Student Stories

Between Cultures

After earning a Somerson Scholarship, graduate student Sanié Bokhari MFA 18 PT is able to evolve her artistic voice by commenting on her experiences as a Pakistani living in America.

Carving a Personal Path at RISD

Rising senior Dennis Krawec 18 ID is studying Chinese in Beijing and preparing for an unconventional final year at RISD.

Support for Creative Transformation

As one of the first recipients of the new Rosanne Somerson Scholarship, Levi Campello 19 AP is pleased to be able to focus on his studio work without worrying about finances.

Tapping into Tanzanian Roots

Rising senior Malaika Temba 18 TX finds artistic inspiration in the rapidly changing culture of her father’s homeland.

Class of 2017 Set to Shape the Future

At RISD’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, speakers urged graduates to reflect on who they’ve become and how they can impact the world.

Final Films Capture Personal Visions

Film/Animation/Video seniors present a broad range of animated and live action films at this spring’s festival.

Collection 17 Celebrates the Body

Seniors in Apparel Design showed their flamboyant, beautifully crafted collections at a much-anticipated runway show.

Racing Ahead

RISD Cycling co-captains Lizzie Wright 18 ID and David Kessler 18 ID inspire others to work towards their own goals and find joy on the journey.

Muslim Ban Made Personal

Iranian grad student Arghavan Khosravi MFA 18 PT responds to the polarized political climate in the US with a very personal point of view.