SAIC News

September 14, 2020

Chicago Magazine Interviews Alum Sam Prekop

While some may recognize him as the frontman for The Sea and Cake or for his photography with an outmoded Leica M6 handheld camera, alum Sam Prekop (SAIC 1984-86) is reinventing his artistry.

September 14, 2020

Newcity Names Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar 2020's "Artist of the Moment"

Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar was recently named Newcity's "2020 Artist of the Moment." In the interview, she discussed radical complicity and how spatial justice informs her work.

September 3, 2020

Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm’s Chicago Legacy

For nearly two decades, Julie Rodrigues Widholm’s (MA 1999) laser focus on elevating artists whose work is often underrepresented in museums helped to shape Chicago’s contemporary art community.

"First Rain in May," painting by Angel Otero

September 3, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 12

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.

"First Rain in May," painting by Angel Otero

September 2, 2020

Alum Angel Otero’s Home-Inspired Paintings Profiled by Hyperallergic

Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) recently sat down for an interview with Hyperallergic to discuss the inspiration behind his work featured in Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus, a virtual exhibition for the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.

August 27, 2020

SAIC Saddened by Passing of BFA Student Noah Wilson

Tragically, we have lost a member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) family, Noah Wilson, who passed away last night.

August 26, 2020

Faculty and Alums Awarded MAP Fund Grants

The MAP Fund announced its 2020 grant recipients, distributing $1.3 million to 171 performing artists and arts organizations.

Photo of Sanford Biggers

August 24, 2020

Alum Sanford Biggers Disrupts and Deciphers Quilted Heirlooms

For more than a decade, Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999) has been working with antique quilts—boldly painting, cutting, and reimagining their design and imagery.

Photo of LaToya Ruby Frazier

August 21, 2020

Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier Examines the Human Cost of Toxic Water on NPR

In 2016, Associate Professor of Photography LaToya Ruby Frazier was commissioned to produce a photo essay about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where she spent several years documenting the life of a Black working-class family living with toxic water.

August 19, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 11

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.

August 18, 2020

Alum Mohamad Kanaan Raises Over $100,000 for Beirut Relief Funds

In response to the explosions in Beirut, alum Mohamad Kanaan (MFA 2016) created an Instagram fundraiser, titled Art Relief For Beirut.

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.

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