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Alumni stories

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina Kariat, Jessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

Tradition and Revision

A Wall Street Journal review of Extraordinary Realities, the ongoing NYC retrospective presenting work by alumna Shahzia Sikander, describes the show as “visually lush and thought-provoking.”

Maharam Fellowships Support Greater Good

In keeping with RISD’s strategic plan, this summer’s 10 Maharam fellows use their design skills to promote social justice and sustainability.

How Do You Get into Tech?

AIGA Eye on Design speaks with recent graduates—including three from RISD’s Graphic Design program—about the portfolios that got them jobs.

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.