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Ivery Chen (BRDD 2024) and Healey Koch (BRDD 2024.5) Premiere Animations in F/A/V Senior Show

Ivery Chen (BRDD 2024, Film/Animation/Video, Computer Science) and Healey Koch (BRDD 2024.5, Film/Animation/Video, Computer Science) each premiered a senior film in the RISD Auditorium as part of the Film/Animation/Video department’s Senior Show.

Image: still from Ivery Chen's "Monday"

Read more from RISD News and view the films on RISD's YouTube account

Justin Rui Han (BRDD 2022) Named Sharpe-Walentas Program's 2024 Philip Pearlstein Painter

Justin Rui Han (BRDD 2022, Painting, Archaeology & the Ancient World) has been awarded a prestigious Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program residency for 2024-25. Han joins the cohort as the recipient of this year's Philip Pearlstein Painter award which identifies an outstanding representational painter in recognition of Pearlstein’s commitment to referential art. This announcement follows his 2024 solo exhibition Shatter Zones at The Artist Room in London.

Read the award announcement and learn more about the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024) Remixes Public Art on College Hill

In the last month of her five years in Providence, Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024, Furniture Design, History) led walking tours of public art installations that she created in conversation with existing buildings and monuments across both Brown and RISD's campuses. Stops on the tour included a waving inflatable arm attached to the statue of Caesar Augustus overlooking Brown's Wriston Quad and Bricked Over Windows, a Dorner Prize-winning work on the RISD Museum's Benefit Street facade. Drawing parallels between practices of historical scholarship and public art, Naya muses that critical practitioners in both fields "learn existing stories then try to make [their] intervention."

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Three BRDD Students Featured in RISD Exhibition "Sonder: The Black Biennial"

Three Brown | RISD Dual Degree students - AMKMQ (BRDD 2024.5, Painting, International and Public Affairs), Njari Anderson (BRDD 2024, Sculpture, Modern Culture and Media), and Ire Asojo (BRDD 2026, Printmaking, International and Public Affairs) - have artwork in Sonder: The Black Biennial, on view in RISD's Gelman Gallery through June 2, 2024.

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Sarkis Antonyan (BRDD 2027)'s Poetry Practice Featured in Brown Daily Herald

In the Brown Daily Herald, Sarkis Antonyan (BRDD 2027, Interior Studies Adaptive Reuse, concentration in Literary Arts and Studies; Urban Studies) describes his multidisciplinary poetry practice. Exploring "themes of adolescence and queerness,” Sarkis "draws [inspiration for his poems] from visual art — whether it’s his personal creations or museum collections."

Read more from the Brown Daily Herald

Image: Sarkis Antonyan, Mesh, 2023, acrylic on wood. Photo by Scott Lapham.

Yukti V. Agarwal (BRDD 2024.5) and Classmates in Milan Design Week

From April 16–21, 2024, RISD presented Objects May Shift as part of Milan Design Week. Objects May Shift brought together students from across multiple departments - including Yukti V. Agarwal (BRDD 2024.5, Textiles with a concentration in Theory and History of Art and Design; Psychology, Contempletative Studies) - to design and produce a multidisciplinary exhibition for the international stage that explores our ever-evolving relationship to - and experience of - the domestic interior. 

Pictured: View of Objects May Shift, including Knit Wiggle by Yukti V. Agarwal and Kipper Thomas Reinsmith at center. Photo by Erik Gould.

MSCHF Co-Founders Lukas Bentel and Kevin Wiesner (BRDD 2015) in Hypebeast

Creative collective MSCHF's co-founders Lukas Bentel (BRDD 2015, Computer Music & Multimedia, Furniture Design) and Kevin Wiesner (BRDD 2015, Engineering, Industrial Design) talk with "Business of HYPE" series host Angelo Baque about MSCHF's origins, the power and fun of collaboration, and the importance of having a range of skillsets as a creative.

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Felipe Di Poi (BRDD 2017) Premieres New Animated Short Through Adult Swim

Aimed at discovering and cultivating up-and-coming animators, Adult Swim's SMALLS program premiers new short animations each week. This week marks the premiere of Little Edy 03, a short animation by Felipe Di Poi (BRDD 2017, Film/Animation/Video, Comparative Literature).

Read more from Animation Magazine and watch Little Edy 03

Violet Bordin (BRDD 2024) Profiled in PURPLEHAZE Magazine

Work by Violet Bordin (BRDD 2024, Sculpture, Modern Culture and Media) is showcased in Berlin-based PURPLEHAZE MAGAZINE, which writes that Violet's "unique educational background informs their thought-provoking work" built on "theory and research."

Read more at PURPLEHAZE (note: the link contains sexually explicit content)

RISD Team Featuring Daniella Pozo (BRDD 2027) and Ire Asojo (BRDD 2026) Wins Iron Printmaker Competition

RISD's team, the Squee Gees, edged out competitors from MassArt, Boston University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to win the 2024 Iron Printmakers competition in Boston. The team of students included Daniella Pozo (BRDD 2027, Printmaking, Urban Studies) and, serving as an alternate, Ire Asojo (BRDD 2026, Printmaking, International and Public Affairs). In the Iron Chef-style competition, teams were tasked with creating an edition of ten prints incorporating four "mystery ingredients" and four printmaking methods (relief, intaglio, silkscreen, and lithography) in just five hours.

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