The thesis work of 173 students completing graduate degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will be on display in RISD’s 2014 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center from May 16 – 31, 2014. The exhibition includes work by 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.
The exhibition, located in Hall A of the Convention Center in downcity Providence is free and open to the public daily from 12-5 pm (9:30-6 pm on May 31, the day of RISD’s Commencement), with a public opening reception on May 15 from 6-8 pm.
The work selected represents the culmination of each student’s experience in RISD’s dynamic and diverse graduate programs. 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 generous space, allowing each the opportunity to showcase multiple pieces, or large installations from their individual thesis work – the results of two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and production.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, poster