Stories about studios + projects

Abstract Analysis

Inspired by artistTomory Dodge 98 PT, who graduated from RISD more than a decade before he arrived on campus himself, Arthur Peña MFA 12 PT interviewed the Los Angeles-based painter and then welcomed him to campus to give an artist’s talk on April 17, 2012.

Swarovski Sparks Experimentation

A sponsored RISD studio by global fine crystal manufacturer Swarovski kicks off its visiting artist lecture series with contemporary artist Rashaad Newsome.

Schuleit Reveals Rumors

In fall 2010 a 1,200-sf painting on the concrete façade of UMass Amherst’s Fine Arts Center prompted viewers to interpret it like a giant Rorschach test, thanks to visiting artist and Macarthur FellowAnna Schuleit 98 PT.

From Mundane to More Meaningful

The summer after my freshman year, I got a job through RISD working for a faux finish, mural and fine art company called Imago Dei in Houston, TX.

Exploring a Different Kind of Conservation

On a normal day, Julien Nguyen, a sophomore in Painting, can usually be found in the studio, immersed in oil paint and linseed oil.

Student Artwork Gains Exposure at RISD Exposé

With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.

Bright Lights, Bold Collaboration

As two designer entrepreneurs living in the San Francisco Bay Area, bothJess Wainer 04 GL and Lauren Geremia 04 PT had each found success in their own right in recent years.

RISD Ranks #1 for Fine Arts Grad Programs

For the third year running, US News & World Report announced today that RISD tops its rankings of the best Fine Arts Schools, which looks at graduate programs in art and design throughout the country.