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Published: 06.11.2018
Rhode Island School of Design.
Management:
Tracy Steepy
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Intro
Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (or “RIZ-dee” for the acronym RISD) is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. Each year approximately 2,300 students from around the world pursue a creative, studio-based education at RISD, which offers rigorous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 19 architecture, design, fine arts and art education majors. The college is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York.
 
Jewelry + Metalsmithing's department
Spanning the gamut from traditional goldsmithing to experimental processes and materials, Jewelry + Metalsmithing offers a tight-knit community of students and faculty fully engaged with the discipline. Critical analysis and an open exchange of ideas support each individual’s exploration of the relationship of jewelry to the body.

The Department is further distinguished by the RISD community that extends beyond our studios and offers students a uniquely well rounded artistic experience. Jewelry + metalsmithing students have access to exceptional resources including the world-class RISD Museum of Art collection, our magnificent contemporary library of art and design, a Nature Lab of specimens from the natural world, and ongoing collaboration with our renowned neighbor Brown University. RISD’s high standards of excellence in 19 major disciplines, as well as the caliber of students, faculty, facilities and resources generate a fertile setting for creative practice.

General Information
The RISD Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department offers a four-year undergraduate program (BFA) and a two-year graduate program (MFA) that allow for a wide range of approaches, from the goldsmith’s tradition to contemporary modes of experimentation. The department’s size and high ratio of faculty to students promote individual attention, free exchange of information and guided support. Department facilities support advanced and specialized work. Students have access to machine, forming and computer rooms as well as individual bench space, torch and ventilation. A full-time technician maintains the facilities to ensure a safe, efficient working environment. The program also offers highly technical elective classes in electroforming and CAD-CAM. Between fall and spring terms, the unique structure of Wintersession allows students to work intensively for six weeks with international visiting faculty or to explore interdisciplinary options.

Upon graduation students have gained critical and technical skills required to produce a body of work, exhibition, a digital portfolio and website, providing the network and confidence to enter the professional arena of their choice, from designer to fine artist.

Teachers

Fulltime Faculty
For profiles: http://www.risd.edu/academics/jewelry-metalsmithing/faculty/


Tracy Steepy, Department Head, Professor Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department, State University of New York, New Paltz | BFA, Indiana University

Adjunct Faculty
Brian Bergeron,
Technical Assistant (USA) | BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jennaca Davies
Joost During, Critic
Lauren Fensterstock, Critic | MFA, SUNY - New Paltz
Noam Elyashiv, Senior Critic (Israel) MFA, Rhode Island School of Design | BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Michael Glancy (USA) MFA | BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Sabrina Gschwandtner
Mielle Harvey, Critic | BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Charlotte Meyer, Critic (UK) | MFA, Pratt Institute | BA, Nottingham Trent University
Barbara Seidenath Senior Critic, (Germany) | MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany | BFA, Staatliche Fachschule, Neugablonz, Germany
Lori Talcott, Critic | BA, Washington State University | BFA, University of Washington
Johan van Aswegan Senior Critic (South Africa)  | Diploma, MFA, Akademie Bildenden Kunst, Munich, Germany 
Sissi Westerberg, Critic (Sweden) | MFA, Konstfack
Vito Bila, Critic (AUS)

Selection of visiting artists and lecturers
Giampaolo Babetto, Robert Baines, Peter Bauhuis, Melanie Belinker, Helen Britton, Lola Brooks, Lauren Fensterstock, Rebecca Hannon, David Huycke, Love Jönsson, Auli Laitain, Anders Ljungberg, Ruudt Peters, Karen Pontoppidan, Mary Preston, Katja Prins, Tina Raith, Gerd Rothman, Joyce Scott, Bettina Speckner, Lori Talcott, Sarah Kate Burgess, Donald Friedlich, Maria Phillips, Charlotte Meyer, Heather White, Deb Todd Wheeler, Iris Eichenberg.

Events      View / hide events

2019:
Open call  17 Jan 2019 - 17 Feb 2019  Open Call for a Juried Exhibition: Shapeshifters.
2017:
2016:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016  Connect by Linnéa Eriksson & Frozen Moment by Jelizaveta Suska.
Exhibition  16 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016  Topographies never traveled by Tracy Steepy.
2015:
2013:
Workshop  10 Jan 2013 - 08 Feb 2013  Alexander Blank: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
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Alexa Minc. Necklace: Untitled, 2013. BFA 2013. Alexa Minc
Necklace: Untitled, 2013
BFA 2013
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Esther Fell. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012. BFA 2012. Esther Fell
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2012
BFA 2012
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Kelly Riggs. Necklace: Untitled, 2011. BFA 2011. Kelly Riggs
Necklace: Untitled, 2011
BFA 2011
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Leslie Boyd. Piece: Untitled, 2013. MFA 2013. Leslie Boyd
Piece: Untitled, 2013
MFA 2013
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Manuela Jimenez. Piece: Untitled, 2013. MFA 2013. Manuela Jimenez
Piece: Untitled, 2013
MFA 2013
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Jillian Matthews. Neckpiece: Untitled, 2013. MFA 2013. Jillian Matthews
Neckpiece: Untitled, 2013
MFA 2013
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Alice Jee Chung. Brooch: Untitled, 2009. Mixed media. BFA, 2009. Alice Jee Chung
Brooch: Untitled, 2009
Mixed media
BFA, 2009
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Ji Hyun Gina Lee. Brooch: Aqua Enamel Brooch, 2009. Enamel, metal. BFA, 2009. Ji Hyun Gina Lee
Brooch: Aqua Enamel Brooch, 2009
Enamel, metal
BFA, 2009
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Alice Scott. Brooch: Gifts From Nurse to Patient, 2009. Mixed media. BFA, 2009. Alice Scott
Brooch: Gifts From Nurse to Patient, 2009
Mixed media
BFA, 2009
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Mariana Acosta Contreras. Neckpiece: Blossom Series 6. Mixed media. MFA, 2009. Mariana Acosta Contreras
Neckpiece: Blossom Series 6
Mixed media
MFA, 2009
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Gwen Oulman-Brennan. Object: Shared Breath, 2009. Plastic, metal. MFA, 2009. Gwen Oulman-Brennan
Object: Shared Breath, 2009
Plastic, metal
MFA, 2009
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Maurie Polak. Necklace: Hand, 2009. Mixed media. MFA, 2009. Maurie Polak
Necklace: Hand, 2009
Mixed media
MFA, 2009
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Mio Tokida. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. MFA, 2008. Mio Tokida
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
MFA, 2008
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Andi Velgos. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. MFA, 2008. Andi Velgos
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
MFA, 2008
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Kevin Hughes. Object: Untitled, 2008. MFA 2008. Kevin Hughes
Object: Untitled, 2008
MFA 2008
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Sarah Cuno. Piece: Untitled, 2008. BFA 2008. Sarah Cuno
Piece: Untitled, 2008
BFA 2008
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Jennifer Gierka. Brooch: Untitled, 2008. BFA 2008. Jennifer Gierka
Brooch: Untitled, 2008
BFA 2008
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Jimin Park. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. MFA, 2007. Jimin Park
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
MFA, 2007
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Jane Marie Ovanin. Object: Untitled, 2008. MFA, 2008. Jane Marie Ovanin
Object: Untitled, 2008
MFA, 2008
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Dawn White. Necklace: Untitled, 2007. MFA, 2007. Dawn White
Necklace: Untitled, 2007
MFA, 2007
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Islay Taylor. Necklace: Utitled, 2007. MFA 2007. Islay Taylor
Necklace: Utitled, 2007
MFA 2007
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