August 7, 2018

Richard Hunt to Sculpt Ida B. Wells Memorial

SAIC alum Richard Hunt (BA 1957, HON 1979) has been chosen to sculpt the Ida B.

John McKinnon (MA 2008) is executive director of the Elmhurst Art Museum. Photo courtesy Crain's Chicago Business

August 6, 2018

Crain's Chicago Business Features John McKinnon's Various Elmhurst Art Museum Initiatives

Crain's Chicago Business features John McKinnon's (MA 2008) initiatives for the Elmhurst Art Museum’s increased engagement with the public.

August 3, 2018

Roberta Smith Reviews Gallery Series Featuring Karl Wirsum

Roberta Smith (HON 2017) recently reviewed the gallery series titled Painting: Now and Forever, Part III , which features the work of Karl Wirsum (BFA 1961, HON 2016).

Martin Berger

August 1, 2018

SAIC Welcomes Martin Berger as Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Martin Berger as the School’s Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Reader

August 1, 2018

SAIC Alum Featured in Chicago Reader's Makers Issue 2018

Self-proclaimed "underpants extraordinaire," SAIC alum Amy Taylor (BA 2010), was featured in the Chicago Reader's "Makers Issue 2018."

August 1, 2018

Amir Berbić Works with Michael Rakowitz to Honor Tamir Rice

Michael Rakowitz worked in collaboration with graphic designer Amir Berbić (MFA 2004) to create collection bins that were placed around the city of Cleveland and encouraged people to donate the orange items that would become the focus of the installation A Color Removed.

Photo courtesy of Whitten Sabbatini for The New York Times

July 27, 2018

Denise and Gary Gardner on Why African American Art Matters

Supporters and sponsors of the current Charles White: A Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago, Denise and Gary Gardner, talk to the New York Times, about their art, their life, and why African American art matters.

Jennie C. Jones, Red Measure, Muted and Clipped

July 26, 2018

Anonymous Was a Woman Grant Founder Reveals Identity

New York-based photographer Susan Unterberg has finally come forward as the previously anonymous donor behind unrestricted grant program Anonymous Was A Woman. Unterberg has paid out a total of $5.5 million over 22 years to support underrecognized female artists, some of whom include SAIC faculty and alumni.

July 26, 2018

Exhibition Space Designed by Tadao Ando to Feature AIADO Student Work

A new exhibition space, Wrightwood 659, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Tadao Ando opens this fall, and AIADO student work will be featured as part of the openiing exhibition, Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture. 

July 24, 2018

SAIC Alum's Work Aims to Overcome Division

SAIC alum Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas (BFA 2018) was recently featured in an article in Fast Company for his project Mending Wall, a series of eight grappling hooks he created as a response to the designs being considered for President Trump's proposed wall along the US's southern border. Although the objects are not meant to be truly functional, their symbolism (one is in the shape of a house) becomes a "hopeful statement that the practical and ideological forces behind the border wall can be defeated," reports Fast Company.

Cover of Emil Ferris' 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'

July 23, 2018

Emil Ferris' My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Wins Three 2018 Eisner Awards

Emil Ferris (BFA 2008, MFA 2010) won three Eisner Awards for her debut graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. She won Eisner Awards in the Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/Artist, and Best Coloring categories. 

Amanda Williams, Ultrasheen, from Color(ed) Theory Suite, 2014–16. Courtesy of the artist

July 19, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces Fall Visiting Artists Line-Up

CHICAGO—This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art. The fall season kicks off on September 10.