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Alumni Stories

Remembering Roger Mandle

The RISD community celebrates the 15th president’s indelible mark on the institution and the world.

In the Studio with Adam Charlap Hyman

W Magazine speaks with the Architecture alum about the “genre-breaking” design firm he founded with Andre Herrero.

Sophia Narrett’s Embroidered Art

Hyperallergic describes the Painting MFA’s work as a “hallucinatory experience of isolation or a fairly run-of-the-mill orgy.”

Fulbright Fellow Stays the Course

Alum Ying Bonny Cai spent a year in Seoul studying traditional Korean apparel with contemporary makers reviving and modernizing ancient customs.

Rethinking the Materials Lifecycle

New grad Fengijao Ge presents an innovative project at this year’s Antenna conference that repurposes textiles waste to combat erosion.

Shahzia Sikander Goes Big

The New York Times presents a profile of the Painting/Printmaking MFA, a Pakistani native whose work explores colonialism, migration, gender and hyphenated identities.

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.”