Student Stories

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.

Building Business Savvy

RISD Careers hosts a full-day entrepreneurial “boot camp” to help artists and designers interested in making a living through their creative work.

Finding His Voice

Student Alliance President Patrick Hulse 17 IL says that at RISD he has learned to express himself—both visually and verbally.