opening reception: May 16, 6–8 pm
open Daily: 12–5 pm
RI Convention Center, Exhibition Hall A
One Sabin Street, Providence, RI
Open to the public, RISD's annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition features work in a wide range of media created by the 194 master's degree candidates graduating on June 1. Each student showcases a final body of work produced as the culmination of his or her experience in one of RISD's 16 graduate departments: Architecture, Ceramics, Digital + Media, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, and Textiles.
With custom-constructed galleries within the large exhibition hall, students are given the opportunity to showcase multiple pieces or large installations from their thesis work – the manifestation of two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and honing of their craftsmanship and expressive capabilities.
Approximately 430 graduate students are enrolled in RISD's 18 master's degree programs. They come to RISD to be part of an extraordinary creative community and to work with exceptionally dedicated faculty members who are also leading artists and designers in their respective fields. RISD's graduate programs were rated #1 in the country in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the best graduate schools for fine arts and design.
A selection of additional graduate student work is on view from May 30–June 3 at Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery, 169 Weybosset Street.