Thesis work by students who recently completed master’s degrees at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is now on view at

Grad Show 2020 invites viewers to experience an expansive range of exploration by emerging artists and designers. The digital publication includes work by 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. 

With RISD’s annual graduate thesis exhibition postponed due to the pandemic, all master’s degree candidates have the opportunity to contribute to the digital publication. Work by more than 200 graduate students is shown through images, videos, and text relating to their final thesis work, along with links to their own websites and social media accounts. Thesis work will continue to be added to Grad Show 2020, followed by physical exhibitions installed in the RISD Museum’s Chace Center galleries once campus operations have resumed. Further details on the physical exhibitions will be released when available.

About Graduate Study at RISD
Based in deep disciplinary immersion and creative exploration, graduate study at RISD brings together students who conduct cutting-edge research, constantly ask questions, and develop rewarding, hands-on relationships with materials. Extending beyond the studio and classroom, every facet of the experience helps cultivate a community of artists and designers fully committed to learning how to articulate strong concepts through close attention to process and the infinite details of creative practice.

To view this year’s thesis work by RISD graduate students, visit

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