Three Alumni Named 2017 Breakout Artists

Newcity released its 2017 list of "Breakout Artists", the publication's annual list of Chicago artists "whose work deserves your immediate and undivided attention." Of the eight artists included on the list, three are SAIC alumni, Jenn Smith (MFA 2016), Huong Ngo (MFA 2004), and SAIC faculty Aram Han Sifuentes (MFA 2013, Liberal Arts, Fiber and Material Studies). While their creative practices vary, these artists are prime examples of makers "whose commitments to their crafts only enhance the emotional and sociopolitical resonance of the work they make every damn day."