November 10, 2015

University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago launch Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide

CHICAGO—The University of Chicago, Art, Science & Culture Initiative (UChicago), the School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Earl & Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaborations, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are pleased to announce the launch of an unprecedented inter-institutional platform for research and exchange.

November 9, 2015

Remembering Barbara

A new scholarship and recent exhibition pay tribute to a much-loved SAIC professor and artist who influenced everyone who met her.

November 9, 2015

Among Greats

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Asisstant Professor of Photography, receives “Genius Grant.”

November 8, 2015

SAIC Alum Wins Award at Chicago International Film Festival

Weija Ma (MFA 2015) won the Gold Plaque Animated award at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival for her film, Same River Twice.

November 8, 2015

SAIC to Offer Financial Support for Admitted “Chicago Star” Students

The Chicago Tribune reports that SAIC, along with the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and North Park University, has joined an initiative to offer financial support to “Chicago Star” students.

November 8, 2015

Outside Design challenges artists to create beyond their discipline

An exhibition that runs through December 19 at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries has been featured by Landscape Architecture magazine and The Dirt blog.

November 5, 2015

Olivia Block Installs a "Sonambient Pavilion" in Millennium Park

On the occasion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, SAIC alum, sound artist, composer, and former faculty member Olivia Block (SAIC 1996–97) will debut her new site-specific sound installation, Sonambient Pavilion, in Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion on Saturday, November 7.

November 4, 2015

SAIC’s Scientist-in-Residence Dr. Eugenia Cheng on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

SAIC’s Scientist-in-Residence and Senior Lecturer Dr.

November 4, 2015

Painting the Town: SAIC students win 2015 New Blood Award for Pantone Competition

A group of students from SAIC won one of three prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards for their submission, Project Monsoon, an innovative proposal to bring colorful art to the streets of Seoul, South Korea, with water-activated paint.

November 3, 2015

The Chicago Tribune Interviews SAIC Alum, Set Decorator for “Empire”

Caroline Perzan (SAIC 1987–89) has spent the last 25 years decorating the sets of TV shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Breaking Bad, Hawaii Five-0, and Knight Rider, along with movies, including Frost/Nixon, Public Enemies, and The Horse Whisperer.

November 2, 2015

SAIC alum receives 2015 Meier Achievement Award

SAIC alum Damon Locks (BFA 1991) is one of four recipients of the 10th Meier Achievement Award for 2015, by the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts.

November 2, 2015

Antonio Tobias "Toby" Mendez's Sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt is Installed

After in-depth research and reading about the former president, SAIC alum Antonio Tobias “Toby” Mendez (BFA 1988) created and completed a seven-and-a-half-foot bronze, monumental sculpture of Theodore Roosevelt, now installed on the west lawn of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site in Buffalo, New York.