SAIC News

January 23, 2018

Bill Shannon and Dread Scott Awarded USA Fellowship

Bill Shannon (BFA 1996) and Dread Scott (BFA 1989) were among the recipients of the United States Artists 2018 Fellowship Award, which grants up to $50,000 in unrestricted funds to artists in a variety of fields.

January 22, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces Its Spring Line-Up of Visiting Artists

This spring, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

"Overstood" by Sanford Biggers

January 12, 2018

The New Yorker Profiles Alum Sanford Biggers

Few artists escape pigeonholing quite like Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999)—or at least, that's the conclusion the New Yorker comes to in its profile on him.

January 4, 2018

Tony Liu Behind Diet Prada Instagram Account

Tony Liu's (BFA 2007) fashion label YOU AS has been praised by a diverse group of fashion publications ranging from Complex to Vogue.

January 3, 2018

Angel Otero and Saya Woolfalk Make Hyperallergic's Top 20

Hyperallergic announced its list of top 20 NYC arts shows recently, with two of the School's alumni making the cut. Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) and Saya Woolfalk (MFA 2004) placed sixth and 16th, respectfully.

January 3, 2018

Preston Jackson Unveils PhD Sculpture at University of Chicago

Preston Jackson, famed sculptor and professor emeritus at the School, was seen across town at the University of Chicago unveiling of a bust he completed.

January 3, 2018

Chancellor Massey Attends Nobel Prize Ceremony

In a career filled with milestones, SAIC Chancellor Walter Massey's inclusion in the Nobel Prize ceremonies ranks among the highest—doubly so because his own contributions are implicated in the recipient's successes.

January 3, 2018

Emil Ferris Is a Chicago Top Newsmaker

A list including Chance the Rapper, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and perennial tourist attraction Sue the T.

December 18, 2017

Maura Brewer and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury Spearhead Protest Fashion Movement

SAIC alumni, faculty, and the School's Fashion Resource Center (FRC) were featured prominently in the Chicago Reader article, "Protest Fashion Is All the Rage," extolling the many facets that protest fashion takes.

December 14, 2017

Massey Reflects on the Funding of LIGO

SAIC Chancellor Walter Massey reflects on the funding of the first Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In October, LIGO recorded gravitational waves formed by two colliding black holes and won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

December 14, 2017

U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale to Feature Film and Video Artworks That Expand the Exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship

Chicago, December 14, 2017—The curators of Dimensions of Citizenship, the U.S. Pavilion exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, today announced that they will present film and video works that explore multiple perspectives—narrative, speculative, or impressionistic—in the pavilion’s rotunda.

December 12, 2017

SAIC Remembers Alum Roger Brown

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) remembers the life and legacy of alum and Chicago Imagist Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) on the 20th anniversary of his death and remarkable bequest to SAIC, which continues to educate and inspire students today.

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