In the Media

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."

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Sherenté Mishitashin Harris (BRDD 2023) Highlighted in Boston Globe

In the Boston Globe's Rhode Island Report, Sherenté Mishitashin Harris (BRDD 2023, Painting, Ethnic Studies) reads an excerpt from her novel The Tradition Keeper and discusses Being Thunder, a documentary that covers her fancy shawl dancing.

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Spotlight on Work by Joyce Lin (BRDD 2017) in the New Orleans Museum of Art

Joyce Lin (BRDD 2017, Furniture Design, Geology-Biology)'s Ghostwood Chair and Table is currently on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In a museum collection spotlight on, curator Mel Buchanan describes Lin as a "powerful new voice in contemporary design known for conceptual and well-crafted objects."

Dorner Prize-Winning "Fountain" by Njari Anderson (BRDD 2024) On View at RISD Museum

Njari Anderson (BRDD 2024, Sculpture, Modern Culture and Media) is the 2022 recipient of the Dorner Prize, an annual juried competition organized by the RISD Museum. Made of iron-infused plastic filament, Anderson's Fountain is "a vessel of my memories growing up subjected to and surrounded by hunger in the Caribbean and the US," Anderson writes. "Fountain engages with care from the recipient's perspective.”

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"Missing Button" Project by Glory Lee (BRDD 2024) Featured in Brown Publications

Combining her passions for entrepreneurship and sustainable fashion, Glory (SeungHee) Lee (BRDD 2024, Apparel, Economics) founded Missing Button, a creative studio that "[upcycles] university stores’ unsold overstock into unique merchandise with [an] elevated sense of design and comfort." Missing Button garments are available at the Brown Bookstore and the RISD Store.

Seabass Immonen and Laney Day (BRDD 2023) Collaborate in "Queer Rage" Fashion Collection

For Seabass Immonen (BRDD 2023, International Relations, Apparel Design), creating apparel is a highly collaborative activist project. Immonen's "Queer Rage" clothing collection is highlighted in the Brown Daily Herald. For one of the pieces in the collection, Immonen worked with fellow dual degree student Laney Day (BRDD 2023, Painting, Ethnic Studies) to create a piece that channels their rage towards settler colonialism and represents the "intersection of Day’s two-spirit identity and Ojibwe and Cree nationalities."

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