Welcome to SUGs!
STUDENT RUN / STUDENT WORK
Professional exhibition spaces exclusively for students since 1994.
Founded in 1994, the Student Union Galleries (SUGs) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has established itself as a staple of SAIC’s student life—a place where student artists and curators can challenge their work in a public setting. Producing between 12 to 15 exhibitions of student work each year, SUGs strives to facilitate a creative, interdisciplinary exchange between students, professors, and arts professionals across the SAIC community and beyond. SUGs alumni, both directors and exhibiting artists, have contributed substantially to the arts in Chicago and built valuable careers in the arts both nationally and internationally.