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Rhode Island School of Design

Published: 07.01.2021
Rhode Island School of Design.
Management:
Timothy Veske-McMahon
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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.

Financial Support
All RISD J+M MFA acceptance offers to include an amount of fellowship and assistantship support. Fellowship funding is applied directly towards tuition. Departmental Assistantships provide financial assistance, along with teaching and professional experience. Additional merit and need-based support is available through departmental scholarships, which total over fifty thousand dollars and are allocated as appropriate across the J+M graduate program.
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2020:
Award giving  07 Dec 2020 - 07 Dec 2020  Hannah Oatman. Winner of the Klimt02 JPlus Emerging Talent Award 2020.
Exhibition  28 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020  Rhode Island School of Design. Degree Show 2020.
2019:
Exhibition  03 Jul 2019 - 22 Jul 2019  One clover, and a bee by Mielle Harvey.
Open call  16 Apr 2019 - 15 Jun 2019  Open Call for 2019 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition.
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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Steven Kaplan-Pistiner. Brooch: Untitled, 2020. Hand carved salvaged cherry wood, sterling silver.. From series: Bundles and blanks and binds and bends. MFA 2020.. Steven Kaplan-Pistiner
Brooch: Untitled, 2020
Hand carved salvaged cherry wood, sterling silver.
From series: Bundles and blanks and binds and bends

MFA 2020.

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Hannah Oatman. Brooch: Collect Me!™ 01: Dreamboat, 2019. Laser cut acrylic, cast brass. 9 x 7.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Ian Shiver. Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2020 by Klimt02. From series: Collect Me!™. MFA 2020.
. Multiple. Hannah Oatman
Brooch: Collect Me!™ 01: Dreamboat, 2019
Laser cut acrylic, cast brass
9 x 7.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Ian Shiver
Awarded at: JPLUS Emerging Talent Award 2020 by Klimt02
From series: Collect Me!™

MFA 2020.

Multiple
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Sera Park Choi. Neckpiece: Stay Home, 2020. Faux pearl beads, dyed nylon monofilament.. 40 x 38 cm. BFA 2020.. Sera Park Choi
Neckpiece: Stay Home, 2020
Faux pearl beads, dyed nylon monofilament.
40 x 38 cm

BFA 2020.

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Jiayin Lao. Necklace: The Device of Wonder 2, 2019. Silver, acrylic mirror, cable.. 6 x 6 x 3 cm. From series: Devices of Wonder. MFA 2019.. Jiayin Lao
Necklace: The Device of Wonder 2, 2019
Silver, acrylic mirror, cable.
6 x 6 x 3 cm
From series: Devices of Wonder

MFA 2019.

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Valerie James. Necklace: Desired Path I, 2019. Sterling silver, silk ribbon.. 15 x 30 cm. From series: Instant/Intervals. MFA 2019.. Valerie James
Necklace: Desired Path I, 2019
Sterling silver, silk ribbon.
15 x 30 cm
From series: Instant/Intervals

MFA 2019.

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Zhiqing Guo. Necklace: Blue Echoes, 2019. UV printed resin, silk thread.. 12 x 2 x 30 cm. MFA 2019.. Zhiqing Guo
Necklace: Blue Echoes, 2019
UV printed resin, silk thread.
12 x 2 x 30 cm

MFA 2019.

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Cathryn Jasterzbski. Brooch: Untitled, 2019. Steel.. From series: Steel. MFA 2019.. Cathryn Jasterzbski
Brooch: Untitled, 2019
Steel.
From series: Steel

MFA 2019.

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Luke Towne. Necklace: Delve, 2019. Black alabaster, leather.. 44.5 cm. From series: In Flash and Stone. BFA 2019.. Luke Towne
Necklace: Delve, 2019
Black alabaster, leather.
44.5 cm
From series: In Flash and Stone

BFA 2019.

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Yuxin Wang. Necklace: Tracing Back #2, 2019. Balsa wood, polyester fabric.. 10 x 15 x 4 cm. From series: Tracing Back. BFA 2019.. Yuxin Wang
Necklace: Tracing Back #2, 2019
Balsa wood, polyester fabric.
10 x 15 x 4 cm
From series: Tracing Back

BFA 2019.

