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Join your fellow School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alums for an exclusive, interactive look at SAIC’s Joan F...
09/18/2020
Behind the Scenes with the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

Join your fellow School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alums for an exclusive, interactive look at SAIC’s Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. Melanie Emerson, dean of the library and special collections (MA 2011), April Sheridan, special collections manager, and Aimée Beaubien, (BFA 1989, MFA 1993) Associate Professor of Photography, will explore some of the hidden delights among the collection via Zoom.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
5:00 p.m. CDT
Sign up today for this free event! More info here:

Behind the Scenes at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection

SAIC Continuing Studies is offering an online course tailored especially for SAIC alums this fall. It Takes Practice is ...
09/17/2020
It Takes Practice | SAIC Continuing Education

SAIC Continuing Studies is offering an online course tailored especially for SAIC alums this fall.
It Takes Practice is a series of workshops led by transdisciplinary installation and performance artist and cultural organizer Erica Mott, that will provide creatives with opportunities for structured reflection, visioning, relationship-building, and strategic planning for developing or re-igniting your artistic practice. Learn more here.

Led by transdisciplinary installation and performance artist and cultural organizer Erica Mott, this series of workshops will provide creatives with opportunities for structured reflection, visioning, relationship-building, and strategic planning for developing or re-igniting your artistic practice....

Join #saicalumni Luis Gispert (BFA 1996) and william cordova (BFA 1996) in conversation with Marie Vickles as they discu...
09/10/2020

Join #saicalumni Luis Gispert (BFA 1996) and william cordova (BFA 1996) in conversation with Marie Vickles as they discuss their past collaborations, current work and future projects. Both artists have works in MOCA’s permanent collection and have had past MOCA exhibitions.

In 2003, The Museum of Contemporary Art presented Cordova’s exhibition No More Lonely Nights with work that conjured various memories and emotions, inspired by songs, lyrics, and snippets of conversation. Cordova's site-specific installation fused urban culture and ancient Andean spirituality.
In 2009, The Museum of Contemporary Art presented Gispert’s first comprehensive solo museum exhibition, which featured large-scale photographs, videos, sculpture and film, dating from 1999 to 2009.

Marie Vickles is the Director of Education at PAMM and Curator at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex.

Conversations at MOCA:
Interview/Interview with Luis Gispert + william cordova
September 11, 2020 7-8:30PM
MOCA ZOOM and YouTube channel

Register and see more at mocanomi.org
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#saicinmiami #williamcordova #luisgispert @saicinmiami

It may be Wednesday, but we're still excited about last week's "Meet An Artist Monday," with Nina Palomba (BFA 2013). Th...
07/29/2020
Meet an Artist Monday: Nina Palomba - LA Weekly

It may be Wednesday, but we're still excited about last week's "Meet An Artist Monday," with Nina Palomba (BFA 2013). The creator of the colorful realm known as "Nina's World" chatted with LA Weekly about everything from her time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to her first art show experience.

"My work is a reflection of me and my life. I think it comes out subconsciously sometimes, but the common thread through all I make is love."

Nina Palomba, creator of the colorful realm known as Nina’s World, works across boundaries between street and pop art, graphic arts and design, painting, animation, fabrication, and murals to create a universe powered by love.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy, food scarcity amongst Chicago residents has become an increasi...
07/23/2020
Faculty and Alums Organize Photography Fundraiser for Hunger in Chicago

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy, food scarcity amongst Chicago residents has become an increasingly pressing issue. In response, a group of Chicagoans—including Assistant Professor, Adj. Marzena Abrahamik, Associate Professor Aimee Beaubien, and alums Leonardo Kaplan (BFA 2008) and Rebecca Kressley (BFA 2007)—are giving back to the community through photography. #SAICalumni

Incredible #SAICalumni Matthew Owens (1985) performs a puppet show for neighbors from the balcony of his home in the Lak...
07/15/2020
When the circus puppets come out to play in Lakeview a neighborhood gathers in joy and wonder

Incredible #SAICalumni Matthew Owens (1985) performs a puppet show for neighbors from the balcony of his home in the Lakeview neighborhood!

