June 1, 2015

Kanye West Gives Artist Talk at SAIC

On Sunday, May 10, honorary doctorate recipient and Grammy Award–winning recording artist, songwriter, producer, designer, film director, entrepreneur, and painter Kanye West (HON 2015) engaged with SAIC students, faculty, and staff during an artist talk in the MacLean Ballroom. West created a dialogue by opening the floor to questions, and students inquired with thoughtful, interesting, and sometimes challenging questions about the artist’s research, process, and advice for making it out of a violence-plagued neighborhood.

May 18, 2015

150th Anniversary at SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is celebrating its 150th academic year beginning this fall with a full suite of exciting events for the whole community.

May 11, 2015

SAIC Holds Commencement Ceremony Monday May 11

On Monday, May 11, SAIC celebrated the milestone of Commencement with undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students and their families.

May 8, 2015

SAIC Fashion 2015 Raises More than $500,000

On Friday, May 8, SAIC students presented an electrifying multimedia fashion show three times throughout the day, with a final spectacular presentation at THE WALK, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) annual fashion show gala.

May 7, 2015

SAIC Announces the Winners of This Year's Fellowship Competition

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards: the 2015 Jacques and Natasha Gelman Graduate Fellowships, the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and the Eldon Danhausen Sculpture Fellowship. These awards, among SAIC’s highest honors, enable graduating students to continue their artistic growth after Commencement through advanced independent study, art making, research and travel.

May 7, 2015

Hyperallergic Interviews SAIC Alum Jason Karolak

Hyperallergic recently interviewed SAIC alum Jason Karolak (MFA 2006). Image from article: Jason Karolak, Untitled (P-1512) (2015), oil on canvas.

May 7, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Features SAIC Programs

The Chicago Tribune has featured SAIC in various contexts this month, including Kanye West’s visit to SAIC to receive his honorary doctorate at this year’s Commencement Ceremony.

May 7, 2015

Ten SAIC Artists Featured on Newcity’s Breakout Artists of 2015 List

Newcity released its list of Breakout Artists 2015: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers.

May 4, 2015

Ginger Krebs Awarded MAP Grant

SAIC Performance and Contemporary Practices faculty member Ginger Krebs has been awarded a MAP Grant for 2015.

May 4, 2015

Thomas Kong's Entry Recognized in Next Helsinki International Architecture Competition

SAIC Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects Faculty Member Thomas Kong has been recognized for his entry to the Next Helsinki international architecture competition.

April 30, 2015

SAIC Hosts Event to Launch Conversation Leading up to 50th Anniversary of Chicago’s Wall of Respect

In April, SAIC hosted The Wall of Respect and People's Art Since 1967, a symposium that brought together a number of artists and alumni associated with an important cultural moment known as the Wall of Respect.

April 30, 2015

F Newsmagazine Receives Awards from Student Society for News Design

The Student Society for News Design has recognized F Newsmagazine with the first place award for Overall Design of Magazine.