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Schuleit Reveals Rumors

In fall 2010 a 1,200-sf painting on the concrete façade of UMass Amherst’s Fine Arts Center prompted viewers to interpret it like a giant Rorschach test, thanks to visiting artist and Macarthur FellowAnna Schuleit 98 PT.

Richardson is a Standout in Hollywood

In a career that has brought ever-growing acclaim for cinematographer Robert Richardson 79 FAV, 2010 has proven to be a particularly good year.

Innovative Work in National Spotlight

Jewelry + Metalsmithing and Furniture Design students were among more than 700 professional artists invited to exhibit their work at the 2010 American Craft Council Show, which attracts buyers from throughout the world.

Growing Recognition for New Talent

If winning awards is any gauge of when an “emerging artist” has actually emerged, Philadelphia-based filmmaker, painter and sculptor Ryan Trecartin 04 FAV is definitely there.

From Mundane to More Meaningful

The summer after my freshman year, I got a job through RISD working for a faux finish, mural and fine art company called Imago Dei in Houston, TX.

Exploring a Different Kind of Conservation

On a normal day, Julien Nguyen, a sophomore in Painting, can usually be found in the studio, immersed in oil paint and linseed oil.

Experimenting with Italy’s Finest Yarns

Textiles juniors, seniors and graduate students welcomed both the rigorous design challenge and incredible exposure to the industry afforded by a spring semester Knitted Fabrics studio that partnered with Zegna Baruffa, one of the largest high-end apparel yarn companies in Italy.

Start the Presses: RISD, AS220 Bring Printing Power to the People

Before Movable Type was a blogging platform, it was a technology breakthrough in its own right, allowing printing to become a widespread way of disseminating information, not unlike blogging in its effects on culture and society.

Rothman’s Rabbits

When invited to create an illustration for a 2011 New Year’s card sent out by RISD’s President John Maeda,Julia Rothman 02 IL didn’t hesitate, despite having to juggle a steady spate of freelance commissions and ongoing work through her design firm.