SAIC Galleries

SAIC Galleries Providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the public opportunities to explore how art

SAIC Galleries is a vibrant, public art space that features the boundary-pushing work of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers. Opened in the fall of 2020, SAIC Galleries is part of a four-story gallery and studio space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) 33 Building, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop at 33 East Washington Street. SAIC Galleries offers

26,000 square feet of exhibition space for annual student and faculty shows, as well as special exhibitions featuring national and international artists. SAIC Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, the School's exhibition spaces are teaching galleries that engage process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.

This year's Fall Undergraduate Exhibition is one month away! The exhibition features the innovative culminating work of ...
10/04/2023

This year's Fall Undergraduate Exhibition is one month away! The exhibition features the innovative culminating work of SAIC students completing their undergraduate degrees. It is a living example of the crossing of disciplines and challenging of assumptions that SAIC encourages in each student. Make sure to mark your calendars for November 3-17 as these artists takeover Lower Level 1 of the galleries.

Photo of Fall Undergraduate Exhibition 2021

This weekend the  Film Center will begin showing Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition. This is your chance at a VIP ticket a...
10/03/2023

This weekend the Film Center will begin showing Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition. This is your chance at a VIP ticket and privileged view of the largest Vermeer exhibition in history, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to http://siskelfilmcenter.org/vermeer-greatest-exhibition

Post-screening Q&As with executive producer Phil Grabsky: Friday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, October 7, 12:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to stop by PAT’s Record Store when you come to visit Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth! In ...
10/02/2023

Don’t forget to stop by PAT’s Record Store when you come to visit Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth! In this functioning retail space, Jacolby elevates daily household items like towels, plates, and puzzles by adorning them with prints of his densely packed 3D-animated environments. Jacolby’s concept album Love Will Find A Way Home (2019), made in collaboration with musician Nick Weiss, is for sale in the store and can be experienced at the listening station.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition
September 11 - December 2
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jacolby Satterwhite’s tondo painting Baptism  #1 (Mami Wata and The Little Merman) depicts performance artist Tomeka Nor...
09/29/2023

Jacolby Satterwhite’s tondo painting Baptism #1 (Mami Wata and The Little Merman) depicts performance artist Tomeka Norris, acting as the Mami Wata, an ancient African deity, unfettering Satterwhite at the shoreline, where he is baptized. The Mami Wata is often pictured with a mirror symbolizing the transition from the present to the future. In Baptism #1, Satterwhite replaces the siren’s mirror with the digital screen, sourcing the video Birds in Paradise where Satterwhite emphasizes the dual nature of water, possessing the power to both heal and deprive.

C.J Obasi brings the Mami Wata onto the silverscreen through his 2023 film MAMI WATA. A modern fable, Obasi’s film takes place in the oceanside village of Iyi, where the beloved Mama Efe acts as a mediator between the people and the powerful water deity Mami Wata. After a young boy in the community dies and a mysterious rebel deserter named Jasper arrives in the village, a conflict erupts, leading to a violent clash of ideologies and a crisis of faith for the people of Iyi.

View Obasi’s hypnotic film now showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center www.siskelfilmcenter.org/mami-wata

See Satterwhite’s Baptism #1 at SAIC Galleries as part of Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth, on view till Dec 2, 2023.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition
September 11 - December 2
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Motion Capture Workshop:With SAIC faculty member Anneli Goeller and SAIC alum Elisabete Yoon Ju Seonwoo aka Kerberus (BF...
09/27/2023

Motion Capture Workshop:
With SAIC faculty member Anneli Goeller and SAIC alum Elisabete Yoon Ju Seonwoo aka Kerberus (BFA 2023) and WooYeon Kim (BFA 2022)
Wednesday, October 4, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
SAIC Galleries, Lower Level 1, 33 E. Washington St.

In conjunction with the exhibition Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth, SAIC Galleries is offering an interactive motion capture workshop open to the SAIC community and the public (18+). Jacolby Satterwhite is a leader in the new media practice of incorporating dance and performance into virtual worlds, and one of the technological processes he uses is motion capture. Originally stemming from the film industry and previously requiring inaccessible amounts of funding and equipment, motion capture can now be done in a web browser. Join SAIC’s community of experimental 3D animation artists to learn more about this process for your own artistic practices and to further understand and access Satterwhite’s work.

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please email [email protected] if you plan to participate in the workshop.

Jacolby Satterwhite, Country Ball 1989–2012, 2012, 3D animation and video. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Image by Tony Favarula.

