The SAIC Thesis Repository is a digital archive of recent, print theses produced by the students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Beginning in November 2013, new theses are digitized as they are received by the library. Works in this repository can be read online from any location on the SAIC campus. Theses cannot be printed or copied from this repository, nor can texts be read off campus. (Only descriptive information and abstracts are available for browsing by outside visitors.) Archival paper copies of theses are kept in the SAIC/AIC libraries.
/sylvania and other fragile histories includes excerpts from four of the larger projects I’ve worked on while in grad school along with short essays that describe the piece, the process, and various c... Read more
The old walled city of Ahmedabad with its bustling narrow lanes, intermingling pols, community announcement boards, the bird feeders, the timeless city gates, Indo- Islamic monuments, day markets tran... Read more
This text examines the controversy surrounding the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards in the 1980s through the theoretical framework laid out by Lee Edelman in No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive... Read more
This thesis is part of my academic research into Islamic art galleries and aims to produce a critical contribution to the representation and interpretation of Islamic art in the North American Museum.... Read more
Past and recent losses of loved ones have left me thinking about a room’s ability to hold some of the essence of a person after they are no longer in the space. This is akin to how an artist’s touch c... Read more
With the rise of films and documentaries concerning important social issues, the filmmakers and producers need to catch up with new social formats in the distribution of their films. Taking two 2018 f... Read more
With minimal existing research on the application of art therapy and biofeedback, this research investigated the effectiveness of art therapy sessions for enhancing the long-term effectiveness of biof... Read more
People have visually depicted and processed their pain through art-making across time and cultures. This process is becoming more prevalent in medical settings. Two modalities in which people are expl... Read more
My thesis plays with how people perceive the moods and expressions of signage in the public sphere as well as how signage itself relates to architecture and helps ground the experience of social space...
What would it look like if the female body was peeled away onion layer by layer, genre by genre? Bend body, bend lays out the architecture of the anatomy of the female body from toes to brain, blendin... Read more
This thesis is a collection of fragments and moments and pieces. There are some things you think you'll never forget. Never get over. Never replace. Like the corner pieces of a puzzle. Sturdy. Wh... Read more
This thesis research guides readers through the exploration of internet usage in ways that support the experiences of Black art therapists who are studying and practicing art therapy. Discussing the r... Read more