Girls outside of a brick building

December 1, 2020

Alum Emily Pilloton’s Nonprofit Empowers Girls Through Design

Forbes interviewed alum Emily Pilloton (MA 2005) about her nonprofit Girls Garage, which teaches program participants wood-working, metal-working, printmaking, art, and design skills that ultimately allow them to build full-scale structures that support their own communities. All programming is free and geared toward girls of color and girls who come from low-income communities.

November 22, 2020

AIADO Students Contribute to "Italian Design Day 2020"

Italian Design Day is an international initiative to bring together 100 organizations, or "Design Ambassadors," in 100 cities, all dedicated to highlighting the best of Italian design and foster cultural ties between Italy and the rest of the world. The underlying theme took inspiration from the words of the late Italian modernist artist Enzo Mari: "Humans will never cease to eat, as they will never cease to create."

November 16, 2020

SAIC MacArthur Fellows to Participate in a 2021 Chicago Exhibition

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program, 28 artists who have been awarded the "Genius" grant will participate in a single exhibition called Toward Common Cause in Chicago.

Stirrup assembly of gynecological table adorned with hand-trimmed thorns

November 12, 2020

Alum Selva Aparicio Presents Capstone Exhibition at International Museum of Surgical Science

Selva Aparicio’s (BFA 2015) solo exhibition Hysteria is on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS) through January 17, 2021.

November 12, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 17

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.

November 12, 2020

Alum Tia Etu Featured in "Murals and Mosaics"

The Chicago Sun-Times profiled multidisciplinary artist Tia Etu (BFA 1986) in their “Murals and Mosaic” series. Several of Etu’s murals can be found in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, including The Artist Window, which was painted in 2015 for the town's arts district.

saic faculty and alums american protest art

November 10, 2020

The New York Times Lists Work by Faculty and Alums as Most Influential American Protest Art

The New York Times included pieces by SAIC community members Elizabeth Catlett (SAIC 1941), Leon Golub (BFA 1949, MFA 1950), Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Dread Scott (BFA 1989) on their list of the 25 most influential works of American protest art since World War II. The list was compiled by a small group of artists, curators, and writers, including Scott himself, who each nominated five to seven works and came together to discuss the nature of protest art and the many forms

November 6, 2020

Alum Cass Davis Exhibits at Aspect/Ratio Projects

Cass Davis (BFA 2009, MFA 2017) was recently honored with a solo exhibition at Aspect/Ratio.

November 5, 2020

Under Stay-at-Home Orders, Alum Launches a Bakery from His Apartment

Stay-at-home orders have given some people time to start a new hobby or two.

November 3, 2020

F Newsmagazine Awarded at National College Media Convention

F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run journal of arts, culture, and politics, received numerous awards at the Fall 2020 National College Media Convention, presented virtually on October 22-24.

October 29, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 16

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 Filipinx nonbinary person wearing colorful clothing throws back their head and smiles. A white woman with short white hair, geometric earrings, and white collarless shirt poses seated. A white nonbinary person in a black power suit stands with cane.

October 26, 2020

Community Members Sky Cubacub, Riva Lehrer, and Perel Receive Disability Futures Award

Three School of the Art Institute of Chicago community members—alum and garment maker Sky Cubacub (BFA 2015), Assistant Professor, Adj., painter, and writer Riva Lehrer (SAIC 1993–95), and alum and interdisciplinary artist Perel (MFA 2011)—are among the country’s first recipients of the Disability Futures award.

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