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Our community is driven by the spirit of engagement and the desire to make positive change in our world. Learn how our alums, students, faculty, and staff are responding to this current moment.

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Professor Michelle Grabner, Professor Diana Guerrero-Maciá, and alums william cordova (BFA 1996), Emil Ferris (BFA 2008, MFA 2010), and Dread Scott (BFA 1989

Every month, we celebrate the accomplishments of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's staff and faculty. 
 

Our community is driven by the spirit of engagement and the desire to make positive change in our world. Learn how our alums, students, faculty, and staff are responding to this current moment.

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“Painting right now feels like the most important thing I can do aside from taking care of myself and keeping my family healthy,” explains Mike Cloud, associ

Garage recently interviewed Jennifer Guidi (MFA 1998) about he

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Julie Curtiss (SAIC 2005) was recently featured in Artnet News about her success and new representation with the London-based gallery, White Cube.

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Gladys Nilsson, (BFA 1962, HON 2016, Painting and Drawing) SAIC faculty and one of the members of the famous Chicago Imagists collective, Hairy Who, was rece

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Adjunct Professor Tatsu Aoki (BFA 1983, MFA 1985, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation), Matthew Angelo Harrison (BFA 2012), Guadalupe Rosales (MFA 2016), a

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Yuri Yuan (BFA 2019) was recently awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant.

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Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93, HON 2019) was featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight in his home studio in Oak Park.

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Professor Emeritus Michiko Itatani (SAIC 1983–91, Painting and Drawing) and Joyce Fernandes (MFA 1980) are 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients from the Women's Caucus for Art.

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