GVSU Art and Design

Guest Speakers

Each semester the department invites visiting artists and speakers for lectures and workshops.

Past Speakers

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The commitment to an inclusive education is reinforced by a visiting speakers program. Every year the Department of Art and Design brings nationally and internationally known artists, designers and critics to campus for public lectures. Visiting artists frequently conduct small group critiques of student work, practicum workshops, and roundtable discussions during their visits. This diversity allows students to learn from professionals practicing in a variety of media.

  • Siah Armajani

  • Preston Graves

  • Matthew McGovern

  • Andrea Peterson

  • Liz Bachhuber

  • Elzabeth Baddeley

  • Conrad Bakker

  • Michael Barile

  • Lynda Barry

  • Melinda Beck

  • Jim Bove

  • Wendy Calman

  • Beehive Design Collective

  • Enrique Chagoya

  • Cat Chow

  • Sue Coe

  • Andy Cooperman

  • Mitch Cope

  • Clive Dilnot

  • Paul Duncum

  • Elliott Earls

  • Mike Essl

  • George Estrada

  • Peter Everett

  • Stephen Farrell

  • Julia Fish

  • Alexander Florensky

  • Olga Florensky

  • Nathan Fox

  • Oli Goldsmith

  • Caroline Gore

  • Lisa Gralnick

  • Jane Hammond

  • Kathryn Hixson

  • Jon Holzman

  • David Huang

  • Jordin Isip

  • Chip Kidd

  • Mariko Kusumoto

  • William Pope.L

  • Joep Van Lieshout

  • Cyril Lixenberg

  • Rikke Luther

  • Beauvais Lyons

  • Matt Madden

  • Bruce Mau

  • Mary McDonnell

  • Scott McCloud

  • Karen Milbourne

  • Susan Mulder

  • Dennis Nahabetian

  • Patricia Nelson

  • Dennis Oppenheim

  • Carolyn Ottmers

  • Laurie Palmer

  • Ed Paschke

  • C.F. Payne

  • Dan Peterman

  • Suzanne Ramljak

  • Robynne Raye

  • Michael Rees

  • Lambert Zuidervarrt

  • Alexis Rockman

  • Davey Rothbart

  • Douglas Rushkoff

  • Joe Sacco

  • Carlo Sammarco

  • Steven Sorman

  • Erin V. Sotak

  • Buzz Spector

  • Barbara Maria Stafford

  • Tara Stephenson

  • Barron Storey

  • Michael Strassburger

  • Kevin Tavin

  • Nato Thompson

  • Rick Valicenti

  • Martin Venezky

  • Hamza Walker

  • Sydney Walker

  • Lawrence Weschler

  • Anne Wilson

Stuart and Barbara Padnos Chair in Art and Design
Endowed by Holland area businessman Stuart Padnos and his late wife Barbara, the chair offers an exciting opportunity for a working artist or an artist/scholar who has established a record of promise or achievement in art and teaching in any area of art. This appointment emphasizes teaching, mentoring students, speaking on campus and to the wider community, and to act as an invigorating catalyst for the campus and in the department.

Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan


Page last modified February 8, 2013