Current Location:
The Commons -> 1st Floor (COM)
Location Notes:
COM; 1st fl., Between Bathroom Entrances

I Am Grand Valley

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.253.19
Artist:
Matt LaFleur
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Date:
2008
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Self portrait of larger, tan-skinned man with short black hair, sideburns and goatee wearing gray t-shirt. Background is cloudy gray, dark near bottom and gradually becoming lighter towards the top.
Historical Context:
Matt LaFleur was a Grand Valley student from Menominee, Michigan who participated in the Grand Valley Art Gallery's Self Portrait Workshop in 2008. The "I Am Grand Valley" portrait project was created by students, administrators, faculty, staff, and alumni who volunteered to paint their self portraits. Many had no prior experience and all left their inhibitions at the door to take part of this project and celebrate the diversity within Grand Valley State University.