Stories about studios + projects

Yoga Works

Increasingly more RISD students have turned to yoga to help them relax, focus and tap into their creative strengths.

Completing the Picture

Artist Bo Joseph 92 PT begins his creative process by scavenging culturally and historically resonant artifacts – Roman helmets, erotic figures, Louis XIV chairs, even children’s clipart from Germany.

Mythic Meditations

Painting ProfessorDonna Bruton, who has taught at RISD for 18 years and has had two shows in Providence since last summer, has long maintained a productive tension in her work between seemingly contradictory influences.

Photographic Provocateur

Photographer Steven Klein 76 PT is notoriously reticent about being interviewed – and about discussing his past, his age, his interests.

Stark Designs for Fun – and West Elm

When David Stark 91 PT moved to New York shortly after graduation, he expected to follow the path of many fellow art school grads.

Paradoxes and Polarities

Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

Public Art in Motion

With the light rail metro system in Houston, TX slated to triple in size in the next few months, Sara Kellner 89 PT is in exactly the right place at the right time.

Ready for the Real World

Recent graduate Hannah Antalek 13 PT is pleased to be using her education and experience to piece together a career in New York’s art world, juggling work as a studio manager, a production assistant and an intern at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (co-founded by fellow RISD grads Rob Hult 01 PT and Sam Wilson 01 PR).

Creating an Arts Collective in Colombia

Artist Andrés Monzón-Aguirre 09 PT/CR is working to realize his dream for an international art center on his family’s former coffee plantation.


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