Visual and Media Arts

New Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence wants students to understand vast opportunities in art world

Sean Carney considers himself an interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from writing to sound art to podcasts, and he has what he describes as a keen interest in art and comedy.

Aug 20, 2020


VMA faculty member emerita joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Deanna Morse has dedicated her career to creating animation and short films. Her work has been shown internationally. Morse also has been active on juries and selection committees for film competitions.

Aug 5, 2020


Remote learning stories: Aspiring art therapist finds solace during pandemic in creating art

Katie Daiek's pieces reflect how the pandemic has elevated even simple objects and actions.

May 19, 2020


Faculty artists use university 3D printers to help create face shields for health care workers

The face shields will be shipped to Holland Home and other regional medical facilities.

Apr 29, 2020


Photography program founder dies

David Rathbun started the program in 1981.

Apr 19, 2020


Virtual gallery gives illustration students a second chance for a show

It is a way for seniors to showcase their work. Photography students also have an online show.

Apr 16, 2020



Alumna wins grant to advance jewelry business

Grand Valley alumna Emma Hoekstra, founder of Emma Elizabeth Jewelry, was named winner of the Halstead Grant, given to an emerging jewelry business.

Oct 3, 2019


GVSU faculty art exhibition to also feature workshops, talks and performances

The show, "Endless Possibilities," displays work at the NOMAD Gallery in downtown Grand Rapids.

Sep 23, 2019


Short film by faculty member receives worldwide acclaim

"Virtual Memory" is a 23-minute film by Julie Goldstein, assistant professor of film and video,

Sep 12, 2019