RISD Art Circle 2019-2020

The RISD Art Circle (RAC) is a group of young artists and art enthusiasts who explore the RISD Museum collection and activate the Museum galleries through events, interpretative projects, community collaborations, and hands-on learning activities, inspiring all of us to see the world in a creative way.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Ajula

Ajula drinks copious amounts of coffee, listens to folk music, and philosophizes to the point of madness. You can find her lurking around various arts institutions in Providence.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Alex

Alex the Blue is an ambitious, energetic soul. You will feel her presence through her multimedia art or her pure silence.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Ana

Ana is a self-proclaimed weirdo who doesn’t like chapped lips. She is much better at the English STAR test than the Math.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Calder

Calder spends his time drawing, making music, or designing video games and clothing. His favorite tree is the mighty oak.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Caleb

Caleb is an artist, athlete, and architecture admirer with a love for various music genres. When Caleb isn't gazing up at buildings or playing soccer, he is painting and collaging in his room that doubles as his studio.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Cecily

Cecily is an artist, poet, and performer who is into happenings and mystic circles. In her free time, you'll most likely find her at a coffee shop sketching or curled up with her cat.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Dominic

Close friends call Dom chaotic neutral. He is a lover of art and integrates it into his life daily. Food is his ultimate motivator so make of that what you will.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Frank

Frank is a self-taught artist who enjoys creating characters and wants to pursue illustration. When he’s not drawing, he’s making music or eating some type of exotic food.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member James

James is a free spirit and multimedia artist. He spends his time gathering inspiration by exploring his city.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Jessyca

Jessyca is an enthusiastic reader of sci-fi and other fictions. She loves learning new things and enjoys making jewelry, clothes, and lots of kinds of art.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Keira

Keira is an avid art enthusiast and has a passion for vintage fashion. When she is not invested in art-related activities, she can be found paddle boarding out in the water or playing the piano.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Natasha

When Natasha is not munching on good food and hanging out with her friends, she’s coming up with creative ideas to get teenagers more involved with the art community.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Sam

Sam is an artist and a man of many cultures. He has a strong love for apparel and a huge heart for music. He’s not afraid to learn new things or meet new people.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Sarah

Sarah is a self-taught visual artist who is interested in curation and art history. When she’s not at the museum, you can probably find her looking through old records or playing her guitar.

Portrait of RISD Art Circle member Sofia

Sofia is a jack-of-all-trades artist who can be found just about anywhere, doing just about anything. A devoted cosplayer, she often spends her free time at conventions.

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2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

Photo credit: Cody Tu