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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.

RISD Grad Show 2022 | view online

In celebrating the collective accomplishments of this year’s graduating class, RISD Grad Show 2022 invites viewers to experience an expansive range of exploratory work by emerging artists and designers. The culmination of extensive research, experimentation, critical thinking and production, the works on view represent each student’s experience in RISD’s dynamic and diverse graduate programs.

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Read more about the thesis exhibition

RISD Grad Show 2022 Opens Its Doors

The sprawling exhibition and companion digital publication feature thesis work by graduate students working across 19 disciplines.

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.