Faculty Directory: Sculpture
BFA, Northern Michigan University; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Studio artist
Teaching Experience: Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), Kalamazoo College (MI), Smartshop Metal Arts Collective, (MI)
Exhibitions: The New Steel v.2 (National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis), Bloom (Brookfield Craft Center, CT), All About Me (Open/end Gallery, Chicago); FERRO 2005 participant, Vechta, Germany
Daniel Matheson holds a BFA from The State University College of New York at Buffalo. Currently, he is the Foundry Manager for the Sculpture Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dan has taught, lectured, and poured metal at various conferences, institutions and workshops worldwide. He has also been a visiting artist because of his personal artistic foundry practice at The Royal College of Art in London, Pirkkala Sculpture Park in Finland, Grand Valley State University, and many other places in the United States. As a sculptor the materials and processes Dan uses are essential elements to the creation of his work, used for their history, utilitarian functions and. aesthetic qualities.
Norwood Viviano received a BFA in Sculpture and Glass from Alfred University and MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He currently heads the Sculpture program at Grand Valley State University. In 2012, he was the recipient of a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant. Recently he was an Artist-in-Residence, at The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and was awarded an Artists' Residency, at the KohlerCompany in Sheboygan, WI. Viviano’s recent exhibitions include Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, IL, Esther Claypool Gallery in Seattle, WA, and Heller Gallery in New York, NY. His work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. www.norwoodviviano.com