January 27 – February 3, 2023
SAIC Galleries, Lower Level 2
33 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602
The annual MAATC Exhibition showcases the work and techniques of students who are about to graduate with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling (MAATC). The exhibition serves as an educational platform, allowing students to present their unique personal practices and collectively explore the clinical, ethical, and aesthetic considerations associated with representing the art therapy profession through an exhibition. The artists in the exhibition demonstrate a high level of introspection and curiosity, employing a diverse range of approaches that exemplify the program's philosophy of integrating the emerging artist-art therapist identity.
The exhibition showcases diverse practices and perspectives that offer unique insights into art and creativity.We have created a Reading Room to help visitors process and reflect on the exhibition. Inside, you'll find a curated selection of texts, including 'Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World,' 'The Psychiatrist and Other Stories,' and 'The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art.' SAIC's Flaxman Library has generously provided many of the books, and we encourage you to browse through them at your leisure. To make note-taking easy, we have provided paper and pencils on the table.
The Reading Room was curated and programmed by Julia Daniel, Hsin-Ju Tung, Rebba Moore, and Bo Kim.
The MAATC artist talk provides a valuable platform for artists to discuss their artwork, creative process, and sources of inspiration in front of an engaged audience. The format of the talk can vary depending on the artist's preferences and style, and there are no strict guidelines for how the talk should be structured or delivered.
The organization of the programming for the artist talk was managed by a group of individuals, including Jennessa Martinez, Alyssa Teal, Sumin Kim, and Bo Kim.