SAIC News

August 26, 2015

Ray Yoshida’s Scrapbook of Comic Book Clippings Digitized by the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian has digitized a scrapbook of clippings by the artist Ray Yoshida (BFA 1953).

August 24, 2015

Ale-ma Mater

The founder of Half Acre Beer Company (and SAIC alum) is brewing up a seasonal lager to celebrate SAIC’s 150th Anniversary.

August 19, 2015

Grant for International Conference on the History of Art and Design in Chicago

Bess Williamson, Assistant Professor of Design History at SAIC, along with Jonathan Mekinda, Assistant Professor of Architectural History at Unviersity of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have been awarded a grant to fund an international conference on the history of art and design in Chicago.

August 19, 2015

A New Exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Spotlights SAIC Alumni

A new exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA), “Chicago Connection – Artists from the Post War Period,” focuses on a group of artists who attended SAIC in the 50s and 60s.

August 19, 2015

“A Ghost in the Family”

The New Yorker published a story about the creative turned romantic relationship between artist Barry McGee and SAIC alum Clare Rojas (MFA 2002) and the persistent presence of McGee’s late wife, the artist Margaret Kilgallen.

August 19, 2015

Michigan Avenue Magazine Asks Chicago Locals about Their Favorite Things

Two of the locals featured in Michigan Avenue magazine's “What to Do This Fall According to 4 Chicago Locals” are SAIC alum Maria Pinto (BFA 1990) and SAIC faculty member Nick Cave.

August 16, 2015

On the Passing of Julian Bond, Civil and Human Rights Icon

On Saturday, we lost one of our great leaders in the historic struggle for civil and human rights.

August 11, 2015

SAIC Alum's Musical Collaboration is Featured in the Fader

SAIC Performance alum Colin Self (BFA 2013) was recently included in an article posted on the influential music and lifestyle website, the Fader.

August 11, 2015

SAIC Alum Talks to Bad at Sports

Katya Grokhovsky (MFA 2011), currently an artist-in-residence at Soho20 in New York, spoke with Amanda Browder on podcast Bad at Sports.

August 6, 2015

Incoming SAIC Student to Receive “Rising Star” Youth Award

The second annual Fifth Star Awards will award incoming SAIC student, Abdullah Quick, the inaugural Rising Star Youth Award.

August 6, 2015

SAIC and Kunlé Adeyemi Collaborate for the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial is supporting the design and construction of four kiosks that will be displayed in Millennium Park during the span of the biennial.

August 2, 2015

SAIC Alumni Talk to Vogue about Chicago Fashion

Vogue asked fashion designers Shane Gabier (SAIC 1995–98) and Christopher Peters (BFA 2010) about Chicago’s fashion offerings.

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