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Graphic Design Artist-in-Residence - Ramon Tejada
The Art & Graphic Design department welcomes Ramon Tejada as the 2021 Artist in Residence. Tejada is a New Yorkino/ Dominican/ BIPOC American designer and educator based in Providence, RI. As an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), he works in a hybrid design/teaching practice focusing on collaborative design models. Tejada’s design interests lie in the disruption and puncturing of the Design Canon, inclusivity, diversity, collaboration, and the expansion of design narratives and languages. As a graphic designer, Tejada rarely encounters Dominican design and Dominican aesthetics, even in NYC, home to the largest Dominican community outside of the DR. "One can argue that Design rarely represents anything but Western Design with its roots firmly planted in a Bauhaus, modernist lineage." His current practice is focused on what he calls “puncturing;” bringing (inserting the Dominican) narratives and voices that Graphic Design has ignored, neglected, and undervalued into the conversation and point of view. As Artist in Residence, Tejada will be exhibiting a project, —notes on being a dominicanyork, that engages with his direct Dominican lineage; work with design students to, “Throw the Bauhaus under the bus,” and present his work and practice at an Artist Talk on March 2 at 7pm.