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The Beauty of Biology

Most visitors are shocked to see the electrifying performance art now on view at RISD’s Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery.

Printing Time

How can a curator create a meaningful exhibition based on a collection that goes back almost two centuries and encompasses more than 5,000 works on paper? When Professor of Printmaking Andrew Raftery, a member of the National Academy of the Arts of Design, was invited to do just that, he opted to focus on the techniques printmakers use to depict the passage of time.

Sustainable Surfing

In the winter of his junior year at RISD, Kevin Cunningham BArch 05 realized he sorely lacked the perfect surfboard to ride the breakers that crash along the New England coast.

Big Ideas

A year-long sabbatical finally gave Painting Professor Dennis Congdon 75 PT the breathing room he needed to really get into his painting again – so much so that he spent the spring preparing for a New York solo show that opened on June 1 and continues through July 6 at CUE Gallery in Chelsea.

Mehretu’s Revolutions on Canvas

Internationally known painter and MacArthur Award winner Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR is currently showing her work in two solo exhibitions on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

RISD Recognizes Excellence in Teaching

Two exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty members have been recognized with RISD’s 2013 Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching, an annual award presented at Commencement.

Enterprising Inventions

A skier struggles to clear the condensation fogging up his goggles.

Library Hosts Materials Symposium

A unique aspect of RISD and other art and design schools is the need for tangible, touchable research materials – not just books and articles about art and design but actual samples of wood, plastic, composites, textiles, metals and so forth that students need to explore for use in their projects.

Cross-Cultural Think Tank

A group of Digital + Media alumni continues to turn to Third-World thinkers for solutions to First-World problems.