Alumni work by Amanda Ross-Ho (BFA 1998)

Alumni and faculty work by Sterling Lawrence (BFA 2007, MFA 2011)

SAIC Co-op Education Internship Profile: Trace Krug (BFA 2014), Art Institute of Chicago

For more information about the Career + Co-op Center for careers and internships, please visit here: http://www.saic.edu/lifeatsaic/careersandinternships

SAIC Hosts On-campus National Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 19, 2014
SAIC sponsors one of the nation’s largest portfolio days each year. Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be present to discuss your work and assist you in pursuing an education in the visual arts. This is an opportunity for you to meet with counselors and faculty from institutions offering nationally accredited programs.
Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. School of the Art Institute of Chicago280 S. Columbus Dr.Chicago, IL 60603
We look forward to meeting you and seeing what you do! If you have any questions, please call us at 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100, or email ugadmiss@saic.edu.
We encourage you to bring your actual work on portfolio if at all possible. If you plan to bring your work digitally on a laptop or other electronic device, please note that Wi-Fi will not be available so plan accordingly.
Reservations are not required to attend National Portfolio Day, but please feel free to fill out our registration form to let us know you would like to meet with an SAIC representative.

Come a day early and attend Saturday with SAIC featuring a special presentation, “Portfolio Day Survival Guide”
SATURDAY WITH SAIC
October 18, 3:00–6:00 p.m.280 S. Columbus Dr.Chicago, IL 60603
RSVP(please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in)
The event will feature a presentation on making the most of your National Portfolio Day experience as well as portfolio preparation tips for both admission and merit scholarship, and the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities.Current students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about undergraduate study at the nation’s most influential art and design school.
The following is a list of 2014 SAIC National Portfolio Day attendees.
Alberta College of Art + DesignAlfred UniversityArt Academy of CincinnatiArt Center College of DesignBradley UniversityCalArts (California Institute of the Arts)California College of the ArtsCleveland Institute of ArtCollege for Creative StudiesColumbus College of Art & DesignThe Cooper Union School of ArtCornish College of the ArtsEmily Carr University of Art + DesignFashion Institute of TechnologyFIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & MerchandisingGrand Valley State UniversityHerron School of Art and DesignKansas City Art InstituteKendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State UniversityLaguna College of Art + DesignLawrence TechLesley University College of Art and DesignMaine College of ArtMaryland Institute College of ArtMassachusetts College of Art and DesignMemphis College of ArtMiami UniversityMilwaukee Institute of Art & DesignMinneapolis College of Art and DesignNew Hampshire Institute of ArtNew York School of Interior DesignNorthern Illinois University School of Art & DesignOCAD UniversityOregon College of Art and CraftOtis College of Art and DesignPacific Northwest College of ArtParis College of ArtParsons The New School For DesignPennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPratt InstituteRhode Island School for DesignRingling College of Art and DesignRochester Institute of TechnologyRocky Mountain College of Art + DesignSan Francisco Art InstituteSchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonSchool of Visual ArtsSuffolk University- The New England School of Art & DesignSyracuse University, College of Visual & Performing ArtsTyler School of Art, Temple UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignThe University of Kansas Department of Design and Visual ArtUniversity of Michigan Stamps School of Art & DesignUniversity of Saint Francis, School of Creative ArtsThe University of the ArtsVincennes UniveristyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityWashington University in St LouisWatkins College of Art, Design & FilmWestern Michigan University, Frostic School of Art

SAIC Hosts On-campus National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SAIC sponsors one of the nation’s largest portfolio days each year. Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be present to discuss your work and assist you in pursuing an education in the visual arts. This is an opportunity for you to meet with counselors and faculty from institutions offering nationally accredited programs.

Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

We look forward to meeting you and seeing what you do! If you have any questions, please call us at 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100, or email ugadmiss@saic.edu.

We encourage you to bring your actual work on portfolio if at all possible. If you plan to bring your work digitally on a laptop or other electronic device, please note that Wi-Fi will not be available so plan accordingly.

Reservations are not required to attend National Portfolio Day, but please feel free to fill out our registration form to let us know you would like to meet with an SAIC representative.

Come a day early and attend Saturday with SAIC featuring a special presentation, “Portfolio Day Survival Guide”

SATURDAY WITH SAIC

October 18, 3:006:00 p.m.
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

RSVP
(please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in)

The event will feature a presentation on making the most of your National Portfolio Day experience as well as portfolio preparation tips for both admission and merit scholarship, and the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facilities.

Current students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about undergraduate study at the nation’s most influential art and design school.

The following is a list of 2014 SAIC National Portfolio Day attendees.

