Brett Colley

Brett Colley

Drawing, Printmaking and Foundations

Office: 1211 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
Phone: (616) 331-2952
Email: [email protected]

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
Personal Website


Brett Colley earned his BFA in Studio Art from GVSU, and his MFA in Printmaking at the University of Iowa. In addition to Drawing, Brett regularly teaches Printmaking and Senior Seminar. His recent writing and studio work have assumed a broad, critical perspective on industrialized animal agriculture, examining the intersectional injustices of racism, sexism, ableism and ecocide inherent in our exploitation of other species. His projects as both an artist and curator have been exhibited in over 30 states and 6 countries.


MFA, Printmaking, The University of Iowa

BFA, Printmaking, Grand Valley State University


  • ART 155 - Foundations: Introduction To Drawing I
  • ART 258 - Intermediate Drawing
  • ART 265 - Introduction To Printmaking
  • ART 366 - Intermediate Printmaking I
  • ART 367 - Intermediate Printmaking II
  • ART 401 - Senior Seminar
  • ART 467 - Advanced Printmaking I
  • ART 468 - Advanced Printmaking II
  • ART 498 - Senior Project


Brett Colley

Grand Rapids Street Archive (project ongoing)
Found object collection
Installation view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Brett Coley

Dark Cloud (project ongoing)
Multi-block relief prints in thrift shop frames
Installation view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art

Brett Colley

Suffering the Unattainable
Relief, Screen print, and letterpress text.
Collaboration with Kalamazoo-based poet David Dodd and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Brett Colley

Cheap Meat
Digital Print
Created for a project with the AIGA, GVSU chapter

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