Student Stories

​Beyond the Body

As Photography major Zai Rutter 19 PH prepares for a reading-intensive independent study this spring, issues of identity, language and authenticity are top of mind.

Luminous Structures

In an interdisciplinary Wintersession studio, students transform architectural glass and mirrors into visually arresting sculptural work.

Questions of Identity

Brown/RISD dual degree student Nadia Wolff BRDD 21 TX considers how religion relates to race, sexuality and global colonization.

Queering Space

Students in a thought-provoking Wintersession course question societal norms that shape our everyday lives.

Learning on a Lakota Reservation

Working on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, Social Innovation Fellow Elizabeth Schweizer 19 TX built intergenerational connections through the arts.

Water in the Desert, Ceramics in the Landscape

In a cross-disciplinary fall studio, Landscape Architecture and Ceramics students explored ideas for preserving water resources—and ways of life—in the American Southwest.

Probing Issues of Race

Graduate student Kelly Taylor Mitchell MFA 18 PR translates elements of her personal history into evocative installations and artist’s books.

No Fish Were Harmed in the Making of This Crit

Industrial design students set up shop in the Nature Lab, designing aquaponics systems with potential application on campus.

Learning to Take Risks

First-year students present impressive work at their first end-of-semester critiques and get valuable feedback from faculty mentors.