FACTOID # 23: Wisconsin has more metal fabricators per capita than any other state.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design

Established 1877
Type Private
Endowment $305 million (2006)
President Roger Mandle
Faculty 146 full-time, 336 part-time
Students 2,282
Undergraduates 1,883
Postgraduates 399
Location Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Campus Urban
13 acres (53,000 )
Website risd.edu

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced /RIZ-dee/) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. Often referred to as the "Ivy League" of the art schools, it was founded in 1877 and is located in Providence, Rhode Island at the base of College Hill and contiguous with the Brown University campus. The two institutions share social, academic, and community resources. They offer joint courses, and students at each institution may cross-register in courses offered by the other institution. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1000, 39 KB) Summary Rhode Island School of Design seal. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City, The Divine City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Government  - Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area  - City  20. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City, The Divine City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Government  - Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area  - City  20. ... College Hill is a neighborhood in the eastern central part of Providence, Rhode Island. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

RISD is widely regarded as one of the best art schools in the country. It has been consistently named the best Master of Fine Arts program by U.S. News & World Report and has the lowest admissions rate of all art schools in the United States, except for the free Cooper Union.[1] Art school is a colloquial term for any educational institution (whether secondary, post-secondary/undergraduate, or graduate/postgraduate) with a primary focus on the visual arts, especially graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a privately funded college in Lower Manhattan of New York City. ...

In May 2006 the RISD Board of Trustees approved this mission statement: Mission Statement is a description of an entitys purpose to exist. ...

"The mission of the Rhode Island School of Design, through its college and museum, is to educate its students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation." are you kiddin ? i was lookin for it for hours ... Scholarship is the pursuit of academic research, whether in the arts and humanities or sciences, and in all such fields means deep mastery of a subject, often through study at institutions of higher education. ...

The school includes about 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. About 1,880 undergraduates and 370 graduate students enroll from all over the United States and 50 other countries from other parts of the world. It offers 16 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate majors. RISD is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States. It also maintains over 80,000 works of art in the RISD Museum. AICAD logo. ...



The Centennial Women were a group formed to raise funds for Rhode Island's exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in 1876. The group had $1,675 left over after the exposition, and, inspired by foreign exhibits on design and interior decorating, Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf persuaded the group to donate the money to found what would become the Rhode Island School of Design. The school was incorporated in 1877 and opened its doors the following fall. Metcalf directed the school until her death in 1895. Her daughter, Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke, then took over until her death in 1931.[2] Opening day ceremonies at the Centennial Exhibition The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official worlds fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. ...

The Rhode Island General Assembly ratified “An Act to Incorporate the Rhode Island School of Design” on March 22, 1877. “For the purpose of aiding in the cultivation of the arts of design.” Over the next 129 years, the following original by-laws set forth these following primary objectives :
First. The instruction of artisans in drawing, painting, modeling, and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of Art to the requirements of trade and manufacture. Second. The systematic training of students in the practice of Art, in order that they may understand its principles, give instruction to others, or become artists.
Third. The general advancement of public Art Education, by the exhibition of works of Art and of Art school studies, and by lectures on Art.
The Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ...


Sports are not the focus of campus life but do provide a rare sense of school spirit. RISD sports have fluctuated over the years with the RISD archives containing photos of football, baseball, and basketball teams spanning the very early 20th century. Yearbooks and alumni reveal the RISD Student Association funded basketball teams throughout the 1950s and 1960s that were called the 'Nads'. An ice hockey team formed soon after using the same name, 'Nads'. The ice hockey team played through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s with little record of other athletics. In 2000, a new basketball team was formed under the name 'Balls' to complement the ice hockey team, each with its own slogan: "When the heat is on, the Balls stick together", and "Go Nads" (deliberately sounding like "gonads"). Currently, these are the two most active and organized sports teams at RISD, with basketball the only sport played at varsity-level competition. Together, both teams provide a rally ground for students, faculty, administration, and staff alike. Intramural level teams round out the offering in rock climbing, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, and biking. A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports within a school. ...

