Picturing Infinity

Technically exquisite, formally complex and visually spectacular, the ambitious works ofJosiah McElheney 89 GL pack a powerful punch that really pays off when viewers take time to absorb the multiple layers of meaning.

Geometry in the Making

When architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte had an idea for building with porcelain blocks, he turned to RISD’s Ceramics department experts for help.

Tribal Nuances in Black and White

Paintings by RISD ProfessorDuane Slick are featured inWe Are Here!: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, which opened on June 2 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York.

STEAM Club Mixes Art and Science

Last fall RISD STEAM began at the student club fair with just a table, a poster and a promise to expose students to entirely new ideas.

Studio Ghibli Comes to RISD

When Associate Professor Nicholas Jainschigg 83 IL first nominated renowned Japanese animation houseStudio Ghibli for an honorary degree, there was enormous enthusiasm for the idea but little hope that the notoriously private and celebrity-averse studio would actually accept – especially since the honor requires recipients to attend RISD’s Commencement ceremony to accept the award in person.

Books as Art

“Everyone has an interesting story deep down within themselves,” says Professor of Graphic DesignJan Baker.

Reimagining Household Chores

Students in Architecture, Foundation Studies, Industrial Design and Interior and Landscape Architecture participated in a series of special interdisciplinary courses focused on a future in which gadgets and machines help ease the burden of household chores.

Abstract Analysis

Inspired by artistTomory Dodge 98 PT, who graduated from RISD more than a decade before he arrived on campus himself, Arthur Peña MFA 12 PT interviewed the Los Angeles-based painter and then welcomed him to campus to give an artist’s talk on April 17, 2012.