Nikolas Bentel (BRDD 2017) Forges New Lanes in Design
In The Architect's Newspaper's "In the Know" Column, Nikolas Bentel (BRDD 2017, Industrial Design, Modern Culture and Media) is profiled as one of four "architects not making architecture, but forging new lanes in design." After graduating from the Brown|RISD Dual Degree program, Bentel earned a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. Now, he works as "an artist and designer who creates ... limited-edition clothing, furniture, accessories, and homewares that focus on narrative as much as function."
Ethan Hoskins (BRDD 2024) Featured in Hyperallergic
Ethan Hoskins (BRDD 2024, Apparel Design, Psychology) challenged himself to create a new painting each week for a full year using materials including cardboard, conte crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, graphite, fabric, papier-mâché, and “the forgotten medium we all have at our fingertips: time." In Hyperallergic, Ethan talks with curator Chenoa Baker about markmarking, music, and “the curse of perfectionism.”
"Sometimes we come across promising young talent that we know has a fruitful career ahead of them," writes UK art and design website It's Nice That. "Such is the case with US-based illustrator Joey Han" (BRDD 2022.5, Illustration, Modern Culture and Media). While Joey's illustrations span multiple media and influences, they are tied together by a sense of nostalgia and a deep attention to place and environment.
Biomimetic Designs by Kate Reed (BRDD 2021) in Parametric Architecture
Parametric Architecture highlights the Beyond Biomimicry collection by Kate Reed (BRDD 2021, Industrial Design, Independent Concentration in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship). The collection "[utilizes] interspecies collaboration in the design process—both computationally and physically." For example, the genesis of the Root Shoe the differential growth logic naturally found in mushrooms.
The Brown|RISD Dual Degree class of 2023 delivered their capstone presentations in the Granoff Center's Martinos Auditorium on May 30 and 31, 2023. The wide-ranging presentation - by graduates Emma T Capps, Rachel Moss, Susie Zhu, Annie Chen, Eugene Rhee, Sofia Karadogan, Seabass Immonen, Hannah Skye Dunnigan, Laney Day, Lara Karadogan, Sarah Woo, and Sherenté Harris - are summarized by an article in RISD News.
Jo Ouyang (BRDD 2026) Interviewed in Brown Daily Herald
Jo Ouyang (BRDD 2026, Painting, Ethnic Studies) is one of three students profiled in a recent Brown Daily Herald article on "art-making as an outlet, exploration, expression of queer identity." “Art has really been helping me explore my own queerness and my own identity … contending [with] what it means to be from Georgia as a queer Asian American," Jo says. Their work "[focuses] on nature, their relationship to land, and futuristic world-building for a 'more radical, more equitable' planet."
Nikolas Bentel (BRDD 2017) Designs Handbags Based on Everyday Objects
The Electric Cord Bag is the latest in a line of limited edition handbags based on everyday objects by Nikolas Bentel (BRDD 2017, Industrial Design, Modern Culture and Media). As Fast Company points out, Bentel's work "frequently deploys the skills he acquired from his joint degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and modern culture and media from Brown."
The American Craft of Ali Dipp (BRDD 2022)
In addition to pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, Ali Dipp(BRDD 2022, Painting, English)is represented by New York City's Franklin Parrasch Gallery. Dipp's first solo exhibition, American Craft, is on view from February 23 to April 14, 2023.
Caroline Zhang (BRDD 2025) Part of "Must-See" Two-Person Exhibition in NYC
Caroline Zhang(BRDD 2025, Painting, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science)is one of two artists - along with Karen Fan (RISD 2024) - featured in Earth Born, an exhibition that was on view at New York City's Gern En Regalia gallery from January 14 to February 19, 2023. Curated by Joe W. Speier, the exhibition was named a "must-see" by Artforum.
2023 BRDD Exhibition “The Witching Hour” Featured in Brown Daily Herald
The Witching Hour, BRDD's 15th annual exhibition, is profiled in the Brown Daily Herald. Featuring 51 artworks in various mediums by 34 different artists enrolled in the program, according to artist and Executive Committee member Naya Lee Chang (BRDD 2024) the exhibition “[showcases] all the different things that dual degree students are doing" and "shows that there’s not one way of being a dual degree artist." Cassandra Carrasco (BRDD 2026) describes working on the exhibition as "a very weird, magical experience." Also quoted are student artists/organizers Yukti Agarwal (BRDD 2024.5), Adam Colman (BRDD 2026), and Rachel Moss (BRDD 2023).