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.
When architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte had an idea for building with porcelain blocks, he turned to RISD’s Ceramics department experts for help.
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.
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.
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.
“Everyone has an interesting story deep down within themselves,” says Professor of Graphic DesignJan Baker.
It started as a dare.
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.
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.