Denise Gardner stands in the atrium of the Art Institute of Chicago

April 13, 2021

Art Institute of Chicago Announces Denise Gardner as Next Chairperson of Board of Trustees

The Art Institute of Chicago announced today the election of Denise Gardner as the organization’s new chairperson of the Board of Trustees. Gardner will succeed Robert M. Levy as the leader of the governing body of both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Art Institute of Chicago museum. Levy will remain on the board and Gardner will take over as chair when Levy’s term ends in November.

A composite image of all Guggenheim fellows

April 12, 2021

Five SAIC Community Members Named Guggenheim Fellows

Professor Michelle Grabner, Professor Diana Guerrero-Maciá, and alums william cordova (BFA 1996), Emil Ferris (BFA 2008, MFA 2010), and Dread Scott (BFA 1989) were announced as 2021 Guggenheim Fellows.

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March 31, 2021

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents New April Exhibitions

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, continues its yearly events with an exciting line-up for April 2021. Celebrating the talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees, these events showcase their innovative work. SAIC invites you to take part and enjoy these not-to-be-missed year-end exhibitions and presentations. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit saic.edu/shows.

A grid of images of four artists

March 26, 2021

Newcity Names Four Alums as 2021 Breakout Artists

For the 17th year, Newcity has released its annual list of Breakout Artists.

A distressed black and orange still from a video game depicting a block in Detroit

March 25, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 25

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.

March 22, 2021

A Statement from President Elissa Tenny on Residential Art Spaces

The following statement from School of the Art Institute of Chicago President Elissa Tenny comes in response to an ordinance proposed by Alderwoman Sophia King which would place restrictions on those seeking to turn their residences into exhibition spaces. SAIC opposes this ordinance.  

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier standing in front of a wall of photographs in her studio

March 11, 2021

The New York Times Profiles Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier

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.

A woman sits in an orange room wearing a safety vest with a cartoon orange figure beside her

March 9, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 24

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.

Two women on a Zoom call, one holding up a book of student artwork

March 9, 2021

Building Bridges Through Art

Alum Leslie Robertson (MA 2004) has always championed art’s ability to heal. During the pandemic, she’s worked with elementary school students in Alaska on art projects that serve their local community.

A Black woman stands nude in front of a large body of water, hugging herself with closed eyes. Gold clips line the hairline of her long, dark hair that reaches her lower back. Gold paint shimmers all over her body.

March 3, 2021

Alum Keijaun Thomas is Queer|Art’s First Recipient of Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

Alum Keijaun Thomas (MFA 2014) is the first winner of the Queer|Art Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists.

March 2, 2021

F Newsmagazine Wins Major Awards from The Society of Design and The Illinois College Press Association

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) student newspaper, F Newsmagazine, was recognized by the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) Awards.

March 1, 2021

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents New March Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, continues its yearly events with an exciting show for March 2021. The Spring Undergraduate Exhibition celebrates hundreds of talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate degrees by showcasing their innovative work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and this and upcoming graduating student exhibitions and events please visit saic.edu/shows.

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