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Andrew Raftery

Andrew Stein Raftery is a printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life. Trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale, he has focused on burin engraving for the past 12 years, publishing the portfolios Suit Shopping in 2002 and Open House in 2008. Both projects were exhibited at Mary Ryan Gallery in New York and were collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum. In 2003 Raftery received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and in 2008 he was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was elected to membership in the National Academy in 2009.

Art historical research is closely aligned with Raftery’s studio practice. In his position as professor of printmaking at RISD, he often collaborates with the RISD Museum on exhibitions and educational programs, recently as consulting curator for The Brilliant Line: The Journey of the Early Modern Engraver, fall 2009 at the RISD Museum and at the Block Museum at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a recipient of RISD’s John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • CER-3208-01 Ceramics and Print
  • PRINT-3208-01 Ceramics and Print
  • PAINT-4519-01 Drawing I
  • PRINT-461G-01 Graduate Printmaking I: Historical Context and Practice
  • PRINT-463G-01 Graduate Printmaking III: Historical Context and Practice

Wintersession 2020 Courses

  • PRINT-8965-01 Collaborative Study
  • PRINT-8900-03 ISP Major

Spring 2020 Courses

  • PRINT-8965-01 Collaborative Study
  • NMSE-8965-02 Collaborative Study
  • PRINT-462G-01 Graduate Printmaking II: Curatorial & Critical Topics and Practice
  • PRINT-464G-01 Graduate Printmaking Iv: Critical Topics and Practice
  • THAD-H441-01 History Of Drawing
  • NMSE-8900-04 ISP Non-major Elective
  • DRAW-1112-01 The Materials Of Drawing: Technical Research and Practice In Historical Methods and Contemporary Applications
  • BFA, Boston University
  • MFA, Yale University