Fine Arts students publish interview of visiting faculty and artist Marina Shaltout

Scene from Joy Ride by Marina Shaltout

Creative Pinellas published an interview of Ringling College of Art and Design visiting full-time faculty in Fine Arts and Visual Studies Marina Shaltout, written by Ringling students Luna May ’27, Fine Arts, and Kathryn Rizzo ’27, Fine Arts. The interview was a part of an assignment for their Writing Studio class taught by Liberal Arts […]

Fine Arts alum and current Junior named finalists for NYAA AXA Art Prize

Close up detail of an oil painting of two abstracted people smoking in a garage.

Two Ringling College of Art and Design Fine Arts students were named finalists for the 2023 AXA Art Prize U.S., held by the New York Academy of Art. First awarded in 2017 and now considered one of the premier student art competitions in the country, the AXA Art Prize is open to paintings, drawings, 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!

Two people activating a sculpture installation.

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 […]

Fine Arts Head Joe Fig featured on guest panel at the Dalí Museum

Ringling College Head of Fine Arts Joe Fig’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews and Modern Painters, as well as several international magazines.

On Thursday, September 21, 2023 Ringling College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts and Visual Studies Department Head Joe Fig will join Professor in the School of Art and Art History and Director of the Institute for Research in Art at the University of South Florida Margaret Miller and The Dalí Museum Curator of Education […]

Welcome back Art Walk full of humorous and artful highlights

Ringling College’s Galleries and Exhibitions held its first Art Walk of the new year on Friday, Jan. 20. Over 950 visitors crowded into galleries across the campus, enjoyed dinner on the lawn with a meal from the food trucks, participated in an interactive art performance, and watched a live band.  Lost Summer, an exhibition of […]

Award-winning art critic Jerry Saltz gives words of wisdom


Morganroth Auditorium in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center was buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Jerry Saltz on Friday, Jan. 13.  Saltz was invited by Ringling College of Art and Design Fine Arts and Visual Studies Department Head Joe Fig, to talk with students about his career […]

15 seniors awarded College’s highest honor for talent, contributions, and leadership


Fifteen of Ringling College’s most outstanding students are being recognized this week for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. This year’s winners will be recognized on Nov. 4 during the College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which each Scholar will […]

Fine Arts Senior Melvin Gomez Featured on PBS

Photo courtesy of WEDU PBS  Ringling College of Art and Design senior Melvin Gomez was recently featured on WEDU Arts Plus, a weekly arts and culture segment on PBS devoted to highlighting artists and cultural organizations around Florida’s West Coast.  Originally from El Salvador, Melvin was selected as the 2021-22 Fine Arts Trustee Scholar, Ringling […]

Fine Arts Grad in Sculpture Magazine!

Congratulations to Meagan Hindel (Fine Arts, ’19), for winning an Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award presented by the International Sculpture Center. Her work, entitled A Perspective, was selected from 325 nominees coming from 139 schools around the world and featured in Sculpture Magazine. The Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards is an annual […]