Recent Accomplishments: Students
Congratulations to all of our students presenting work in the BFA/MFA Festival of Film, Video, New Media, Animation and Sound at the Gene Siskel Film Center, the BFA and MFA Exhibition at the Sullivan Gallery and at Impact, Performance Festival at Zhou B Art Center.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that Peter Burr will be our Full-Time Visiting Artist for the next academic year. We look forward to welcoming him to our community.
Sofia Brockenshire’s film, Una Hermana, was picked as one of the top national films premiered in Argentina last year by film critics, and made several The Best of 2018 lists. A text and media work by Brockenshire is included in Aguas Arriba, a publication by the National University of La Plata, Argentina (Universidad Nacional de La Plata).
Branislav Jankic won SAIC’s James Nelson Raymond Fellowship. He will have a solo exhibition, Letter to My Mother, at Galeria LETO in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition opens on Mother’s Day in Poland, May 26 and runs until June 15. His first feature film, Fiori Della Mia Vita, was recently picked up for distribution by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.
Bryan Lebeuf won SAIC’s Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship.
Jessica Tucker will have a solo exhibition, Touch Me Everywhere Softer, at Lithium Gallery beginning Friday May 3. 6:00-9:00 p.m. The exhibition will be open during Pilsen's 2nd Friday Gallery Night on May 10, and will have a closing reception on May 17. Regular hours on Saturdays are from 1:00-5:00 p.m., and by appointment.
Shi Zheng’s recent video, Frosty Morning, is included in MoCA Yinchuan's large group show, New Art History, 2000-2018 Chinese Contemporary Art . Zheng's video was also selected to appear in the upcoming 3rd annual NOFLASH video show Fake news, a conversational gaze, exertions and the everyday digital in May at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. His project, Embers, was invited to join the public project, Artificial Landscape, curated by SAIC Alum Isaac Leung during Art Basel Hong Kong this year. The work is showing on the largest outdoor LED Screen in Asia at SOGO Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Video Everywhere Students
The students of Eric Fleischauer’s Video Everywhere class presented their work in Ocular Ambien, an exhibition of ambient videos that harnesses the creative potential of the multitude of monitors populating our field of vision. It seems apt that students in a class titled Video Everywhere would be exhibiting their videos everywhere on campus, transforming an array of idle screens into an impromptu micro-cinema located in the vestibules, corridors, and commons around SAIC.
Punk/DIY Methods in Production Students
pinkapocalypse: cute dream & a pinch of zine is a gallery showcase of work by students in Thomas Comerford’s Punk/DIY Methods in Production. In studying models of cultural production, exhibition, organizing and community building, the participants have developed their own practices and collaborated on this exhibition. The work will include drawings, print media, video, and performances, as well as zines and other student-made merchandise for sale. The show runs from May 3 - 5 in the coach house gallery at the Glessner House Museum.