SAIC News

August 12, 2020

SAIC Faculty and Alums Awarded Graham Foundation Grants

On July 29, the Graham Foundation announced its 2020 Grant recipients, awarding $320,800 to 52 projects.

August 11, 2020

Alum Sonya Clark Weaves the Fabric of America Together

For the past three decades, alum Sonya Clark (BFA 1993) has been steadily deconstructing, weaving, and reimagining flags—what they are and what they symbolize. The New York Times Style Magazine recently featured Clark's contributions to art, which address historical and contemporary racial violence.

August 11, 2020

Alums and Faculty Use Their Art to Push for Criminal Justice Reform

Ever since the pandemic hit the US, Cook County Jail has been highlighted as a hotspot for infection and spread in Chicago.

The Future of Our Plans

August 11, 2020

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Launches The Future of Our Plans, A Virtual Showcase Featuring the Graduate Class of 2020

CHICAGO—On August 5, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is launching The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from our graduate class of 2020. This website will feature current projects, thesis work, and creative reflections on our current moment from more than 150 artists, designers, and scholars.

August 5, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 10

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 our current moment.

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August 5, 2020

Illinois Teachers Collaborate for Inclusion of BIPOC Artists in the Classroom

When the murder of George Floyd sparked protests across the nation in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Chicagoland-area high school art teachers Jonathan Pruc (BFA 2009) and Deanna Sortino were inspired by seeing the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists on social media.

August 4, 2020

Alum Helen Maurene Cooper Documents the Pandemic with Wet Plate Collodion Portraits

Alum Helen Maurene Cooper (MFA 2007) was sitting on the front steps of her home in East Kensington, Philadelphia, when a woman walking her dog struck up a conversation.

August 3, 2020

Student Roberto Quiroz Receives AIA Diversity Scholarship

This summer, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago honored School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student Roberto Quiroz with their Diversity Scholarship.

July 23, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 9

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.

July 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar Takes to the Sky for Immigration and Mass Incarceration Reform

Over Independence Day weekend, if you lived in Rio Grande City, Texas you might have seen "DEJAME MIGRAR N PAZ" written across a clear blue sky from plane plumes.

July 21, 2020

MFA Sculpture Students Launch Virtual Gallery, Perennial Space

To make up for the loss of in-person exhibitions during the pandemic, students from the Sculpture department have launched a virtual gallery to experiment with new methods of collaboration and artmaking.

July 21, 2020

Faculty and Alums Awarded Grants for Neighborhood-Based Art Projects that Examine Racial Justice

Assistant Professor Salvador Jimenéz-Flores, Safiya Eshe Gyasi (BFA 2018), and Youree Kim (BFA 2017) are among the nine African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) artists who were recently awarded a total of $256,000 to imagine artistic pathways toward racial equity.

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