The thesis work of 178 students completing graduate degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will be on display in RISD’s 2015 Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center from May 20 – 30, 2015. 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, Textiles and Teaching + Learning in Art + Design.
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 30, the day of RISD’s Commencement), with a public opening reception on May 19 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. The unique configuration of this generous space provides remarkable opportunities for graduate students to show multiple pieces or large installations from their final thesis representing two or three years of research, experimentation, critical thinking and production.
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, poster