SAIC News

November 2, 2015

Ellen Sandor and (art)n Exhibition Opens at National Arts Club

Member of SAIC’s Board of Governors and alum Ellen Sandor's (MFA 1975, HON 2014) architecturally themed PHSCologram sculptures created with (art)n Laboratory, Inc., are on exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City.

November 2, 2015

Performance of SAIC alum Colin Self (BFA 2011) featured in The Guardian

This fall Theaster Gates (HON 2014) hosted Sanctum, a 24-hour, 24-day schedule of performances in Bristol, England.

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.

November 2, 2015

United States Embassy in Manila Recognizes Jeff Huntington's Work

Jeff Huntington (MFA 1997), Fillipino-American artist, created Jose Rizal, a work that displays historic and cultural ties between the United States and the Phillippines.

October 29, 2015

Sarah Vowell Visits SAIC as Distinguished Alumni Lecturer

CHICAGO—School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alum and New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Vowell (MA 1999) spoke on campus on October 29 as part of SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program. The lecture was presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. Vowell’s irreverent and hilarious explorations into American history and politics have won her a large and devoted readership—and Vowell wasn’t shy on Thursday about delivering quips about politics, art school and researching the French to the audience of nearly 900 people.

October 28, 2015

New York Times Article Highlights Ox-Bow

A New York Times article about artist-in-residence programs includes Ox-Bow, a program founded by artists and SAIC faculty Frederick Fursman and Walter Marshall Clute in 1910.

October 28, 2015

SAIC Fashion Seniors Featured in RedEye

Chicago Tribune's RedEye asked six SAIC seniors in the Department of Fashion Design what trends to expect this winter and what you can find in their closets.

October 27, 2015

“Homegrown" Featured on WTTW

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago museum displaying works of artists who studied at SAIC was featured on WTTW on October 27.

October 27, 2015

VICE Interviews SAIC Alumni About “I’m Making a Boy Band” Project

Bora Kim (BFA 2013), Karin Kuroda (BAVCS 2014), and Samantha Shao spoke with Vice’s Mark Hay about their project I’m Making a Boy Band.

October 25, 2015

SAIC Alum Named 2015 Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) has named Marty Voelker, who earned his teaching certificate from SAIC, the 2015 Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year.

October 22, 2015

Tony Jones Named Interim President of the Kansas City Art Institute

SAIC Chancellor Emeritus Tony Jones has been named as the 24th president of the Kansas City Art Institute.

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