SAIC News

July 23, 2021

SAIC Saddened by Passing of Alum and Faculty Member Gregory Bae

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that alum and faculty member Gregory Bae (MFA 2012) passed away recently. He is remembered by those who worked with him as a generous leader and friend who traveled widely, always making time to connect with fellow artists and devoting himself to organizing for justice.

SAIC's Sharp Building

July 20, 2021

SAIC Community Members Appointed to Chicago’s First Committee on Design

Chicago’s planning department established the city’s first Committee on Design, a group of 24 urban design professionals who will advise the city and developers on innovative, attractive, and cost-effective elements.

Small houses made out of patterned paper holding candles

July 14, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 33

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.

Several guests looking at the colorful walls of Ware's exhibition

July 8, 2021

Alum Chris Ware Curates and Designs Comics Exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center

Artist, writer, and alum Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93, HON 2019) and Chicago Cultural Historian Emeritus Tim Samuelson curated and designed the Chicago Cultural Center’s newest exhibition.

July 7, 2021

Faculty Member Nick Cave’s Truth Be Told to Appear on Billboards Across the United States

Animated versions of the controversial public art installation, featuring Cave’s celebrated Soundsuits, will be featured on more than 300 billboards across the country.

Image of Richard Hunt's sculpture Light of Truth against a blue sky

July 6, 2021

Alum Richard Hunt Creates Bronzeville Monument to Ida B. Wells

Sculptor, local Chicagoan, and alum Richard Hunt (BA 1957, HON 1979) created a monument to crusading journalist, activist, and researcher Ida B.

A piece of art with words like loneliness and grief written on a pink background with lines drawn connecting the words

July 1, 2021

July 2021: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Assistant Professor, Adj. Lecturer Gregory Bae curated Buddy’s first in-person exhibition for the Art 4 Sale series.

A five-dollar bill with an afro sewn on Abraham Lincoln

July 1, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 32

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.

A gallery space with white walls and floors. A few pieces are hung on a wall.

July 1, 2021

Two SAIC Alums’ Gallery Spaces Spotlighted in the New York Times

Alums Katherine Bernhardt (BFA 1997) and Vincent Uribe (BA 2013) appeared in the New York Times article “12 Galleries That Aren’t in New York or Even Los Angeles.” The article details a dozen “standout non-New York-based outlets” across America.

A screenshot of a Zoom lecture

June 30, 2021

Giving Supporters the True SAIC Experience

 Over the past year, SAIC faculty raised $60,000 for student scholarships through the Distinguished Scholar Circle program. 

A pink abstract artwork

June 23, 2021

Three SAIC Community Members Named Artists to Watch in the New York Times

Young Sun Han (BFA 2005), Laleh Khorramian (BFA 1997), and Professor Arnold J.

An image of flowers painted on a fence

June 10, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 31

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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