Matthew Owens, laid off from his job making toys for the animals at Brookfield Zoo, has begun staging puppets shows for his neighbors from the balcony of his home in the Lakeview neighborhood, attracting ever larger crowds watching from the sidewalk every Saturday night.

Faculty Member Nick Cave and collaborator Bob Faust's latest project challenges individuals to reflect on their role in ...
07/14/2020
A Public Art Project Devoted to Dismantling Racism at Every Level

Faculty Member Nick Cave and collaborator Bob Faust's latest project challenges individuals to reflect on their role in the proliferation of racism.

With “Amends,” the artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust have created a multipronged platform for self-scrutiny and, they hope, lasting change.

Time for a refresh? Need feedback? This upcoming Wednesday, July 15th! SAIC Career and Professional Experience - CAPX wi...
07/12/2020

Time for a refresh? Need feedback? This upcoming Wednesday, July 15th! SAIC Career and Professional Experience - CAPX will host a virtual portfolio review: Studio Art.

#SAICalumni are invited and encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to the incredible #SAICalumni that raised $10,000 for organizations supporting the black transgender com...
07/11/2020
Alums Raise $10,000 for Organizations Supporting the Black Transgender Community in Instagram Art Auction

Congratulations to the incredible #SAICalumni that raised $10,000 for organizations supporting the black transgender community through the virtual exhibition "by & for".

"by & for" was curated by Pia Singh (MA 2017), Jameson Paige (Dual MA 2018), Fabiola Tosi (MA 2017), and Alex Peyton-Levine (MFA 2017), and live-streamed concerts were provided on their Instagram page by SAIC Lecturer Sadie Woods (MFA 2016), Russell Woo, and Cole DeGenova

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
07/10/2020

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SAIC is planning to resume in-person teaching, learning, and residential life this fall, so international students who are taking a mix of in-person and online classes will be able to remain in the US. Our International Affairs office is here to support our more than 1,200 international students.

What SAIC is doing now:

Hosting a webinar for SAIC students and families on Tuesday, July 14 at 9 a.m. CT to address these changes and answer questions. It will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Engaging in communication with our Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) government representative.

Petitioning to support changing the guidance and reaching out to local government representatives.

Partnering with NAFSA: Association of International Educators, a professional organization that advocates for international students and study abroad, to contribute to advocacy actions.

Hosting one-on-one meetings with students.

SAIC is here to support and give advice as we navigate through this uncertain time together. Questions? Email [email protected].

#SAICalumni Liz Ashe (BFA 2007) has co-curated the virtual group exhibition "Not So Concrete", which runs through August...
07/09/2020

#SAICalumni Liz Ashe (BFA 2007) has co-curated the virtual group exhibition "Not So Concrete", which runs through August 14th. Additionally, be sure to take a look at the virtual artist talks associated with the exhibition below!

To view the exhibition visit:
http://www.ashe-and-norton.com

Congratulations to the incredible Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) whose work was recently highlighted by the T: The N...
07/07/2020
Works for the Now, by Queer Artists of Color

Congratulations to the incredible Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) whose work was recently highlighted by the T: The New York Times Style Magazine! #SAICalumni

Pride Month may have come to a close, but the wide-ranging pieces shown here have staying power.

This upcoming Wednesday, July 8th! SAIC Career and Professional Experience - CAPX will host a virtual portfolio review: ...
07/05/2020

This upcoming Wednesday, July 8th! SAIC Career and Professional Experience - CAPX will host a virtual portfolio review: Fashion.

#SAICalumni are invited and encouraged to participate!

Next Wednesday, July 8th! #SAICalumni Sadie Woods (MFA 2016) will conduct a "Virtual Zoom Music Box Orchestra", and a po...
07/03/2020
Virtual Zoom Music Box Orchestra | HEAVEN GALLERY

Next Wednesday, July 8th! #SAICalumni Sadie Woods (MFA 2016) will conduct a "Virtual Zoom Music Box Orchestra", and a portion of proceeds will support Wicker Park's Heaven Gallery. More info below!

