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February 15, 2017

Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC

Throughout its more than 150-year history, SAIC’s entire community has established a strong tradition of support and giving. This spring, SAIC launched its first major fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC. With a goal of raising $50 million, the campaign will support student scholarships and endowed professorships and faculty awards.

February 15, 2017

SAIC Community Members in LA Press

Several SAIC alumni and affiliates were recently featured in the Los Angeles press for their presence on the west coast.

February 14, 2017

Alum Emil Ferris' Debut Graphic Novel Receiving Critical Acclaim

Emil Ferris (MFA 2010) recently released her debut graphic novel, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, to critical acclaim, and is finding herself in the spotlight with profiles in The New Yorker, New York Times, and Chicago magazine.

February 13, 2017

Growing Respect

An alum helps empower his community through design.  

February 10, 2017

Aliza Nisenbaum Combines Politics and Painting

Aliza Nisenbaum (BFA 2001, MFA 2005) credits SAIC with helping her develop her singular, politically-charged painting style.

February 9, 2017

Believing in Art

Artist Ted CoConis reflects on his youth scholarship to SAIC.

February 9, 2017

My Chicago

Christina Gómez is Professor of Liberal Arts and Director of Academic Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion. She is a sociologist, activist, and native Chicagoan whose book was recently selected for the One Campus, One Book program at the University of Alaska Southeast. Gómez told us about some of her favorite places around Chicago that inspire her.

February 9, 2017

The Messenger

Artist, educator and newly endowed professor Nick Cave reflects on his career and current exhibition exploring race and racism in America.

February 9, 2017

Through the Looking Glass

Students use augmented reality to build virtual installations, prompting conversations with art of the past.

February 9, 2017

Emerging Designer

Norman Teague (MFA 2016) was the 2016 recipient of the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, a one-year, $30,000 award to a recent alum of SAIC. Since 2010, this highly competitive award has recognized the creative potential of artists who began their career at SAIC and is meant to provide the means to substantially advance their practice. 

February 9, 2017

Student Union Galleries Kick Off Spring Season

SAIC’s Student Union Galleries (SUGs) announced its spring 2017 schedule, which includes five exhibitions across the LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery and Gallery X featuring artists and curators from the SAIC community.

February 8, 2017

Claes Oldenburg Featured in Artsy

Artsy recently published Claes Oldenburg’s Supersized Pop Sculptures Made Public Art Fun featuring five of Oldenburg’s (SAIC 1950–53, HON 1979) most famous public sculptures.


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