SAIC News

MelissaLeandro

April 29, 2020

Alum Julie Rodrigues Widholm Curates Frieze New York's Tribute to Women Artists of Chicago

Julie Rodrigues Widholm (MA 1999), DePaul Art Museum's director and chief curator and Chicago Tribune's Chicagoan of the Year in museums, is curating Frieze New York’s 2020 tribute to the women artists of Chicago.

April 28, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 2

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.

April 27, 2020

SAIC Faculty, Alums, and Students Contribute to Quarantine Times

Launched by the Public Media Institute (PMI), Lumpen Magazine, and Lumpen Radio (WLPN 105.5fm), The Quarantine Times spotlights the different ways Chicago's artists are responding to the pandemic.

April 27, 2020

Ed Paschke Art Center Featured on Chicago Tonight

WTTW’s Chicago Tonight has begun an ongoing series highlighting Chicago’s unique art scene, ensuring that out-of-sight artists and venues are top of mind during the state’s shelter-in-place order.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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