Workshops to help you get started
Events are free and open to all degree-seeking SAIC students and alumni.
This event is free and open to all degree-seeking SAIC students and alumni.
Wednesday, February 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor
SAIC Alum Roman Serra will talk about how he makes a living with his artwork. Hear how he got started and learn tips for being successful as an artist.
Register here to attend and receive updates about guest speakers. This event is free and open to all degree-seeking SAIC students and alumni. Free food and drinks provided!
Join the Working Artist Program on LinkedIn to stay informed about upcoming workshops and events.
Presented by the Career + Co-op Center and SAIC’s Office of Alumni Relations.
The Working Artist Program presents monthly meetings and visits by working artists, as well as networking opportunities and other activities to support SAIC artists who are starting their careers.
Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation for this program should email email@example.com or call 312.629.6810 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.
On December 20 Newcity released its Top 5 of Everything 2012, a compilation of Top 5 lists covering all aspects of Chicago’s art and culture in the past year. Members of the SAIC community made a dominant showing in this year’s Art section, featured in Top Art Exhibitions—which named The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aestheticsat SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries among its top five—Top Art/Design Crossovers, Total Art Escapes, Top Art Interviews, Top Art Exhibitions You Didn’t See, Top People You See at Every Art Opening, and Top People Whose Lives Are Possibly Artworks. Congratulations are in order for faculty members Deborah Boardman, Maria Gasper, Lou Malozzi (BFA 1978), and Trevor Martin, and additional praise goes to SAIC alumni Jordan Avery (BFA 2012), Benjamin Bellas (BFA 2005), Sandra Binion (MFA 1992), Troy Briggs (MFA 2012), Adam Brooks (MFA 1989), Bridgette Buckley (MFA 2002),Stephanie Burke (MFA 2009), Mariano Chavez (BFA 2005), Chelsea Culp (BFA 2007), Theodore Darst (BFA 2011), Robin Dluzen(MFA 2010), Steven Fiehn (BFA 2000), Ben Foch (NG 1999), Vicki Fowler (MFA 2011), Jeffrey Grauel (MFA 2000), Emily Green (BFA 2005), Paul Hopkin (MFA 1997), Jane Jerardi (MFA 2012), Jennifer Karmin (MFAW 2001), Joseph Kramer (MFA 2010), Alan Lerner(MFA 2003), Carron Little (MFA 1999), Eric May (BFA 2000), Heather Mullins (MFA 2008), Tyler Myers (BFA 2001), Marissa Perel(MFA 2010), Oliverio Rodriguez (MAAH 2006), Luis Romero (MFA 1999), Louisa Shields (BFA 2009), Jenni Sorkin (BFA 1999), Edra Soto (MFA 2000), Megan Sterling (MFA 2007), Brad Troemel (BAVS 2010), Vincent Uribe (BAVS-BA 2012), Heather Marie Vernon(MAAT 2013), Mathew Wilson (MFA 1993), and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (PBS 2005, MFA 2007). Phew!
a new financial education membership program, to help SAIC students and recent alumni manage their money and student loans.
Check your inbox for an email invitation to join SALT in the next few days. If you do not receive your SALT email in the next week or so, please contact SALT’s Member Support team at 855.469.2724.
What Is SALT?
SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, to help students and recent alumni learn more about how to manage their personal finances. This program rewards you for making smart money decisions, and we’re providing all of its services to you-including your membership- free of charge.
Activating your SALT membership allows you take advantage of members-only features, like:
- Interactive money management tools that show you how to take control of your finances.
- A personal dashboard that tracks all of your federal student loans from SAIC in one place.
- Loan advice from SALT’s expert financial counselors.
- My Money 101-a self-paced, online resource that teaches you practical money management strategies for budgeting, credit cards, banking and more.
- Exclusive benefits that help you save and spend smart.
Remember to check your email for a message from SALT containing your invitation to join.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Printmedia Visiting Artist Lecture: Andrew Blackley
Columbus Drive Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr., room 220
Andrew Blackley lives in New York as a writer and curator. Recently organized exhibitions include: WhiteWalls: Writings by Artists, 1978–2008 (Golden Gallery, New York), Randolph Street Gallery Archives (Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU), and Martin Wong, Sketchbooks (Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection).
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
SAIC alumna Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005) founded the nonprofit design firm Project H to use creative capital to improve communities and public education from the inside out. Trained in architecture (University of California, Berkeley) and product design (SAIC), Pilloton believes in design as an honest process of building and activism that benefits communities by engaging them in public education experiences. She spends most of her days in a woodshop with high school students in Bertie County, North Carolina as part of Studio H, a one-year design/build/community program that teaches design thinking and vocational construction skills within the public school system. Pilloton is the author of Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, and has spoken worldwide, from the TED conference stage to the Colbert Report.
