SAIC News Archive

August 16, 2021

SAIC Community Members Receive Inaugural Frieze Impact Prize

Two School of the Art Institute of Chicago community members have been named the inaugural winners of the Frieze Impact Prize: Associate Professor Maria Gaspar and alum Dread Scott (BFA 1989).

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August 12, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 35

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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July 29, 2021

Meet Some of SAIC’s Fulbright Scholars

SAIC is often listed as one of the top-producing institutions for the prestigious Fulbright Program, and 2021 was no different.

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July 27, 2021

August 2021: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Associate Professor, Adj.

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July 27, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 34

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.

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.

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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.

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