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Oct 21 2010
1 Seth MacFarlane (B.F.A. 1995) – Creator of the animated series Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad 11621
2 Talking Heads – formed in 1974 5862
3 David Byrne (dropped out) 3159
4 Gus Van Sant (B.F.A. 1975) – Film Director: My Own Private Idaho (1991), Good Will Hunting (1997), Finding Forrester (2000), Elephant (2003) Last Days (2006), Milk (2008) 2495
5 Diane Arbus – photography 2279
6 Shepard Fairey (B.F.A. 1992) – Graffiti Artist, Graphic Designer, creator of the Obey Giant campaign, creator of the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster 2206
7 Charles Rocket (196?) – former SNL Cast Member, Actor 2064
8 Jhumpa Lahiri – creative writing, author of The Namesake (film) 1170
9 Tina Weymouth (B.F.A. 1974) 1159
10 Dale Chihuly (M.F.A. 1968) – Glass Artist, Co–Founder of Pilchuck Glass School 1146
11 Charlotte Perkins Gilman (attended 1878) – author of "The Yellow Wallpaper" and feminist 1040
12 Martin Mull (B.F.A. 1965, M.F.A. 1967) – Actor, Comedian, Painter 952
13 Lightning Bolt – formed in 1994 749
14 Francesca Woodman (B.F.A. 1978) – photographer 704
15 Les Savy Fav – formed in 1995 568
16 Jenny Holzer (M.F.A. 1977) – Installation Artist 530
17 Michael Dante DiMartino (B.F.A. 1998) Co–creator and Executive Producer, Avatar: The Last Airbender 515
18 Chris Frantz (B.F.A. 1974) 432
19 Heather Nova (B.F.A. 1989) – singer/songwriter 426
20 Fang Island - formed in 2005 370
21 Kara Walker (M.F.A. 1994) – Artist, 1997 MacArthur Fellow 368
22 Chris Van Allsburg (M.F.A. Sculpture 1975) – children's book author/illustrator, Caldecott winner for Jumanji and The Polar Express 362
23 Bryan Konietzko (B.F.A. 1998) - Co-creator and executive producer, Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series 311
24 Karim Rashid – industrial designer, formerly of industrial design department (1992) 304
25 Black Dice – formed in 1997 249
26 Justin Lo (B.F.A. 1999) – Hong Kong singer, composer and record producer. 206
27 Michael Riley (B.F.A. 1991) – Hollywood film and television title designer, Founder of Shine, D&AD Gold Medal Award recipient. 189
28 Julie Mehretu (M.F.A. 1997) – Artist, 2005 MacArthur Fellow 189
29 Janine Antoni (B.F.A. 1989) – Artist, 1998 MacArthur Fellow 185
30 Marissa Nadler (M.F.A. 2003. M.A.T. 2004)– singer/songwriter 185
31 Walt Simonson (B.F.A. 1972) – Comic Book Writer, Artist 182
32 Jill Greenberg (B.F.A 1989) – photographer 182
33 Harry Callahan – photographer, former Chair of the Department of Photography 178
34 Nicole Miller (B.F.A. 1973) – Fashion Designer 177
35 David Macaulay (B.Arch. 1969) – Writer, Illustrator, 2006 MacArthur Fellow 151
36 Brian Chippendale (B.F.A 1997) – artist, founded Fort Thunder 146
37 Dan Colen (B.F.A. 2001) - Artist 144
38 Ryan Trecartin (B.F.A. 2004) - Artist 144
39 Eric Smith (B.F.A. 1994) – former Art Director, Imaginary Forces, Chief Creative Officer, EcoMedia, Executive Producer, The EcoZone Project 139
40 David Wiesner (B.F.A. 1977) - Illustrator, Caldecott Winner 129
41 Robert Richardson – (B.F.A. 1979) Academy Award winning Cinematographer 125
42 David Hanson (B.F.A. 1997) - Robotics Designer 121
43 Roni Horn (B.F.A. 1975) – Artist 120
44 Kurt Wenner (Attended 19??) – anamorphic street painter 111
45 Mary Lambert (B.F.A 1974) – Film Director: Pet Sematary (1989), The In Crowd (2000) 107
