January 9, 2018

2015 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

May 15, 2020

A Campus Update From The Nerman Family President Tony Jones

A marvelous moment in KCAI history has just occurred­–McCown-Gordon Construction handed over to us the Paul and Linda DeBruce Hall building on Oak Street, our new centre for Art History, Liberal Arts and Student Services. This dramatic design by Matthew Hufft was built brilliantly, and on time !  Once able to do so, we will host a celebratory coffee-and-cake morning as we did with the Barbara Marshall Residence Hall, so that our neighbors and friends can see this beautiful building. As we look ahead to reopening, KCAI is following all local, state, federal and CDC guidelines, and continues to monitor the situation. To date, we’ve postponed commencement activities and plan to celebrate our graduating seniors with an opening for the annual BFA exhibition on Friday, August 21, with graduation on Saturday, August 22. Our speaker and Honourary Doctorate recipient will be the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Rondeau, and we will also confer our Honourary Doctorate upon one of America’s finest public artists, sculptor Alice Aycock. Other changes include ArtPop officially moving to May 2021. Our next Art & Design Auction will be in June 2022. Continuing Education (CE) programming for June has been moved online.  This includes all adult classes and read more…

May 11, 2020

Associate Professor Anne Boyer Wins Pulitzer Prize

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Anne Boyer had added another award to her growing list. She won the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction for her book The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care, an elegant and unforgettable narrative about the brutality of illness and the capitalism of cancer care in America. Earlier this spring Boyer won the prestigious  2020 Windham Campbell Prize in Non-Fiction. “Winning the Pulitzer Prize was a complete surprise. It’s among the highest honors an American writer can receive, and that the news came in while I was teaching online, so I could share it with my students, made it all the more special. My hope is that the prize will call attention to the issues addressed in the book, particularly in the time of COVID when the brutalities and inequalities of for-profit healthcare have even more obviously put the well-being of our entire society at risk,” said Boyer. A prolific poet and essayist, Boyer is the highly-praised author of The Undying (2019), The Handbook of Disappointed Fate (2018), and Garments Against Women (2015), among other works. She was recognized as one of ten emerging writers by the Whiting Foundation in the category of Non-Fiction, Poetry read more…