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In this series, RISD Museum curator Dominic Molon considers the importance and setting of the studio, and calls on Rhode Island artists.
Editor of publications Amy Pickworth, intern Joanna Cortez, and curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interview UuDam Tran Nguyen about his single channel video Waltz of The Machine Equestrians—The Machine Equestrians (2012).
The process of mold-making and casting invites creative experimentation, but follows rules of precise timing and size. Artist Marisa Marofske (RISD BFA Painting, 2014) explains the steps involved in casting objects.
Get a peek inside the studio of Maralie Armstrong (RISD MFA 2009, Digital + Media) as she creates a score inspired by the Nō robes in the RISD Museum collection.
Back Door @ the Pendleton: Shadows is a scored short film that constructs a lush unreality around Aaron Pexa’s installation for RISD Museum’s Sitings Competition.
Arlene Shechet discusses the production of works for and the installation design of Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast with the exhibition’s curator, Judith Tannenbaum.
Anya Ventura visits the studio of Rhode Island stone carver Tracy Mahaffey.
Collaborative reflections on the making and meaning of absences and erasures.
Garcia Sinclair and Nafis White (both RISD BFA 2015, Sculpture) reflect on the tortuous journey of the LGBTQ movement epitomized in their winning Sitings 2013 installation “Waiting for Godot” and on the equally tortuous process they used to create the steel sculpture.
Designing furniture for the installation “School House Long House” in the exhibition “Locally Made”, designer Simcha Davis looked to Shaker craftsmanship to match the spirit of the space. Download her design.
Exploring the process and context behind “Open House: Five Engraved Scenes”, a work created by Providence artist and RISD faculty Andrew Raftery.
Exploring the process and context behind “The Election Gloves”, a work created by Cranston artist Jessica Deane Rosner.
Architect James Stanton-Abbott explains his process for creating a computer-rendered reconstruction of a room in an ancient Roman villa near Pompeii, using images of wall-painting fragments in the RISD Museum and the MFA, Boston.
This past summer, with a focus on design thinking, the students were asked What is useful? as a starting point for their group design.
Inspired by Joachim Antonisz Wtewael’s “The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis,” Josephine Devanbu (RISD/Brown 2015) uses the painting’s shapes and density in her newest work.
Exploring the process and context behind “Shake Some Action”, a work created by Pawtucket artist Lynne Harlow.
Exploring the process and context behind “Cross Section #30”, a work created by Pawtucket artist and RISD faculty member Jonathan Bonner.
Exploring the process and context behind “I’m the Sweetest Teddy Bear”, a work created by North Scituate artist Entang Wiharso.