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Rhode Island School of Design’s 2010 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition to Open at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 20
Graduate student work across
15 disciplines to befeatured
in showcase of more than 170 RISD artists and designers
RI – The thesis work of more than 170 students receiving graduate degrees from
Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] will be on display in RISD’s 2010 Annual Graduate Thesis
Exhibition at the Rhode Island
Convention Center. The work of graduate students in Architecture,
Ceramics, Digital + Media, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial
Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Landscape Architecture,
Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles
be on exhibit from May 20 – June 5, 2010.
exhibition, located in Hall A of the Convention Center in downcity Providence
for the fourth consecutive year, is free and open to the public daily from 12-5
pm (12-8 pm on June 5, the day of RISD’s Commencement), with a public opening
reception on May 20 from 6-8 pm.
work selected represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience in
RISD’s diverse, dynamic and demanding graduate programs. As in previous
years, the 28,000-square-foot space will be custom-constructed, with more than
1,500 linear feet of walls forming a network of smaller galleries. This
arrangement provides students ample space, allowing each the opportunity to
showcase multiple pieces from their individual thesis work – the manifestation
of two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and
finely honed skills.
year, to extend the viewing opportunities of the exhibition, RISD is offering a
web-based gallery of audio, moving and still imagery of students’ work on the
recently launched graduate site FEED.RISD.EDU. The images and statements
enable viewers to gain insight into the thought process behind each student’s
thesis work. The student portfolio section will go live on May 17 at GradExhibition2010.risd.edu
selection of work by second-year graduate students will also be showing at Sol
Koffler Graduate Student Gallery at 169 Weybosset Street. The installation will
open on June 3 from 7-9PM and will remain on view trough June 5 from 12-8PM.
About RISD’s Graduate
Studies at RISD includes 16 discipline-specific master’s degree programs in
three divisions: architecture, fine arts and design. Setting the standard for
RISD’s 1,900 undergraduates, approximately 400 graduate students are enrolled
in individual programs that range in size from 7 to 98 students.
students come to RISD to be part of an extraordinary creative community and to
connect with exceptional faculty, who are both dedicated teachers and leading
artists and designers in their respective fields. They come to work in some of
the best facilities and access some of the best resources in the country, to
develop an individual vision and voice, and to create work that matters.
complement studio majors, the divisions of Graduate Studies and Liberal Arts
offer interdisciplinary seminars that enable students to explore the
intersections between history, theory, research and contemporary culture.
RISD’s diverse graduate programs are further enriched by sponsored research and
internships with partners in business and industry, and by the incomparable
insights of countless visiting artists, scholars and guest critics who come to
campus from throughout the world. The college’s collaborative relationship with
Brown University gives RISD students access to an even larger array of
lectures, events and courses.
short, graduate study at RISD is invigorating, challenging and demanding. It
requires a deep commitment, the willingness to take risks and an openness to
give and take. In return, students discover the lifelong rewards of belonging
to a passionate creative community and of learning to articulate their vision
with consummate power and grace. To learn more, visit the RISD Graduate
Viewbook at http://www.risd.edu/graduate/
graduate programs were ranked #1 in the nation in the recent U.S. News and World Report’s 2009
rankings of the best graduate schools for fine arts and design. The
magazine collected data from more than 220 graduate programs to compile its
About Rhode Island School of
Island School of Design (RISD) has earned a worldwide reputation as the preeminent
art and design college in the country. Today, with more than 26,000 alumni, the
college enrolls approximately 1,900 undergraduates and 400 graduate students
from the United States and almost 50 countries, offering degree programs in the
fine arts, architecture, and design disciplines, and art education.
Academic programs include research and design initiatives, the exploration of
art criticism and contemporary cultural concerns, as well as international
exchange programs. Each year, RISD hosts prominent and accomplished artists,
critics, and authors to its campus. Included within the college is The
RISD Museum of Art, which houses a world-class collection of art objects from
Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome and art of all periods from Asia, Europe and the
Americas, as well as the latest in contemporary art. For more
information, visit www.risd.edu
or our.risd.edu. RISD’s Annual
Graduate Thesis Exhibition is generously
supported by The Phoenix Media Group.