April 30, 2015

F Newsmagazine Receives Awards from Student Society for News Design

The Student Society for News Design has recognized F Newsmagazine with the first place award for Overall Design of Magazine.

April 30, 2015

SAIC Hosts Event to Launch Conversation Leading up to 50th Anniversary of Chicago’s Wall of Respect

In April, SAIC hosted The Wall of Respect and People's Art Since 1967, a symposium that brought together a number of artists and alumni associated with an important cultural moment known as the Wall of Respect.

April 30, 2015

L’arco Baleno features 2015 whatnot Collection by SAIC Student Designers

L’arco Baleno features the series of designed objects generated by SAIC’s Industry Projects Studio, a year-long course led by faculty members Helen Maria Nugent and Jim TerMeer.

April 30, 2015

SAIC Hosts the Graduate Design Show 2015

The exhibition features a diverse collection of works by 41 emerging designers

April 26, 2015

Celebrated Alumni Featured on Crain’s List of Native Chicago Designers

Crain’s Chicago Business features two prominent SAIC alumni on its list of native Chicago fashion designers: late alum Roy Halston Frowick (1932–90) and Cynthia Rowley (BFA 1981).

April 23, 2015

Chicago Tribune Spotlights Alum’s Work that Honors Centennial of Armenian Genocide

The Chicago Tribune features the work of SAIC alum and former faculty Jackie Kazarian (MFA 1989).

April 23, 2015

SAIC Students Recognized with Prestigious CFDA Design Scholarships

SAIC Fashion Design students Heather Rhee (BFA 2016) and Noe Loewald Hu (BFA 2016) have been announced as the winners of esteemed scholarship awards as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) Educational Initiatives.

April 21, 2015

SAIC Names Elissa Tenny President to Succeed Walter Massey, Effective July 1, 2016

Heading into the 2015–16 academic year and the school’s 150th anniversary, the Board of Trustees provides for a seamless leadership transition when President Walter Massey assumes the position of chancellor.

April 21, 2015

Former SAIC Student Spearheads Community Art Project in Palos Park

The Chicago Tribune featured artist and art teacher Liz Wall (CERT), who received her certificate in painting and drawing from SAIC.

April 20, 2015

Ellen and Richard Sandor Pledge More Than $1 Million for New Scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a pledge of more than $1 million from Ellen and Richard Sandor. Ellen is a multimedia artist and an alum of SAIC, having graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1975. She received an Honorary Doctorate from SAIC in 2014. Ellen and Richard are longtime supporters of the school and its Gene Siskel Film Center.

April 16, 2015

Fader Speaks with Lisa Wainwright and Walter Massey on Kanye West’s Honorary Degree

The FADER interviewed SAIC Dean of Faculty Lisa Wainwright and President Walter Massey about the school’s decision to give Kanye West an honorary doctorate at this year’s Commencement Ceremony.

April 16, 2015

George Lucas Lectures at SAIC

On Wednesday, April 15, renowned filmmaker George Lucas spoke to more than 800 students, faculty, and staff as part of SAIC’s Conversations on Art and Science lecture series.