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left to right: Michael Zapata and Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015)

Michael Zapata, SAIC academic advisor, and alum Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015) are two new Chicago writers to know according to the

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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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In his first novel which was included on the Chicago Tribune's list of "10 Books to Read in Winter 2020," Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015) explores boyhood in the face of racial politics.

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LEDs to Bees - SAIC

From LEDs to bees and renewable energy in between, for the past 10 years the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been busy becoming a sustainable and resilient campus. 

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Cover Jesse Ball's Novel, Divers' Game

The New Yorker has selected The Divers' Game, by SAIC Writing Program faculty member Jesse Ball, as one of the best books of 2019.

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Ruba Katrib Creations - SAIC

The New York Times  highlighted a current exhibition at MoMA PS1, Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011, co-curated by Ruba Katrib (BA 2004).

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Jesse Ball, faculty member in the Writing department, discusses his writing process and new book The Divers’ Game in the Chicago Tribune.

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Surrounds: 11 Installations exhibit at MoMA

On October 21, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen after a summer-long closure and an ambitious renovation project of its gallery spaces. Among the 10 fall shows opening, Yasmil Raymond (BFA 1999) was an organizer of Surrounds: 11 Installations.

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

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Jesse Ball's The Divers Game

Writing department faculty member Jesse Ball and alum Chris Ware's (SAIC 1991–93, HON 2019) latest works were included on the Chicago Tribune's list of "28 books you need to read now," part of its fall literary preview.

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Dmitry Samarov. Courtesy of Terrence Antonio James for "Chicago Tribune"

Dmitry Samarov (BFA 1993) was recently profiled in the Chicago Tribune. 

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Top row: Jerry Brennan, Donald G. Evans, Eric Kissamer. Bottom row: Eileen Favorite, Ruben Quesada, Elizabeth Metzger-Sampson

Newcity's 2019 "Lit 50" list includes several SAIC community members.

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