SAIC Community Members Spotlighted in Newcity’s Art 50 List

A photograph of Art Leader of the Moment, Monique Brinkman-Hill. White text reading “NEWCITY” is in the top right corner of the image and white text reading “ART 50 and FALL ARTS PREVIEW” is in the bottom center of the image.

Newcity’s 2022 Art 50 cover. Photo Credit: Joseph Mietus. Cover Design: Dan Streeting. Image courtesy of Newcity

Newcity’s 2022 Art 50 cover. Photo Credit: Joseph Mietus. Cover Design: Dan Streeting. Image courtesy of Newcity

Newcity recently released its Art 50 issue [15], featuring 50 artists who “make Chicago’s art world run, many of whom are working hard to make the arts ecosystem more sustainable and equitable.” This year’s list, filled with organizers, administrators, curators, and more, includes President Elissa Tenny and 27 SAIC alums, faculty, staff, and students. The community members make up 16 of just 50 spots. Additionally, the article names a Hall of Fame for artists whose vital contributions to the art world consistently earn them top spots on the list.

Congratulations to all of the SAIC community members featured on the list.

Heather Becker (BFA 1989)

Robert Burnier (Post-Bac 2013, MFA 2016)

Jessica Cochran (MA 2008)

Meg Duguid (BFA 1999)

Robyn Farrell (MFA 2013)

Art Institute of Chicago Board of Trustees Chair Denise Gardner

Theaster Gates (HON 2014)

Lecturer Claudine Ise

Professor Mary Jane Jacob

Ross Jordan (MA 2013)

Stephanie Koch (MA 2018)

Laura-Caroline de Lara (MA 2012)

Lecturer Damon Locks (BFA 1991)

Eric May (BFA 2000)

Monique Meloche (SAIC 1991–1994)

Cesário Moreno (MFA 1992)

Associate Professor Sarah Ross

Shannon R. Stratton (MFA 2003)

Adia Sykes (MA 2018)

President Elissa Tenny

Vincent Uribe (BFA 2013)

Associate Professor, Adj. Asha Iman Veal (MA 2017)

Zack Wirsum (BFA 2002)

Art Institute of Chicago Workers United

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