Artist Nikko Washington courtesy of Nolis Anderson

March 1, 2019

Nikko Washington Goes Full Circle in Hyde Park

Niko Washington (BFA 2016) is an ace bowler but you wouldn't know it unless you've interacted with him.

Newcity's Design Hall of Fame 2019

February 28, 2019

Newcity Releases First-Ever Design Hall of Fame along with Design 50 List

Newcity released its annual Design 50 list along with a special Design Hall of Fame, honoring those who drive the creation of form, function, and beauty.

Clockwise from left: Sam Falls (courtesy Brand New Gallery); Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (photo by Teddy Wachholz); Martine Syms (courtesy The Broad); Kameelah Janan Rasheed (courtesy Pinchuk Foundation); Sadie Barnette (courtesy the artist); and Lu Yang

February 28, 2019

Martine Syms Featured among Eight Groundbreaking Millennial Artists

artnet News asked more than 30 professors teaching contemporary art at some of the top university art history and MFA programs across the country to find out who they thought groundbreaking millennial artists were, and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) made the list.

Pope's banners were inspired by interviews with students at several schools, including Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School in West Englewood. (John Konstantaras / Chicago Tribune)

February 27, 2019

Cheryl Pope Profiled in the Chicago Tribune

Adjunct Professor of Fashion Design Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010) was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune about her work, being a former Chicago Golden Gloves winner, and her current exhibit, Not Without a Fight, at the Rockford Art Museum.

Tom Buechele and his work

February 26, 2019

Tom Buechele Talks about Returning to Art with Crain's

Tom Buechele (BFA 1989, MFA 2017) spoke with Crain's Chicago Business about pursuing a graduate degree "for the fun of it."

Martyl with Ellen Sandor, Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa, and Janine Fron of (art)n., “Have A Nice Day” (2002), 40 x 30 inches, PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalith, and Plexiglas (courtesy of Ellen Sandor, (art)n.)

February 20, 2019

New Media Futures Reviewed in Hyperallergic

New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts, a book edited by Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975, HON 2014), Janine Fron, and Donna J.

Tyson Reeder's Painting for T Magazine

February 20, 2019

Scott and Tyson Reeder Imagine What Happens in Five Books

Associate Professors in Painting and Drawing, brothers, and artists Scott and Tyson Reeder were recently asked by T: The New York Times Style Magazine to envision what happens on page 76 in five of the season's most anticipated books.

Sterling Ruby Studio, STATE, 2019, production still

February 19, 2019

Sterling Ruby Profiled in AnOther Magazine

Sterling Ruby (BFA 2002) was recently profiled in AnOther Magazine for his show DAMNATION, "a powerful exposure of America’s system of incarceration," says the publication.

U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

February 18, 2019

Dimensions of Citizenship Debuts in Chicago

Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos makes its US premiere after its debut at the Venice Biennale last year, reports the Chicago Reader.

Walter Massey Shares a Moment in Black History

February 18, 2019

Walter Massey Shares a Moment in Black History

Walter Massey, president emeritus of SAIC, became a part of history in Chicago this past week as all five of City Hall's sister agencies are now headed by African Americans reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

February 14, 2019

LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs Angela Bassett for W Magazine

LaToya Ruby Frazier, associate professor in the Photography department, was selected by director Spike Lee to photograph Angela Bassett for the latest cover story in W Magazine.

Portrait of Dox Thrash by an unidentified photographer c. 1950

February 14, 2019

Dox Thrash: Creator of Opheliagraph

SAIC alum Dox Thrash depicted African American life through a printmaking process he helped invent and perfect called carbordundum printing. Thrash used the medium's incredible range of black-and-white-gradation to create transfixing portraits of African Americans before the dawn of the civil rights movement.