Shanghai Financial District
Norwood Viviano uses tools of mapping and materials of industry to make installations and sculptures, which consider various social and environmental factors leading to population changes in American cities. This brand-new work is specially customized for the Shanghai Museum of Glass and its prototype is based on the Lujiazui District CBD of Shanghai.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
Norwood 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.
Viviano’s work from his installation Cities: Departure & Deviation was shown at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice. His work has been the subject of a solo museum exhibitions at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art and included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. Norwood received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His pieces are held in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ; Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China; and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, as well as in private collections. Norwood is currently an Associate Professor and Sculpture Program Coordinator at Grand Valley State University.