of Citizenship's debut in Chicago at the Wrightwood 659 gallery was praised for thinking and looking forward by both the Chicago Tribune and WTTW's Chicago Tonight, in addition to being included on Newcity's Design Top 5 list for April.

Eric Hotchkiss teaches a public design class for SAIC in Nichols Tower

March 12, 2019

Homan Square Proves to Be a Beam of Hope

Nichols Tower in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood was the recent subject of an article in the New York Times.

I Wanna Be Well installation view

March 8, 2019

I Wanna Be Well

SAIC Professor Gregg Bordowitz reflects on his career retrospective I Wanna Be Well, coming soon at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Halle Butler, photo courtesy of Miranda Barnes via "The Cut"

March 8, 2019

Halle Butler Discusses Her Latest Novel with the Cut

Halle Butler's (BFA 2008) recently published second novel The New Me and her 2017 debut novel, Jillian, which landed her a place on Granta's list of Best of Young American Novelists, were the subject of an article in the Cut. 

Angel Otero in T the New York Times Style Magazine

March 8, 2019

Angel Otero Profiled in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) was profiled in T: The New York Times Style Magazine about his upcoming solo exhibit Milagros and on opening a second studio in his first home, Puerto Rico, early this summer. 

Lucy Knisley and Pal courtesy of Chicago Magazine

March 6, 2019

Lucy Knisley Illustrates Latest Graphic Memoir on Pregnancy

Lucy Knisley (BFA 2007), author, comic artist, and illustrator, was featured in Chicago magazine and the Chicago Tribune for her sixth graphic novel, Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos. 

SAIC Shows

March 1, 2019

SAIC Presents March and April Exhibitions and Events

Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end events.

March 1, 2019

F News Shines at the Illinois College Press Association

F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run publication received numerous awards from the 2018–19 Illinois College Press Association contest. 

Artist Nikko Washington courtesy of Nolis Anderson

March 1, 2019

Nikko Washington Goes Full Circle in Hyde Park

Niko Washington (BFA 2016) is an ace bowler but you wouldn't know it unless you've interacted with him.