The thesis work of more than 170 students receiving graduate degrees from Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] will be on display in RISD’s 2010 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The work of graduate students in Architecture, 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 20 – June 5, 2010.
The exhibition, located in Hall A of the Convention Center in downcity Providence for the fourth consecutive year, is free and open to the public daily from 12-5 pm (12-8 pm on June 5, the day of RISD’s Commencement), with a public opening reception on May 20 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 two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and finely honed skills.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, poster