A white woman with short white hair with subtle lowlights, geometric earrings, and a crisp white collarless shirt poses seated, resting one arm on the back of her chair and smiling warmly.

October 23, 2020

Riva Lehrer’s New Memoir Captures Stories of Stigma

Faculty member Riva Lehrer talks about the path to writing her memoir, Golem Girl.

October 20, 2020

Young Artists Around the Globe Flourish in SAIC’s Online Early College Program

This summer, SAIC launched the Early College Program Online Summer Institute, culminating in a virtual exhibition that featured the work of nearly 400 high school students.

October 19, 2020

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Opens New Public Art Gallery in the Loop

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the opening of a vibrant public art gallery in Chicago’s Loop. Chicagoans will have a new place to see boundary-pushing art from up-and-coming and established artists and designers when SAIC Galleries opens to the public on October 24 with Launch, the galleries’ inaugural exhibition.

October 15, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 15

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.

October 9, 2020

Lecturer Rachel Swearingen Debuts Short Story Collection

Lecturer Rachel Swearingen was interviewed for Newcity about her debut short story collection published this month. How to Walk on Water features nine stories that explore "not only what it means to survive in a world marked by violence and uncertainty, but also how to celebrate what is most alive." In the interview, Swearingen discusses the development of these stories, the experience of writing in and about

Iliana Regan

October 8, 2020

Iliana Regan’s Next Course

As an acclaimed chef and published author, Iliana Regan doesn’t have the typical profile of a first-year SAIC grad student.

October 1, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 14

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.

Photo of Gibson's "Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House"

September 25, 2020

Alum Jeffrey Gibson’s Homage to Indigenous Culture Praised by New York Times

What is the role of monuments in our modern society?

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September 21, 2020

Alum Trevor Paglen’s Artificial Intelligence Work Profiled in Wall Street Journal

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trevor Paglen (MFA 2002) is “putting the art in artificial intelligence” (AI).

September 17, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 13

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.

September 14, 2020

Chicago Magazine Interviews Alum Sam Prekop

While some may recognize him as the frontman for The Sea and Cake or for his photography with an outmoded Leica M6 handheld camera, alum Sam Prekop (SAIC 1984-86) is reinventing his artistry.

September 14, 2020

Newcity Names Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar 2020's "Artist of the Moment"

Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar was recently named Newcity's "2020 Artist of the Moment." In the interview, she discussed radical complicity and how spatial justice informs her work.

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