Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Ronald F. VanSteeland Living Center -> Ronald F. VanSteeland Living Center
-> 1st Floor (VanSteeland)
Location Notes:
VLC; 1st fl.; Rm. 101

portrait 5

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.077.1
Artist:
Andrew Near
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Ceramic
Date:
2004
Description:
A composition of broken ceramic pieces assembled into an abstract sculpture, with tones of green, black, brown, white
Historical Context:
Andrew Near is an alumnus of Grand Valley and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a dual emphasis in Ceramics and Jewelry/Metalsmithing in 2003. He was a Barbara H. Padnos International Scholar at the Gerrit Rietveld Académie in the Netherlands. Near has attended museum workshops at the Campbell Center for Historical Preservation Studies and has a penchant for display mount fabrication. He is a professional artist, represented by the Lafontsee Gallery in Grand Rapids. He received his Master of Arts degree in Historical Administration from the Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, in 2011.