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Martyl with Ellen Sandor, Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa, and Janine Fron of (art)n., “Have A Nice Day” (2002), 40 x 30 inches, PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, and Plexiglas (courtesy of Ellen Sandor, (art)n.)

February 20, 2019

New Media Futures Reviewed in Hyperallergic

New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts, a book edited by Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975, HON 2014), Janine Fron, and Donna J.

Tyson Reeder's Painting for T Magazine

February 20, 2019

Scott and Tyson Reeder Imagine What Happens in Five Books

Associate Professors in Painting and Drawing, brothers, and artists Scott and Tyson Reeder were recently asked by T: The New York Times Style Magazine to envision what happens on page 76 in five of the season's most anticipated books.

Sterling Ruby Studio, STATE, 2019, production still

February 19, 2019

Sterling Ruby Profiled in AnOther Magazine

Sterling Ruby (BFA 2002) was recently profiled in AnOther Magazine for his show DAMNATION, "a powerful exposure of America’s system of incarceration," says the publication.

U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

February 18, 2019

Dimensions of Citizenship Debuts in Chicago

Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos makes its US premiere after its debut at the Venice Biennale last year, reports the Chicago Reader.

Walter Massey Shares a Moment in Black History

February 18, 2019

Walter Massey Shares a Moment in Black History

Walter Massey, president emeritus of SAIC, became a part of history in Chicago this past week as all five of City Hall's sister agencies are now headed by African Americans reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Portrait of Dox Thrash by an unidentified photographer c. 1950

February 14, 2019

Dox Thrash: Creator of Opheliagraph

SAIC alum Dox Thrash depicted African American life through a printmaking process he helped invent and perfect called carbordundum printing. Thrash used the medium's incredible range of black-and-white-gradation to create transfixing portraits of African Americans before the dawn of the civil rights movement. 

Ayesha Singh Forbes India

February 12, 2019

Ayesha Singh Mentioned in Forbes 30 Under 30

Ayesha Singh (MFA 2018) has been named 30 Under 30 in Forbes India for her artistry. 

Pictured doors of Sector 2337

February 11, 2019

Caroline Picard Takes a Look at Creative Placemaking

Caroline Picard (MFA 2010) recently shut the doors of the Logan Square bookstore, gallery, and performing arts space Sector 2337. 

In>Time Performance Festival

February 8, 2019

STATE and Diorama Performances Featured in Newcity

STATE, the performance by Ingri Fiksdal and Henrik Vibskov at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, along with Diorama, a collaborative outdoor performance with Fiksdal, Fredrik Floen, and MFA students from SAIC were featured in Newcity.

Soundwalk with Eric Leonardson

February 8, 2019

Eric Leonardson Leads Soundwalk through Chicago Pedway

The Chicago Reader recently spoke with Eric Leonardson (MFA 1983) the founder of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE) and adjunct associate professor in the Sound department about soundwalks in the Chicago Pedway.

Present. Perfect. Film Still

February 4, 2019

Zhu Shengze’s Film Wins Top Prize at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Zhu Shengze's (MFA 2017) film was named the winner of the 2019 Tiger Award presented at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam. 

January 29, 2019

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Wins Artes Mundi 8 Prize

Artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins the UK's leading prize for international and contemporary art. 

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