Alumni News

Why I Give

From founding an organization to develop children’s interest in the arts to teaching classes to foster children in a psychiatric unit, Suellen Rocca (BFA 1964, HON 2016), founding member of the Hairy Who?, has always found ways to give back to the artistic community and others in need of expression and inspiration.


Chris Ware

Chris Ware among 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients

Cartoonist Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93) received an honorary doctorate from the School at Commencement along with activist artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, photographer Dawoud Bey, and filmmaker Isaac Julien.


A look at the Sidney R. Yates Gallery which has been made to feel like Goat Island’s Lincoln Park-based church gym rehearsal space.

SAIC Alums Perform at Goat Island Archive

Ian Hatcher (BFA 2008), Ryan Tacata (BFA 2007), and Judith Leemann (MFA 2004) are among the artists presenting performances at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it. Learn more about the exhibit in WDCB’s interview with the curators.?