A massive public exhibition of work by students about to earn their RISD master's degrees, the 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.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2017

Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2017 was held at the Rhode Island Convention Center from May 25 to June 3, 2017. The 28,000-sf space was custom-constructed, with more than 1,500 linear feet of walls forming a network of smaller galleries.

Selected work from RISD's 16 master's degree programs were represented, complemented by a web-based gallery of audio, moving and still imagery, along with artists’ statements that provided insight into the thought process behind the thesis work.