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Donors Rally to Support RISD Students

2021–22 was among RISD’s top five years for fundraising and set a new record for volunteering and other forms of community involvement.

Jes Fan: The Artist Probing the Intersections of Biology, Identity and Creativity

Multidisciplinary artist and RISD alum Jes Fan uses fungi, bacteria and hormones to produce thought-provoking sculptures.

Restoring the Blackstone River

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Emily Vogler and alum José R. Menéndez are bringing communities together through the Blackstone River Commons.

Opening Doors for Young Artists

Project Open Door students are back on campus this summer, trying their hands at everything from textiles to toy design in long-running RISD program.

Maharam Fellows Make a Difference

RISD students and recent grads are using design thinking skills to support positive change in Africa, Asia and North and South America.

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.

More Than a Bridge

Michael Maltzan’s 6th Street Viaduct addresses mistakes of LA’s past.

Record Number of RISD Fulbrights

Seven artists and designers will advance cross-cultural dialogue across Europe and Asia during the 2022–23 academic year.  

Artist Xin Liu Lets Science-Backed Absurdity Take the Wheel

The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.