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Alumni Stories

Rising Artists of the Asian Diaspora

Artsy includes alums Sasha Gordon 20 PT and Timothy Lai MFA 17 PT in its collection of 16 US-based Asian artists to watch.

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.

Celebrating Founders Day

The RISD community wraps up a month-long series of events honoring Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf.

Pulling on the Thread

RISD’s Alumni Association launches a new podcast exploring how creativity really works.​

Julie Mehretu’s Reckoning with Success

The New York Times profiles alumna Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR, whose work will be on display at the Whitney Museum from March 25–August 8.

Chris Taylor’s Hyperrealistic Glass Creations

Faculty member Chris Taylor MFA 02 GL speaks with WBUR about his work and experience on the Netflix reality series Blown Away.

Celebrating a New Generation of Design Talent

W highlights Objects: USA, featuring the work of alumni Tanya Aguiñiga, Simon Haas, Misha Kahn, Joyce Lin, Adam Silverman, Katie Stout and David Wiseman.

Dorner Prize Revived

Winning 2020 proposals for RISD Museum installations on hold since last March are finally coming to fruition.

Power of Play

Healthy Roots doll designed by alumna Yelitsa Jean-Charles featured on Today Show segment about inclusive toys.