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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.

Heyman Bears Witness

“I sit in this hotel room and draw the face of an Iraqi who is telling the most humiliating and degrading story of his life.

Protecting endangered species

Spotting a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep – native to the California mountain range by the same name – is nearly impossible without special tracking equipment.

Desert Datascapes

These days, when people think about borders, fences and the American West, they can hardly help but think about the polarizing debate over illegal immigration.

Working with Rwandans

Fourteen artists who met at RISD have teamed up with a print shop, a design firm and a women's association in Rwanda to raise funds through their artwork for a very tangible goal: to build community housing in a rural Rwandan village.

Passion and Problem-Solving: Artists as Entrepreneurs

“Making art is a lot like quitting smoking,” said RISD alumMac Premo 95 IL.

Start the Presses: RISD, AS220 Bring Printing Power to the People

Before Movable Type was a blogging platform, it was a technology breakthrough in its own right, allowing printing to become a widespread way of disseminating information, not unlike blogging in its effects on culture and society.

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.