Stories about studios + projects

We the People Have Much to Say

Artist/activist Shepard Fairey 92 IL worked with The Amplifier Foundation to share a message of inclusivity at the 2017 US presidential inauguration.

Spring Shines Underground

Brooklyn-based artist Leah Oates 91 IL creates a striking lightbox installation for NYC’s Bryant Park subway station.

Finding His Voice

Student Alliance President Patrick Hulse 17 IL says that at RISD he has learned to express himself—both visually and verbally.

The Way Macaulay Thinks

As an exhibition of his work came to a close at the ISB Gallery, celebrated author/illustrator David Macaulay BArch 69 spoke about the way he thinks and works.

Close Encounters at the Aquarium

An internship at Mystic [CT] Aquarium gave Rae Whiteley 17 IL an opportunity to capture the emotion behind inter-species communication.

Creating Healthy Narratives

Through a summer internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Yuko Okabe 17 IL is helping to develop a biofeedback game for kids struggling with emotional and behavioral issues.

Preserving a Love of Painting

Through an upcoming internship at Yale University Art Gallery, recent grad Heather McLeod 16 IL hopes to further her growing interest in art conservation.

Serious Delight at ISB Gallery

This summer RISD honored the memory of Tom Sgouros 50 IL with Master Class, a summer exhibition of work by the alum and late professor.

Online Arts Education

With the online ART PROF program, Illustration Critic Clara Lieu 98 IL plans to make a high-quality visual arts education accessible to people around the world.

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