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Anna Greidanus

Anna Greidanus earned an MFA degree in Studio Art with Honors from Michigan State University in 1988.  Engaged in art practice and teaching for over 40 years, Anna Greidanus, Professor of Art Emeritus at Calvin University, exhibits work regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Anna has received recognition through organizations such as the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and The National Art Education Association.  Anna earned grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Humanities, The Getty Foundation, The Lilly Endowment, and Spectrum Health. Her art features sculptural ceramics, mixed media installations, works on paper and artist books. 


Raised on a Midwestern farm, daughter of Friesian immigrants, Anna’s work references the material of place and experience of community.  Her current practice involves collaborations with others engaging themes of healing of individuals in communities and Earth's ecosystems.  Michigan venues for Anna’s work have included regional art museums, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, The Spectrum Health Lemmon-Holton Cancer Pavilion, and university galleries, e.g., Calvin University. Recently Anna’s work is featured in collaborative projects with Dutch artist, Lies van Huet, created during ceramics Summer residencies in Leeuwarden Friesland, The Netherlands.  

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