RISD students claim Cooper Union and Pratt Institute as their archrivals in sporting events, and the two hold an annual basketball match in both Providence and New York. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a privately funded college in Lower Manhattan of New York City. ... Pratt Institute is a specialized, private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. ...

Notable alumni

  • Keira Alexandra (B.F.A. 1990) – graphic designer
  • Janine Antoni (M.F.A. 1989) – artist
  • Whitney Bedford (B.F.A. 1998) - artist
  • Deborah Berke (B.F.A. 1975, B.Arch. 1977) – architect
  • Eli Bonerz (B.Arch. 1989) – co-founder, X-Large
  • Mary Boone (B.F.A. 1973) – gallery owner
  • Matt Brinkman (B.F.A. 1997) – artist, part of collective Force Field, musician, founded Fort Thunder
  • Claudia Bruno (M.F.A. 1992) – former Associate Art Director Martha Stewart Living magazine, now Creative Director Dwell Magazine
  • Morgan Calderini (B.F.A. 2007) - Printmaker and balloonist
  • Cara Campagnoli (B.F.A. 2004)- Knitwear Developer T.S.E.
  • Karin Campbell (B.F.A 1984) – artist
  • Dale Chihuly (M.F.A. 1968) – famous glass-blower/artist, co-founder of Pilchuck School
  • Joseph Coates (M.F.A. 1991) - university professor, designer
  • Ben Coccio - director of Zero Day
  • Linda Connor - large-format photographer, currently teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute
  • Martha Coolidge (B.F.A. 1968) – film director: Valley Girl (1983), Real Genius (1985), The Prince and Me (2004), Material Girls (2006)
  • Tiffany Laine De Mott (M.F.A 2005) - graphic designer/photographer/filmmmaker/musician/art educator
  • Cheryl Donegan (B.F.A. 1984) – video artist and painter
  • Jim Drain (B.F.A. 1998) – artist, part of collective Force Field
  • Eric Alan Edwards (B.F.A. 1975) – cinematographer: My Own Private Idaho (1991), To Die For (1995), Cop Land (1997), Crossroads (2002)
  • Benjamin Edwards (M.F.A. 1997) – artist
  • Diana Eng - fashion designer and contestant on Project Runway
  • Shepard Fairey (B.F.A. 1992) – graphic designer, creator of the Obey Giant campaign
  • Henry E. Ferreira (B.F.A 2007) - artist/printmaker
  • Jon Foster (1989) – illustrator
  • Tobias Frere-Jones (B.F.A. 1992) – type designer
  • Alissa Imre Geis (class of 1998), children's book author and illustrator
  • Katherine Gerdes (B.F.A. 2003) - fashion designer and contestant on Project Runway
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - author and feminist
  • Kenneth Goldsmith (B.F.A. 1984) - poet, WFMU DJ, founding editor of UbuWeb
  • Kristen Hassenfeld (B.F.A. 1994) – artist
  • Jenny Holzer (M.F.A. 1977) – installation artist, famous for her "Truisms"
  • Roni Horn (B.F.A. 1975) – artist
  • Natalia Ilyin (M.F.A. 1991) - design critic, author, educator
  • James Jaxxa - Multi-media artist
  • Allan Merrick Jeffers - 1875-1926, architect of the "Beaux Arts" style.
  • Stuart Karten - (B.F.A. 1979) - industrial designer
  • Jennifer Kellogg (B.F.A. 1993) - jewelry designer
  • Steven Kellogg (B.F.A 1963) – children's book illustrator
  • Bryan Konietzko (B.F.A. 1998) co-creator and executive producer, Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Fran Krause (B.F.A. 1999) – Animator