Alberta College of Art + Design
Alfred University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Art Center College of Design
Bradley University
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
The Cooper Union School of Art
Cornish College of the Arts
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Grand Valley State University
Herron School of Art and Design
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lawrence Tech
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
Miami University
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Northern Illinois University School of Art & Design
OCAD University
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Paris College of Art
Parsons The New School For Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School for Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of Visual Arts
Suffolk University- The New England School of Art & Design
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Kansas Department of Design and Visual Art
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts
The University of the Arts
Vincennes Univeristy
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Western Michigan University, Frostic School of Art

Alumni work by Adam Liam Rose (BFA 2012)

When Life Becomes an Instrument of Art
When: Friday, October 17 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: MC 1307
112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

Artist Oron Catts is world renowned for his experiments at the intersection of art and biology, utilizing life itself as a medium for exploring ontological questions. Producing provocative works in collaboration with scientists including a tissue engineered steak and a ‘victimless’ leather jacket, his pioneering work in Tissue Culture and Art helped define what biological art would become. As a co-founder of the artistic laboratory SymbioticA, Catt’s has helped enable more than 60 projects by international artists, writers, theorists, and scientists, pushing the boundaries of art-scientific practice.   
In this talk at SAIC, Catts will discuss how humans’ relationship with the idea of life is going through some radical shifts; from the sub-molecular to the planetary. This dramatic redefinition in cultural understanding of what life is calls for the urgent need to scrutinize and articulate the crisis of sustainability and the treatment of the (nonhuman) other.
 Catts will present his own work using tissue culture as an artistic medium, as well as some of the strategies and projects that artists at SymbioticA have employed to deal with life as both a raw material and an ever-contestable subject of manipulation.

When Life Becomes an Instrument of Art

When: Friday, October 17 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: MC 1307
112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

Artist Oron Catts is world renowned for his experiments at the intersection of art and biology, utilizing life itself as a medium for exploring ontological questions. Producing provocative works in collaboration with scientists including a tissue engineered steak and a ‘victimless’ leather jacket, his pioneering work in Tissue Culture and Art helped define what biological art would become. As a co-founder of the artistic laboratory SymbioticA, Catt’s has helped enable more than 60 projects by international artists, writers, theorists, and scientists, pushing the boundaries of art-scientific practice.   

In this talk at SAIC, Catts will discuss how humans’ relationship with the idea of life is going through some radical shifts; from the sub-molecular to the planetary. This dramatic redefinition in cultural understanding of what life is calls for the urgent need to scrutinize and articulate the crisis of sustainability and the treatment of the (nonhuman) other.

 Catts will present his own work using tissue culture as an artistic medium, as well as some of the strategies and projects that artists at SymbioticA have employed to deal with life as both a raw material and an ever-contestable subject of manipulation.

Student work by Chester Huang

heathwest:

Aric Crafford
(Slithering) Plastics
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Student work by Aric Crafford

Visiting Artists Program: Wade Guyton in Conversation with Susan Tallman

Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.


Wade Guyton makes objects, paintings, drawings, photographs, books, and posters. His work addresses the conditions of its own making, its reception, documentation, and distribution. The artist has become known for making works on linen that are produced with an inkjet printer from digital files. He utilizes information from webpages, marks drawn or typed in Microsoft Word, or scanned images. The works themselves record the process of their own making in the studio; composition and surface incident or pictorial effect are the result of multiple events and the convergence of information in digital and material form. The language of painting informs the stretched linen works, and the final forms are often determined by architectural or institutional constraints.
Guyton has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Kunsthalle Zürich; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Portikus, Frankfurt; Secession, Vienna; Kunstverein in Hamburg; and La Salle de Bains, Lyon. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2013 Carnegie International, 2013 Venice Biennale, 2007 Biennale de Lyon, Greater New York 2005, and 2004 Whitney Biennial, among others. His work can be found in the permanent collections of major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. With artist Kelley Walker he creates work under the moniker Guyton\Walker, and he is a member of the collaborative Continuous Project with Bettina Funcke, Joseph Logan, and Seth Price.
Wade Guyton will discuss his practice with Susan Tallman, an art historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of the print, as well as on issues of authenticity, reproduction, and multiplicity. She is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal and website Art in Print, and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Public Art Review, Art on Paper, Print Quarterly, Arts Magazine, and many other publications. Her books include The Contemporary Print: from Pre-Pop to Postmodern (Thames and Hudson), The Collections of Barbara Bloom (Steidl), and numerous museum catalogues. Tallman currently teaches in the Departments of Printmedia and Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Visiting Artists Program: Wade Guyton in Conversation with Susan Tallman

Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.

Wade Guyton makes objects, paintings, drawings, photographs, books, and posters. His work addresses the conditions of its own making, its reception, documentation, and distribution. The artist has become known for making works on linen that are produced with an inkjet printer from digital files. He utilizes information from webpages, marks drawn or typed in Microsoft Word, or scanned images. The works themselves record the process of their own making in the studio; composition and surface incident or pictorial effect are the result of multiple events and the convergence of information in digital and material form. The language of painting informs the stretched linen works, and the final forms are often determined by architectural or institutional constraints.

Guyton has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Kunsthalle Zürich; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Portikus, Frankfurt; Secession, Vienna; Kunstverein in Hamburg; and La Salle de Bains, Lyon. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2013 Carnegie International, 2013 Venice Biennale, 2007 Biennale de Lyon, Greater New York 2005, and 2004 Whitney Biennial, among others. His work can be found in the permanent collections of major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. With artist Kelley Walker he creates work under the moniker Guyton\Walker, and he is a member of the collaborative Continuous Project with Bettina Funcke, Joseph Logan, and Seth Price.

