Research, Practice, Teaching

The 155 full-time and approximately 305 adjunct faculty members who teach at RISD nurture critical thinking, making and innovation through immersive, discipline-based learning grounded in studio practice. As accomplished artists, designers, architects, scholars and educators, they create and continually stimulate RISD’s culture of research and discovery, while showing exceptional dedication to teaching and mentoring students. Beyond the studio and classroom RISD’s faculty are leaders in their respective fields, pursuing a fascinating array of projects and producing an amazing range work – as is evidenced by the stories presented here.



Faculty News

Noordzij winner
Senior Critic Cyrus Highsmith 97 GD earns international recognition 

Painting life
Julie Gearan paints RI Governor Lincoln Chafee’s official portrait 

Object lesson
Sculpture Critic Jane South explores the role of the object 

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In the Painting studios students and faculty pause to consider works in progress.