SAIC News

October 21, 2015

VICE Sports Interviews SAIC Faculty Michelle Grabner

VICE Sports interviewed SAIC’s faculty member Michelle Grabner (Painting and Drawing), an esteemed artist who was one of three curators for 2014 Whitney Biennial, to discuss the New York Times art critic Kevin Johnson’s critical review of her recent work, which alluded to her identity as a “soccer mom.” VICE Sports says, “Grabner's use of repetition in her practice to explore domesticity is at least partially informed by her hours spent training for her various sports.

October 21, 2015

2015 Propeller Fund Announces Awardees

The Propeller Fund, initiated by Gallery 400 and Threewalls, recognizes self-organized projects dedicated to the creative activity of Chicago, with awardees selected through a juried process.

October 21, 2015

The Stony Island Arts Bank

Theaster Gates’ (HON 2014) Stony Island Arts Bank is officially open to the public.

October 21, 2015

SAIC Alum's Film Makes Site-Specific Thai Debut

Jakrawal Nilthamrong (MFA 2006) revived an old porn cinema for the Thai debut of his award-winning Vanishing Point.

October 20, 2015

Drake Borrows from James Turrell's Work. Turrell Flattered.

Drake’s newest music video Hotline Bling makes stark reference to the light installations of James Turrell (HON 1999).

October 19, 2015

Andrew Santa Lucia : No Place Like House

SAIC faculty member Andrew Santa Lucia’s site-specific installation, No Place like House, is on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

October 15, 2015

SAIC Faculty and Scientist in Residence Featured on The Irish Times

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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 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 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.

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