Parlor Room and the Photography Department welcome renowned artist, Jason Fulford to SAIC for a lecture on his work. Fulford (b. 1973) has adopted the photobook format as a primary mode of expression in which his photographs build a layered articulation through sequence and arrangement. Many of the questions posed by the work are intentionally left unanswered, and are sometimes unanswerable. The work is about the experience of looking and thinking, inviting viewers and readers to be active participants.

Parlor Room and the Photography Department welcome renowned photographer, Susan Lipper to SAIC for a lecture on her work spanning four decades. Upon receiving her MFA from Yale in 1983, Lipper set out devoting herself to a photographic practice that has since culminated in several museum exhibitions and monographs of her work - most notably the work of Grapevine, created between 1988 and 1992 within a small community in West Virginia and trip, a collaborative effort with writer, Frederick Barthleme.

Left to right: Ali Asgar (Tara), "The Virus of Faith," 2016. Rashayla Brown (BFA 2015), "Rage to Master: Michelle Grabner's Poor Farm," 2016

October 1, 2019

SAIC Community Members Receive Lucas Artist Fellowships

Congratulations to current graduate student in the Performance department Ali Asgar (Tara) and Lecturer Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015, Photography) who  are recipients of the Montalvo Arts Center's Lucas Artist Fellowships.


A few thoughts on current works, photography, and citizenship at the beginning of the school year.

Sasha Phyars-Burgess is the current Visiting Artist in the Photography Department at SAIC.

September 10, 2019

SAIC Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty Members, Visiting Artists, and Fellows

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome new full-time faculty members who are joining the School. 

LaToya Ruby Frazier at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, in the gallery being prepared for her exhibition of photos "The Last Cruze." (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

August 30, 2019

LaToya Ruby Frazier Featured in Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine

Associate Professor of Photography LaToya Ruby Frazier's work is on view at her first solo show in Chicago.

Guanyu Xu (BFA 2016, MFA 2019), The Dining Room, 2018. Photographs by Guanyu Xu

August 8, 2019

The New Yorker Profiles Alum Guanyu Xu

Photographer Guanyu Xu (BFA 2016, MFA 2019) was profiled in the New Yorker.

Darryl Terrell (MFA 2017)

June 26, 2019

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell Named Kresge Artist Fellow

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) was named a Kresge Artist Fellow by Kresge Arts in Detroit.

Whitney Biennial 2019

May 16, 2019

Whitney Biennial 2019 SAIC Artist List

The Whitney Biennial 2019 opens this week on May 17 and runs through September 22.

Photo of UAW 1112 demonstrating to pressure G.M. in Lordstown, Ohio

May 6, 2019

LaToya Ruby Frazier's Photo Essay Tells the Story of a Factory Town with No Factory

Associate Professor of Photography LaToya Ruby Frazier contributed a photo essay and interviews with the portrait subjects for the cover story, "The Last Cruze," of the "Money Issue" of the New York Times Magazine.


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