Building a Cohesive Body of Work

Senior Zenzele Ojore 18 PH returns from a summer internship in Uganda with surprising new insights about her own identity as a black American artist.

50 Years of Wonder

A look at how the department teaches students to take risks, cross disciplinary divides and write their own stories as professional artists.

Rocking the Runway at NYFW

New Apparel Design graduates blew the crowd away at a standing-room-only show in NYC.

undergraduate students
graduate students
student/faculty ratio
MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

Visiting Artist | Jina Valentine | Painting Department

Monday, November 27

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Visiting Architect | Dong-Ping Wong | Nobody Asked for This

Thursday, November 30

BEB (Bayard Ewing Building)

Visiting Artist | Juliana Huxtable | Sculpture Department

Tuesday, December 5

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

RISD-related exhibitions on + off campus

Lost &

RISD students

through Nov 26

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

The Origin of the Blues

Ariel Jackson

through Feb 25

RISD Museum

Midden Heap

Misha Kahn 11 FD

Oct 26 – Dec 16

Friedman Benda

From the very first year you’ll be urged to experiment.

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies