2016 Propeller Fund Grant Awards SAIC Alumni and Faculty Projects

Propeller Fund recently released its list of 2016 grant recipients, and many SAIC alumni and faculty projects have been awarded. The awardees are small, self-organized groups, chosen based on their ingenuity and community based efforts. As Propeller Fund explains, “From Humboldt Park to Austin, from the Northside to Bronzeville, and from public spaces to online, these artist-led interventions, workshop series, collectively organized exhibition spaces, websites, and media projects constitute a large catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world.” Congratulations to our SAIC community members whose projects have been awarded this grant:  

Alumni: Jerome Acks (MFA 2008), Holly Murkerson (MFA 2010), Ryan Richey (BFA 2006, MFA 2008), Daniel Baird (BFA 2007), Wil Ruggiero (MA 2013), Mia Lopez (Dual MA 2013), J. Soto (MFA 2011), Eric Garcia (MFA 2009), Steve Ciampaglia (MA 2004), Norman Teague (MDes 2016), Meg Duguid (BFA 1999) and Brett Swinney (MFA 2014).

Faculty members: Kaylee Wyant (BFA 2005, MFA 2008, Painting and Drawing), Laura Mackin (Painting and Drawing), Gibran Villalobos (Arts Administration and Policy), Josh Rios (MA 2012, Contemporary Practices, Visual Critical Studies), Kerry Richardson (MFA 1996, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, Contemporary Practices), Leah Gipson (MA 2010, Art Therapy) and Stephen Flemister (Contemporary Practices).