November 4, 2014

SAIC Artists and Curators Receive DCASE Residency Awards

The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Joyce Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2014–15 DCASE Studio Artist and Curatorial Residency Awards.

November 3, 2014

The Pritzker Foundation Gives $5 Million to SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $5 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation to establish the Pritzker Graduate Fellowship Fund.

October 29, 2014

SAIC Alum Participates in RedEye Chicago's Halloween Costume Challenge

SAIC alum Justin Leblanc (MDes 2012), an Assistant Professor at the North Carolina State University College of Design, was a finalist in the television show Project Runway Season 12 and he returned this year on the show's "All Stars" season.

October 29, 2014

Photography Faculty Member Awarded United States Artists Fellowship

SAIC faculty member LaToya Ruby Frazier (Photography) was recently named one of 34 fellows for 2014 by the United States Artists (USA) Program.

October 28, 2014

SAIC Purchases Land to Develop a Purpose-Built Building

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, has announced the acquisition of a 56,000-square-foot plot of land. The space, which is currently being used as a parking lot, was purchased as part of the school’s Campus Master Plan, completed last year. The plan helped to identify foreseeable campus needs for the next 10 to 20 years, which includes having a new, purpose-built school building.

October 22, 2014

Wired Features SAIC Project Array of Things

The tech-focused website, Wired, recently ran a story on the Array of Things, a collaboration between the Urban Center for Computation and Data at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and the School of the Art Institute of Chica

October 20, 2014

Looking Behind to Move Forward

An SAIC alum and Iraqi refugee confronts the conflict back home by eliciting participation and challenging perception.

October 20, 2014

Enabling Artists

SAIC student’s arts administration practice provides resources and collaborators to help artists realize their work.

October 17, 2014

Art and Work on the West Side

Alum engages North Lawndale in a conversation about art, social class, and Black labor.

October 16, 2014

Roger Brown Exhibition Recommended by Newcity Art

Shortly before he passed away, SAIC alum Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) completed Virtual Still Life, a series of 27 paintings which combined oil paintings with ceramics from his personal collection.

October 16, 2014

Chicago Nonprofit 3Arts Names SAIC Faculty as Award Recipients

3Arts is a Chicago-based nonprofit advocating for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in performance (dance, music, and theater), education, and visual arts.