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition concludes with Room for Doubt (2019), a larger than life sc...
09/26/2023

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition concludes with Room for Doubt (2019), a larger than life sculpture based on Caravaggio’s painting The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (c. 1601–02), with Satterwhite himself cast as Christ and the apostles. Videos of a 2009 performance The Robin vs The Worm appear embedded on screens within the imposing figures. In this performance, a naked Satterwhite writhes in tan, red, and brown paint on top of an image of an infected T-Cell. This work engages Satterwhite’s recurring themes of combating contagion, abstracting healing, embracing existential uncertainty, and claiming space for Black bodies in the canon of Western art history.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition
September 11 - December 2
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Last week professor Sara Condo and the Exploratory Media class joined us at the galleries for a tour of  current exhibit...
09/25/2023

Last week professor Sara Condo and the Exploratory Media class joined us at the galleries for a tour of current exhibition. For those also interested in a group tour, please email us at [email protected] to make further arrangements.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition
September 11 - December 2
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibited in Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth, fashion model, icon, and activist Bethann Hardison occup...
09/24/2023

Exhibited in Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth, fashion model, icon, and activist Bethann Hardison occupies space within Satterwhite’s world. Hardison appears in the prints Black Luncheon (2020) and Pygmalion’s Throne (2020), derived from the video We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other (2020), where she is exalted as an all-powerful being, giving life to computer-generated figures within Satterwhite’s digital universes.

Honoring Hardison’s power and influence, the Gene Siskel Film Center will be screening Invisible Beauty beginning Friday, September 22. https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/invisible-beauty

The SAIC Galleries would like to extend a huge thank you to all of those who came out to see Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirit...
09/18/2023

The SAIC Galleries would like to extend a huge thank you to all of those who came out to see Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth during its opening week. Over the course of the exhibition we will be sharing more insight into many of these incredible works and hosting several programs to delve further into the show.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.

Photo by Tony Favarula.

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition
September 11 - December 2
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

09/14/2023

“Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth” is on view this fall at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s SAIC Galleries.

Less than one week until the opening of Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth! Mark your calendars for a pub...
09/05/2023

Less than one week until the opening of Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth! Mark your calendars for a public tour given by the curator Elizabeth Chodos at 11:15 a.m. before the opening reception at 5:00-7:00 p.m next Monday, September 11.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access

Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth Exhibition
September 11 - December 2
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Since our summer exhibitions have come to a close, we’d like to thank everyone who came to see New Work 2023 and the Low...
08/08/2023

Since our summer exhibitions have come to a close, we’d like to thank everyone who came to see New Work 2023 and the Low-Residency MFA. It’s been another incredible season of remarkable student artwork.

This week is the last chance to see the New Work 2023 show at SAIC Galleries! Come stop by and the see the show before i...
08/01/2023

This week is the last chance to see the New Work 2023 show at SAIC Galleries! Come stop by and the see the show before it closes this Friday!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit ADA Access & Accommodations | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Images: Gallery view with work by Deo Rai, Esme Montgomery and Eugene (I-Peng) Tang; Gallery view of work by Natia Ser, Atticus Gordon and Olivia Jobbe

Photographer : Tony Favarula

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Yesterday, concluded our Low-Residency MFA Exhibition. The 29 artists showcased also celebrated their hard work and grad...
07/31/2023

Yesterday, concluded our Low-Residency MFA Exhibition. The 29 artists showcased also celebrated their hard work and graduation. If you didn’t get the chance to visit in-person, please visit saic.edu/exhibitions to see more of the show.

Tzuen Wu / Theo, MFA ‘23, PhotographyTzuen Wu/Theo employs AI-distorted videos to warp our vision. Using photos of taxid...
07/28/2023

Tzuen Wu / Theo, MFA ‘23, Photography
Tzuen Wu/Theo employs AI-distorted videos to warp our vision. Using photos of taxidermy from the Field Museum to train AI technology in What do you see? — One step away, Wu asks us to question how we perceive sight through how we see museum displays. In What do you see? — Panopticon, Wu puts the viewer on display using face-tracking technology to capture the viewer from the perspective of a 3D printed deer skull. In installing the works next to one another, Wu not only asks us to consider what we are watching but also realize that we, too, are being watched.
See @‌tzuenwu_theo interactive video at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

It’s your last week to come into the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Show! If you haven’t stopped by already, be sure to check it...
07/26/2023

It’s your last week to come into the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Show! If you haven’t stopped by already, be sure to check it out the 29 fabulous artists who are exhibiting their work.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Photos by Tony Favarula

From 2D, to 3D, to virtual works of art, the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Exhibition has it all. Come visit the SAIC Galleries...
07/25/2023

From 2D, to 3D, to virtual works of art, the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Exhibition has it all. Come visit the SAIC Galleries to take a look at the beautiful work on display before it closed this Sunday!

