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 2018

On view from May 24 to June 2 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Grad Show 2018 highlights selected work by students from RISD's 16 master's degree programs. The 28,000-sf exhibition hall is custom-constructed for the annual thesis exhibition, with more than 1,500 linear feet of walls forming a network of smaller galleries.

The pieces featured in the show are complemented by a web-based gallery of audio, moving and still imagery, along with artists’ statements that provides insight into the thought process behind the thesis work.