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September 15, 2017

Art, Chicago Style

Despite a Picasso at Daley Plaza, a Calder in front of the Federal Building, and a Miro in the plaza of the Brunswick Building, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg doesn't immediately think artists living and working in the city when he pictures it in his mind.

September 14, 2017

Professor Discusses His Brewery Passion Project

Professor Shawn Decker of the School’s Sound and Art and Technology Studies departments recently sat down for an interview with the The Hop Review about the evolution of his Evanston-based brewery, Sketchbook Brewing Co.  From Kickstarter campaign to full-blown neighborhood watering hole, Decker’s brewery has managed to overcome some of the community's initial hesitancy (left over from Evanston’s legacy as one of the last holdouts of the Prohibition) to provide a unique, sustainable craft beer option to local residents. 

September 14, 2017

Fall into Art: SAIC Alumni at EXPO

A look at SAIC alumni participation at this year's EXPO CHICAGO. 

September 14, 2017

HEED Award Recognizes School's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

For the fourth year in a row, SAIC received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 13, 2017

School Takes Top Spots on Newcity's Art 50 List

Several members from SAIC's community were included on Newcity’s  Art 50 2017 list of Chicago’s “visual vanguard,” artists, curators, educators, and collectors whose work has been instrumental in solidifying the city’s status as a leader in art and design. 

September 12, 2017

SAIC's Photo Department Sweeps Artadia Awards

Artadia, the national not-for-profit supporting visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards, announced that its Chicago winners are both faculty members of the School. Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015), program mentor of SAIC's Photography department, joins Professor Claire Pentecost in accepting $10,000 awards from Artadia, and other ongoing benefits. 

September 12, 2017

U.S. Pavilion Announces Exhibitors at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Chicago, September 12, 2017–The curatorial team for Dimensions of Citizenship, the exhibition that will represent the United States in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, today announced the architects, landscape architects, and designers who will create work for the show. The seven commissioned exhibitors are:

September 11, 2017

Roger Brown's Work to Be Brought to the Forefront

The works of the late Roger Brown, who received his BFA in 1968 and MFA in 1970 from SAIC, have garnered major interest from Chicago gallery owner Kavi Gupta. “Since Brown's passing, his career didn't continue like it should have," Gupta says.

September 11, 2017

Sanford Biggers Featured in Architectural Digest

Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999) was recently interviewed in Architectural Digest. "I consider myself a late collaborator, working with this patchwork that goes over a span of decades and generations," Biggers says of his practice.

September 11, 2017

Faculty Member to Make Protest Banners at EXPO

The Chicago Tribune recently featured SAIC faculty in the Departments of Liberal Arts and Fiber and Material Studies Aram Han Sifuentes (MFA 2013) in their article analyzing how artists, authors, filmmakers, and musicians are navigating the political and economic climate of 2017.

September 11, 2017

Chicago Design Market hosting SAIC's "Whatnot"

For a decade, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have exhibited their work in Milan during Design Week.

September 11, 2017

Jeanne Gang and Nick Cave Collaborate for First Time

Nick Cave, Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment, and Jeanne Gang (HON 2013), founder and principal of architectural firm Studio Gang, have teamed up for the first time ever.