Zachary Trebellas

Zachary Trebellas


Visiting Professor
Introduction to Art

Office: 1304 Calder Art Center
Phone: (616) 331-3878
E-mail: [email protected]

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Zachary Trebellas is an artist, art professor, and arts worker originally from Chicagoland. In his career he endeavors to make art accessible and meaningful to a wider audience. He first did this after graduating Columbia College in Chicago working at the art center Marwen and writing as a co-founding journalist for the publication Sixty Inches From Center. He then spent two years in rural Japan organizing public art projects while teaching English via the JET Program. 


Since 2015, he has been in Grand Rapids, embracing the collaborative nature of the city's art scene. Both as an artist and as director of the Avenue for the Arts, he has organized art projects with UICA, Art Prize, Grand Valley State University, the Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, Dwelling Place, and many others. He takes this collaborative approach into his artwork, focusing on the shared cultures of communities and using art to celebrate, inquire into, and memorialize the lives of his audience. He is a co-founder of the art collective Good Manufacturing


Minor in Arts Management, Columbia College. Chicago, IL

B.A., Art History, Columbia College. Chicago, IL

Completed 33 credits in Japanese 200-400, North Central College. Naperville, IL

Attended China Japan Program, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing China, Kyoto Gakuen University, Kyoto Japan via North Central College


  • ART 101 - Introduction to Art
  • ART 401 - Senior Seminar


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