Artists featured from left to right:
Jazmine Catasús


Lauren Endicott Steffens

John Venditti


The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Eugene Tang, MFA ‘23, PhotographyEugene (I-Peng) Tang’s ongoing project Renovating Kinship explores the nature of kinshi...
07/24/2023

Eugene Tang, MFA ‘23, Photography
Eugene (I-Peng) Tang’s ongoing project Renovating Kinship explores the nature of kinship, non-biological family connections, and community through the documentation of a renovation project. Tang, himself, participates in the renovations, using his collaged photographs and evolving self-balancing sculpture of discarded construction materials to address the complexity of these relationships and the precarity of changing economic conditions.
See @‌eugenetangible sculpture and photography at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

📷 Images 3-5 : Eugene (I-Peng) Tang

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The graduating Low-Residency MFA class is demonstrating just how exceptional they are at this year’s exhibition. The mor...
07/22/2023

The graduating Low-Residency MFA class is demonstrating just how exceptional they are at this year’s exhibition. The more than 50 works on view are the culmination of 3 years of hard work; come celebrate their dedication and talent at the show!

Artists featured from left to right:
Abby Bill


KATHERINE CLARKE LANGLANDS
@‌xo_kcl

Jen Lobo

Photographs by Tony Favarula.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu/access

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Natia Ser, BFA ‘23 Studio, PhotographyThrough her practice, Natia Ser ruminates on her mother’s superstitions about the ...
07/20/2023

Natia Ser, BFA ‘23 Studio, Photography
Through her practice, Natia Ser ruminates on her mother’s superstitions about the artist’s proximity to water and reflects on her own desire for liberation from these limitations. Through the interactive artist book, visitors engage with layered images of the ocean that explore the movement and shapes of flowing waves when seen against her photograph.
See @‌arkaaive interactive artist book and photography at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

📷 : Eugene (I-Peng) Tang @‌eugenetangible

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit https://www.saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Here’s a snapshot of the terrific work currently on show at the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Exhibition. You don’t want to mis...
07/19/2023

Here’s a snapshot of the terrific work currently on show at the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Exhibition. You don’t want to miss out on the exceptional work by the 29 artists represented at our SAIC Gallery!

Artists featured from left to right:
Lizz Denneau


Autumn Lyn

Eia Radosavljevic

@‌eiahats

Photographs by Tony Favarula.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visithttp://saic.edu/access

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Deo Rai, MFA ‘23 Painting and DrawingIn his suspended sculpture Untitled, Deo Rai plays with materiality and pushes the ...
07/18/2023

Deo Rai, MFA ‘23 Painting and Drawing
In his suspended sculpture Untitled, Deo Rai plays with materiality and pushes the boundary of plastic as a medium through processes of burning, stretching, and painting. While feeling a sense of nostalgia for plastic as a significant presence in his own childhood, Rai also addresses the environmental implications of the material.
See @‌deoartstudio sculpture at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Noel Nissen, BFA ‘24, Painting and DrawingNoel Nissen’s painting kit kat club attempts to use memory as a medium to rend...
07/14/2023

Noel Nissen, BFA ‘24, Painting and Drawing
Noel Nissen’s painting kit kat club attempts to use memory as a medium to render space. Archiving a moment from a London production of Cabaret, Nissen’s documentation unveils parallels in class relations and notions of performance while also reflecting on the ways in which memories capture moments and help us understand our relationship to space.
See @‌noel_kas_ painting at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

There isn’t a shortage of exciting art at the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Show! The 29 artists represented in the exhibition ...
07/13/2023

There isn’t a shortage of exciting art at the 2023 Low-Residency MFA Show! The 29 artists represented in the exhibition come from all across the globe and work in a variety of mediums. Make sure to stop by the gallery to see their incredible art!

Artists featured from left to right:

Alexandra Gutierrez
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Joy Ray


Kazumi Hoshino


The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visithttp://saic.edu/access

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30

SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Esme Montgomery, BFA ‘24 Studio, Painting and DrawingEsme Montgomery shows us the objects and spaces we choose not to ta...
07/12/2023

Esme Montgomery, BFA ‘24 Studio, Painting and Drawing
Esme Montgomery shows us the objects and spaces we choose not to take with us in our daily encounters. Montgomery’s small paintings celebrate passing moments in unnoticed spaces. Through carefully rendered shadows and quiet textured details, her soft monochrome palette references both the transience and stillness of moments that we might otherwise ignore.
See @‌esmem_art paintings at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

It’s the first week of the Low-Residency MFA Exhibition and there’s plenty to see! Stop by and check out the works of th...
07/11/2023

It’s the first week of the Low-Residency MFA Exhibition and there’s plenty to see! Stop by and check out the works of these 29 incredible artists.