Virtual Zoom Music Box Orchestra Wednesday, July 8th By Artist Sadie Woods To participate and purchase kit click here. A portion of the proceeds benefits Heaven Gallery. Just because #summertimechi is canceled doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. Let's celebrate Puerto Rican pride and Junet...

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni's cover photo
07/02/2020

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni's cover photo

07/01/2020
CURATY

Congratulations to #SAICalumni Sneha Shah (BFA 2015)! Her start-up, CURATY, (founded just over a year ago) has been announced as Creative Industries Council's 'Ones To Watch' 2020!

CURATY named #Disruptor and #ChangeMaker in Creative Industries Council list of CreaTech's "One's to Watch" 2020.

🎉 We’re #honoured to announce we’ve been named as one of the #CreativeIndustriesCouncil’s ‘Ones To Watch’.

This annual list celebrates 100 UK businesses harnessing #creativity and #technology to transform the way the world creates, consumes and connects.

The list is being launched as part of the Createch topic stream at CognitionX festival, which will feature more than 50 inspiring Createch experts and practitioners streamed live online from June 8-10.

We’ll be running an interactive booth showcasing our work at the Digital Expo throughout the three day event - so do drop by and say hello.

Take a look at the programme and get a free 3-day Festival Pass (worth £295) by using the code CREATECHTOPIC: https://lnkd.in/gsrC4rS #createch100

#disruptors #creativeindustries #CURATY #WEChampionArtists #NoNakedWalls

Starting next Sunday, July 5th: Professor Jim Elkins (Art History, Theory, and Criticism) invites you to join "The Criti...
06/29/2020

Starting next Sunday, July 5th: Professor Jim Elkins (Art History, Theory, and Criticism) invites you to join "The Critique Clinic", an open online group for incoming and current MFA students—and alums!

This group discusses history, theory, and practice of critiques, as well as analyzing each other's past crits.

Space is limited! For more information, contact Jim Elkins at [email protected].

Time for a refresh? Just want some feedback? This upcoming Wednesday, July 1st! SAIC Career and Professional Experience ...
06/28/2020

Time for a refresh? Just want some feedback? This upcoming Wednesday, July 1st! SAIC Career and Professional Experience - CAPX will host a virtual portfolio review: VCD - Graphic Design and UI/ UX.

#SAICalumni are invited and encouraged to participate!

#SAICalumni Amiko Li (BFA 2015) has work in the exhibition "Meditations in an Emergency" at UCCA in Beijing. Congrats on...
06/27/2020
Meditations in an Emergency | UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

#SAICalumni Amiko Li (BFA 2015) has work in the exhibition "Meditations in an Emergency" at UCCA in Beijing. Congrats on the incredible work, Amiko!

From May 21 to August 30, 2020, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition “Meditations in an Emergency.” The exhibition emerges in the wake of the pandemic which has created the first truly global moment of the twenty-first century. As it marks UCCA’s reopening after the longest closure in its history, since late January, the exhibition looks to art as a source of solace, reflection, and solidarity.

In addition to recently being announced as a finalist at The Print Center's 94th Annual (http://printcenter.org/94th/fin...
06/26/2020
Give Me Space | New Prints 2020/Summer | IPCNY Exhibitions

In addition to recently being announced as a finalist at The Print Center's 94th Annual (http://printcenter.org/94th/finalists-semifinalists/), #SAICalumni Yangbin Park (BFA 2011) has additionally had his work selected for inclusion in the virtual exhibition "Give Me Space" at the International Print Center New York.

Click below to view the exhibition!

Artist Chitra Ganesh selected Give Me Space, the latest presentation of IPCNY's long-standing New Prints Program, which supports artists from a wide range of backgrounds and reflects artistic production today and over the last year. We invite you to listen to (or read) Ganesh’s powerful statement ...

#SAICalumni Gibran G. Villalobos (MA 2015) reimagines public programs in a time of social distance.
06/24/2020
Supervision.

