Stories about studios + projects

Redefining the Meaning of Monuments

Students in a multidisciplinary fall studio create powerful, site-specific installations at historic Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.

Maharam Fellows Explore New Frontiers

Eleven students and new graduates are bringing valuable critical thinking skills to nonprofits around the world.

Eckhaus Latta Follows Its Own Lead

With their first museum exhibition ever—at the Whitney—fashion favorites Mike Eckhaus 10 SC and Zoe Latta 10 TX continue to defy the desire to define their evolving practice.

Set on a Life in the Arts

Recent graduate Renee Yu Jin 18 SC reflects on the “lovable” problems of sculpture and the insight she has gained about privilege and art-making.

Drawn in by the Grad Show

Master's degree candidates showcase the culmination of their creative efforts in this year's lively and impressive graduate thesis exhibition at the Providence Convention Center.

Shifting Focus After the Storm

Two art students from Puerto Rico are studying at RISD this semester as part of an AICAD exchange program initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane María.

Luminous Structures

In an interdisciplinary Wintersession studio, students transform architectural glass and mirrors into visually arresting sculptural work.

Huxtable’s Breathless Delivery

Speaking to students and faculty, the shape-shifting artist traces her path from research to performance to solo exhibition and back again.

Finch Focuses on Perception

Thriving multidisciplinary artist Spencer Finch MFA 89 SC shares with students his unique, experiential approaches to making work.

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