Artists featured from left to right:

Allison Hornak


bianca gabrielle goyette


Ashley Dawn Addair


The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visithttp://saic.edu/access

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ruth Litan, MFA ‘24, FVNMAFor Ruth Litan, video installation becomes a way to unpack the complexity of womanhood and the...
07/10/2023

Ruth Litan, MFA ‘24, FVNMA
For Ruth Litan, video installation becomes a way to unpack the complexity of womanhood and the politics in her home country. Projecting images from her personal and found archival footage into suitcases, her work Cocoon shows us how memory is engraved into our spaces and objects, following us wherever we go.
See ’s video installation at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us today for the opening of the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Exhibition! It showcases the culminating achievem...
07/08/2023

Join us today for the opening of the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Exhibition! It showcases the culminating achievements of graduating students working in a variety of media and methodologies.

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30

SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The exhibitionand present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

✨ The wait is almost over ✨The Low-Residency MFA Exhibition featuring 29 talented artist will open tomorrow. Please join...
07/07/2023

✨ The wait is almost over ✨
The Low-Residency MFA Exhibition featuring 29 talented artist will open tomorrow. Please join us for the opening reception from 12:00-5:00 p.m. as we celebrate all the incredible work that went into making this show spectacular. While you’re here you can also view our New Work 2023 Exhibition currently open on street level!

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Olivia Jobbe, BFA ‘24 Studio, SculptureRecontextualizing the idea of a birthday party, Olivia Jobbe’s installation, The ...
07/06/2023

Olivia Jobbe, BFA ‘24 Studio, Sculpture
Recontextualizing the idea of a birthday party, Olivia Jobbe’s installation, The Funeral (for a tarnished adolescence), mourns the tainted innocence of the artist’s teen years. Through the black color palette, the use of plaster to create balloons and the inclusion of a s*x toy in a suspended piñata, Jobbe addresses the shedding of vulnerability of childhood, while also commemorating her passage to adulthood.
See @‌ojwiththepulp installation at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We’re wrapping up installation on the upcoming Low-Residency MFA Exhibition this week. The lights are being set, project...
07/05/2023

We’re wrapping up installation on the upcoming Low-Residency MFA Exhibition this week. The lights are being set, projectors programmed, and labels spell-checked so everything is perfect for this Saturday’s opening reception. You won’t want to miss this magnificent show these artist have worked tirelessly to create!

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Lillian Heredia, BFA ‘24 Studio, SculpturePart of an ongoing body of work, Lillian Heredia reimagines the narratives and...
06/30/2023

Lillian Heredia, BFA ‘24 Studio, Sculpture
Part of an ongoing body of work, Lillian Heredia reimagines the narratives and iconography of Catholicism. Using the Book of Genesis as a starting point, her installation Origin Story Variant V, mutates creation myths by infusing a maternal perspective, represented by the subtle flesh tones throughout the objects and inclusion of gauze and hydrocal bandages.
See @‌lilliheredia installation at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Low-Residency MFA Exhibition is set to open in a week, so we’re looking back at installations from recent years. Ima...
06/29/2023

The Low-Residency MFA Exhibition is set to open in a week, so we’re looking back at installations from recent years.

Images featured left to right:
Faun Manne
New Luxury, 2019
Mixed media

Morris Fox
Querental, 2018
Velvet, metal, poetry, and video

Caroline Massey
Hallowed, 2021
Aluminum, bronze, dried botanicals, wax, and mixed media
A collection of sacred objects

Atticus Gordon, MFA '24 Painting and DrawingIn his diptych Networked Sublime, Atticus Gordon’s fusion of AI-generated im...
06/27/2023

Atticus Gordon, MFA '24 Painting and Drawing

In his diptych Networked Sublime, Atticus Gordon’s fusion of AI-generated imagery and art historical references challenges how we understand real versus created spaces. Blending 19th century painterly techniques with digital shapes through the frame of a train window, Gordon removes our sense of time and limits our ability to fully understand the pictorial space he creates.
See this piece by @‌art_ticus at SAIC Galleries as part of New Work 2023!

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Low-Residency MFA Exhibition opens in a little over a week!Mark your calend...
06/26/2023

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Low-Residency MFA Exhibition opens in a little over a week!Mark your calendars--you don't want to miss the amazing work these 29 artists have made. The Opening Reception is on Saturday, July 8, 12–5pm.

