February 10, 2021

Sharing My First-Generation Story: Marley Anderson

Marley Anderson (BFA 2023) Marley Anderson (BFA 2023) is a sophomore studying primarily in the Painting and Drawing department and is expected to graduate in 2023 with a bachelor's in fine arts. Read on to learn about her experience as a first-generation college student, and show your support on First-Generation Celebration Day, Wednesday, February 17.

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February 8, 2021

Supporting Artists During a Pandemic

The arts and public health are often seen as two distinct fields with different missions. But when the pandemic hit, alum Meghan Moe Beitiks (MFA 2013) began to explore how one could support the other.

February 5, 2021

The Financial Times Profiles Multi-Disciplinary Artist and Designer Sterling Ruby

The Financial Times reported on the unique position alum Sterling Ruby (BFA 2002) holds in the fashion world.

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January 28, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 21

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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January 14, 2021

WTTW Talks to Alum René Arceo About Continuing Mexico’s Printmaking Tradition

The life of alum René Arceo (BFA 1985) is the latest to be featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, a documentary-style series spotlighting “everyday Chicagoans who reflect the city’s 77 diverse community areas.” Following a nearly two-decade career as a Chicago Public Schools teacher, Arceo’s video portrait affirms his newfound recommitment to his artistic practice of Mexican printmaking, a tradition dating back to the 1800s.

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January 13, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 20

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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January 12, 2021

The Chicago Tribune Honors Alum Barbara Scharres's Cinematic Legacy

In honor of her retirement, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Barbara Scharres (MFA 1972) on her 45-year career at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

December 16, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 19

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.

December 15, 2020

Alums Wafaa Bilal, Jules Rosskam, and Martine Syms Receive Creative Capital Awards

Several School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alums—Wafaa Bilal (MFA 2003), Jules Rosskam (MFA 2008), and Martine Syms (BFA 2007)—are recipients of 2021 Creative Capital Awards.

December 3, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 18

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.

December 2, 2020

Alum Bryn Jackson Helps Organize Community Meal for Food Justice

Last fall, alum Bryn Jackson (MFA 2015) and artist Seitu Jones brought together more than 300 artists, business owners, gardeners, and activists to break bread and discuss issues around food insecurity and equity. 

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