The Launch exhibition will feature work by 66 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design alums from the SAIC class of 2020. Quite different in form and scope than a standard thesis exhibition, this show demonstrates the artists’ and designers’ resilience and the adaptability of their practices in this moment of prolonged upheaval and uncertainty.
It’s the first exhibition held at SAIC Galleries. SAIC Galleries is a vibrant, public art space that features the boundary-pushing work of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers. Opened in the fall of 2020, SAIC Galleries is part of a four-story gallery and studio space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) 33 Building, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop at 33 East Washington Street. SAIC Galleries offers 26,000 square feet of exhibition space for annual student and faculty shows, as well as special exhibitions featuring national and international artists, and is open to the public by appointment.
Featuring work by: Dabin Ahn, Elyse Allen, Zheng Ang 郑昂, José R Aponte Bernardy, Emily Beanblossom, Théo Bignon, Molly Blumberg, Billie Carter-Rankin, Elizabeth Cote, Decheng Cui, Peytonn K Davis, Manos Dimitrakis, Cassidy Early, Liza Jo Eilers, Gloria Fan Duan, Matan Golan, Jiwon Ham, Chris Han, Rachel Hefferan, Amanda Lynn Hoopingarner, Yifan Jin, Minyoung Kang, Tim Karoleff and Sam Link, Reva Kashikar, Percy Lam, Jakyung Lee, Youra Lee, Xiaoye Li, Chenyu Lin 阿蔺, Alisa Maiboroda, Yvonne Martinez, CJ Mattia, Jackie Joseph Paul McFarland, Lenny Moore, Sage Mtahtah, Judith Mullen, Chloe Munkenbeck, Patrick Casey O’Shea, Alina Orlov, Ricardo Partida, Anna Patrick, Austin Pope, Jenny Rafalson, Aida Ramirez, Zhong Ren, Divyamaan Sahoo, Yongxuan (April) Shao, Kate Smith, Meejung Soh, Meimei Song, Bun Stout, Sara Sukhun, Megan Tepper, Ryo Tomoda, Jennifer Traina-Dorge, Chen-Huan (Julia) Tsai, Jessica Tucker, Christine Turner, Irene Wa., Tongqi Wang, Mia Weiner, Chengan Xia, Quentin Kailun Yang, Qianwen Yu, Jason Bozhi Zhao, and Yimin Zheng.