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Plankton Portraiture

Foundation Studies CriticCynthia Rubin has always been fascinated by the elegant complexities found in nature.

Now Showing: New Work by New Faculty

Painters Angela Dufresne and Craig Taylor, two new assistant professors in the Painting department this year, are both interested in innovation and integration.

Mentor Project

When I graduated from RISD 37 years ago, I was lucky to have a mentor in fellow painter and Professor Emeritus Gordon Peers 33 PT.

Protecting endangered species

Spotting a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep – native to the California mountain range by the same name – is nearly impossible without special tracking equipment.

St. Florian studio

In July 2011, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed a bill that set the stage for a major transformation of the cityscape in downtown Providence.

Designing for Deep Space

RISD's artists and designers are attempting to answer a question that's had NASA engineers scratching their heads for decades: how do you make a glove tough enough to withstand the moon's harsh atmosphere while allowing the hand to move freely? In the Wintersession course Designing Space Gloves for NASA – a studio offered by RISD's Apparel and Industrial Design departments – students are pairing up to create functional prototypes that can weather the unearthly elements of deep space.

Leading Companies Tap RISD Talent

Last week Matthew Bohne BArch 15 was ecstatic to meet with designers from Gensler, an international architectural leader that's now designing a visionary airport hub to literally float on the Thames Estuary outside London.

‘Jewel Thieves’ Sparkles

The 2013 Jewelry + Metalsmithing graduate biennial exhibition invites visitors to expand their own concept of adornment and what constitutes wearable art.

Students Helping Students

For many high school students in urban public school districts, hopes of a college education are often dashed by endless obstacles.