SAIC News

September 26, 2016

What Comes Next

SAIC's new President, Elissa Tenny, is an advocate for what she calls the “graduate citizen” and thinks SAIC is ideally positioned to develop artists, designers, and scholars who can make a positive impact on the world.

September 26, 2016

The Exemplars

An endowed professorship is more than just an impressive title. It is an acknowledgement of intellectual leadership and an endorsement for future impact. SAIC’s endowed professors are inspirational forces whose influence radiates outward—through the classroom and studio and across the city and world.  

September 26, 2016

On View

Curator Allison Glenn (Dual MA 2012) invited SAIC faculty and alumni, along with other artists, to participate in the large-scale immersive exhibition In the beginning, sometimes I left messages in the street. From June 6 to July 10 artwork appeared on 10 billboards embedded across a 19-mile stretch of the city landscape.

September 23, 2016

Conversations on Art and Science Kicks off on October 5

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the line-up of speakers for its Conversations on Art and Science event series.

September 23, 2016

LaToya Ruby Frazier Tackles the Flint Water Crisis

SAIC faculty member and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient LaToya Ruby Frazier (Photography) got behind the lens to tell the story of three generations of women suffering and thriving amid the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Elle magazine shares the story “of how a town loses a family and a family loses a town” in Frazier’s series, “Flint is Family.” 

September 23, 2016

Alum’s Solar Fabric Research Shines a New Light on Wearable Electronics

Alum Marianne Fairbanks (MFA 2001) has been working with solar-charged objects for many years and is now using her experience to take wearable electronics to the next level.

September 23, 2016

SAIC's Jaclyn Jacunski Profiled in the Chicago Tribune

SAIC might be located in one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, but staff member and alum Jaclyn Jacunski (MFA 2007) is thinking about place in a different way.

September 23, 2016

SAIC’s Eugenia Cheng Talks Creativity and Math on WBEZ

Don’t let the stereotypes fool you; artists can actually enjoy math.

September 23, 2016

SAIC’s Hamza Walker Appointed Executive Director of LAXART

Even though SAIC is in the middle of the U.S., the School’s community still makes a major impact across the country and throughout the world.

September 23, 2016

Poetry by SAIC Faculty Member Featured on Marsalis and Elling Jazz Album

A poem by SAIC faculty member Calvin Forbes (Writing) was recently featured on the jazz album “Upward Spiral” by distinguished vocalist Kurt Elling and tenor saxophonist Branford Marsalis. “Upward Spiral” is now available on iTunes.

September 22, 2016

The Process

A look into how Garland Martin Taylor (BA 2005, MA 2007) made the sculpture Phantom as part of his ongoing Black Death Project.

September 21, 2016

Anne Elizabeth Moore’s Book Threadbare Looks at the Consequences of Fast Fashion

Bitch Magazine reviewed SAIC faculty member Anne Elizabeth Moore’s graphic novel Threadbare: Clothes, Sex & Trafficking in an article about the consequences of the fashion industry.

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