Presented in collaboration with SAIC’s Alumni Relations.
Artist Steven Frost discusses the role of ritual in his art practice and work during a talk at Robert Bills Contemporary on January 7, 2012, as part of the exhibition “Joint Disassembly, with artist David Hartwell and WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy
Miami Beach Art Basel 2011
SAIC Alumni and Faculty Reception
Friday, December 2, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The Loews Hotel
1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL
*Please Note Location Change!*
SAIC invites you to a reception celebrating alumni and faculty participating in the Miami art fairs.
Please RSVP to let us know if you plan to attend the reception.
Are you exhibiting?
Will you be exhibiting in Art Basel Miami Beach this year? Please let us know! Fill out the SAIC Art Basel Artist/Exhibitor form here.
We will compile a list of SAIC artists exhibiting at Miami Art Basel and the surrounding satellite fairs to share with you, your peers, collectors, donors, and SAIC friends.
We look forward to seeing you in Miami!
VOTE FOR: MFA Alumni Alan and Michael Fleming
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alan and Michael Fleming currently live and work in New York. The Fleming twins have been working collaboratively since 2005. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including shows in Chicago, New York, Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Rio De Janeiro. In 2008 their video series “At Rest: The Body in Architecture” won the “Performing” section at the Kinolewchyk Festival at the Idea Museum in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2006 they were awarded the “Group 4 Award” from the Foundry Art Centre for their video “Defining the Frame”. The twins received their MFA in Studio from the Performance Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where they attended graduate school as a collaborative. They also both received their BFA degrees in Painting from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Michael and Alan were both awarded Trustee Merit Scholarships from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and share the award of “Most Outstanding Senior” in the painting department from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alan was recently a member of Culture Shock Chicago dance troupe and has been teaching Hip Hop and Breakdancing for the past three years. Alan received the Professional Advancement Award in Dance from the School at Jacob’s Pillow in 2009. Michael is currently a board member of the not-for-profit organization OPENSOURCE Art, a teacher and a freelance designer for various institutions and artists. In 2009 Michael received the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.
Professional practice workshops
Being released into the wild? Leaving the nest? Finishing school as an
undergraduate or graduate student can be overwhelming, but it can also be a
time of opportunity. The Sculpture Department is hosting two professional
practices workshops. These Q&A style sessions will deal with concerns that
undergraduate, and graduate students might have upon leaving the
Join this exciting conversation with students, faculty, Alumni, and Kate
Schutta, from Career Services.
*Tuesday October 4 Undergraduate, Columbus, Rm 015, 4:15-5:45 PM
Tuesday October 18 Graduate, Columbus, Rm 015, 4:15-5:45 PM*
Aspen Mays, Punched Out Stars 2, Silver Gelatin Print, 2011 Tuesday, October 4, 6pm at MoCP Aspen Mays in conversation with Kathryn Schaffer, PhD Exhibiting artist Aspen Mays and Kathryn Schaffer, postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, will discuss ways scientists and artist search for insight into the origins of our universe using photography, among other tools. After their talk, join us for a stargazing event in Grant Park with Joe Guzman.
BEYOND VISIBILITY: PHOTOGRAPHY AND OUR CONNECTION TO THE COSMOS
Stargazing with Joe Guzman, The Chicago Astronomer, in Grant Park, intersection of Michigan and Harrison
Aspen Mays, Punched Out Stars 2, Silver Gelatin Print, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 6pm at MoCP
Aspen Mays in conversation with Kathryn Schaffer, PhD
Exhibiting artist Aspen Mays and Kathryn Schaffer, postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, will discuss ways scientists and artist search for insight into the origins of our universe using photography, among other tools. After their talk, join us for a stargazing event in Grant Park with Joe Guzman.
All current VCS students and Alumni are invited to join the open Facebook group for Visual Critical Studies https://www.facebook.com/groups/113680668739309/
The Department of Visual and Critical Studies serves students seeking rigorous tools to explore cultural phenomena. The artists, designers, critics, writers and scholars who teach in the program take a variety of approaches and come from diverse fields, including history; performance; art history; film, video and new media; visual communication design; sociology; political science; sculpture; anthropology; and literature, among others. They share a common interest in understanding influences on, and cultural and social meanings of visual experience. Exploration of what is involved in the creation, dissemination, and impact of visual images, objects, and practices is emphasized.