Award-winning Photography alum making a name for himself in the industry

Headshot of a young Black man, Jesse Clark, wearing a headscarf.

Recent Ringling College of Art and Design grad Jesse Clark ’23, Photography and Imaging, is already experiencing tremendous success as he steps into the professional world. It should come as no surprise, as Clark was the 2023 Trustee Scholar for Photography and Imaging and the 2023 Best of Ringling President’s Award recipient. His work has […]

Tackling AI: Ringling’s Task Force explores its uses and ethics

Ringling faculty Rick Dakan aboard a Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser at Disney World.

As interests and concerns about Artificial Intelligence flared world-wide this year, Ringling College of Art and Design rose to the challenge—creating an AI Task Force to research the scope of possibilities and potential challenges of using, working with, and learning from the artificial intelligence machines and software with a particular focus on artists, designers, and […]

Art Walk and upcoming Galleries programming

Harry Callahan’s 8 by 10 inch Silver Gelatin Print, Eleanor, Chicago, 1949.

Tonight, Friday, October 13, marks the opening of a number of exhibitions across campus. A gathering of food trucks plus live music will take place for the first Ringling College Galleries’ Art Walk event of the 2023-2024 academic year. The galleries will be open from 5-8 pm, with food from Killiks Kitchen, serving Hawaiian food, […]

Five Ringling grads shortlisted for Global Design Graduate Show—voting open now!

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Arts Thread has opened voting on the fourth edition of their annual exhibition, Global Design Graduate Show 2023, which they organize in collaboration with Gucci. This year, five alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design were shortlisted for the competition: Jessica Buck ’23, Motion Design; Matchima Chutijirawong ’23, Fine Arts; Jesse Clark ’23, Photography […]

Ringling College’s Film Department and INDEX program in the news

Behind the scenes of a documentary about environmental stewardship shot at the beach.

Ringling Film students, faculty, and alumni will produce three short films about conservation and environmental stewardship as part of the College’s INDEX program. They are collaborating with local organizations Longboat Key Turtle Watch, Save Our Seabirds, and Mote Marine Laboratory. Interim Director of Film Patrick Alexander is already in production with a group of alumni.  […]

Motion Design students eclipse Rookie of the Year awards year after year

A still image of a motion graphic featuring a blue hued desert with a line drawn hand reaching down to arrange some of the elements.

2023 marked the third out of four consecutive years that a Ringling College of Art and Design Motion Design student has won the prestigious and global title of Rookie of the Year. The Rookie of the Year badge is awarded to the very best entry for each of the contest categories. This is the highest […]

Illustration alum inducted to Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame

An illustration of a red barn with an American flag painted on the side behind a green truck driving down the road in the Midwest.

Saturday, September 9, 2023, Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration alumnus Wendell Minor ’66 will be inducted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame.  Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators (SOI) has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” According to their […]

Photography and Imaging alumni in the news

An old red Toyota truck loaded with bags of unknown green substances stopped on the side of a road.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s Photography and Imaging alumni have been making some noise in the news lately.  Omarr Otero ’99 will join the Florida State Teachers Artist Residency Special Program at The Hermitage, a nationally renowned non-profit artist retreat, on July 4. This year marks the retreat’s 13th year of hosting Florida educators. […]

Motion Design’s movers and shakers

Red and black graphic image of vinyl records on beige background

Ringling College of Art and Design’s Motion Design department is no stranger to producing award-winning student and alumni work, but this summer, they’ve been on fire. Read on about their recent awards and accolades.  On June 2, 2023 the 2023 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) National Awards Gala and Dinner took place in St Louis, Mo. […]