Kate Levy, Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence Chair Welcome Event

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Kate Levy (b. 1984, Royal Oak, Michigan) is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. Drawing on investigative and historical research and collaborations with community organizers, her documentary films, installations, sculptures, texts, and photography series interrogate power structures, cultural narratives and the relationship between the everyday and the catastrophic. She has worked on projects related to water, education, police violence, immigration and environmental and economic justice.

Kate has exhibited her award-winning film, photography and installation work at film festivals, galleries and museums across the US. In 2015, her work with the ACLU of Michigan helped expose the Flint Water Crisis. She was a 2017 Patagonia Works grant recipient for her feature film about water access across the US and a 2018 MacDowell fellow. From 2019-2021, Kate served as the Co-Director of the Youth Documentary Workshop at Educational Video Center. As a director, cinematographer and editor, Kate also works with clients, primarily non-profits, media outlets and other independent filmmakers to create meaningful, community-driven, journalistic video and multimedia storytelling projects. Beginning in August 2023, she will be the Stuart B. and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at Grand Valley State University.

Location Information

Pere Marquette Room, Kirkhof Center

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Contact Information

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This event was added to the calendar by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (kruegekr@gvsu.edu) on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 12:04 p.m.