#SAICalumni Gibran G. Villalobos (MA 2015) reimagines public programs in a time of social distance.

I admire the resilience of the arts sector—its agility and improvisation are often pulled off with success, disproportional to anemic budgets with robust audiences. Yet, I am also dismayed that the arts, once again, confronts a different crisis, an unprecedented crisis.

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06/24/2020
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"I want to (...) show people that we can live affordably and beautifully without any of the negative aesthetic stereotypes or the incredible cost typically associated with accessibility."

Hyperallergic interviewed Emily Barker (SAIC 2010-15) about their advocacy for environments that are accessible, affordable, and beautiful for people with disabilities.

Two Chicago artists, Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi (SAIC 1995), are on a mission to highlight the work of queer ar...
06/23/2020
2 Chicago artists are on a mission to highlight queer artists, activists

Two Chicago artists, Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi (SAIC 1995), are on a mission to highlight the work of queer artists and activists—and Sky Cubacub (BFA 2015) is one of them! #SAICalumni

Take a look at their beautiful mural of Sky and read more below:

Two Chicago artists, Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi, are on a mission to highlight the work of queer artists and activists.

SAIC Alumni are invited and encouraged to join!
06/22/2020

SAIC Alumni are invited and encouraged to join!

Meet with industry professionals virtually to learn what makes a candidate competitive, and to receive feedback on your portfolio. (Registration will be available on Handshake one week prior to each portfolio review.)
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✨How to prepare✨
Show your best work! Quality over quantity. Bring your strongest artworks and show all your different strengths.
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Reviewers will ask you about your artwork, and what you are interested in as a career, so have answers for those questions ready.
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Research the reviewer and their company. Have questions for the reviewer, not just about your artworks, but about things like tips for interviewing with their company, industry standards, how they are navigating working remotely within their field, etc. Be prepared to lead the conversation with questions about your industry of interest.
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Check your internet connection and show up to your scheduled meeting time early.
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Be confident!

Happening now! by & for | BLM, an Instagram-mediated relief auction for local and national level not for profit organiza...
06/20/2020

Happening now! by & for | BLM, an Instagram-mediated relief auction for local and national level not for profit organizations working to ensure the safety of Black Trans Lives and Black community organizers currently working at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. This edition has been collectively curated by Jameson Paige (Dual MA 2018), Fabiola Tosi (MA 2017), Alex-Peyton Levine (MFA 2017) and Pia Singh (MA 2017). In its third edition, thirty-three original artworks will be on view on the by & for Instagram page and open for bids via the comments section of each artwork, or via direct messages on Instagram, from 10:00 a.m. CDT on the 20th of June through 10:00 a.m. CDT on the 23rd of June, 2020.

Founded by Pia Singh (MA 2017) at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020, by & for was conceived as a platform for artists to directly support one another through the sale of individual artworks. Artists are invited to donate one work for auction, which is presented to a viewing
public in a live-bidding experience on Instagram, for incremental bids of $50 over a 72 hour period. Usually, all funds raised in the auction are divided equally amongst participating artists at the closing of an auction. For this edition, we will be splitting the raised funds between Brave
Space Alliance, BlackTransFutures. and the Trans Justice Funding Project. In light of the events of the last few weeks, artists and curators have come together to present
by & for | BLM in response to an urgent need to defend and protect our communities from the threats of systemic racism, police brutality and anti-blackness. The response has taken the form of a fundraiser, to help raise funds for those who stand at the frontlines and those who have
been most vulnerable to the violence of racial oppression.

Join via Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/by.and.for/

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🎤Just Now: Check out SAIC's spring Visiting Artists Program lineup of guest lecturers! This upcoming season will feature some of the most compelling practitioners and thinkers working today; Elmgreen & Dragset, Bouchra Khalili, Emory Douglas, Aaron Williamson, Rodney McMillian (Post-Bac 2000), Newton Harrison and Martha Rosler. All of our spring events will be free and open to the public! saic.edu/vap