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka (B.F.A. 1999) – author/illustrator
  • Mary Lambert (B.F.A 1974) – film director: Pet Sematary (1989), The In Crowd (2000)
  • Grace Lin (B.F.A. 1996) – author/illustrator
  • Justin Lo (B.F.A. 1999) - Hong Kong singer, composer and record producer.
  • Michele Macrakis (B.F.A.) - photographer Fulbright Fellow
  • David Macaulay (B.Arch. 1969) – writer/illustrator
  • Seth MacFarlane (B.F.A. 1995) – creator of the animated series Family Guy and American Dad
  • Michael McPherson (M.F.A. 1979) – graphic designer
  • Josiah McElheny (B.F.A. 1988) - artist/sculptor
  • Julie Mehretu (M.F.A. 1997) – artist
  • Nicole Miller (B.F.A. 1973) – fashion designer
  • Matthew Monk (M.F.A. 1991) – RISD design professor, graphic designer
  • Martin Mull (B.F.A. 1965, M.F.A. 1967) – actor/comedian, painter
  • Marissa Nadler – singer/songwriter
  • Gregory Ng (B.F.A 1997) – creative director, former Chelvis: The Chinese Elvis, founder of Noodad.com
  • Heather Nova – singer/songwriter
  • Starr Ockenga (M.F.A. 1974) – photographer
  • Alex O'neal (B.F.A. 1979) – artist
  • Jose Clemente Orozco (MFA 1990) - graphic designer, illustrator, book designer, grandson of Mexican muralist
  • Laura Owens (M.F.A. 1992) – painter
  • Jane Pallera (B.F.A. 1991) – industrial designer
  • Mark Pollack (B.F.A. 1976) – textile designer
  • Joanna Priestley- independent animator
  • Lucy Puls (M.F.A. 1980) – artist
  • Clare Rojas (B.F.A. 1998) – artist
  • Mark Badum (B.F.A. 2006) – illustrator
  • Michael Scheiner (B.F.A. 1980) – glass sculptor/ RISD professor
  • Denyse Schmidt (B.F.A. 1992) – modern quilt entrepreneur, founder Denyse Schmidt Quilts
  • Susan Sellers (B.F.A. 1989) – graphic designer
  • Shazia Sikander (M.F.A. 1995) – artist
  • Walt Simonson (B.F.A.) – comic book writer/artist
  • Sonya Sklaroff (B.F.A. 1992) – artist/painter
  • Helen Stickler (B.F.A. 1991) – film director
  • Charles Stone III (B.F.A. 1988) – film director: Drumline (2002), creator of Whassup? Anheuser-Busch Budweiser commercial campaign
  • Georgie Stout (B.F.A. 1989) – graphic designer
  • Scott Stowell (B.F.A. 1990) – graphic designer, former designer M&Co./Colors Magazine
  • Jesse Sykes – singer/songwriter
  • Howard Ben Tre (M.F.A. 1980) – artist
  • Ryan Trecartin (B.F.A. 2004) – artist
  • Peter Van Lancker (B.F.A. 1978) - renowned boat designer and builder
  • Gus Van Sant (B.F.A. 1975) – film director: My Own Private Idaho (1991), To Die For (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), Finding Forrester (2000), Elephant (2003) Last Days (2006)
  • Yvonne Force Villareal - art patron and socialite
  • Kara Walker (M.F.A. 1994) – artist
  • Kurt Wenner (Attended) – anamorphic street painter
  • Tina Weymouth – musician, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club
  • Francesca Woodman - photographer
  • Michael Yurgeles (M.F.A. 1985) - photographer/arts educator
  • Michaela Colette Zacchilli (B.F.A 2007) - artist/printmaker
  • Andrea Zittel (M.F.A. 1990) – artist
  • Kevin Zucker (B.F.A. 2000) – painter

