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Department of Art and Design

Padnos Artist

Meet Nayda Collazo-Llorens, currently our Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist in Residence. (Read more)

Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Annual Event

Every year, the Department of Art and Design hosts its Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Annual Event. During this event, the current chair of the endowed position presents his or hers creative practice to the university community at large, fulfilling the position vision of enhancing the experiences of art students, both majors and non-majors, at Grand Valley State University. The program for the annual event varies in each edition.

Past Events


Re: Sampling - Remix and Appropriation in Music and Art (2016)

For the 2016 edition of the event, the department sponsored an evening of conversation between composer, multimedia artist editor and author DJ Spooky and Padnos Distinguished Artist in Residence Nayda Collazo-Loorens, moderated by Dr. Jill H. Casid. During Re:Sampling — Remix and Appropriation in Music and Art, the trio discussed various modes of sampling in our culture, in an active and engaging dialogue.


Click on the gallery for images of the 2016 event.


Markmaking: Shifts and Strategies (2015)

Nayda Collazo-Llorens, the Stuart B. and Barbara H. Padnos Distinguished Artist in Residence gave a public lecture at the Loosemore Auditorium about her creative practice and her strategies to develop works of art that range from paintings, drawings, and videos to site-specific installations.