SAIC News

August 25, 2016

Famed War Painter and SAIC Alum Featured in Time Magazine

Time magazine recently featured the work of SAIC alum Tom Lea (SAIC 1924–26) in a piece titled “A Painter’s View of World War II.”

August 22, 2016

Nick Cave Talks about Race with New York Times

New York Times reporter Ted Loos visited the studio of SAIC faculty member Nick Cave (Fashion Design) for his article “The Artist Nick Cave Gets Personal About Race and Gun Violence.” The article is in anticipation of his new show at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

August 18, 2016

A Summer of SAIC Faculty and Alumni in the New York Times

The New York Times has been keen on SAIC's faculty and alumni lately.

August 17, 2016

SAIC Alum Hits the Road (and Newsstands) with Vintage Clothing Business

SAIC alum Sarah Azzouzi (BFA 2010) and her innovative business, Lost Girls Vintage, have recently received local and national press coverage.

August 16, 2016

Vogue Talks to SAIC Alum and Designer Maria Pinto

Maria Pinto (BFA 1990) was recently featured in Vogue, in an article that discussed the alum’s career as a fashion designer and her famous clients (most notably, Chicago’s own Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey).

August 14, 2016

SAIC Partners with Other Tech and Education Leaders on Urban Sensing Project

SAIC is at the forefront of numerous art and tech innovations, including virtual reality, animation, and, most recently, urban sensing.

August 9, 2016

Dread Scott Recreates NAACP Flag and Installs Outside Jack Shainman Gallery

SAIC alum Dread Scott (BFA 1989), who returned to campus earlier this year for a lecture on identity and art, recently made national headlines for a public installation he recreated in light of racialized police violence.

August 7, 2016

Professor Michelle Grabner to Direct New Cleveland Triennial

SAIC Professor Michelle Grabner and Jens Hoffman, a curator and writer at the Jewish Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detriot, have been named artistic directors of the new Cleveland Triennial, which will make its debut in 2018.

July 31, 2016

SAIC Kicks Off Its 148th Year of Visiting Artists

CHICAGO—This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

July 28, 2016

Rashid Johnson Shows in Dark Matter at Pace Gallery

Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) participated in Dark Matter at Pace Gallery, where a range of artists congregated with works that explore the meaning of blackness in contemporary culture.

July 28, 2016

SAIC Alum Lucy Knisley Gives Literature Something New

SAIC alum Lucy Knisley (BFA 2007) intended to be a painter but found comics during her time on campus.

July 28, 2016

Alum Natalie Bookchin Exhibits at International Center of Photography

A graduate of SAIC’s Photography department, Natalie Bookchin (MFA 1990) has an interdisciplinary and bold approach to media’s possibilities.

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