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Record Number of RISD Fulbrights

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

Duke Riley: Grand Master Trash

The audacious artist transforms seaborne plastics into maritime art at the Brooklyn Museum, driving home his message about their devastating environmental impact.

The Making of Anna Weyant, Art’s Hot New Superstar

The Daily Beast reports on the recent alum’s $1.6 million May 19 sale at Sotheby’s auction house.

Bhabha Finds Beauty in the Forsaken

Alum and Kirloskar Visiting Scholar Huma Bhabha speaks with current RISD students about their evolving practices and her epic, science fiction-inspired creations.

At the Aldrich Museum, the Coyote Takes the Lead

RISD Professor Duane Slick deploys his canine friend in a thrilling show.

Red Herrings and Other Delightful Deceptions

Interdisciplinary artist Andrew Ross discusses medium and meaning with juniors in RISD’s Painting department.

Wintersession Whirlwind

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

Viraj Mithani: The Reflective Artist

Forbes India profiles the painter/printmaker and current RISD grad student.

Five Questions: Derrick Woods-Morrow

A brief interview with one of RISD’s recently hired Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.