Student Stories

Transcending Medium

Colombian artist Vanessa Nieto Romero MFA 17 PR embraces a variety of mediums to convey messages about women’s rights and human dignity.

Beautiful Books Made by Hand

Students have created an incredible range of projects for the Fleet Library at RISD’s annual Artists’ Book Exhibition.

Expansive Thinking re: Tiny Houses

A Wintersession ID class challenged students to design biophilic houses measuring in at less than 150 square feet.

Writing with Pictures

Students in a Wintersession studio hone new ways to tell stories through comic books and graphic novels.

RISD Graphic Designers to Watch

Three RISD students “ready to burst on the scene” are included in Graphic Design USA’s 2017 “Students to Watch” list.

Quiet on Set!

Film/Animation/Video majors working on live-action senior degree project films shoot original dramas set in local restaurants.

Discussing Identity + Inspiration

Students invited this year’s MLK honoree Emory Douglas to lead an open critique of the student-curated -ISMS exhibition.

Mixing It Up During Wintersession

Sculpture grad students Makia Sharp MFA 17 SC and Ellie Tomlinson MFA 17 SC are co-teaching a Wintersession course called Intersecting Dimensions.

Overcoming Obstacles

Cyclo-cross enthusiasts David Kessler 18 ID, Lizzie Wright 18 ID and Marcus Peabody MFA 19 GD devote most weekends to bicycle racing.