SAIC News

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objects, whatnot 2016, inspired by SAIC’s 150th Anniversary celebration, as the objects draw from ideas, objects, and historical references from 1866.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.

April 13, 2016

SAIC Student Nyugen Smith Named 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellow

CHICAGO—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 Nyugen Smith is one of nine early-career artists awarded grants from the fund. As an Annenberg Fellow, Smith receives $50,000 a year for two years to help him further his artistic practice and achieve professional success. The only visual artist on the list of winners, Smith begins his fellowship upon completing his MFA at SAIC this summer.

April 12, 2016

SAIC Alum Paula Crown Exhibits at Dallas' Goss-Michael Foundation

Like many members of SAIC's diverse almuni, Paula Crown (MFA 2012) pursued a career in the arts after working in a different field.

April 12, 2016

SAIC Student Filmmaker Joe Houlberg Receives Praise From the Chicago Reader

SAIC student Joe Houlberg (MFA 2017) made the cover of the Reader's Agenda, with film critic J.R.

April 10, 2016

Hermes Foundation Awards Alum Anastasia Douka a Residency

The Fondation d'entreprise Hermès has selected Anastasia Douka (MFA 2013) for its residency program this summer at the John Lobb workshop in Northampton, England.

April 6, 2016

Chicago Magazine Praises SAIC’s Successful Class About Failure

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s The Institute of Failure course was the recent subject of a piece by Chicago art critic, Jason Foumberg (MA 2006).

April 4, 2016

Surface Magazine Features Faculty-Made Clothing Line

Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and SAIC alum Abigail Glaum-Lathbury (BFA 2006) collaborated with video artist and fellow alum Maura Brewer (BFA 2006) to found the Rational Dress Society's (RDS) Jumpsuit project, which was featured in Special Projects Editor Bettina Korek's Surface Magazine column about projects "she believes you should be aware of at this particular moment." RDS's newest line of “monogarment” jumpsuit, is available both rea

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