SAIC News

November 2, 2015

Performance of SAIC alum Colin Self (BFA 2011) featured in The Guardian

This fall Theaster Gates (HON 2014) hosted Sanctum, a 24-hour, 24-day schedule of performances in Bristol, England.

October 29, 2015

Sarah Vowell Visits SAIC as Distinguished Alumni Lecturer

CHICAGO—School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alum and New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Vowell (MA 1999) spoke on campus on October 29 as part of SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program. The lecture was presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. Vowell’s irreverent and hilarious explorations into American history and politics have won her a large and devoted readership—and Vowell wasn’t shy on Thursday about delivering quips about politics, art school and researching the French to the audience of nearly 900 people.

October 28, 2015

New York Times Article Highlights Ox-Bow

A New York Times article about artist-in-residence programs includes Ox-Bow, a program founded by artists and SAIC faculty Frederick Fursman and Walter Marshall Clute in 1910.

October 28, 2015

SAIC Fashion Seniors Featured in RedEye

Chicago Tribune's RedEye asked six SAIC seniors in the Department of Fashion Design what trends to expect this winter and what you can find in their closets.

October 27, 2015

VICE Interviews SAIC Alumni About “I’m Making a Boy Band” Project

Bora Kim (BFA 2013), Karin Kuroda (BAVCS 2014), and Samantha Shao spoke with Vice’s Mark Hay about their project I’m Making a Boy Band.

October 27, 2015

“Homegrown" Featured on WTTW

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago museum displaying works of artists who studied at SAIC was featured on WTTW on October 27.

October 25, 2015

SAIC Alum Named 2015 Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) has named Marty Voelker, who earned his teaching certificate from SAIC, the 2015 Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year.

October 22, 2015

Exhibition Celebrates Artists "Homegrown" on Michigan Avenue

CHICAGO—An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates a long association between the world-class museum and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), which is celebrating 150 years of educating artists, designers and scholars.

October 22, 2015

Tony Jones Named Interim President of the Kansas City Art Institute

SAIC Chancellor Emeritus Tony Jones has been named as the 24th president of the Kansas City Art Institute.

October 21, 2015

VICE Sports Interviews SAIC Faculty Michelle Grabner

VICE Sports interviewed SAIC’s faculty member Michelle Grabner (Painting and Drawing), an esteemed artist who was one of three curators for 2014 Whitney Biennial, to discuss the New York Times art critic Kevin Johnson’s critical review of her recent work, which alluded to her identity as a “soccer mom.” VICE Sports says, “Grabner's use of repetition in her practice to explore domesticity is at least partially informed by her hours spent training for her various sports.

October 21, 2015

2015 Propeller Fund Announces Awardees

The Propeller Fund, initiated by Gallery 400 and Threewalls, recognizes self-organized projects dedicated to the creative activity of Chicago, with awardees selected through a juried process.

October 21, 2015

The Stony Island Arts Bank

Theaster Gates’ (HON 2014) Stony Island Arts Bank is officially open to the public.

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