See it here first. Each year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) celebrates our talented students completing their degrees. Join us for boundary-breaking, creative exhibitions and events featuring student work.
The annual MAATC Exhibition presents the artwork and practices of students graduating with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling. The educational aim of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity for students to present their own individual lived practices and collaboratively examine the clinical, ethical, and aesthetic implications of presenting the profession of art therapy through an exhibition. Deeply reflective and inquisitive, the artists present a multitude of approaches, exemplifying the program’s philosophy of integrating the emergent artist-art therapist identity. For more information about the program, visit saic.edu/arttherapy.
Reception: Saturday, January 28, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
An Artist Talk and Q&A will be held by the MAATC Exhibition participants during the opening reception on Lower Level 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT.
This presentation features the work of 14 students completing the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio. Participating artists include Lindsay Adams, Isaac Armendariz-Lopez, Nic Chung, Shanti Grandhi, Rebecca Hodel, Sol Lee, James Ross Neiswonger, Sunjae Park, Pedro Trueba Ramirez, Juju Marie Rodríguez Mieszaniec, Charlotte Saylor, Hammzat Tahabsam, Nanako Kono, and Joshua Weinberg.
Reception: Saturday, January 28, 12:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Graduate Exhibition One is the first of two graduate exhibitions this spring and presents new and innovative work by 67 of SAIC’s Master of Fine Arts candidates.
The IMPACT Performance Festival showcases the culminating projects of MFA, BFA, and Post-Baccalaureate certificate students who will activate multiple spaces within the gallery to present immersive and interactive live performances.
First year students from the Department of Contemporary Practices (CP) exhibit new interdisciplinary art and design works. Students have the opportunity to participate through site specific proposals, an open call for work, and by faculty selection.
The Spring Undergraduate Exhibition showcases the culminating work of more than 200 graduating seniors. This exhibition features the ambitious and innovative interdisciplinary work of our students, the next generation of artists, scholars, and citizens. It is a living example of the crossing of disciplines and challenging assumptions that SAIC encourages in each student.
Master of Arts in Art History, Theory, and Criticism thesis presentations with panels and discussions.
May 4, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327
May 5, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 707
Fashion 2023: Intrinsic Being and the Capstone Fashion Show is a celebration of diverse work across the fashion curriculum. The show is free and reservations are required; there may be standing room only. The Eventbrite registration is non-transferable. If you register and become no longer able to attend, please update us via Eventbrite.
The Film, Video, New Media, Animation, and Sound Festival features the work of graduate and undergraduate students from the class of 2023.
The second of two graduate exhibitions this spring presents new and ambitious work by more than 100 Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design, Master of Architecture, and Master of Architecture in Interior Architecture candidates.
Graduating students from the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program read selections from their work. Join for a surprising evening including, but not limited to, fiction, nonfiction, and text off the page. Discover what writing becomes when students adapt the practices of their studio-artist peers.
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing program will read, perform, and otherwise represent their work in traditional as well as hybrid and experimental forms, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, electronic media, and performance.
Public Reception: Saturday, November 4, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
The Fall Undergraduate Exhibition showcases the culminating work of more than 140 graduating seniors. This exhibition features the ambitious and innovative interdisciplinary work of our students, the next generation of artists, designers, scholars, and citizens. It is a living example of the crossing of disciplines and challenging assumptions that SAIC encourages in each student.