SAIC News

October 15, 2015

SAIC Faculty and Scientist in Residence Featured on The Irish Times

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October 15, 2015

Third Annual Literary Lions Luncheon Draws Distinguished Guests from Chicago's Cultural Community and Beyond

CHICAGO—For the third year in a row, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Literary Lions Luncheon brought together a who’s who of the Chicago art world. Held on October 7 at the elegant Gold Coast club The Casino, the event attracted influential art collectors like Gilda Buchbinder and Ellen Sandor as well as museum directors, Douglas Druick (Art Institute of Chicago) and Anthony Hirschel (Smart Museum of Art).

October 15, 2015

SAIC Alum, Artist Paula Crown Collaborates with Holly Hunt at Frieze London 2015

‌The Paula Crown Affair, a collaboration work by SAIC alum Paula Crown (MFA 2012) and member of SAIC's Board of Governors and designer Holly Hunt, will be part of Frieze London Art Fair 2015.

October 12, 2015

SAIC Symposium Explores Visibility, Diversity, and Inclusion

On October 8 and 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) initiated an ongoing dialogue about diversity and inclusion on campus with a symposium organized by its Diversity Advisory Group titled Reframing Visibility.

October 11, 2015

SAIC at the White House

SAIC Fashion faculty member and interdisciplinary artist Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010) and SAIC student Nyugen Elvin Smith (Low-Res MFA 2016) have been invited to the White House in honor of National Youth Justice Awareness month.

October 6, 2015

SAIC Alum Receives Rave Reviews for Interactive Novel

Doubleday books released Bats of the Republic on October 6, written, designed, and illustrated by SAIC alum Zach Dodson (MFA 2011)—also the founder of Chicago independent press, Featherproof Books.

October 6, 2015

SAIC Student Recognized for His Innovative Design Concepts

Second-year Designed Objects student, Jay Hyun Kim (MDes 2016), has designs on integrating functionality, beauty, and sustainability into our daily lives.

October 4, 2015

The Chicago Architecture Biennial Is Open

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened October 3 and runs through January 3, 2016.

October 4, 2015

SAIC Alum Cynthia Rowley Featured in Surface Magazine

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (BFA 1981) tells Surface the best things to do in Chicago, such as eating in the Fulton Market District and visiting the boutique Tusk.

September 30, 2015

Chicago Tribune Reviews Iceberg Project's Exhibition of Barbara DeGenevieve's Work

SAIC faculty member Lori Waxman reviews Iceberg Project’s exhibition of the late Barbara DeGenevieve's work for the Chicago Tribune.

September 30, 2015

Archibald Motley Exhibit Lauded in the Press

The Whitney Museum of American Art will be exhibiting the work of Archibald Motley (1914–18, HON 1980) in the upcoming show Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.

September 28, 2015

SAIC Faculty Member Awarded 2015 MacArthur “Genius Grant”

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named LaToya Ruby Frazier, an Assistant Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as one of its 24 MacArthur fellows for 2015. Since joining SAIC in 2014, Frazier has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, while continuing to develop her practice spanning photography, video, and performance.

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