News

Winning a MacArthur

With the announcement of this year's MacArthur Award, painter and sculptor Nicole Eisenman 87 PT is the 10th amazing RISD alum to have won a coveted “genius grant” in the past 18 years.

NSF Backs Advances in Textile Design

Having just won part of a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX is leading RISD’s new Virtual Textiles Research Group.

Starting Off with a Bang

Newly hired Assistant Professor of Jewelry + Metalsmithing Arthur Hash combines old-world techniques with new tools and technology.

PBS Shares RISD STEAM

RISD and PBS LearningMedia provide classroom teachers with online lesson plans highlighting natural connections between art and science.

Design Thinking in DC

After graduating from both RISD and Brown, Hannah Koenig BRDD 14 is adept at bringing art and design to unexpected places.

Naturally Sustainable

Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.

Out of this World

Newly hired Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde designs clothing and costumes that are stunning, timeless and otherworldly.

Brilliance + Clarity

Glass artist Toots Zynsky 73 GL collects the 2015 Smithsonian Visionary Award and is as busy as every preparing for three new shows.

Nonagenarian Stands Out

Though she happily accepted the Kresge Foundation’s 2015 Eminent Artist award, 91-year-old designer Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA is even happier that she’s still productive in her studio.