In addition to his staple installations, Gibson intends to populate the American pavilion with Indigenous poets, performers, and musicians.

Alum Tizziana Baldenebro (MArch 2018) is helming the United States Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale Architettura.

Assistant Professor Salvador Jiménez-Flores was recently featured in the Chicago Sun Times for completing his sculpture Caminantes, a nine-foot tall celebration of the immigrant experience in Little Village.

Amber Bay Bemak (MFA 2006), Maura Brewer (BFA 2006), Maris Curran (MFA 2006), Jac Jemc (MFA 2008), Martine Syms (BFA 2007), and Sheri Wills (MFA 1992, MA 1996) are among this year's fellows. 


Visiting Artists Series

The Painting and Drawing department's Visiting Artist Series delivers lectures and conversations by influential artists, critics, and scholars to the SAIC community. Visitors in the Painting and Drawing department’s Visiting Artist Series also meet individually with Painting and Drawing graduate students. The program is run by two elected graduate students who oversee the visits and select visitors. 

Graduate Noontime Lectures

The Painting and Drawing department's Graduate Noontime Lectures deliver lectures by second-year Painting and Drawing Master of Fine Arts candidates to the SAIC community. The lecture is a requirement for their degree.

Graduate Noontime Lectures are held on select Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the 280 Building, room 319.

For the most up-to-date event information, visit the department’s Instagram.