Robin Wiseman, Artist-in-Residence | Senior Portfolio Instructor 2013

Robin has taught at RISD, Rhode Island College and Brandeis University. In addition to teaching in RISD's Division of Continuing Education, Robin teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. His work appears in galleries throughout New England.                                                                         


Masha Ryskin, Artist-in-Residence | Senior Portfolio Instructor, 2012-2013

Masha  is a Russian-born painter, printmaker, and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in a number of periodicals including The New York Times. She has been warded fellowships and residencies in the United States, Europe, Indonesia, and Costa Rica. Ryskin is also the recipient of numerous grants and wards, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Oslo, Norway. To see more of her work, please go to

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Jane Masters, Artist-in-Residence | Portfolio Instructor, 2012-2013

Jane has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and currently is teaching at Connecticut College.  Her works in drawing, print-making, metal and installation collapse the distinction between the fine and decorative arts and investigate the integration of systems, text and materials. She has shown at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park and the Williams College Museum of Art. To see more of her work, please go to


Bobbi Jarvis, Designer-in Residence  | Davies Design Connections

Bobbi is currently a freelance industrial designer and inventor, working for such companies as Hasbro Toys, Fisher-Price, Little Tikes, Nike and Converse. While working full-time at Hasbro Toys, she received various awards for her toy designs including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal. Bobbi has taught her “Toy Design is Child’s Play” program at various schools throughout R.I. Bobbi is also a certified group exercise instructor and is the owner of “Exercise Breaks in the Classroom”, an educational workshop and classroom materials company. 


Rachel Stern, Artist-in-Residence | Winter 2013

Rachel worked from 2011-2012 as Project Open Door's Americorps VISTA. She joined POD having graduated in June 2011 from RISD with a BFA in Photography and was Project Open Door's fourth VISTA member.  Assigned to POD by the Rhode Island Campus Compact and the Volunteers in Service to America programs, Rachel worked to help POD achieve these organizations’ goals “to help provide urgently needed services in urban and rural poverty areas.” Rachel has also taught POD's 2012 High School Summer Studio residency program.


Mike Russo, Artist-in-Residence | Winter 2013

Mike graduated from RISD in 2012 with an MA in Art + Design Education with a  focus on Community Arts Education. He has a BA in History and Communications from the University of Missouri, Columbia. During his graduate studies at RISD, Mike was an instructor in the POD in Schools program and is teaching a weekly after-school course in sequential story art at Providence's Hope High School. Additionally, he was an adviser to POD's newly launched  Young Video Artists Program. Mike has also taught the 2012 High School Summer Studio artist-in-residency For Mike's portfolio and past experience go here.


Johnny Adimando, Artist-in-Residence | Winter Portfolio Instructor 2013

Johnny is currently part-time faculty in the Printmaking Department at RISD and is an adjunct faculty at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. In 2003, he received the Temple University prize to study in Rome, Italy. Additional residency and scholarship awards include a two-year residency and graduate fellowship grant at Bucknell University, the Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop scholarship, and a graduate study grant from RISD.   More of his work can be viewed at


Helena Wurzel, Artist-in-Residence | Portfolio Instructor 2011-2011

Lanie has taught as a Critic in RISD's Department of Painting and in the Division of Foundation Studies. She has also been an instructor at The University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston University, and Salem State University. Lanie has been awarded a grant from the  Massachusetts Cultural Council and has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Lanie holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Painting from Boston University. Her work can be seen at


Jo Sittenfeld, Artist-in-Residence | Young Photographers Program

Jo is a filmmaker and photographer from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2002 and earned an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Jo is a faculty member in RISD's Department of Photography. She is currently working on a documentary film project about families raising children on the autism spectrum; to see her work, visit:


Emma Hogarth, Artist-in-Residence | Young Video Artist Program 2012

Emma is a Critic in the Division of Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she also teaches drawing in the Summer Pre-College program. She completed a BVA with First Class Honors at Sydney College of the Arts, and an MFA in Digital+Media at RISD. Drawing on a multidisciplinary background in painting, dance and digital media, Emma’s practice involves performance, drawing, video and installation work, often combining mediums to explore relationships between "old" and "new" media, performance, documentation, time and the image.