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Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Graduate Thesis exhibition projection artwork

A massive public exhibition of work by students about to earn their RISD master's degrees, the annual graduate thesis exhibition is the culmination of each student's unique experience at RISD. Transforming a large space into a network of smaller galleries, the show affords students an opportunity to showcase multiple pieces from their final body of thesis work.

Grad Show 2021 | on view online

Featuring work by graduate students earning their degrees this year, RISD Grad Show 2021 highlights the creativity of students at all stages of the thesis process, from sketches and drafts to completed works. The show is presented as a digital publication that showcases work by RISD grad students across 18 advanced degree programs.

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Hybrid Grad Show Hits the Mark

Intensely personal work by more than 200 RISD graduate students is now on view virtually and in limited-access Providence galleries.

Compelling Bodies of Work

Graduates of 16 master’s degree programs present strong thesis work in RISD Grad Show 2020.

Confidence on Display in Grad Show 2019

The graduate thesis exhibition offers an immersive and thought-provoking display of work by all 214 students earning master's degrees this year.