Stories about studios + projects

RISD/Brown Collaboration Celebrates Cunningham

He is hailed as the world’s greatest choreographer, an artist and avant-garde visionary whose philosophy of collaboration and random, chance movements shaped the world of modern dance.

Fulbright Winners Headed in All Directions

In our increasingly homogenized global society, artists and designers are exploring historical and ethnographic traditions in order to create meaningful, culturally significant work.

Inspired Indy Label

“I’m not interested in fast, throwaway fashion,” Marcia Patmos 91 AP told students at a November 12 presentation in the Metcalf Auditorium.

Aiming Big

“I’m always shocked by egotism in the fashion world,” notes Associate Professor of Apparel Design Antonio Ciutto, who joined RISD’s faculty this fall.

NOT the Norm

One afternoon when teaching in the women’s division of Rikers Island – the jam-packed jail complex on an isolated islet just outside New York City – Jenny Lai 10 AP got a crash course on how to make striking shades of eye-shadow by blending toothpaste, ink and powdered Kool-Aid.

Artists Explore Psychiatric Health

Painter Rebecca Chamberlain 91 AP spent last summer working on the grounds of a psychiatric institution in the Netherlands, exploring how light, air and space affect health and healing.

Sheer Ingenuity

For anyone attending Collection 2013, RISD’s annual student fashion show, the spacey electronica track by Jon Hopkins was the first cue that the apparel collection by Hannah Soukup 13 AP about to make its runway debut would emanate a surreal, unearthly vibe.

Luxurious Leather Making

In April Diana Wagner MID 14 took a hiatus from studio to explore the rolling hills of San Miniato, a small village nestled in the Tuscan countryside, and learn about a new material that could be integral to her work.

Lights, Camera, Collection

Earlier this week in the Apparel Design department’s fifth-floor studio, Caitrin Watson 13 AP paused to size up her senior thesis work – a luxurious collection of meticulously tailored knitwear.

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