RISD GD is about
A growing list of now attributes initiated by the faculty in October 2020; phrases pulled at random. Students and faculty may email risd.gd@risd.edu to add more.
Public exhibitions

The college hosts between two and four student exhibitions per year in its public galleries. RISD GD has its own exhibition space, The GD Commons. Learn more at commons.risd.gd

2021 GD Triennial
Oct. 29 – Nov. 14
2021 Grad Show
May 27 – June 5, 2021
2021 Senior Show
March 19 – 23, 2021
2021 MFA Biennial
Jan. 20 – Feb 21, 2021
2020 Senior Show
March 13 – 17, 2020
2019 Grad Show
May 23 – June 1, 2019
2019 MFA Biennial
April 6 – 21, 2019
2019 Senior Show
March 7 – 12, 2019
2018 GD Triennial
Oct 4 – 14, 2018

RISD GD has 13 full-time faculty and 30 part-time faculty. A list of everyone is on risd.edu. Full-timers teach six courses a year, advise students and contribute to department and college culture. Our current full-time faculty are: John Caserta, Kelsey Elder, Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab, Lucinda Hitchcock, Bethany Johns, Minkyoung Kim, Aki Nurosi, Hammett Nurosi, Anastasiia Raina, Nancy Skolos, Paul Soulellis, Ramon Tejada, Franz Werner.

In the classroom

RISD GD runs 110 courses a year that teach BFA and MFA candidates both material and critical thinking skills. See our Fall 2021 electives for a look at one semester of electives.

Generative Design: Tool, System, Network
Minkyoung Kim
Computational Poetics
Kathy Wu
Web Type
Marie Otsuka
Posthuman Mobility
Research team led by Anastasiia Raina
Newly Formed
Kathleen and Christopher Sleboda
Time, Sequence & Sound
Ronald Pearl
Web Programming
John Caserta
Critical Issues
Anther Kiley
Design Studio
Our two-year core undergraduate studio

The risd.gd faculty stand in solidarity with our Black and Indigenous faculty and students of color, with our POC faculty and students, and with the Black Lives Matter movement. We are unanimous in working together against racism and discrimination, toward a just and equitable future. Read our anti-racism statement

Take a look

Student (and recent alumni) work appears on walls and screens, in public and behind closed doors. These are recent projects that were intentionally pushed into wider view. See an archive of our web projects

feeeels magazine
Co-founded by four recent MFA alumni, feeeels is a publication that explores art, culture, politics, history, and emotions
I and Love and You
Gabriel Abascal, BFA 2020
Introducing Mercury OS
Jason Yuan, BFA 2019
My Website is a Treehouse
Theia Flynn, BFA 2019
Nice to meet you
Can Yang, BFA 2018
Reformed, Newly Formed
Work from the students in “Newly Formed,” 2017
Thirty alphabets in a broadside publication
A 3-day workshop by Mindy Seu & Jon Gacnik

We are active on these platforms: Instagram, Vimeo, Github & Are.na

The website was designed and developed by Julian Kelly and Rohan Chaurasia in the spring of 2019. Edited and maintained by John Caserta. Current typeface is Mo & Vio Serif, designed by Mankun Guo, BFA 2022. We welcome submissions of fonts, images and news from students, faculty and alumni. Contact risd.gd@risd.edu