Art Connects Us

A model poses in a dramatic purple cage dress in front of a silver backdrop

December 14, 2021

Exploring Student Iyomi Ho Ken’s Imaginative Universe

This fall, Ho Ken was awarded two prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

 A person reads from a piece of paper as part of a panel in front of a crowd in a modern art space

December 1, 2021

How Alex Stark Is Creating Space

As an artist, curator, and advisor for SAIC's Disability and Learning Resource Center, alum Alex Stark is creating inclusive environments for artists.

Three panelists sit in front of a movie theater screen

November 18, 2021

A Look Inside the Black Harvest Film Festival

The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American, and African Diaspora experience.

November 10, 2021

How Art Helped US Veteran and Alum Richard Casper Heal

Casper's (BFA 2012) nonprofit CreatiVets has used songwriting and visual arts to help more than 870 veterans from 48 states.

A green book cover with a photo of a house and sketched weeds surrounding it. The text says Gentrifier: A Memoir by Anne Elizabeth Moore

November 2, 2021

A House of One’s Own: Anne Elizabeth Moore’s New Memoir on the American Housing Crisis

In Gentrifier, Moore explores issues of race, housing inequity, and capitalism.

Student sitting on a campus lawn in front of a wide street

October 25, 2021

Fall at SAIC

We talk to several community members about what’s giving them energy this school year.

A brightly painted school bus drives along a sand road between turquoise water

October 18, 2021

Step Inside Alum José Luis Vílchez’s Magic School Bus

For their project Art We There Yet, Vílchez and his partner Cora Rose are crossing the Americas in a rehabbed school bus—building community and making art along the way.

An aerial view of a basketball court with a mural of colorful faces painted on it

September 24, 2021

Transforming a City's Vacant Spaces

As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, SAIC faculty members show us how design can revitalize communities.

September 20, 2021

Meet the Faculty: Gregg Bordowitz

We talked with Professor Bordowitz about his unexpected journey to SAIC, his empathetic and experimental teaching philosophy, and how exposure to art at a young age made him the maker he is today

A hand places vegetables in PermaPak on a white counter

August 31, 2021

Students Create Plastic Packaging Alternative for a Sustainable Future

To combat the use of single-use plastic containers, SAIC students Sara Selmić (MDes 2022) and Kelly Xi (MFA 2022) set out to create a new, more sustainable way of packaging food.

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