Low-Residency MFA program visiting artist lineup

Low-Residency MFA program visiting artist lineup

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Lyle Ashton Harris, Addie Wagenknecht, Cassils, Christina Quarles, DIS, Jennie C. Jones, Shahryar Nashat, Shinique Smith, Tom Burr, Xandra Ibarra. Courtesy SAIC.

February 15, 2019
Low-Residency MFA program visiting artist lineup
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Visiting Artists Series kicks off on June 19 with lectures by a diverse array of artists who work across a variety of disciplines. During the summer residency, visiting artists will each spend four days presenting their work, participating in the Graduate Studio Seminar, and visiting with students in the program. We are proud to announce the summer 2019 lineup. All lectures begin at 6pm in the MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue, and are free and open to the public.

Jennie C. Jones: June 19
Shahryar Nashat: June 21
Christina Quarles: June 26
Lyle Ashton Harris: June 28
Tom Burr: July 3
DIS: July 5
Cassils: July 10
Shinique Smith: July 12 
Xandra Ibarra: July 17
Addie Wagenknecht: July 19

Thesis year visiting artists
Corrine FitzpatrickGordon HallTyler CoburnPamela SneedAndrea Ray

Low-Residency MFA program
SAIC’s Low-Residency MFA program is designed for artists, writers, educators, curators, and historians whose work and life demand both a rigorous engagement with an artistic community as well as flexibility, fluidity, and a self-directed approach. An individualized, three-year plan of study integrates studio work with art history, theory, and poetics.

Supported by faculty based at SAIC and a roster of renowned visiting artists, students spend spring and fall semesters taking classes online and working remotely from a home studio. While off campus, each student is paired an SAIC alum advisor located within their geographical area. During the summer, students and faculty participate in weekly colloquia, seminars, studio visits, critiques, and professional practice courses. Study culminates in a major thesis project with both exhibited and written components.

The program still has some spaces open for 2019. Please contact David Getsy, Interim Director of SAIC’s Low-Residency MFA program and Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, at dgetsy [​at​] saic.edu for more information.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman. Learn more at saic.edu.

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