Wade Guyton will discuss his practice with Susan Tallman, an art historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of the print, as well as on issues of authenticity, reproduction, and multiplicity. She is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal and website Art in Print, and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Public Art Review, Art on Paper, Print QuarterlyArts Magazine, and many other publications. Her books include The Contemporary Print: from Pre-Pop to Postmodern (Thames and Hudson), The Collections of Barbara Bloom (Steidl), and numerous museum catalogues. Tallman currently teaches in the Departments of Printmedia and Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Student work by Sophie Loloi, Nancy Valladares, Johana Moscoso and Diandra Miller

octopodz:

In progress fungus blanket. Only the center is started. Petri dish of real fungi grown from my apartment.

Student work by Sydnie Miller

yukapuka:

Recent collaboration with a fellow grad student of SAIC’s sound department.

Working strictly with analog technologies! DOPENESS.

Student work by Dena Springer and Michael Sullivan

brohloff:

The Truth is Out There
Brad Rohloff
Installation of Offset Prints and Appropriated Signage
Part of SAIC Spring 2014 Undergraduate Exhibition

Alumni work by Brad Rohloff (BFA 2014)

brohloff:

The Truth is Out There

Brad Rohloff

Installation of Offset Prints and Appropriated Signage

Part of SAIC Spring 2014 Undergraduate Exhibition

Alumni work by Brad Rohloff (BFA 2014)

ExFEST 2014
When: Friday, October 10 2014, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Columbus Auditorium

ExFEST, ExTV’s Film/Video Festival is back! So many entries! So many amazing work by your fellow students. Come join us in celebration of all this amazing work!

ExFEST 2014

When: Friday, October 10 2014, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Columbus Auditorium
ExFEST, ExTV’s Film/Video Festival is back! So many entries! So many amazing work by your fellow students. Come join us in celebration of all this amazing work!
The 26th Norma U. Lifton Lecture in Art History: Hollis Clayson: “Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris”

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.


26th Annual Norma U. Lifton Lecture
This analysis of the visual culture of the French capital city takes root in the often overlooked fact that lighting (éclairage) was a key attribute of 19th-century Paris, the City of Light. The pitched social, aesthetic, and technical debate about new forms of artificial illumination took shape along an axis defined by dazzle (blindness) at one end, and illumination (visibility) at the other. Clayson maintains that the new lights, their visual properties, and the era’s debates about them provided circumstances that stimulated aesthetically innovative art gingerly balanced vis-à-vis the lights themselves between rejection and embrace, between disavowal and enthusiasm. Her lecture will analyze works by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, and several of the era’s leading caricaturists.
Hollis Clayson (BA, Wellesley College; MA, PhD, UCLA), a historian of nineteenth-century art, is Professor of Art History, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, and a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. Her first book, Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era, appeared in 1991 (reprinted by the Getty in 2003 and now available free of charge in the Getty Virtual Library). A co-edited thematic study of painting in the Western tradition, Understanding Paintings: Themes in Art Explored and Explained, came out in 2000, and has since been translated into six other languages. Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life Under Siege (1870–71) was published in 2002 (paperback 2005). Her current book, Electric Paris: The Visual Cultures of the City of Light in the Era of Thomas Edison, is well underway. In 2013–14, she served as the Samuel H. Kress Professor in the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She was recently made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the French government in honor of her advancement of French culture.

The 26th Norma U. Lifton Lecture in Art History: Hollis Clayson: “Episodes from the Visual Culture of Electric Paris”

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

26th Annual Norma U. Lifton Lecture

This analysis of the visual culture of the French capital city takes root in the often overlooked fact that lighting (éclairage) was a key attribute of 19th-century Paris, the City of Light. The pitched social, aesthetic, and technical debate about new forms of artificial illumination took shape along an axis defined by dazzle (blindness) at one end, and illumination (visibility) at the other. Clayson maintains that the new lights, their visual properties, and the era’s debates about them provided circumstances that stimulated aesthetically innovative art gingerly balanced vis-à-vis the lights themselves between rejection and embrace, between disavowal and enthusiasm. Her lecture will analyze works by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, and several of the era’s leading caricaturists.

Hollis Clayson (BA, Wellesley College; MA, PhD, UCLA), a historian of nineteenth-century art, is Professor of Art History, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, and a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. Her first book, Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era, appeared in 1991 (reprinted by the Getty in 2003 and now available free of charge in the Getty Virtual Library). A co-edited thematic study of painting in the Western tradition, Understanding Paintings: Themes in Art Explored and Explained, came out in 2000, and has since been translated into six other languages. Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life Under Siege (1870–71) was published in 2002 (paperback 2005). Her current book, Electric Paris: The Visual Cultures of the City of Light in the Era of Thomas Edison, is well underway. In 2013–14, she served as the Samuel H. Kress Professor in the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She was recently made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the French government in honor of her advancement of French culture.