A magazine cover featuring a sculpture of a human head and shoulders made out of mushrooms on a white background. Text at the top of the image reads “Art in America” and “Bio Art: Interspecies Collaborations + Sculpting with Mushrooms + Art for Octopuses”

March 25, 2022

Two Faculty Members Featured in Newest Issue of Art in America

Professor Claire Pentecost wrote a feature on bio art and its importance in the world today.

This spring, Parlor Room is proud to invite you to another three visiting artist lectures for our peers, faculty, and SAIC community. Parlor Room is a visiting-artists program by Graduate Students in the School of the Art Institute's Photography Department.

Join us online on Wednesday, February 16th at 6:00 pm for the first event of the 2022 series: a conversation with artist Ka-Man Tse on community, identity, and visibility surrounding relational photographic practices.

A view of a white, modern art gallery with colorful pieces hanging from the ceiling

January 26, 2022

February 2022: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

A selection of exhibitions, publications, and accolades from SAIC faculty and staff. 

December 21, 2021

2021/2022 James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship and Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship Recipients

The Department of Photography is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021/2022 Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowships and the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship.   Endsley Memorial Fellowship Undergraduate Recipients   Kyle Dong Jordan Keyes Sophie Lopez Yanqi Wang  

Photo of LaToya Ruby Frazier

December 6, 2021

Assistant Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier Featured on Anderson Cooper Full Circle

The interview follows Frazier’s appearance in A Choice of Weapons, a documentary detailing the life of legendary photographer Gordon Parks.

Description of Talk

This talk addresses the research and works continuing Petros’ inquiries into the triangulated colonial histories of Italy, Eritrea, and Canada. The implications of this geometric configuration expand to encompass aeronautic technologies and representations including itineraries of the famed trans-Atlantic flights led by General Italo Balbo that landed at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago. 


Marzena Abrahamik (b. Poland, grew up in Greece) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received a MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University. Abrahamik is visually inspired by personal histories and attachments to unachievable and necessary for survival fantasies, to further investigate communal formations and transformations.

A photograph of a cutting board with a papaya and photograph in the center. The backdrop consists of portraits of artist Sophie Lopez and another figure

October 18, 2021

Two SAIC Community Members Receive Creator Labs Photo Fund

Current student Sophie Lopez (BFA 2021) and alum Jasmine Veronica (BFA 2021) are recipients of the Creator Labs Photos Fund.


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