Stories about studios + projects

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.

Big Ideas

A year-long sabbatical finally gave Painting Professor Dennis Congdon 75 PT the breathing room he needed to really get into his painting again – so much so that he spent the spring preparing for a New York solo show that opened on June 1 and continues through July 6 at CUE Gallery in Chelsea.

Mehretu’s Revolutions on Canvas

Internationally known painter and MacArthur Award winner Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR is currently showing her work in two solo exhibitions on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

RISD Fulbright Winners Head to Four Continents

This year, of the 20 RISD students and alumni who applied for Fulbright grants to support research and study abroad, four have been fully funded and a fifth won a Core Scholar Grant via Holy Cross College, where she teaches visual arts.

Looking Sharp

The Oxford Dictionary defines a dandy as “a man unduly devoted to style, neatness and fashion in dress and appearance.

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design