GVSU Art and Design

Norwood Viviano

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Norwood Viviano received his BFA in Sculpture and Glass form Alfred University and his MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to teaching all levels of sculpture as the Sculpture Emphasis coordinator, he also teaches 3D Design in the Foundations Program and a class about 3D computer modeling. Viviano utilizes digital 3D computer modeling and printing technology in combination with glass blowing and casting processes to create his sculptural works. In 2012, he was the recipient of a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant. Recently he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Royal College of Art in London, UK, The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and was awarded an Artists' Residency, at the Kohler Company in Sheboygan, WI. Viviano’s recent exhibitions include Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, IL, Esther Claypool Gallery in Seattle, WA, Revolution Gallery in Ferndale, MI, Heller Gallery in New York, NY, and Art Miami/Context Art Miami in Miami, FL. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA.



Cities: Departure and Deviation, blown glass and vinyl cut drawings, dimensions variable.


Cities: Departure and Deviation, Atlanta to Los Angeles Detail


Iron Pour

Cities: Departure and Deviation, Milwaukee to Youngstown Detail


Cities: Departure and Deviation, New York, Newark, and Philadelphia Detail


Cities: Departure and Deviation, Detroit and Flint Detail


Cities: Departure and Deviation, Indianapolis and Los Angeles Detail


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

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