Joseph Lupo

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago visit…

Over the Thanksgiving break, I caught up with Shaurya Kumar, Assistant Professor of Art at the SAIC. We worked together as Executive Board members of SGC International, and haven’t seen each other in a while. So I was really excited to meet with Shaurya again, and see the studios of SAIC.

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The school is housed inside the Art Institute of Chicago, you have to walk through the museum. A wonderful walk to work everyday to be sure!

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Spacious studios for an urban campus for sure…

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SAIC has separate Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Litho studios, but it sounds like the curriculum isn’t as distinctly divided.

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The litho shop has this beautiful fake stone on the wall. It has a picture of Helen Frankenthaler and Tatyana Grosman working on a stone. I don’t know what is more wonderful the fake stone or the picture of these two greats working together!

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Shaurya showing off some of his prints from China in his wonderful collection…

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“It’s OK…” hey, we all do it…

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GIGANTIC exposure unit…

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SAIC also has an offset litho studio…really jealous!

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Just ONE of their digital labs, this is the studio where they make positives…

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Student work from the offset studio…

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Something that is becoming more and more ubiquitous, the “tech shop”. Laser cutters and what not…

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And when downtown, a trip to Graham Crackers is a must…

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All in all, a great trip back to Chicago. Thanks Shaurya!

 

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