From her 2,500-square-foot, sun-drenched custom studio on a six-acre plot of land in Michigan—complete with a chicken coop—artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Professor Candida Alvarez is as productive as ever.
Creative Capital has announced the recipients of their 2022 Creative Capital Awards, three of which include SAIC community members.
Sculptor and alum Richard Hunt (BA 1957, HON 1979) is the first artist commissioned by the Obama Foundation to create a piece for the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side.
Alum Iyomi Ho Ken (BFA 2022) and student Michelle Sumin Suh were recently featured in the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) 2021 Fashion Future Graduate Showcase.
The New York Times spotlighted the work of Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose photography documents the courage and diversity of communities that have been ravaged by unemployment, poverty, and racism.
On September 1, School of the Art Institute of Chicago students gathered at the 280 Building for a barbecue to celebrate the first day of classes—and they were serving looks. Check out some of our editors’ favorite fits from this year’s Welcome (Back) BBQ.
According to Jewish tradition, everyone dies twice. The first time is when the heart stops beating, and the second time is when the dead person’s name is uttered for the last time. Only then is the person really gone.
Chicago is a network of neighborhoods and an interdependency of communities that SAIC artists, designers, and scholars are a part of, thrive in, learn from, make for, and grow with.
In 2021, a piece of artwork sold for $69.3 million dollars at Christie’s—the third-highest price ever realized by a living artist at auction. While other works would be whisked away from the auction block by white-gloved hands and packed by art handlers, this piece was different: it doesn’t exist in the physical world at all.