Stories about studios + projects

We Art Boston

After the shock of the Boston Marathon bombing last spring, Illustration faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL wanted to do something to help.

RISD Honors Excellence in Teaching

Professor of Illustration Jean Blackburn 79 PT and History of Art and Visual Culture Lecturer Dalia Linssen have each earned RISD’s highest academic honor: the John R.

Fairytales, Mughal Style

Pakistani-born artist Mariam Quraishi 15 IL is putting an Eastern spin on a series of acrylic illustrations inspired by some of the most harrowing folktales ever penned by the Brothers Grimm.

Big Ideas in Urban Interventions

Working with Designtex, an industry leader in the development of applied materials for the built environment, students in the recent Think Big! Wintersession studio were challenged to “blue-sky” their approach to creating high-tech public art.

Remembering the Strangest Fruit

Growing up as a Latino in the US, Vincent Valdez 00 IL has always been acutely aware of the stereotypes about young men of color in American society.

Acquiring a RISD Accent

Having earned her undergraduate degree at RISD, Project Open Door alumna Sara Pollard 13 IL/MAT 14 is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching and looking forward to becoming an art teacher.

The Stuff of Legends

If you were at RISD in the mid-’90s you may have crossed paths with a masked superhero armed with an oversized Nerf gun.

Spreading the Word

At the October 11 “prequel” address for RISD Entrepreneur Mindshare – a full-day event hosted by the Career Center this Saturday, October 19 – children’s book author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka 99 IL spoke about his journey from student to celebrated professional and the incredible amount of work he continues to put in to promote his books.

Drawn to Paint

The Illustration department has teamed up with Cade Tompkins Projects, a Providence-based gallery and artists’ representative, to present a retrospective of work by the late Professor Emeritus Thomas Sgouros 50 IL, who died on December 17, 2012.

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