Art Connects Us

A slide from the pitch deck for Last Ten Minutes

May 13, 2022

Class Spotlight: Podcasting with Brontë Mansfield

Lecturer Brontë Mansfield (MA 2017) and her students are on the cutting edge of podcasting.   

Scattered people view the art exhibited at the SAIC Alumni Booth at EXPO Chicago.

April 21, 2022

SAIC at EXPO Chicago

EXPO included dozens of SAIC community members, and we're sharing a round-up of some of our favorite featured works.

Members of the Shia and Sunni clergy, a politician for the Iraqi government, and Qassem Soleimani, the ex-commander of a division in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, sit around a human body placed on a dinner table.

April 21, 2022

How Alum Bassim Al-Shaker Pursued Painting in Wartime

Growing up in Baghdad, Al-Shaker (MFA 2021) was interrogated and attacked for his figurative painting.

A portrait of a student with blond hair in a red blazer

April 20, 2022

CAPX Internships Set Students on the Right Path

We spoke to three students about their current internships and how their experiences impact their artistic and professional journeys.

Several people are walking around a room with big windows looking at the artwork installed. Art pieces are on the floor, the wall, and the ceiling.

March 15, 2022

SITE Galleries: A Student-Run Gallery Exhibiting Student Work

For almost three decades, SITE Galleries has been a unique opportunity for students to get involved with staging exhibitions and showcasing their work.

Four portraits of faculty, students, and staff in a grid form

February 21, 2022

First-Generation Celebration Day at SAIC

On February 24, and every day, we honor all SAIC community members who identify as being the first members of their family to attend college. 

A person kneels in the sand at the beach and draws lines in the sand. A group of onlookers watch from the shore of the beach.

February 9, 2022

How the neighbors Built an Artistic Community During the Pandemic

Alum llio sophia mish (MFA 2021) and their co-founders launched a Chicago-area arts organization that operates on a global scale.

Mie Kongo faces the camera while crossing her arms. She is wearing a gray shirt and glasses with clear frames. Her studio can be seen in the background.

February 4, 2022

Meet the Faculty: Mie Kongo

We talked to Associate Professor, Adj.  

A large silver synthesizer on a wooden desk hooked up to a small television showing wavy lines of color

January 12, 2022

Class Spotlight: Retro Tech with Lee Blalock

Assistant Professor Blalock provides an in-depth look at her vintage technology and programming course.

A close-up of a person who is wearing an orange baclava, their skin painted orange, with bubbles surrounding their head, standing in front of an orange background

January 12, 2022

How It’s Made: Abra by Hiba Ali

Alum Hiba Ali (BFA 2012, BA 2013) walks us through the process of how they created their multilayered video piece Abra.


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