Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants




Art & Design


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Date Range



I have been selected as an Artist in Residence at the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany. This opportunity will provide me a 6 week period to research and expend upon my current body of work. At the conclusion of the residency, my work will be installed in a solo exhibition titled Gilt/Guilt. This exhibition is an ideal means of presenting my work to an international audience and fostering a dialog with artists outside of my own culture. The residency program at the Zentrum für Keramik provides an opportunity for artists to work in a new context, develop new approaches and to explore another culture. The Zentrum für Keramik is one of the premier exhibition venues for contemporary ceramics in Berlin. I will be working along side other ceramic artists from several different countries. This will provide a critical exchange of knowledge and perspectives that cannot be gained in any other way. International exchange is a significant part of contemporary fine art, and encouraging students to look beyond their own cultural horizons is a vital part of art education. Connections and experiences gained by faculty though international professional activity expand student resources and help provide a broader focus for education. I am confident that the professional connections established during my residency will facilitate further international dialog for the Grand Valley State University community. This travel grant will help to assist with airfare, materials and the cost of the residency, which combined exceed the funding provided by the Art and Design department at GVSU.

Conference Name

International Artist-in-Residence Program

Conference Location

Berlin, Germany

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