Blair Thomas. Photo courtesy of Saverio Truglia via "Chicago Reader"

April 3, 2019

Blair Thomas Knows Puppets

Blair Thomas, adjunct associate professor in the School's Performance department, discusses his inspirations to pursue puppetry as a serious art form and his work as founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in a Chicago Reader feature story.

Rashid Johnson directs Ashton Sanders and Nick Robinson on set. Thomas Hank Willis/HBO

April 3, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Film Native Son Debuts April 6

Rashid Johnson's (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) first film, Native Son, an adaptation of Richard Wright's famous novel, debuts on HBO on Saturday, April 6 reports NPR's Morning Edition. 

The O'Hare International Airport expansion proposal by Studio ORD.

April 2, 2019

Jeanne Gang to Lead Team of Architects for New O’Hare Airport Project

The Chicago Tribune announced that renowned Chicago architect and SAIC honorary degree recipient Jeanne Gang (HON 2013) will lead Studio ORD, a team of architects who will design the massive O’Hare International Airport expansion.

Zhang Zipiao (BFA 2015), "Chocolate," 2018, oil on canvas,145 × 175 cm

April 2, 2019

Zipiao Zhang Included on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019

Zipiao Zhang (BFA 2015) was included on Forbes 30 Under 30: Asia 2019 list.

Ann Lui. Photo by Colleen Durkin via "Chicago" magazine

April 1, 2019

Ann Lui Named One of Chicago Magazine's Next Power Players

Assistant Professor Ann Lui (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) was included in Chicago magazine's list of 17 emerging power players for her work as "the activist architect."

Image courtesy of WTTW

March 28, 2019

Allie n Steve Mullen Reaches for Infinity in Decatur

Art and Technology Studies Assistant Professor Allie n Steve Mullen works to find the harmony in communicating with others.

Gregg Bordowitz. Photo: Justin Bettman

March 26, 2019

Gregg Bordowitz's Exhibit, I Wanna Be Well, Featured in Chicago Magazine

Professor and Director of SAIC's Low-Residency MFA Program, conceptual artist Gregg Bordowitz's upcoming exhibition, I Wanna Be Well,  at the Art Institute of Chicago was featured in Chicago magazine, the Windy City Times, and Newcity

Wu Tsang photographed in New York City, December 2018.

March 26, 2019

Wu Tsang Featured in ArtNews

ArtNews recently profiled MacArthur Fellow, artist Wu Tsang (BFA 2004) about pivotal works in her career and how her art makes us question what we know about identity. 

Detail of a Karolina Gnatowski work featured in "Some Kind of Duty," through March 31 at DePaul Art Museum. (Laura-Caroline Johnson/Handout)

March 26, 2019

SAIC Faculty kg Gnatowski Weaves Life in Solo Exhibit

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies department kg Gnatowski's (MFA 2007) solo exhibition, Some Kind of Duty, was recently reviewed in the Chicago Tribune.

Amanda Brinkman portrait

March 22, 2019

Making Noise

Amanda Brinkman (MA 2010) gives voice to women through her socially conscious business platform.

Jeffrey Gibson artist

March 21, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson Finds Pleasure in Color

Jeffrey Gibson (BFA 1995) was featured in a recent article in Departures magazine, where he talks about the joy of painting and the pleasure found in color.

Rosalie Shemmer, dean of Career and Professional Experience

March 20, 2019

Rosalie Shemmer Joins the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as Dean of Career and Professional Experience

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, has named Rosalie Shemmer as the School’s dean of Career and Professional Experience (CAPX). Shemmer will lead SAIC’s career office, where she will oversee career advising and institution-wide programming initiatives, internship programs, new employer relationship development and the School’s Fulbright application program, which has led SAIC to produce more Fulbright scholars than any other art and design college in the United States.