April 27, 2020

Weaving Together: How Faculty Member Danielle Andress’s Homemade Looms Teach Technique and Build Community

Danielle Andress, assistant professor of Fiber and Material Studies, is instructing her students on how to make looms from materials in their own home. To continue their art, students have made looms out of stripped bicycle wheels, chopsticks, nails, and wooden crates, a true lesson in resourcefulness and sustainability.

April 22, 2020

Art Connects Us

At SAIC, our community is driven by the spirit of engagement and the desire to make positive change in our world. In the weeks to come, we’ll be honoring our citizen artists, taking a look at the way alums, students, faculty, and staff are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trevor Paglen

April 21, 2020

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in New Exhibit on AI

The New York Times recently featured alum Trevor Paglen (MFA 2002) in a piece exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence on art. 

April 21, 2020

SAIC Student Annabelle Sigmond Selected as a Costume Institute Finalist

SAIC Student Annabelle Sigmond has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2020 Costume Institute College Fashion Design Competition.

April 15, 2020

Rashid Johnson's New Exhibition Responds to the Pandemic

In his new online exhibition, Untitled Anxious Red Drawings, Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) shares works made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

bKL Face Shields

April 15, 2020

SAIC Community Members Band Together to Create 3D Printed Face Shields

  In the midst of growing reports of personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, the SAIC community is doing its part to help frontline workers. Eric Fuertes, manager of the Columbus Digital Fabrication Studio, knew 3D printing could provide essential supplies during the pandemic.

April 10, 2020

Alums Sanford Biggers, Steffani Jemison, Clifford Owens, and Patricia Treib Named Guggenheim Fellows

Alums Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999), Steffani Jemison (MFA 2009), Clifford Owens (BFA 1998), and Patricia Treib (BFA 2001) were announced as 2020 Guggenheim Fellows.

Stephanie Oberhausen

March 31, 2020

Stephanie Oberhausen Joins SAIC as Vice President for Advancement

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, has named Stephanie Oberhausen as its vice president for advancement. Oberhausen will lead SAIC’s fundraising and alumni relations programs, building upon the School’s mission, storied history, and national reputation to strengthen and engage the School’s diverse community of supporters.

March 23, 2020

Three SAIC Alums Featured in "Mumbai Mirror" List of Innovative Young Artists

Biraaj Dodiya (BFA 2015), Tanya Goel (Post-Bac 2008), and Ayesha Singh (MFA 2018), were recently included as "Young Artists to Watch Out For" by the Mumbai Mirror.

Geoffrey Mac

March 18, 2020

Project Runway Crowns SAIC alum Geoffrey Mac Winner

The Chicago Tribune recently featured Geoffrey Mac (BFA 1999), alum and former SAIC instructor, after he was crowned the winner of Project Runway Season 18.

SAIC's student-run publication celebrates the past year's achievements

March 9, 2020

F News Honored at the 2020 Illinois College Publishers Association (ICPA) Awards

F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run journal of arts, culture, and politics, was honored at this year's 2020 Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) Awards.

Eugenia Cheng

March 5, 2020

SAIC Scientist-in-Residence Eugenia Cheng and WFMT Combine Forces for New Series

SAIC’s Scientist-in-Residence Eugenia Cheng has taught complex math concepts to art and design students; her humorous novel How to Bake Pi was featured in National Geographic and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; she's performed recitals with PianoForte Studios and the Symphony Center; and Cheng was commissioned by

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