SAIC News

April 28, 2016

SAIC Transforms Garfield Park Conservatory From Flora To Fashion For New Exhibition

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is transforming the Garfield Park Conservatory from flora to fashion in the first exhibition of its kind showcasing the work of the School’s internationally renowned Fashion Design students. The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs from May 13–15.

April 27, 2016

SAIC Faculty Member Shawn Decker Shows at Dubuque Museum of Art

Like many other members of SAIC's illustrious faculty, the Sound Program's Shawn Decker engages his internationally renowned talents with local ideas and images.

April 27, 2016

SAIC Professor Emeritus Kenneth Josephson Has Retrospective

Professor emeritus Kenneth Josephson began his influential teaching career at SAIC almost 50 years ago, and a recent retrospective looks back at his unique career.

April 25, 2016

Frances Whitehead Recognized by A Blade of Grass Foundation

SAIC sculpture faculty Frances Whitehead has been named a 2016 Fellow for Socially Engaged Art by A Blade of Grass Foundation (ABOG).

April 25, 2016

SAIC Announces Its 2016 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome artist, activist and alum, Tania Bruguera, to deliver the school’s commencement address on Monday, May 16, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway.

April 25, 2016

SAIC Alum Amanda Ross-Ho Is Featured On ARTnews

SAIC alum Amanda Ross-Ho (BFA 1998) is one of many internationally-recognized graduates originally from Chicago.

April 25, 2016

SAIC Design Students Bring Back 1866 with Whatnot 2016

Fifteen SAIC students in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) return to Milan for the ninth year to present a collection of designed objects, whatnot 2016, inspired by SAIC’s 150th Anniversary celebration, as the objects draw from ideas, objects, and historical references from 1866.

April 21, 2016

SAIC Names Craig Barton As Provost And Senior Vice President Of Academic Affairs

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Craig Barton as the School’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Concurrent with this appointment, Barton joins the faculty of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects as a professor. Barton comes to SAIC from Arizona State University where he is a professor of architecture and urban design and the director of The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

April 21, 2016

Cynthia Rowley (BFA 1981) Collaborates her Design Work with Lifeway Foods

Cynthia Rowley (BFA 1981) showcased her new lines of fitness collection, alongside Lifeway’s new kefir smoothie drinks that feature her floral design on the bottles, at her launch party April 20.

April 21, 2016

Jenny Kendler (MFA 2006) Merges Activisim and Art for Nonprofit work

Jenny Kendler (MFA 2006)’s practice combines her passion for environmental activism and art.

April 18, 2016

SAIC Faculty Jesse Ball and Five Alumni Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows

CHICAGO—The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Jesse Ball, Professor of Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow along with five SAIC alumni. The award recognizes men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

April 18, 2016

Entrepreneurial Students Receive Funding Awards from SAIC's MakeWork Council

On April 8, students in SAIC's Venture Studio class presented a range of art and design enterprises in the hopes of receiving funding from the MakeWork Council. The MakeWork Council is a group of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs with the shared goal of furthering Chicago's cultural and economic growth by supporting the businesses of creative people.

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