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April 21, 2017

Stedelijk Museum Names SAIC Alum as New Curator

ArtNews announced that the famed Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has a new curator of contemporary art and time-based media, SAIC alum Karen Archey (BFA 2008).

April 18, 2017

New Media Installation Unveiled at North Riverside Tower

Two SAIC alumni are part of the new media installation project being unveiled at 150 North Riverside, Visual Communication Design alum Yuge Zhou (MFA 2015) and Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects alum Jason Salavon (MFA 1997).

April 18, 2017

David Sedaris Chronicles His Time at SAIC

An excerpt from David Sedaris' (BFA 1987) new book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977–2002) was featured in the New Yorker.

April 17, 2017

Herman Aguirre Named 2017 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellow

The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts has announced that School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student Herman Aguirre (BFA 2014, MFA 2017) is one of eight early-career artists awarded grants from the fund.

April 14, 2017

Gladys Nilsson Profiled in Art in America

Gladys Nilsson (BFA 1962, HON 2016), a prominent member of the Chicago artist collective the Hairy Who, was recently profiled in Art In America magazine. Though focusing with precise detail on her use of shape and her deftness with water colors, the review also emphasizes Nilsson's narrative ability, and the symbolic interpetations present.

April 14, 2017

Jeff Koons to Collaborate with Louis Vuitton on New Handbag Line

Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008) is teaming up with Louis Vuitton on a line of handbags and accessories that feature several of the most famous paintings ever created. “I hope [people] embrace them as a continuation of my effort to erase the hierarchy attached to fine art and old masters,” Koons told the New York Times. 

April 14, 2017

SAIC Professor Featured on Chicago Tonight

On April 12, Chicago Tonight featured an appearance by SAIC Professor in Art and Technology Studies Eduardo Kac (MFA 1990).  

April 14, 2017

SAIC Alum's Solo Show Debuts in New York

Theodore Darst's (BFA 2011) first solo show is currently on display at Magenta Plains gallery in New York City.

April 14, 2017

Alum's Andersonville Shop Featured in the Reader

Martha Mae, the Andersonville art supply store of SAIC alum Jean Cate (BFA 2015), was recently featured in the Chicago Reader.

April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Wins Startup Award

SAIC faculty and alum Sharon Burdett (MFA 2005, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) has won the 2017 Startup Challenge for her invention of a home bread-baking device.

April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Jefferson Pinder and Alum Laura Ann Harrison Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Jefferson Pinder, Professor in the Department of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow along with SAIC alum, Laura Ann Harrison (SAIC 2014–17).

April 13, 2017

Eugenia Cheng Interviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education

In addition to being a classically-trained pianist, foodie, and humorist, SAIC scientist-in-residence and faculty Eugenia Cheng (Liberal Arts) is also an accomplished mathematician.

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