Anna Gitelson-Kahn

Anna Gitelson-Kahn is a textiles designer, researcher and educator who works primarily in knitting. She received her BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University, Israel and her MFA in Textiles from RISD. Before joining the RISD faculty Gitelson-Kahn taught for six years in the Department of Textile Design at Shenkar College of Design and Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel and served as Knitting Program coordinator. She is the lead designer for her brand ANNA, which was launched in 2014 as a platform for exploring design issues and producing timeless, high-quality objects. ANNA’s collections are presented annually at leading international trade shows, such as Maison&Objet in Paris and Ambiente in Frankfurt, and they are sold in selected stores in Israel, Europe and online. Gitelson-Kahn has presented her work at several exhibitions, including a solo show at Periscope Gallery in Tel Aviv (2015). Her works are included in private collections as well as the RISD Museum.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • TEXT-4842-01 Industrial Knitting
  • TEXT-4832-01 Knitted Fabrics
  • TEXT-484G-01 Textile Seminar I

Spring 2018 Courses

  • TEXT-481G-03 Graduate Studio II
  • TEXT-4832-01 Knitted Fabrics
  • TEXT-4898-01 Textile Degree Project
  • TEXT-485G-01 Textile Seminar II
  • TEXT-483G-01 Thesis Project
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles