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Alumni Stories

Deana Lawson Wins 2020 Hugo Boss Prize

Vogue reports on the Brooklyn-based Photography MFA’s $100,000 honorarium and her portraits chronicling the Black diaspora.

The 100 Most Influential People of 2020

Time Magazine includes Painting alum Julie Mehretu on its annual list of cultural luminaries.

Tavares Strachan’s Ambitious Work

A profile in The New York Times Style Magazine dubs the NYC-based Glass alum “The Artist Whose Medium Is Science.”

Initiating Dialogue During Quarantine

An extensive range of virtual programming helps returning students consider how they’ll contribute to the discourse around racial justice.

Maximizing the Comfort of Cotton

Recent Apparel Design graduate Kyra Buenviaje brings a love of nature to her new collection for the 2020 Supima Design Competition.

New Funding for 3D Visualization

A grant from RI’s Science and Technology Advisory Council helps researchers in RISD’s Nature Lab develop a much-needed tool.

Art = New Plus at LaGuardia

A massive mosaic by alumna Laura Owens offers a meaningful welcome to travelers visiting New York City.

Designed for Sustainable Living

A RISD team creates a stunning, energy-efficient getaway in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Representing Fellow Artists

Painter Ryan Wallace reflects on the challenges of keeping both his practice and gallery afloat through tumultuous times.