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The first week of install is coming to a wrap as the Low-Residency students prepare for their thesis show. These 29 arti...
06/23/2023

The first week of install is coming to a wrap as the Low-Residency students prepare for their thesis show. These 29 artists are hard at work to create an exceptional exhibition opening July 8!

Low-Residency MFA Exhibition
July 8 - July 30
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. and Sunday, July 30, 11:00a.m - 6:00p.m.

Join us tomorrow from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in our street level gallery for the opening reception of the 2023 New Work ...
06/22/2023

Join us tomorrow from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in our street level gallery for the opening reception of the 2023 New Work Exhibition! There will be light refreshments and pastries.

Image: (left) Gallery view of Networked Sublime by Atticus Gordon @‌art_ticus, (right) partial gallery view of The Funeral (for a tarnished adolescence) by Olivia Jobbe @‌ojwiththepulp

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The ✨ New Work 2023 Exhibition ✨ is now OPEN to the public!You are cordially invited to the Public Reception this Friday...
06/20/2023

The ✨ New Work 2023 Exhibition ✨ is now OPEN to the public!

You are cordially invited to the Public Reception this Friday, June 23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.! There will be light refreshments and desserts.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Public visitors must check-in with security upon arrival and present a valid state-issued photo ID.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit http://saic.edu/access

Image: (left) partial view of Untitled by Deo Rai , (right) partial view of work by Esme Montgomery

New Work 2023 Exhibition
June 20 - August 4
SAIC Galleries, 33 E. Washington St.
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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The Sullivan Galleries represent 32,000 square feet of exhibition space-the only single contemporary gallery site of its size in the Chicago Loop. Located in the Sullivan Center at 33 South State Street, the historic site of Louis Sullivan's masterpiece Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building, the galleries feature exhibitions, performances, lectures, and screenings by SAIC students, faculty, and guest artists. Recently relocated to 33 South State Street, the Betty Rymer Gallery features a range of exhibitions of work by SAIC students, faculty, and international artists. The Sullivan Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, it is a teaching gallery that engages the exhibition process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.


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“I Invited Myself, Vol. 1” at SAIC Galleries will be open to the public on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5. Eiko will be hosting performative tours at 1pm and 4m.

To visit Eiko’s project during gallery hours, please make an appointment here: https://www.saic.edu/events/i-invited-myself-vol-1-1

View photos of "I Invited Myself, Vol. 1":
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eikoandkoma/albums/72177720296390403
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Photos by co-curator Elise Butterfield and Eiko
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Meet some of the students showing work at the SAIC Fall Undergraduate Exhibition! On view now through November 19 at SAIC Galleries, the exhibition features impressive work by talented SAIC seniors. Details at saic.edu/shows.

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If you happen to be in my work is included in an ambitious exhibition: Earthly Observatory, if you're not lucky enough to be in Chicago, there's a brilliant website where you can explore the entire show, here: https://sites.saic.edu/earthlyobservatory/ or follow SAIC Galleries Curated by Giovanni Aloi and Andrew Yang
ARTE ABSTRACTO CONTEMPORÂNEO CUBANO/ Aramis Santos (Millo).
LA HABANA, CUBA.

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Opportunities to view the Spring Undergraduate Exhibition in person at SAIC Sullivan Galleries were abbreviated when our campus closed in mid-March.

We're thrilled to share this incredible exhibition with you online, featuring the culminating work of over 300 graduating seniors: sites.saic.edu/bfa2020

We were so lucky to hear Glenn Belverio discuss his video work at SAIC Sullivan Galleries today! Glenn discussed drag activism, cable-access TV, out and outrageous q***r politics, and much more. There is one more day to catch ‘We Don’t Want Your MTV’ including two works by Glenn, get a chance to see them in the gallery today and tomorrow!
Don't miss this lunchtime talk with artist Glenn Belverio in SAIC Sullivan Galleries tomorrow from 12-1 p.m! Glenn will discuss his work on The Brenda and Glennda Show and drag activism.
Open today! 'We Don't Want Your MTV' at SAIC Sullivan Galleries 💙📼 come get hypnotized by video art through Saturday 2/15 ✨ Pictured is 'Stuffing' by Animal Charm (1998).

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Opening on Monday 2/10: We Don’t Want Your MTV, an exhibition and screening program of video works from the collection of VDB 💙📼💙 We’re so excited to share this work with you at SAIC Sullivan Galleries 🎉 Works pictured: Glenn Belverio, ‘Seize Control of the Taj Mahal’ (1991), and Miranda July, ‘The Amateurist’ (1998). https://bit.ly/2OqfxZZ