List of Rhode Island School of Design people

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This is a list of notable people from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Notable alumni[edit]

Academia[edit]

Business[edit]

Politics[edit]

Artists[edit]

Multimedia, mixed media and installation[edit]

Art dealers[edit]

Animation[edit]

Architecture[edit]

  • Preston Scott Cohen (B.Arch 1983) – Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD); Principal of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
  • Michael Gabellini (B.Arch 1981) – architect and interior designer, teacher at the Parsons School of Design
  • Glenn Gissler (B.Arch 1984) – architect
  • Richard Levine (B.Arch 1962) – professor, green architect, and sustainability pioneer
  • Michael Maltzan (B.Arch) – Principal and founder of Michael Maltzan Architecture
  • Ira Rakatansky (B.Arch 1942) – Providence-based architect[9]
  • Nader Tehrani (B.Arch 1986) – professor and head of the Department of Architecture, MIT; Principal and founder of NADAAA

Art collectives[edit]

Art collectors[edit]

Comics[edit]

Fashion[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Furniture design[edit]

Glass[edit]

Graphic design[edit]

  • Tobias Frere-Jones (B.F.A. 1992) – type designer
  • Tom Geismar (B.F.A.) – identity designer and corporate identity pioneer; designed marks for NBC, Mobil, Chase, Xerox, and MoMA
  • Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil) (2007-2008, no degree) – Graphic Design studies for one year[16]
  • Michael H. Riley - Emmy Award-nominated designer and founder of design company Shine
  • Michael Rock (M.F.A. 1984) – founder and partner of 2x4; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award recipient
  • Jessica Walsh – partner at Sagmeister & Walsh studio; Art Directors Club "Young Gun"

Illustration[edit]

Industrial design[edit]

Literature[edit]

MacArthur Fellowships[edit]

Music[edit]

Musical bands formed by students while attending the school:

Painting[edit]

Photography[edit]

Printmaking[edit]

Sculpture[edit]

Notable current and past faculty[edit]

Fine arts department[edit]

The fine arts department includes the following academics; ceramics, film/animation/video, glass, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.

Painting[edit]

  • Richard Merkin (M.F.A. 1963) – Professor Emeritus, painter
  • George William Whitaker – first instructor of oil painting[35]
  • Mabel May Woodward – painting faculty for over 20 years;[36] during the early 20th century. introduced the "action class," in which students studied the human figure as a machine rather than as a stationary object[37]

Photography[edit]

Design and architecture department[edit]

The design and architecture department includes the following academics; apparel design, architecture, furniture design, graphic design, industrial design, and landscape architecture.

Graphic design[edit]

  • Malcolm Grear – Professor Emeritus, graphic designer
  • Mihai Nadin – theorist, semiotics, computational design, HCI[39]
  • Ootje Oxenaar – Dutch graphic designer, designer of acclaimed but now vanished Dutch currency
  • Michael Rock – graphic designer; writer; design professor at Yale University MFA graphic design program
  • Nancy Skolos – graphic designer, co-founder of Skolos-Wedell studios, teaching at RISD since 1989

Foundations department[edit]

Liberal arts department[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "25 Years of D'oh!". RISD. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  8. ^ "The Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight". No Fat Clips!!!. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Ira Rakatansky, 1919–2014". Our RISD. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
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