Student Life Annual Events

Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Graduate Thesis exhibition projection artwork

A massive public exhibition of work by students about to earn their RISD master's degrees, the annual graduate thesis exhibition is the culmination of each student's unique experience at RISD. Transforming a large space into a network of smaller galleries, the show affords students an opportunity to showcase multiple pieces from their final body of thesis work.

Grad Show 2020

Featuring work by the more than 200 graduate students who earned degrees this year, RISD Grad Show 2020 highlights the creativity of students at all stages of the thesis process, from sketches and drafts to completed works. Thesis work in the show is accompanied by links to the artist websites and social media accounts of the now RISD alumni, who will continue to add to this publication throughout the summer as studio access comes available and works are completed.

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