Janine Antoni (b. ... Untitled(rainbow) Whitney Bedford (born Elizabeth Whitney Bedford on March 11, 1976, Baltimore, Maryland) is a contempory American artist. ... X-Large is a clothing store/line founded in Los Angeles in 1991. ... Matt Brinkman (aka Mat Brinkman aka Meerk Puffy aka Mystery Brinkman aka Mr. ... An issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine Martha Stewart Living is a magazine and a television show featuring entertaining and home decorating guru Martha Stewart. ... Dale Chihuly. ... Ben Coccio is an American filmmaker from Niskayuna, NY. He is best known for directing the feature film Zero Day. ... Zero day or 0day refers to software, media, or information that is obtained either slightly prior to or on the day of the official release. ... Linda Connor, a notable American photographer, has spent more than twenty-five years exploring and investigating exotic and spiritual places. ... The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is an accredited undergraduate and graduate school of contemporary art located in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco, California, United States. ... Martha Coolidge (born August 17, 1946) is a U.S. film director. ... Movie poster for Valley Girl (1983) Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy movie, starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, Cameron Dye, and Joyce Hyser. ... Real Genius is a 1985 comedy film starring Val Kilmer and Gabriel Jarret. ... The Prince and Me is 2004 motion picture that tells a story of romance between a prince from Denmark and a farm girl who aspires to be a doctor. ... Material Girls is a satirical teen comedy film starring Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff. ... My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ... To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... Cop Land (1997) is an American dramatic film, written and directed by James Mangold, with an all-star cast, including Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Harvey Keitel. ... Britney Spears and Anson Mount in Crossroads is a 2002 movie directed by Tamra Davis. ... Benjamin Edwards (born 1970) is an American visual artist and writer. ... Diana Eng, (Born 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American fashion designer and was a contestant on the second season of the reality television program Project Runway. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ... Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a contemporary graphic designer/illustrator. ... André the Giant Has a Posse, now Obey Giant, is a street art movement created by Shepard Fairey as an experiment in Phenomenology. ... Example of John Fosters work. ... Tobias Frere-Jones, a true pioneer in the world of typography, currently works in New York City with fellow type designer Jonathan Hoefler at Hoefler & Frere-Jones, a small but influential type foundry in lower Manhattan. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ... Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American non-fiction writer, short story writer, novelist, commercial artist, lecturer, and social reformer. ... Kenneth Goldsmith (1961- ) is an American poet. ... WFMU-FM is a listener supported, noncommercial radio station in Jersey City, New Jersey, broadcasting at 91. ... UbuWeb is an internet museum that showcases all strains of the avant-garde including poetry, music, film, sound art, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. ... The third phase of Holzers For the City, projected on the Fifth Avenue side of the New York Public Library, October 6-9, 2005. ... Roni Horn (1955- ) is an American visual artist and writer. ... James Jaxxa is an American artist who lives and works in New York City, New York. ... Jennifer Kellogg is a jewelry designer living in Brooklyn, New York. ... Steven Kellogg (1941-) is a beloved author and illustrator who has contributed 90 books for children and is most known for writing books about animals, which he credits his grandmother for. ... Avatar: The Last Airbender (known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang in the UK, Brazil and India) is an American animated television series airing on Nickelodeon since February 21, 2005; recently it has also become available on iTunes. ... Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of a number of picture books. ... Mary Lambert (born ?) is an American director. ... Pet Sematary (sometimes referred to as Stephen Kings Pet Sematary) is a 1989 horror film adapatation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. ... The In Crowd is a 2000 horror film directed by Mary Lambert. ... Justin Lo (側田 or 羅定偉, born on July 1, 1976 in New York, United States) is a Hong Kong singer, composer and record producer. