SAIC News

June 17, 2015

Chris Ware’s Most Recent New Yorker Cover Story: “Playdate”

This week’s New Yorker features a cover and accompanying story by famed cartoonist and SAIC alum Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93).

June 17, 2015

SAIC Professor’s Forthcoming Novel Published by Pantheon

Jesse Ball, professor in the Writing Department at SAIC, will have his book A Cure for Suicide published July 21 by Pantheon Books.

June 11, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio Plans to Donate Alum's Installation to LACMA

Leonardo DiCaprio has announced plans to donate a large-scale installation by John Gerrard (MFA 2000) to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in an effort to raise awareness of environmental issues.

June 11, 2015

Former SAIC Student and Project Runway Winner is Key Figure in Portland's Fashion Industry

Portland based designer, Michelle Lesniak, won season 11 of Project Runway and is known for her strong aesthetic and quick wit.

June 10, 2015

SAIC Alum Helps Veterans Heal through Art

Richard Casper (BFA 2012), a Marine and Iraq War veteran, founded CreatiVets in 2013 to give disabled veterans the opportunity to engage with art, music, and creative writing as forms of therapy for combat-related trauma.

June 9, 2015

The Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Mark Ruffalo with Renaissance Award

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) honored actor Mark Ruffalo with the Renaissance Award for his acting, directing, and producing achievements.

June 9, 2015

Creatively Coping with the Effects of War

Richard Casper (BFA 2012), Iraq War veteran and alum, brings together his love of the arts and military to help fellow veterans heal the unseen wounds left by war.

June 9, 2015

Art in Andersonville

Two recent alumni exceeded their funding goal to open a community art center in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

June 7, 2015

SAIC Alum Garners Media Attention Regarding Detainment

On May 1, Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) was announced as one of the five artists chosen to receive the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, an unrestricted grant of $75,000 and a one-week residency at the California Institute of the Arts.

June 4, 2015

Manhattan’s NeueHouse Hosts Panel Discussion Featuring Alum and Faculty of SAIC

During Frieze New York, artist Paula Crown (MFA 2012) participated in a panel discussion along with SAIC faculty members and artists Michelle Grabner and Jose Lerma.

June 4, 2015

SAIC Alum Wins the 2015 Sovereign Asian Art Prize

SAIC Performance alum and Fulbright Scholar Anida Yoeu Ali (MFA 2010) is the first Cambodian artist to win the $30,000 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

June 4, 2015

Frances Whitehead’s Work with the 606 Soon to Be Enjoyed by Public

Chicago's 2.7-mile long elevated trail, known as the 606, is set to open Saturday, June 6.

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