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October 17, 2017

Chicago Tribune Shines Light on Aram Han Sifuentes' Protest Banner Lending Library

You won't find books in Aram Han Sifuentes' (MFA 2013) library.

October 13, 2017

Margie Lawrence Sings Go Cubs Go!

As an SAIC alum, Margie Lawrence (SAIC 1988–90) is in an unlikely position: she's an artist who is also a diehard baseball fan. But according to the Chicago Tribune, she's managed to use her work to bridge the gap between her love of painting and her love of the Chicago Cubs.

October 13, 2017

Artist and SAIC Alum Trevor Paglen Receives 2017 Macarthur “Genius” Grant

CHICAGO– The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Trevor Paglen, an alum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as one of its 24 MacArthur fellows for 2017. Paglen is a conceptual artist and geographer whose work makes the invisible operations of military and corporate power visible to everyday citizens. He received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at SAIC in 2002.

October 12, 2017

Lori Talley Considers the Future of Virtual Reality

Alum Lori Talley (MFA 1998), who currently serves as the Vice President and Director of Digital Production at branding agency Cramer-Krasselt, weighed in on the marketing potential of Virtual Reality (VR) in a recent interview with Forbes magazine.

October 10, 2017

Lisa Stone Talks about Art Environments

"Art environments"—gardens, parks, houses, or unique architectural structures filled or covered with works of art—require a very active role from its preservers.

October 10, 2017

Karen Ami Takes Chicago Woman's Center Stage

For this month's Artist Spotlight, Chicago Woman focused on Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School Karen Ami (MFA 1995).

October 10, 2017

SAIC Demonstrates Curatorial Influence

When Artnet asked Who Are the Most Influential Curators of the Last Century?, the School's influence could not be avoided.

October 9, 2017

SAIC Community Members Make Newcity's Film 50 List

This year's edition of Newcity's Film 50 list highlights Chicago's behind-the-scenes film community, and several SAIC community members were included.

October 6, 2017

Shruti Kirti: New Guard of Chicago Fashion

When designer Shruti Kirti (BFA 2010) is looking for inspiration, she imagines the woman who will be wearing her clothes—at least, that’s what she told Chicago Woman when profiled for their September/October issue.

October 6, 2017

Artforum Reviews Alum Aliza Nisenbaum's Show

Aliza Nisenbaum (BFA 2001, MFA 2005) opens up to Artforum about her process, her time at SAIC, her current show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) and more.

October 6, 2017

Yuge Zhou Makes Midtown Aflutter

Yuge Zhou (MFA 2015) emigrated to New York from Beijing intending to study computer science. Literally.

October 4, 2017

The Washington Center Honors SAIC with the 2017 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, was honored with the 2017 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center. The school was selected for its leadership and innovation in civic engagement and was presented with the award during The Washington Center’s annual awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club on October 2. The Washington Center recognized SAIC’s efforts to bring its art and design education to the communities of Chicago and beyond. These initiatives include:


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