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Student stories

RISD Graphic Designers to Watch

Three RISD students “ready to burst on the scene” are included in Graphic Design USA’s 2017 “Students to Watch” list.

Quiet on Set!

Film/Animation/Video majors working on live-action senior degree project films shoot original dramas set in local restaurants.

Discussing Identity + Inspiration

Students invited this year’s MLK honoree Emory Douglas to lead an open critique of the student-curated -ISMS exhibition.

Mixing It Up During Wintersession

Sculpture grad students Makia Sharp MFA 17 SC and Ellie Tomlinson MFA 17 SC are co-teaching a Wintersession course called Intersecting Dimensions.

Overcoming Obstacles

Cyclo-cross enthusiasts David Kessler 18 ID, Lizzie Wright 18 ID and Marcus Peabody MFA 19 GD devote most weekends to bicycle racing.

Intersectionality in Action

Film/Animation/Video major Lily Ahree Siegel 17 FAV is creating a short documentary about her extraordinary personal story.

Grounded in History

Students in a cross-disciplinary studio create site-specific installations that bring alive the significance of a historic fort and state park in Newport, RI.

“You Don’t Look Native”

Photography grad student Maria Sturm MFA 17 PH showed her portraits of Native Americans from Robeson County.

Promoting Artistic Dialogue

Graduate student Anina Major MFA 17 CR sees her ceramics practice as an expression of her commitment to furthering cultural tradition and making a positive impact on the world.