Digital Landscapes


An online lecture of Norwood Viviano

Organised by Porcelain and Glass Design at the Department of Ceramics  Porcelain and Glass Design, National Academy of Art

Date: 1 April 2021 (Thursday)
Start: 1:00pm
Media: YouTube channel of the National Academy of Art
Language: English

Norwood Viviano is an associate professor and sculpture program coordinator at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. He earned a BFA in sculpture and glass from Alfred University, and an MFA in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Viviano’s work is about change. Utilizing digital 3D computer modeling and printing technology in tandem with glass blowing and casting processes, he creates work depicting population shifts tied to the dynamic between industry and community. By showing how landscapes and populations move and are modified as a result of industry, his work creates a 3D lens to view that which is invisible or forgotten. His use of blown glass forms and vinyl cut drawings are micro-models of macro changes at the regional, national, and international level.

More about Norwood Viviano and his artistic work at