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Christina Zhu. Neckpiece: Don't Worry, 2018. Rubber, ribbon, hematite, brass, canvas, foam.. 160 x 30 cm. BFA 2018.. Christina Zhu
Neckpiece: Don't Worry, 2018
Rubber, ribbon, hematite, brass, canvas, foam.
160 x 30 cm

BFA 2018.

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Anthony Anderson. Piece: Bull**** Fight, 2018. Steel, paper, rice paper, paint, brass hardware, nylon cord, satin, embroidery trimmings.. 30 x 65 x 30 cm. BFA 2018.. Anthony Anderson
Piece: Bull**** Fight, 2018
Steel, paper, rice paper, paint, brass hardware, nylon cord, satin, embroidery trimmings.
30 x 65 x 30 cm

BFA 2018.

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Taylor Heide. Necklace: Yellow Submarine/Powder Pink, 2018. Paper, spray paint, linen thread.. 12 x 8 x 8 cm. From series: Deceptive Gradient. BFA 2018.. Taylor Heide
Necklace: Yellow Submarine/Powder Pink, 2018
Paper, spray paint, linen thread.
12 x 8 x 8 cm
From series: Deceptive Gradient

BFA 2018.

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MJ Tyson. Necklace: Inheritance 1, 2017. Found jewelry.. 25 x 15 x 5 cm. MFA 2017.. MJ Tyson
Necklace: Inheritance 1, 2017
Found jewelry.
25 x 15 x 5 cm

MFA 2017.

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Jisoo Lee. Head Piece: Mme M, 2016. Sterling silver, pearls, copper, brass.. 20 x 26 x 50 cm. MFA 2016.. Jisoo Lee
Head Piece: Mme M, 2016
Sterling silver, pearls, copper, brass.
20 x 26 x 50 cm

MFA 2016.

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Luci Jockel. Brooch: Collar, 2016. Metatarsal doe bone, beeswax, damar resin, silver.. MFA 2016.. Luci Jockel
Brooch: Collar, 2016
Metatarsal doe bone, beeswax, damar resin, silver.

MFA 2016.

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Klaudia Ser. Necklace: Flag, 2016. Gold plated brass, yarn, heat transfer vinyl, neoprene.. 80 x 15 cm. BFA 2016.. Klaudia Ser
Necklace: Flag, 2016
Gold plated brass, yarn, heat transfer vinyl, neoprene.
80 x 15 cm

BFA 2016.

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Wei Lah Poh. Brooch: Break-Bend, 2015. Enamelware, silver, stainless steel.. MFA 2015.. Wei Lah Poh
Brooch: Break-Bend, 2015
Enamelware, silver, stainless steel.

MFA 2015.

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Eiman Rezaei. Necklace: Telescoping, 2015. Wood.. 21 x 3 x 3 cm. MFA 2015.. Eiman Rezaei
Necklace: Telescoping, 2015
Wood.
21 x 3 x 3 cm

MFA 2015.

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Mallory Weston. Brooch: Severed Braid, 2013. Gold-filled bronze, silver, leather, cotton, thread.. 38 x 5 x 2 cm. MFA 2013.. Mallory Weston
Brooch: Severed Braid, 2013
Gold-filled bronze, silver, leather, cotton, thread.
38 x 5 x 2 cm

MFA 2013.

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Kellie Riggs. Necklace: Binary Arch Study, 2011. Porcelain, handmade rope, brass.. From series: Architettonico. BFA 2011.. Kellie Riggs
Necklace: Binary Arch Study, 2011
Porcelain, handmade rope, brass.
From series: Architettonico

BFA 2011.

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Yoshi Enda. Arm piece: Untitled, 2010. Silicone.. MFA 2010.. Yoshi Enda
Arm piece: Untitled, 2010
Silicone.

MFA 2010.

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Mariana Acosta Contreras. Bracelet: Untitled, 2009. Acrylic on canvas.. From series: Blossom. MFA 2009.. Mariana Acosta Contreras
Bracelet: Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on canvas.
From series: Blossom

MFA 2009.

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