SAIC News

February 13, 2018

LaToya Ruby Frazier Praised in Vulture

Associate Professor of Photography and 2015 MacArthur Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier was recently praised in an article in Vulture by Jerry Saltz  (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008).

February 9, 2018

Cheryl Pope Takes Part in Art in Ad Places Project

Faculty member in the Contemporary Practices department Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010) was part of a yearlong guerrilla project that replaced New York City advertising with art.

February 5, 2018

Uncertain Times Have Chicagoans Turning to History

CHICAGO–Following a year where many Americans harbored growing doubts about global stability and international relations, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is offering a rare introspective of the Vietnam War through a film series at its Gene Siskel Film Center for students and members of the public. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War on Film features a new film about the Vietnam and Cambodian Wars each week, followed by a discussion. 

February 5, 2018

Jon Cates Proves How Something So Wrong Can Be So Right

Jon Cates, associate professor in the Departments of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation and Art History, Theory, and Criticism, is on the Wrong Council at the Wrong Biennale, and it's all right.

February 2, 2018

Vietnam War Film Series Curated by Nora Annesley Taylor Featured on WBEZ

Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History Nora Annesley Taylor (Art History, Theory, and Criticism) was recently interviewed by Chicago-based radio station WBEZ.

February 1, 2018

Thao-Nguyen Phan Discusses Rolex Mentorship with Wallpaper

Thao-Nguyen Phan (Post-Bac 2011, MFA 2014), an alum from the School's Painting and Drawing department, was selected for the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative last year.

February 1, 2018

Eugenia Cheng Appears on BBC Radio

From your screens on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to the pages of the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, SAIC scientist-in-residence Eugenia Cheng is no stranger to high-profile interviews. Aside from discussing what drove her to category theory, Cheng also defends mathematics against charges of stodginess and a lack of creativity. 

February 1, 2018

Playing with Paintings

Alum's creative and teaching practices thrive at SAIC.

January 31, 2018

Painting by Numbers

Eugenia Cheng shows how art and math add up.

January 31, 2018

Linda Keane Wins Creative Achievement Award

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors architectural educators for their exemplary work in building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.

January 29, 2018

Renaissance Man

Theoretical physicist Walter Massey connects art, science, and the city of Chicago at SAIC.

Allison Glenn

January 26, 2018

Allison Glenn Appointed Associate Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

On the heels of her position at Prospect 4, Allison Glenn (Dual MA 2012) will join the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as the associate curator of contemporary art.

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