Tony Janello

Tony Janello is obsessed with the human face, its endless variations and its extraordinary capacity for expression. He began his artistic practice painting portraits and eventually began creating three-dimensional sculptures and digital photographs depicting faces that appear structurally unsound as if in the early stages of implosion.

Janello began teaching in RISD’s Continuing Education division and moved into the Illustration department in the early 1980s.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • ILLUS-3112-01 Drawing With Color
  • ILLUS-2024-02 Painting I: Color Perception and Expression

Spring 2018 Courses

  • ILLUS-2016-05 Drawing II: The Articulate Figure
  • ILLUS-2028-02 Painting II: Observation and Imagination


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