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RISD’s First Black Biennial Now on View

A month-long, student-curated exhibition brings together artists and designers of color from RISD and beyond to illuminate the diversity of the Black experience.

An Insatiable Curiosity

RISD celebrates International Women’s Day with a visit from experimental European designer Patricia Urquiola.

Handcrafted Gems

Submissions to the eighth annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists’ Book Contest beautifully marry craft and content.

Wintersession Whirlwind

A glimpse of students experiencing life outside their home departments during RISD’s annual five-week intersession term.

2022 GDUSA Students to Watch

RISD Graphic Design students Forough Abadian and Jada Akoto included in the trade publication’s annual list.

Symbols of Resistance

A new cross-disciplinary Wintersession studio focuses on the act of protest.

Witness Tree 2022 Examines Conservation

Students in this year’s Witness Tree Project studio-seminar create objects out of beetle-infested maple from Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.  

Viraj Mithani: The Reflective Artist

Forbes India profiles the painter/printmaker and current RISD grad student.

Narratives in Metal

RISD’s Jewelry + Metalsmithing department honors the legacy of late faculty member Michael Glancy in its ongoing Triennial.