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New RISD MFAs Show in NYC

Recent Photography and Ceramics graduate students present historically grounded work at Microscope Gallery in Chelsea and Sculpture Space in Long Island City.

RISD Black Biennial Envelops the Viewer with the Work of Nearly 80 Artists

Artscape Producer James Baumgartner talked with the show’s co-curators.

RISD’s First Black Biennial Now on View

A month-long, student-curated exhibition brings together artists and designers of color from RISD and beyond to illuminate the diversity of the Black experience.

Alumni Offer Inspiring Advice

The Career Center presents its annual RISD Mindshare lecture series, providing current students with real-world guidance about life after college.

Grad Photography Work on Display

First- and second-year MFA students simultaneously present two distinctive approaches to exhibiting fine art.

Perspectives on Praxis

RISD students test ideas about art and pedagogy by working directly with local teenagers.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina Kariat, Jessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

The Artist Upending Photography’s Brutal Racial Legacy

The New York Times describes the photographs of alumna Deana Lawson MFA 04 PH as regal, loving and unburdened, imagining a world in which Black people are free from the distortions of history.

What Was Lost, What Was Stolen

Visiting artist Dionne Lee questions the makers and motives behind historical American landscape photography.