October 31, 2017

Angel Otero Considers Elegies in New Exhibit

Alum Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) is exhibiting a series of new paintings at the Bronx Museum of the Arts titled Angel Otero: Elegies.

October 25, 2017

Magdalena Moskalewicz Receives the 2017 Jean Goldman Book Prize

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) announced the winner of the 2017 Jean Goldman Book Prize.

October 24, 2017

Chris Bradley Wins Meier Achievement Award

Chris Bradley (MFA 2010), an SAIC alum currently teaching in the School's Contemporary Practices and Sculpture departments, is one of four recipients of this year's Meier Achievement Award from the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts.

October 24, 2017

Nato Thompson Slated to Lead Philadelphia Contemporary

Philadelphia Contemporary may still be looking for a home, but it just found its artistic director. Nato Thompson (MA 2004) has been selected to lead the institution—as of yet a series of poetry readings, midnight vigils, sculpture installations, and interactive art projects at various sites throughout the city.

Designs by Gabriela Sacconi via artist's website

October 24, 2017

Gabriela Sacconi Honored for Socially Conscious Garments

Interconnection and the power of "we" were themes in this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA+) Design Graduates. Established in 2013, CFDA+ identifies top graduates from across the globe as emerging talents.

Erin Chlaghmo's Peacock wallpaper

October 24, 2017

Erin Chlaghmo Responds to Travel Ban with Wallpaper

Alum Erin Chlaghmo (Post-Bac 2009, MFA 2012) is showing not all wallpapers belong in the background.

Protest Banner Lending Library

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.

work my Karen Ami

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).