July 10, 2019

Low-Residency MFA summer 2019 events

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

[1] Elisabeth Dzuricsko (MFA 2018), reMediated soFA, 2018. [2] Marjorie J. Boyles (MFA 2018), Painting Array 33 of 60 available, Strangerina, and Lifeboat, 2018. [3] Ayo Janeen Jackson (MFA 2018), heiress to a vision of forbidden gardens, 2018. [4] Jessica Mueller (MFA 2018) Wear Lipstick. A Public Weigh In, 2018.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites you to join us for the following events:

Low-Residency MFA Show
July 12–28

Opening: Thursday, July 11, 6–8pm
Evening of activations: Wednesday, July 24, 6–9pm

Sullivan Galleries
33 S. State St.
7th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603

This exhibition will showcase the culminating achievements of our graduating students working in a multitude of media and methodologies.

Low-Residency MFA Open Studio Night
Friday, July 26, 5–9pm

Graduate studios across campus (further information supplied at RSVP)

We invite you to join us for open studio night for SAIC’s Low-Residency MFA program. On July 26, studios across campus will be open to engage the community and celebrate another enriching summer.

Visit our website to let us know you’re interested in attending either event.

The Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts (Low-Res MFA) program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is designed for the 21st century artist whose work and life demand both a rigorous engagement with an artistic community as well as flexibility, fluidity, and a self-directed approach. SAIC's Low-Res MFA program is open to artists, writers, educators, curators, and historians.

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, paired with a local SAIC program mentor. Three consecutive summer residencies at SAIC bring students together to create, construct, and critique work during six-week intensives structured through both studio- and classroom-based courses and symposia. Studio work builds toward a major thesis project with both exhibited and written components. For more information about the program, visit

Low-Residency MFA Online Information Session
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30pm

Join us online to learn more about the program curriculum, pedagogy and admissions requirements.

For questions about these events, please contact lowresmfa [​at​] or call T 312 759 1643.

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 alums 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

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