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The View from Afar

Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh spoke to a packed house last week as RISD’s first Vikram and Geetanjali Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting.

Movie Stills that are Anything But

RISD Painting Critic Dawn Clements has a unique relationship to space.

Students Propose Public Art for Providence

Students in an interdisciplinary studio taught by Professor Ellen Driscoll, head of the Sculpture department and an accomplished public artist herself, are designing public art installations for the Kennedy Plaza area of downtown Providence.

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.