Newcity Breakthrough Artists headshots

Six SAIC Alums Selected as Newcity’s 2024 Breakout Artists

Newcity’s Breakout Artists issue is an annual selection of emerging Chicago artists believed to be the future of the city’s art scene. The 21st edition features six SAIC alums and lecturers: Luke Agada (MFA 2023), Bryana Bibbs (BFA 2014), Maria Burundarena (MFA 2022), Leasho Johnson (MFA 2020), Ava Wanbli (MFA 2019), and Nikko Washington (MFA 2016).

In addition to features in Newcity’s print edition, the artists will exhibit at Chicago Artists Coalition in April. The opening reception is scheduled for April 10.