Curriculum Vitae

Born in the Netherlands, Wietze Adema immigrated to Canada with his family, where he became a naturalized Canadian citizen. After graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he obtained U.S. citizenship. In 1987 he received a MFA from Western Michigan University.


  • Masters of Fine Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1987
  • Three–Schools, Toronto, Ontario, 1975-77
  • University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, 1973-75
  • Bachelor of Arts, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1969


  • Community Artist Grant, The Arts Council of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1978-80
  • Community Artist Grant, Toronto, Ontario, 1976-78


  • Toronto Public Library, 1978
  • Osteopathic Hospital, Grand Rapids, 1980
  • Grand Rapids Main Library, 1980
  • Grand Rapids Arts Council, 1980
  • Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, 2010
  • Calvin CRC, Grand Rapids, 2011
  • Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, 2013
  • Kalamazoo Hospital, 2013
  • Various private collections