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Fulbright Program is program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. ... David Macaulay (born December 2, 1946 in Lancashire, England) is an author and illustrator. ... Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is a two-time Emmy-winning American animator, screenwriter, producer, director, and voice actor. ... Family Guy is an American animated television series about a nuclear family in the suburb of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... The Smiths, from left to right: Roger, Francine, Stan, Klaus, Hayley, and Steve. ... Josiah G. McElheny (born in 1966 in Boston) is a contemporary artist and sculptor, primarily known his work with glass blowing and assemblages of glass and mirrored glassed objects (see glass art). ... Julie Mehretus biography reads a bit like an atlas. ... Nicole Miller (born 1952, Lenox, Massachusetts) is an American fashion designer. ... Martin Mull Martin Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor, comedian, recording artist, and painter from Chicago. ... Marissa Nadler (5 April 1981 – ) is an American folk musician and fine artist born in Washington D.C. Growing up in Needham, Massachusetts, and coming from a creative family—My mother was an abstract painter and very eccentric. ... Heather Nova on the cover of her 1994 album Oyster. ... José Clemente Orozco (born November 23, 1883, in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco; died September 7, 1949, in Mexico City) was a Mexican social realist painter who specialized in bold murals. ... Joanna Priestley is an independent animator and teacher. ... Shahzia Sikander (b. ... Star Slammers graphic novel (1983) Walter or, usually, Walt Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book writer and artist. ... Sonya Sklaroff (November 7, 1970 - present) is a contemporary American painter best known for her cityscapes of New York City. ... Helen Stickler (born 13 January 1966, Crete, Nebraska) is a filmmaker whose works include: Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002) André the Giant Has a Posse (1997) (writer) External links IMDb page Categories: | ... Charles Stone III is a film director, known for films such as Drumline starring Nick Cannon and Mr. ... Drumline DVD cover Drumline is a 2002 dramatic film directed by Charles Stone III. The plot is about a young drummer from New York who enters an historically Black Southern university and tries to lead the schools drum section. ... Whassup? was a catch phrase used in a TV/radio commercal campaign for Anheuser-Busch Budweiser beer in the early 2000s. ... Bud Light redirects here. ... Jesse Sykes is a singer/songwriter based out of Seattle, WA. Her backing band is The Sweet Hereafter, which features Phil Wandscher (late of Whiskeytown) on guitar. ... Howard Ben Tré is and American sculptor. ... Ryan Trecartin (b. ... Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant Jr. ... My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ... To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager, Jamal Wallace, played by Rob Brown, who is accepted into a prestigious private high school. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Last Days (2005) is a film by director Gus Van Sant, and is a fictionalized account of the last days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ... Kara Walker (born November 26, 1969) is a modern American artist who is best known for her exploration of race, gender, sexuality, and identity in her artworks. ... Is it a hole in the sidewalk or is it a street painting? Dies Irae by Kurt Wenner Kurt Wenner is a painter and a chalk artist that is known for his marvellous 3D chalk drawings on pavement and murals using a projection called anamorphism Links Kurt Wenners Official... Andrea Pozzos painted ceiling in the Church of St. ... Street painting at 2004 Sidewalk Arts Festival. ... Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... Francesca Woodman (born April 3, 1958 in Denver, Colorado, died January 19, 1981 in New York) was, despite her short life, a remarkably influential and important photographic artist. ... Andrea Zittel (b. ... Kevin Zucker (born 1976) is an American artist who lives and works in New York, NY. The artist graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design and received an M.F.A. degree from Columbia University, NY. Zucker works in painting, drawing and photography and his primary subject is the...