46 Tobias Frere-Jones (B.F.A. 1992) – famous American type designer 103
47 Martha Coolidge (B.F.A. 1968) – Film Director: Valley Girl (1983), Real Genius (1985), The Prince and Me (2004), Material Girls (2006) 101
48 Jesse Sykes (B.F.A. 199?) – singer/songwriter 95
49 Brian Gibson (B.F.A. 1998) – artist 94
50 Diana Eng (B.F.A. 2005) – Fashion Designer and Contestant on Project Runway 91
51 Charles Stone III (B.F.A. 1988) – Film Director: Drumline (2002), Creator of Whassup? Anheuser–Busch Budweiser commercial campaign 84
52 Andrea Zittel (M.F.A. 1990) – Artist 81
53 Roz Chast (B.F.A. 1977) - Cartoonist 79
54 Kenneth Goldsmith (B.F.A. 1984) – poet, WFMU DJ, founding editor of UbuWeb 77
55 Matt Brinkman (B.F.A 1997) - Artist 76
56 Mary Boone (B.F.A. 1973) – Gallery Owner 70
57 Emmet Gowin (M.F.A. 1967) - photographer 65
58 Josiah McElheny (B.F.A. 1988) – Artist, Sculptor, 2006 MacArthur Fellow 57
59 Steven Kellogg (B.F.A 1963) – Children's book Illustrator 49
60 Barry Moser - illustrator 46
61 Hisham Bharoocha (B.F.A. 1998) – artist and musician, former member of Black Dice and Lightning Bolt 42
62 Tom Geismar (B.F.A.) – Renowned identity designer and corporate identity pioneer. Designed marks for NBC, Mobil, Chase, Xerox, and MoMA amongst others. 41
63 Oliver Ackermann – musician, A Place to Bury Strangers 40
64 Grace Lin (B.F.A. 1996) – Writer, Illustrator 39
65 Todd Verow (B.F.A. 1989) – Film Director 32
66 Richard Merkin (M.F.A. 1963) – Professor Emeritus, painter, appears on the cover of The Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 31
67 Ellen Kuras cinematographer 30
68 Preston Scott Cohen (B.Arch 1983) – Architect; Director of the Architecture degree program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design 29
69 Ann Gale (B.F.A. 1988) - Painter; Professor at the University of Washington School of Art 26
70 Mihai Nadin – theorist, semiotics, computational design 25
71 Robert Geller (B.F.A. 2001) – Fashion Designer, Recipient of the GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designer Award 2009 24
72 Michael McPherson (M.F.A. 1979) – Graphic Designer, principal of CMN. 24
73 Helen Stickler (B.F.A. 1991) – Film Director 23
74 Michael Gabellini (B.Arch 1981) – Architect & Interior Designer, Teacher at the Parsons School of Design 23
75 Linda Connor (B.F.A. 19??) – large–format photographer, currently teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute 21
76 Forcefield 21
77 Susan Sellers (B.F.A. 1989) – Graphic Designer, partner at 2x4, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award recipient. 20
78 Anna Schuleit (B.F.A. 1998) - Artist, 2006 MacArthur Fellow 20
79 Stuart Karten (B.F.A. 1979) – Industrial Designer 19
80 Michael Rock – graphic designer, writer, now design professor at Yale University MFA graphic design program 19
81 Richard Levine (B. Arch 1962) - Professor, Green Architect & Sustainability Pioneer 18
82 Friedrich St. Florian – architect, designer of National World War II Memorial 18
83 Jim Drain (B.F.A 1998) - Artist 18
84 Romeo Alaeff (M.F.A. 1996) – Multimedia Artist, Television Writer, Animation & Film Editor 18
85 Ben Coccio (B.F.A. 1997) – Film Director of Zero Day 17
86 Whitney Anderson (2005) – professional ventriloquist 17
