February 19, 2020

SAIC Receives $1 Million Gift To Establish the Joan Livingstone Fiber and Material Studies Merit Scholarship Fund

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, received a $1 million gift to support student scholarships from longtime faculty member Joan Livingstone. Over the next 10 years, the Joan Livingstone Fiber and Material Studies Merit Scholarship Fund will provide one full-tuition scholarship each year, beginning with the fall 2020 incoming cohort. The scholarship provides graduate students studying in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies the opportunity to earn their degree tuition free.

Diane Simpson

February 18, 2020

The "Rediscovery" of Sculptor Diane Simpson

Diane Simpson (BFA 1971, MFA 1978) was recently featured in Artnet News discussing her lifelong accomplishments and newfound success as a sculptor.

Associate Professor Delinda Collier

February 18, 2020

Delinda Collier Named a CASVA Senior Fellow

Associate Professor Delinda Collier (Art History, Theory, and Criticism) has been named a 2020 Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA).

left to right: Michael Zapata and Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015)

February 12, 2020

Michael Zapata and Gabriel Bump Included on Tribune's List of New Writers to Know

Michael Zapata, SAIC academic advisor, and alum Gabriel Bump (BFA 2015) are two new Chicago writers to know according to the Chicago Tribune.

February 7, 2020

Julie Curtiss' Rapid Rise to Fame

Julie Curtiss (SAIC 2005) was recently featured in Artnet News about her success and new representation with the London-based gallery, White Cube.

February 5, 2020

Alum Creators of Kentucky Road Zero Featured in the LA Times

Earlier this month, the final installment of Kentucky Route Zero, a video game created by Jake Elliot (BFA 2011), Tamas Kemenczy (BFA 2007), and musician Ben Babbitt (BFA 2013) was featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times. 

Maud Lavin

February 5, 2020

Maud Lavin Awarded Distinguished Feminist Award

Professor Maud Lavin (Visual and Critical Studies) is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Feminist Award for scholarship from the College Art Association of America. 

Shaurya Kumar , Porcelain , I am a citizen of that ruined place, Size variable, Gallery Threshold

February 4, 2020

Shaurya Kumar Featured in India Art Fair

Associate Professor of Printmedia, Shaurya Kumar was recently included in Architectural Digest in their profile of must-sees at the India Art Fair.

February 4, 2020

Gladys Nilsson Goes Big in New York Times Profile

Gladys Nilsson, (BFA 1962, HON 2016, Painting and Drawing) SAIC faculty and one of the members of the famous Chicago Imagists collective, Hairy Who, was recently profiled in the New York Times about her solo show, Honk!

February 4, 2020

SAIC Faculty and Alums Play Integral Roles in New Showtime Series, Work in Progress

Mickey R Mahoney (BFA 1997), adjunct professor in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation and Art History, Theory, and Criticism departments and his partner Lilly Wachowski (SAIC 2017–19) are integral contributors to the new Showtime comedy series, Work in Progress.

© Emil Ferris

January 30, 2020

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces Spring Lineup of Visiting Artists

This spring, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

January 29, 2020

Tatsu Aoki, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Guadalupe Rosales, and Martine Syms Awarded 2020 USA Fellowships

Adjunct Professor Tatsu Aoki (BFA 1983, MFA 1985, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation), Matthew Angelo Harrison (BFA 2012), Guadalupe Rosales (MFA 2016), and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) were among the recipients of the United States Artists  (USA) 2020 Fellowship Award, which grants up to $50,000 in unrestricted funds to artists.