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New Masters

05/16/2011

Rose Simpson MFA 11 CR, Crystal Ellis MFA 11 SC, Lisa Jo-Fan Chang MFA 11 FD and Camilla Fucilli MID 11 are among the 170 RISD master’s degree candidates showcasing their work in the 2011 Graduate Thesis Exhibition.


Capping two to three years of intensive research, experimentation, critical thinking and perfecting their craftsmanship in a particular field, more than 170 RISD master’s degree candidates are showcasing their work in the 2011 Graduate Thesis Exhibition. The show opens from 6–8 pm on Thursday, May 19 in a 28,000-square-foot gallery space in Hall C of the Convention Center in downtown Providence.

The expansive, custom-constructed galleries provide sufficient space to allow each student to showcase a culminating body of work – multiple pieces or large installations that represent their final thesis investigations. In most departments degree candidates are also required to submit written theses that support and articulate the research involved.

This year students in all 16 graduate majors are participating in the Thesis Exhibition, meaning it will include work from Architecture, Ceramics, Digital + Media, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, and Textiles.

The show is open to the public daily from 12–5 pm, through June 4. In addition to the Graduate Thesis Exhibition, a selection of work by second-year graduate students will be on view for three days (June 3–5) at Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery at 169 Weybosset Street. An online gallery of the work in the thesis show also opens windows into the thought process behind each student’s creation.

links:
Press Release
Economic angst tinges RISD graduate show (Providence Journal)
RISD Graduate Student Exhibition opens May 19 at R.I. Convention Center (Providence Journal)
RISD Ranks #1 for Fine Arts Grad Programs

 


tags: Architecture, Ceramics, Digital + Media, Furniture Design, graduate, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Landscape Architecture, research, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, students, Sculpture, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, Textiles

Sculpture Foreground 4
Jonggeon Lee, Stage, poplar, oak, plywood, plaster