87 Arthur S. Douglas (Attended 1878) – First year student of RISD, Douglas, at the age of 18. He was also a student teacher at RISD. While a student at RISD, he also exhibited at the Providence Art Club along with S. Burleigh, and Edward Bannister. George Whitaker, in the December 3, 1881 issue of the Providence Journal reported, Arthur Douglas of the Rhode Island of Design showed meritorious work. Douglas was also a pupil instructor while attending RISD. For examples of his artwork you can go to 17
88 Joanna Priestley (attended 1972–1973) – Animator 17
89 Lance Wilder (B.F.A. 1990) – Animator, know for his work in The Simpsons and The Critic 16
90 Rubber Rodeo - formed in 1980 16
91 Gregory Clark (B.F.A. ID 1978) - Furniture Designer, Featured in Art|Basel Miami, owner of ARTIFACT Design Group LCC., founder of MyDesign Foundation 15
92 Sonya Sklaroff (B.F.A. 1992) – artist/painter 15
93 Thomas Bosworth - former Chair of Department of Architecture, now Seattle architect, Professor Emeritus University of Washington 14
94 Henry Horenstein – photographer 14
95 Norman Isham - Rhode Island historical architect 14
96 James Carpenter (B.F.A. 1972) – Glass Sculptor, Designer, 2004 MacArthur Fellow 13
97 Jarrett J. Krosoczka (B.F.A. 1999) – Writer, Illustrator 12
98 Manjushree Thapa (B.F.A 1989) - Writer, "Forget Kathmandu", "Tilled Earth", "Tutor Of History" 12
99 Kevin Zucker (B.F.A. 2000) - Artist 11
100 Benjamin Edwards (M.F.A. 1997) – Artist 11
101 Mike Libby (B.F.A. 1999) - Artist 11
102 Ricky Allman (M.F.A 2007) - Painter, Professor 10
103 Therman Statom (B.F.A. 1974) - American Studio Glass Artist 10
104 Matthias Pliessnig (B.F.A. FD 2003) - Furniture Designer 9
105 Jordan Wolfson (B.F.A. 2003) – Artist 8
106 Malcolm Grear – Professor Emeritus, graphic designer 8
107 Glenn Gissler (B.Arch 1984) – Architect 8
108 Josh Owen (M.F.A. FD 1998) - Furniture Designer 8
109 Christopher Rose – Professor, Furniture Design 7
110 Amy Devers (M.F.A. FD 2001) - Furniture Designer 7
111 David Whitney (B.Int. Arch. 1963) - Art Collector and Curator, long time companion of influential American Architect Philip Johnson 7
112 Brandon Herman (B.F.A. 2006)- Artist 7
113 Shazia Sikander (M.F.A. 1995) – Artist, MacArthur Fellow 7
114 Steven Subotnick – professor in animation 7
115 James Jaxxa (attended 199?) – Multimedia Artist 6
116 Ootje Oxenaar – Dutch graphic designer, designer of acclaimed but now vanished Dutch currency 6
117 Laura Owens (B.F.A. 1992) – painter 6
118 Leif Goldberg (B.F.A. 1997) - Artist 6
119 Katherine Gerdes (B.F.A. 2003) – Fashion Designer and Contestant on Project Runway 5
120 Ara Peterson (B.F.A 1997) – Artist 5
121 Hank Gilpin (B.F.A. ID 1973) - Furniture Designer 5
122 Cheryl Donegan (B.F.A. 1984) – Video Artist and Painter 5
123 Brodie Neill (M.F.A. FD 2004) - Furniture Designer 5
124 Tyler Smith (B.F.A. Graphic Design 1966) - Art Director, Alumnus of the year 1984. Designer of the RI license plate. Awards from NY Art Directors Club, Graphis Magazine 5
125 Edward Baranosky (B.F.A. 1969) - Poet, painter, performer; 30 chapbook titles since 1971 5
126 Ryan Waller (B.F.A. 2003) – Graphic Designer, author of New College Beat 5
127 Jennifer Kellogg (B.F.A. 1993) – Jewelry Designer 5
128 Mark Shasha (B.F.A Ill. 1983) - Writer, Illustrator 5
129 Whitney Bedford (B.F.A. 1998) – Artist 5
130 Jim Childress (B.Arch 1978) – Architect < 5
131 Christy Karacas (B.F.A. 1997) Creator of the animated series Superjail! < 5
