SAIC News

Jacob Hashimoto's (BFA 1996) sculpture in Willis Tower lobby

July 17, 2019

Willis Tower's Lobby Features New Work by Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto's (BFA 1996) latest installation, In the Heart of this Infinite Particle of Galactic Dust, 2019, welcomes visitors to Chicago's Willis Tower, reports Curbed Chicago.

July 15, 2019

Reimagining Time: Château de Chambord at 500

Students in the class Realizing Chambord worked together to conceive designs for the unfinished Château de Chambord for an exhibit celebrating the iconic castle's 500th anniversary.  

Black Harvest Film Festival image

July 12, 2019

Gene Siskel Film Center Receives Esteem Award for its Black Harvest Film Festival

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center's (GSFC) received an Esteem Award for Special Recognition for its Black Harvest Film Festival.

Baohua Sheng, an SAIC student, designed an analog air conditioner that used evaporative cooling for an exhibition that explores obsolescence.

July 11, 2019

SAIC's Whatnot Studio Featured in Curbed

SAIC's Whatnot Studio course was recently featured in an article in Curbed, which discusses a new wave of environmentally conscious design.

July 11, 2019

Mika Tosca Talks to Chicago Tonight about Climate Change

Assistant Professor Mika Tosca (Liberal Arts) recently spoke with WTTW's Chicago Tonight her move from NASA to SAIC and how artists and scientists can work together to communicate to the public about climate change. 

July 11, 2019

SAIC's Toys for Elephants Course Featured on NBC News

SAIC's Design for Nonhuman Kinds: Toys for Elephants course was featured on an NBC 5 Chicago news segment. 

Roger Brown, Ablaze and Ajar, 1972 Oil on canvas. Courtesy "New York Times"

July 10, 2019

New York Times Maps Major American Artists in Whitney Biennial

In the recent New York Times article, "Mapping the Whitney Biennial," the publication traces the history of the biennial through the residences of its participating artists. 

AXA Art Prize Finalists

July 10, 2019

SAIC Students Are Finalists for AXA Art Prize

Three SAIC students, Jin Lee, Caley Buck, and Leasho Johnson, have been selected as finalists for this year’s AXA Art Prize competition.

Dmitry Samarov. Courtesy of Terrence Antonio James for "Chicago Tribune"

July 9, 2019

The Chicago Tribune Profiles Dmitry Samarov

Dmitry Samarov (BFA 1993) was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune. 

Johnson uses unusual materials in his works, such as shea butter, plants and black soap. (Chris Sorensen for The Washington Post)

July 9, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Vital Voice

The Washington Post featured Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) who discussed how he creates his artwork.

"Cows on Parade" in Chicago in 1999, including a couple on Michigan Avenue, a LaSalle Bank Marathon cow, "Nine Spotted Lady Bug Cow" on the side of the Talbot Hotel, the Chicago Film Festival cow and "Rhinestone Cowgirl." (Tribune photos)

July 2, 2019

The Cows Are Coming Home

Chicago's famous Cows on Parade, artistically embellished cow statues that first appeared on the city's streets and plazas in 1999, have returned this summer as part of the project Cows Come Home, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Nick Cave, courtesy of Getty Images via "GQ"

June 26, 2019

Nick Cave Speaks with GQ

GQ recently spoke with Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave about his work, the fluid boundaries between art and fashion, and his new art space in Chicago, Facility. 

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