Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] will once again showcase the extraordinary work of more than 130 students receiving master’s degrees in RISD’s Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The work of graduate students in Ceramics, Digital + Media, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles will be on exhibit from May 14 – May 30, 2009.
The exhibition, located in Hall A of the Convention Center in downcity Providence for the third consecutive year, is free and open to the public daily from 12-5 pm (12-8 pm on May 30, the day of RISD’s Commencement), with an opening reception – also public – on May 14 from 6-8 pm.
The work selected represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience in RISD’s diverse, dynamic and demanding graduate programs. As in previous years, the 28,000-square-foot space will be custom-constructed, with more than 1,500 linear feet of walls forming a network of smaller galleries. This arrangement provides students ample space, allowing each the opportunity to showcase multiple pieces from their individual thesis work – the manifestation of several years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and finely honed skills.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, poster