132 Georgie Stout (B.F.A. 1989) – Graphic Designer, partner at 2x4, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award recipient. < 5
133 Kristen Hassenfeld (B.F.A. 1994) – Artist < 5
134 Charles A. Cohen (M.F.A. 1995) – Multimedia Artist < 5
135 Anthony C. Belluschi (B.Arch 1966) – Architect < 5
136 Karin Davie (M.F.A. 1989) < 5
137 Alex O'Neal (B.F.A. 1979) – Artist < 5
138 Imraan Aziz (B.F.A. 1991) – Industrial Designer < 5
139 John Dunnigan - Professor, former Department Head, Furniture Design < 5
140 Michael Maltzan (B.Arch 1985) – Architect < 5
141 Rosanne Somerson – Department Head, Professor, Furniture Design < 5
142 Tess Giberson (B.F.A. 1996) – Fashion Designer < 5
143 Keira Alexandra (B.F.A. 1990) – Graphic Designer, M&Co., Number 17 < 5
144 Matthew Monk (M.F.A. 1991) – RISD Design Professor, Graphic Designer < 5
145 Ben Blanc (M.F.A. FD 2004) - Industrial and Furniture Designer < 5
146 Michael Scheiner (B.F.A. 1980) – Glass Sculptor/ RISD Professor < 5
147 Tiffany Laine De Mott (M.F.A. 2005) - Professor, Designer, Filmmaker < 5
148 Michael Yurgeles (M.F.A. 1985) – photographer/arts educator < 5
149 Devon Cady-Lee (B.F.A. 2006) - Concept Artist, Lord of the Rings < 5
150 Deborah Berke (B.F.A. 1975, B.Arch. 1977) – Architect < 5
151 Denyse Schmidt (B.F.A. 1992) – Modern Quilt Designer, Founder of Denyse Schmidt Quilts < 5
152 Claudia Bruno (M.F.A. 1992) – former Associate Art Director Martha Stewart Living magazine, now Creative Director Dwell Magazine < 5
153 Leo Narducci (B.F.A. 1960) – Fashion Designer < 5
154 Mikyoung Kim – chair, Department of Landscape Architecture < 5
155 Håvard Homstvedt (B.F.A. 2000) – Painter < 5
156 Tom Ockerse – former Head, Graphic Design Department and MFA graphic design program < 5
157 Ann Fessler – artist, author of "The Girls Who Went Away" < 5
158 Clare Rojas (B.F.A. 1998) – Artist < 5
159 Hillary G. Broder (B.F.A. 2005) – Educator < 5
160 Eva Anderson (M.F.A. 1989) – Graphic Designer, creator of ECO newsletter and pioneering figure of environmentally conscious graphic design. < 5
161 Scott Mednick (B.F.A. 1978) – Executive Producer of many Hollywood films, founder of THINK and the Mednick Group < 5
162 Carl D'Alvia (B.F.A. 1987) - Artist < 5
163 Nancy Skolos – Graphic Design Department Head < 5
164 Rice Gattis (B.F.A. 1963) - Designer and RISD Model < 5
165 Krzysztof Lenk – designer, founder Dynamic Diagrams information design < 5
166 Allan Merrick Jeffers – (BFA) – Architect < 5
167 Elizabeth Hildebrandt(B.F.A. 1979) Graphic Designer < 5
168 Henry Ferreira - printmaker, Printmaking Department Head < 5
169 Starr Ockenga (M.F.A. 1974) – photographer < 5
170 Thomas Goryeb (B.F.A. 1989- B.Arch 1990) – Architect < 5
171 Alphonse Mattia (B.F.A. ID 1973) - Furniture Designer, RISD FD Professor < 5
172 Sheila Sofian (B.F.A. 1985) – Animator < 5
173 Michele Macrakis (B.F.A. 198?) – photographer Fulbright Fellow < 5
174 Norm Schulman – Ceramic Artist, former professor, awarded "2009 North Carolina Living Treasure" < 5
175 Joe Gebbia (B.F.A. 2005) - Co-founder, Airbnb.com < 5
176 Sung Ho Kim (B.Arch 1994) – Architect, Teacher at Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture < 5
177 Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil) (2007–2008) – Graphic Design studies < 5

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