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RISD Trustee Tavares Strachan Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow

Strachan joins 23 other recipients of the so-called genius grants issued this year.

Getting Conceptual in the Hot Shop

Students in a fall Glass studio taught by Sean Salstrom use movement and choreography as a starting point for experimentation.

Jes Fan: The Artist Probing the Intersections of Biology, Identity and Creativity

Multidisciplinary artist and RISD alum Jes Fan uses fungi, bacteria and hormones to produce thought-provoking sculptures.

Record Number of RISD Fulbrights

Seven artists and designers will advance cross-cultural dialogue across Europe and Asia during the 2022–23 academic year.  

Hyundai Collaborative Propels Student Research

RISD students working across disciplines explore the relationship between nature, art and design in third year of synergistic partnership.

The Cosmic Vision of Tavares Strachan

Vogue profiles the Bahamian RISD Glass alum and board member.

Wintersession Whirlwind

A glimpse of students experiencing life outside their home departments during RISD’s annual five-week intersession term.

Movement and Light

Students in a cross-disciplinary spring studio experiment with projection and glass.

Chris Taylor’s Hyperrealistic Glass Creations

Faculty member Chris Taylor MFA 02 GL speaks with WBUR about his work and experience on the Netflix reality series Blown Away.