Luis Alonso

Cuban-born artist Luis Alonso creates drawings developed from a free play of line. He earned a BFA in illustration from RISD and an MFA in painting from Rutgers University. He has exhibited work at the Wheeler Gallery in Providence, the New York Law School in NYC, the Schaffler Gallery of the Pratt Institute, the Dowd Fine Arts Gallery at SUNY and Scott Alan Fine Arts in New York.

In addition to teaching at RISD, Alonso has been a visiting lecturer at SUNY College at Cortland and a visiting critic at Harvard’s Carpenter Center. He was awarded the Cintas Foundation Fellowship from the Institute of International Education and two Faculty Development Grants from RISD.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • FOUND-1001-10 Studio:drawing
  • FOUND-1001-13 Studio:drawing
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • MFA, Ruters/Mason Gross


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