Groups formed at RISD

Black Dice is a noise rock/experimental band based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. They formed in Spring 1997 at the Rhode Island School of Design and are currently signed to DFA Records. ... Hisham Bharoocha was born in Nidata, Japan and is an ex-member of the Providence, Rhode Island band Black Dice. ... Forcefield was a noise band and art collective closely associated with Fort Thunder in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Matt Brinkman (aka Mat Brinkman aka Meerk Puffy aka Mystery Brinkman aka Mr. ... Les Savy Fav Les Savy Fav (pronounced lay SAH vee FAHV) is a New York City band that produces idiosyncratic indie rock. ... Lightning Bolt is an experimental noise rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, presently composed of Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson. ... Brian Chippendale is a musician based out of Providence, Rhode Island. ... Brian Gibson is a musician based out of Providence, Rhode Island. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ...

Notable current and past faculty

  • Yvonne Andersen – Professor Emerita, Department of Animation/Film/Video
  • Steven Subotnick-fomer Head, professor in animation
  • Harry Callahan – photographer, former Chair of the Department of Photography
  • Henry Horenstein - photographer
  • Joseph Goto - Sculptor, Painter
  • Malcolm Grear – former RISD professor, graphic designer
  • Barry Gerson - avant-garde filmmaker
  • Mikyoung Kim - chair, Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Krzysztof Lenk – designer, founder Dynamic Diagrams information design
  • David Macaulay (B.Arch. 1969) – Illustrator and author
  • Rodolfo Machado – former Head of the Department of Architecture, now Professor in Practice and Chair, Department of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard University
  • Marian Marzynski – Independent filmmaker
  • Richard Merkin (M.F.A. 1963) – former RISD professor, painter, appears on the cover of The Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Mihai Nadin – theorist, semiotics, computational design
  • Tom Ockerse – former Head, Graphic Design Department and MFA graphic design program
  • Ootje Oxenaar – Dutch graphic designer, designer of acclaimed but now vanished Dutch currency
  • Karim Rashid – industrial designer, formerly of industrial design department (1992)
  • Michael Rock – graphic designer, writer, now design professor at Yale University MFA graphic design program
  • Douglas G. A. Scott – Designer Director WGBH, design historian
  • Nancy Skolos – Graphic Design Department Head
  • Henry Ferreira - printmaker, Printmaking Department Head
  • Friedrich St. Florian – architect, designer of National World War II Memorial
  • Chris Van Allsburg – children's book author/illustrator, Caldecott winner for The Polar Express
  • Jan Van Toorn – Dutch graphic designer
  • Wendy S. Walters - English professor, poet, and lyricist; author of Birds of Los Angeles and Golden Motors, a musical with composer Derek Bermel
  • Tom Wedell – Skolos + Wedell
  • Whitney Anderson (2005) – Professional Ventriloquist

Steven Subotnik is an animation teacher and award-winning independent animator. ... Harry Morey Callahan (October 22, 1912– March 15, 1999) was an American photographer who is considered one of the great innovators of modern American photography. ... David Macaulay (born December 2, 1946 in Lancashire, England) is an author and illustrator. ... Mihai Nadin (b. ... Robert Deodaat Emile (Ootje) Oxenaar (The Hague, October 7, 1929) is a Dutch graphic artist. ... Karim Rashid (born 1960 in Cairo) is an industrial designer. ... WFHN, also known as Fun 107, is a popular Top 40 radio station in the area of New Bedford, Massachusetts today. ... Friedrich St. ... The Memorial at dusk The National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial to Americans who served and died in World War II. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting... Chris Van Allsburg (born June 18, 1949 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an author and illustrator of childrens books. ... The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published that year. ... The Polar Express is a 1985 childrens book (ISBN 0-86264-143-8) written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. ... Derek Bermel (b. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

References in Popular Culture

Seth Ezekiel Cohen is a fictional character on FOX series The O.C., played by Adam Brody. ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


  1. ^ "America's Best Graduate Schools 2007: Master of Fine Arts." U.S. News & World Report.
  2. ^ Kirk, Laura Meade. "From bonnets to baccalaureates", The Providence Journal, 2004-3-21.

U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

External links

  Results from FactBites:
Rhode Island (591 words)
Rhode Island (pronounced "Road Island") is part of the New England region, and was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution.
Rhode Island was the last state to ratify the United States Constitution (May 29, 1790) and did so only under the threat of being declared a foreign nation and having its exports taxed.
Rhode Island is bordered on the north and east by Massachusetts, on the west by Connecticut, and on the south by Rhode Island Sound and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Couple charged with defrauding Rhode Island School of Design - Boston.com (505 words)
A former employee of the Rhode Island School of Design and his wife were charged with defrauding the prestigious art school of more than $1 million by allegedly setting up a shell company that billed the school for fire safety work that was never performed.
Clyne was interviewed by RISD officials in November 2005 and at first denied any connection to Ankh Electric, a company incorporated in Delaware and set up by his wife, according to an affidavit submitted by U.S Postal Inspector Stephen Souza.
The Rhode Island School of Design, known as RISD (RIZ'-dee), has 2,200 students in graduate and undergraduate programs and is one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the country.
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m