Set on a Life in the Arts

Recent graduate Renee Yu Jin 18 SC reflects on the “lovable” problems of sculpture and the insight she has gained about privilege and art-making.

Reconstructing the Past

This year’s Witness Tree studio challenged students to build wooden objects reflecting on the legacy of John, Abigail and John Quincy Adams and to consider how slavery shaped the US.

Ready to Push Forward

Playful work by graduating graphic designer Can Yang 18 GD seamlessly blends Eastern and Western motifs.

undergraduate students (2016/17)
2,030
graduate students (2016/17)
492
student/faculty ratio
10:1
MacArthur “genius award” winners
10

Featured exhibitions on + off campus

Elegy

Justin Kimball 85 PH

through July 8

RISD Museum

RUMORS

Austin Ballard MFA 12 SC

through June 24

Wave Hill

The Phantom of Liberty

Contemporary artists

through Dec 30

RISD Museum

From the very first year you’ll be urged to experiment.

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies