Performance art was the catalyst for David Allyn’s career as a ceramic artist. His gigs as “Uncle Thirsty” led him
Ben Anderson, born in 1960, has a BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA
Astrid, an American artist born in Havana, Cuba, has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an
A multi-faceted artist and musician, Andrew Moon Bain was born in 1974 in Texas and grew up in the Pacific
A Pittsburgh native, Boris Bally received a BFA in metals from Carnegie Mellon University. Not afraid to take on the “form
Jillian Barber, originally from England, grew up in Westerly, Rhode Island. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design
David Barnes is a Newport artist with a long trajectory of success as a painter and teacher in Rhode Island. He
Deborah Baronas grew up on a New England farm and came of age as a designer in the textile industry.
With camera in hand, Reenie Barrow is equally happy photographing flowers from her back yard as well as packing her
Howard Ben Tré’s sculpture, and especially, as we shall see, his public works, are permeated by idealism. Even when his
Nicholas Benson, at the age of 15, began an apprenticeship at The John Stevens Shop with his father, John Benson.
Kate Blacklock’s early love of ceramics came from her viewing of the Pre-Columbian pottery at New York’s Museum of Natural
Making art is a marinade of questions. The questions concern everything from major concepts to small details. Solutions arrive from
Leslie Bostrom, born in 1951, received a BA from the University of Maine and an MFA in painting from the
Originally from New Orleans, Coral Bourgeois, born in 1954, received her BFA from Northern Texas State University. An artist who
Born in Rhode Island in 1963, Stephen Brownell has a degree in botany from the University of Rhode Island, but
Born in 1954 in Wisconsin, Donna Bruton received a BFA from Michigan State University, an MFA from Yale University and
Jesse Burke is a New England native and currently lives in Rhode Island with his wife and their three girls—Clover,
“Nature is my model, sometimes literally, always conceptually. With clay and glaze I imitate nature. With function and form; color and
Nilton Cardenas, of Inca heritage, grew up in Lima, Peru where he studied journalism and painting at the University of
Nicole Chesney, born in 1971, moved to Providence seven years ago, after undergraduate studies at the California College of Art
Born in 1973, Brian Chippendale grew up around the Philadelphia area. His entry into the Providence art and music scene
Born in 1957 in Massachusetts, Daniel Clayman trained as a theater and modern dance lighting designer. He received a BFA
Dennis Congdon holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University.
I make art. The art I make is a product of my experiences, for better or worse. The work often represents
I am a painter who has lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island for the past forty-one years. I received
Collage is at the heart of John DeMelim’s art; to him it is the most cohesive way to represent the myriad
David DeMelim pursues parallel explorations in printmaking and photography. He earned a BFA from the University of Rhode Island, studying
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984, with two degrees in Industrial Design, Peter Diepenbrock launched
Bob Dilworth, born in 1951, received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School
A native New Englander who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, Gretchen Dow Simpson spent many years living
John Dunnigan is a designer, maker, and educator. A native of Providence, Dunnigan is a graduate of the University of Rhode
Born in New York City in 1961, Steven Easton came to Providence in 1978 to attend the Rhode Island School
Wendy Edwards’ gravitation from a childhood on a farm in Virginia to undergraduate study in Philadelphia at the University of
Jerold Ehrlich studied sculpture at Connecticut College. He has lived in Austria, Italy, and Japan and now resides in Narragansett,
Born in Israel in 1964, Yizhak Elyashiv received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and
Best known as the creator and, since 1994, the artistic and executive director of WaterFire, Barnaby Evans received his BS
When I was a student I attended a lecture by Naum Gabo the painter and sculptor whose philosophy of Constructive
Installation artist, filmmaker, and author Ann Fessler has spent four decades using her platform as an artist to bring hidden
Richard Fishman grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts and attended Boston University before transferring to the Rhode Island School of Design
Ana Flores is a sculptor and ecological designer. Her work, focusing on cultural and ecological narratives, is shown internationally and
Lucas Foglia’s recent photography exhibition at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery, “A Natural Order,” portrayed people who left cities
In 1978 David Frazer began teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, and he is still there in 2016,
I was born in New York City and moved upstate with my family when I was five. I have always
Nancy Friese obtained her BS in nursing from the University of North Dakota, in the state where she was born
Julie Gearan enjoys exploring a narrative in her painting; she describes herself as “a painter of themes that connect human relationships of
Hank Gilpin enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design to do graduate work in photojournalism after serving as a
Extraordinary and elegant in quality and beauty, Michael Glancy’s sculptures reveal the artist’s exacting struggle towards perfection. Drawing inspiration from natural macro- and
My inspiration comes from absolutely everywhere, and I truly mean everywhere. I probably cannot find a place in the known
A native Californian born in 1980, Corey Grayhorse came to Rhode Island in 2002. She brought with her a California
Malcolm Grear was born in Kentucky in 1931, trained as a welder in the Navy and studied at the Art
Born in 1946, Bunny Harvey came to the Rhode Island School of Design where she obtained a BFA, MFA and
Tayo Heuser’s father was in the diplomatic corps; she was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up attending French schools
Paul Housberg creates site-specific works in glass for corporate, hospitality, healthcare and public environments. He says, “my work explores the
The son of Greek immigrants, Philip Jamoulis Jameson was born in 1930, in Fall River, Massachusetts, and his parents stressed
Shawn Kenney, born in Connecticut, grew up in Washington state and the Mid-Atlantic states before returning to New England to
Scott Lapham was born in Massachusetts in 1968 and came to Providence to attend the Rhode Island School of Design.
Irene Lawrence is a painter, printmaker, and maker of books as well as a musician who studies the cello and the
Eugene Lee is a Tony Award-winning set designer who has been resident designer at Trinity Rep since 1967. Born in
Meg Little successfully combines function with fine art in her handtufted rugs with designs inspired by ancient petroglyphs as well
  “‘Written in Stone,’ as the saying goes. This is my work. Tap, tap, tap, announces the dance between mallet,
Saberah Malik, of Warwick, has combined the traditional and the innovative in both her art and her life. The daughter
Looking back throughout my 40 years of photographing what do I see through that clear singular reflective lens of time?
Peter Marcus’ recent focus is on “The New American Family,” the title of his recent exhibition at the Newport Art
Xander Marro is a fake scientist/olde style tinker residing at the dirt palace; a feminist cupcake encrusted netherworld located along
“Painting for me is neither a magical channeling of creative forces, nor a juggling act of conceptual ideas. It is,
The art of Jane Masters is multi-faceted, like the artist’s upbringing and education. Born in 1962 in London, Masters grew
Photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew was born in England in 1964, grew up in India and lives in Providence; she is
Mary Beth Meehan is a photographer whose work explores issues of culture, community, and visibility. She undertakes long-term, in-depth projects,
Sculpture and science intersect in the work of Stephen Metcalf, whose large, often kinetic works derive from a structural principle
Alan Metnick was born in Chicago and came of age in the 1960s. Shaken by the political turmoil of the era,
Denny Moers is known for his highly imaginative, technically innovative monoprints created by controlling the action of light on the
As the founder and president of Morris Nathanson Design, with offices in New York, Boston and Providence, Morris Nathanson has
Ilse Buchert Nesbitt was born in Germany and spent her childhood in Japan, absorbing the influence of sumi brush painting practiced
Originally inspired by the redwood forests in her native California, Allison Newsome sculpts on site, in response to the land.
My current work consists of geometric shapes that are built by the systematic application of repeated marks to a visual
Barbara Owen received a dual degree in sculpture and poetry at Bennington College. She wrote a creative thesis under the
Life’s course does not always follow the planned route. These days, as time allows, I am drawn to the sea,
Allison Paschke explores dimensionality and geometry in her abstract sculptures and installations. She uses reflective and translucent materials such as
Well-known as the creator of The Plaza of Art and Cultures/La Plaza del Arte y Las Culturas, the mural on
A multi-disciplinary artist, Lisa Perez makes abstract sculptural paintings, objects and works on paper that investigate attention, perception and spatial
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines proportion as ‘the relation of one part to another.’ Pleasing proportions render the whole
Erminio Pinque is the founder and artistic director of BIG NAZO, an international performance group and creature-making studio in Providence.
Peter Prip, the son of Danish master metalsmith John Prip, was born in Denmark, shortly before his father came to
Janet Prip, the daughter of Danish master metalsmith John Prip, was born in 1950 in New York. By the time
I have been painting and drawing forever, and from the moment my little fingers picked up a bulky crayon my
Andrew Raftery’s roots were in East Providence, from where his first generation Irish father came. He grew up in Washington,
Originally from East Providence, Rhode Island, Tony Ramos was born in 1944, obtained a BA in art from Southern Illinois
James Reynolds, born in 1962, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, and studied metalsmithing in San Miguel de
CW Roelle grew up in and around Palmyra/ Shortsville/ Manchester NY. The Finger Lakes region. It’s pretty up there. After
Jessica Deane Rosner was raised in Manhattan and received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she majored
Anthony Russo graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1971 with a BFA but was undecided about a career
A musician and visual artist, William Schaff is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and works from
Born in 1927 to Greek immigrant parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Thomas Sgouros is a fifty year veteran of the Rhode
After completing a BS in metals and painting at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Monica Shinn moved to
Brian Shure is a painter and printmaker working with representations of people in public spaces. He received a BA from
Duane Slick identifies himself as a first generation urban Indian, born of a father from the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa—
Dean Snyder’s sculpture has been characterized as “uncanny ‘graphical’ organicism experienced through seamless assemblies of highly considered forming, molding, and
Esther Solondz grew up in New Jersey, receiving a BA from Clark University in 1975 and an MFA in photography
Rosanne Somerson is the president at the Rhode Island School of Design, she came to the institution as a freshman
Kenn Speiser, born in 1946, grew up in New York, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with
Artist Meredith Stern obtained a BFA in Ceramics at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is a member of the
Mark Taber’s artistic world is one of other people’s “junk” assembled to create fantastical chariots. These assemblages of everyday objects that
Her love of Celtic culture inspires the creative life of artist Laura Travis. She is a sculptor, carving primarily in limestone, soapstone
John Udvardy retired from a thirty-four year career teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design where he chaired the
Judyth vanAmringe’s art is based on years of design work as well as the intricacies of artistic process. She is a
A native of California, Wendy Wahl was born in 1961 and received a BA from California State University, Northridge, before
Neal Walsh, born in Rhode Island in 1969, graduated from the University of Rhode Island and received important artistic training
Gail Whitsitt-Lynch’s art reflects her curiosity and fascination with animate structures, examining how and why they appear over and over
Richard Whitten’s paintings are meticulously crafted images on shaped wood panels. They are definitely painting but teeter at the edge
McDonald Wright transferred from the Pennsylvania College of Technology to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he graduated with
I began working with glass in 1970 because it is an extraordinarily versatile material and I believed that there were