The "Ten Thousand Ripples" citywide sculptural project by “Chicagoan of the Year” Indira Johnson (MFA 1967) was one of many high profile accomplishments by SAIC community members in 2013.
The "Ten Thousand Ripples" citywide sculptural project by “Chicagoan of the Year” Indira Johnson (MFA 1967) was one of many high profile accomplishments by SAIC community members in 2013.
December 26

SAIC Projects Top Chicago Magazine’s "10 Most Memorable Art Moments from 2013"

SAIC talent dominates Chicago magazine's roundup of the 10 Most Memorable Art Moments from 2013, published on December 24. News of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, co-curated by faculty member Michelle Grabner (Painting & Drawing) and featuring no less than 17 artists from the SAIC community, tops the year’s highlights compiled by critic Jason Foumberg (MA 2006). “With the largest concentration of Chicago-based artists ever in this show, all eyes are on Chicago,” Foumberg says. SAIC faculty projects also feature prominently, including the “bank sponsored anti-banking themed art show” by Jason Lazarus (Photography) at the MCA, which featured the artist’s collection of Occupy Wall Street signs. Foumberg recognizes 3D Printer Experience co-founders Tom Burtonwood (Contemporary Practices) and Holly Holmes (Continuing Studies) as well for putting “sculpture in the hands of everyone” and “leading the way with [3D printing] technology in art and design.” Featured SAIC moments also include sculpture project Ten Thousand Ripples by “Chicagoan of the Year” and SAIC alumna Indira Johnson (MFA 1967), the release of the animated “masterpiece” Consuming Spiritsby faculty member Chris Sullivan (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation), and alumnus and faculty member Elijah Burgher's (MFA 2004) "breakout year.”