November 16, 2015

SAIC Announces Artist Residency Program, Workshops in Nichols Tower

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) opened its first permanent classroom outside of its downtown campus where it will offer arts education to the residents of North Lawndale on Chicago’s west side. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined SAIC to cut the ribbon at Nichols Tower, where SAIC announced it will launch an artist residency and three semester-long workshops. The original Sears, Roebuck and Co. tower was renovated as part of a revitalization of the neighborhood’s Homan Square area.

November 15, 2015

SAIC 2015 New Arts Journalism Publication Available at BFA Show Reception

Limited copies of Intersecting Inquiries, produced by the SAIC 2015 New Arts Journalism course Publication Incubator, will be available at the upcoming BFA show reception on November 21.

November 12, 2015

SAIC Artists Named United States Artists (USA) Distinguished Fellows

Chicago—SAIC faculty member Anne Wilson was named a United States Artists (USA) Distinguished Fellow. Each year, USA celebrates the breadth of American artistic practices by providing $50,000 unrestricted awards directly to artists. Former faculty member and SAIC alum Deborah Stratman (BFA 1990), a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker, was also named a fellow.

November 11, 2015

SAIC’s Design and Construction project recognized with awards from AIA and ALA

This fall, the new SAIC Career Co-op Center and Student Affairs / Enrollment Management Renovation project received two awards for design excellence.

November 11, 2015

SAIC Alum’s Fashion Design Makes an Appearance in Vogue Italia

Gigi Hadid wears a dress designed by Bradley Callahan (BFA 2009) in the newest issue of Vogue Italia.

November 10, 2015

University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago launch Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide

CHICAGO—The University of Chicago, Art, Science & Culture Initiative (UChicago), the School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Earl & Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaborations, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are pleased to announce the launch of an unprecedented inter-institutional platform for research and exchange.

November 9, 2015

Remembering Barbara

A new scholarship and recent exhibition pay tribute to a much-loved SAIC professor and artist who influenced everyone who met her.

November 9, 2015

Among Greats

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Asisstant Professor of Photography, receives “Genius Grant.”

November 8, 2015

SAIC Alum Wins Award at Chicago International Film Festival

Weija Ma (MFA 2015) won the Gold Plaque Animated award at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival for her film, Same River Twice.

November 8, 2015

SAIC to Offer Financial Support for Admitted “Chicago Star” Students

The Chicago Tribune reports that SAIC, along with the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and North Park University, has joined an initiative to offer financial support to “Chicago Star” students.

November 8, 2015

Outside Design challenges artists to create beyond their discipline

An exhibition that runs through December 19 at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries has been featured by Landscape Architecture magazine and The Dirt blog.

November 5, 2015

Olivia Block Installs a "Sonambient Pavilion" in Millennium Park

On the occasion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, SAIC alum, sound artist, composer, and former faculty member Olivia Block (SAIC 1996–97) will debut her new site-specific sound installation, Sonambient Pavilion, in Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion on Saturday, November 7.