SAIC Magazine Fall 2019

In this issue, School of the Art Institute of Chicago magazine showcases how the SAIC community has increased the scope of belonging on campus and throughout the world.

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August 26, 2019

Belonging, Together

Students feeling isolated find community through art.

August 25, 2019

Truth, Action, Education

How artist collective AFRICOBRA helped reshape the mindset of Black communities.

August 24, 2019

Shaking It Up

The SAIC community works to create equity in museums.  

August 23, 2019

My Chicago

 Leah Ra’Chel Gipson's (MA 2010) way of navigating the city is shaped by her love of open spaces and her professional path.

August 22, 2019

From the President

President Elissa Tenny reflects on how art can strengthen our sense of community and belonging.

August 22, 2019

Art on theMART: Limelight Parade

Limelight Parade, a collaborative project from theater-maker John Musial and Lucky Plush Artistic Director Julia Rhoads (MFA 2004) is featured on Art on theMART, a riverwalk-facing video wall along the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

August 21, 2019

Meet the New Class

Learn what inspires four of our newest students.

August 21, 2019

On View

The idea of belonging is visible in the work of Gregg Bordowitz, Jefferson Pinder, and Young Joon Kwak (BFA 2008).

August 21, 2019

Painting Black History

SAIC instructors and staff at DuSable Museum of African American History worked with Chicago high schoolers enrolled in SAIC's Continuing Studies Early College Program course to paint a new mural  at the museum's Roundhouse.

August 21, 2019

About a Work

For SAIC Professor of Art Education Drea Howenstein and her students, the Tadao Ando room at the Art Institute of Chicago offers a moment of reprieve.

August 20, 2019

Field Trip

Students exhibit at Ars Electronica, the famed art and technology festival in Linz, Austria.

August 20, 2019

Career Conversations

Read an excerpt from our conversation with Anita Stubenrauch (BFA 2003), a writer, entrepreneur, and Apple Inc. creative veteran whose creative problem-solving knows no bounds.

August 18, 2019

Street Style

Here are our editors’ picks of some of the best street style from Commencement 2019.

August 18, 2019

The Process

Poet-turned journalist Robert Fieseler (Post-Bac 2005) developed his lyrical style of nonfiction narration at SAIC.

August 19, 2019

Q&A with Jeffrey Gibson (BFA 1995)

Q&A with interdisciplinary artist Jeffrey Gibson (BFA 1995) who returns to SAIC on October 28 for the Distinguished Alumni Visiting Artists Program lecture.

August 19, 2019

My Obsessions: Ben Fain (MFA 2008)

Ben Fain (MFA 2008) is an artist, entrepreneur, and father who is obsessed with poetry and making art from found objects. Here are some of the other things he's currently into.

August 18, 2019

Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor

SAIC students explored what it means to build public monuments in response to issues of justice and injustice as part of the course Just Practice Justice.

August 17, 2019

Where I Work

Assistant Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies department Jade Yumang's home studio, which is packed with dozens of bright fabric sculptures for an upcoming show, could serve as a playground.

August 17, 2019

Class Notes

A look at the accomplishments of SAIC alums.

August 15, 2019

Why I Give

Mat Devine (BFA 1997), head of music partnerships for the Chicago-based technology start-up Cameo, wants to connect with and mentor alums. 

August 14, 2019

Art Scene

Spring 2019 was filled with year-end exhibitions and exciting events at SAIC.

August 16, 2019

From the Archives

Lee Godie, outsider artist, made work that gives us a glimpse into a life lived on the margins of society.