JANICE LESSMAN-MOSS

706 Steele Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
t: 330-678-8454
jlessman@kent.edu

School of Art
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242
t: 330-672-2158, 330-672-1362
f: 330-672-4729

Professor, Crafts/Textile Art
School of Art
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Born April 30, 1954, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

1979-81 M.F.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1977-79 B.F.A., Magna cum laude, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

2014
Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, KSU
2005
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts
2003
Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, KSU
2002
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts
2001
Ohio Arts Council, Professional Development Assistance Award
1999
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, KSU

1998
Ohio Arts Council, Professional Development Assistance Award

1997
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts

1996
Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, KSU

1995
OAC/SOROS Artist Exchange Grant, Academy of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

1993
Ohio Arts Council, Professional Development Award

1992
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts Professional Development Award, College of Fine and Professional Arts, KSU

1990
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts

1988
Academic Year Research and Creative Activity Appointment, University Research Council, KSU
Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Crafts

1987
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts

1986
Professional Development Award, College of Fine and Professional Arts, KSU

1984
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts Professional Development Award, College of Fine and Professional Arts, KSU

ARTICLES, REVIEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORK IN PUBLICATIONS

52 Weeks 52 Works 2014, Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC), Cleveland, OH, annual desk calendar (photo)
Julie Holyoke, Digital Jacquard Design, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013 (In Press) (photos&narrative)

52 Weeks 52 Works 2012, 10th Anniversary Edition, Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC) annual desk calendar (photo)
Suzanne Smith Arney, “inreview Lincoln, Nebraska,” Surface Design Journal, Vol.36, No1, Fall 2011, p. 54, (photo&mention)

A Fine Endeavor, Kent State University Museum 1985-2010, compiled by Jean L. Druesedow, p.160-161 (article&images)
Previews, Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010, p. 18 (photo)

American Craft, Zoom, Announcement of the International TECHstyle exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quits and Textiles, (photo)
Art Fundamentals, Theory and Practice, Eleventh Edition, ©2009, Otto G. Ocvirk, Robert E. Stinson, Philip R. Wigg, Robert O. Bone, David L. Cayton, p.103, (photo)

“Exposure,” Surface Design, Spring 2007, Volume 31, No 3, p. 61 (photo)
Lynn Cornelius Jablonski, “The Captivating Circle,”, Fiberarts Magazine, Nov/Dec 2005, p50-55 (photos and essay)

Bethanne Knudson, “Artmaking with an Industrial Jacquard Loom, Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2005, p42-44, (quotes)

Dorothy Shinn, REVIEW, American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 2005, p. 74&75 (photos and review)

Dorothy Shinn, “Weaver’s math skill elevates her art,” The Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, October 07, 2004, (photo and review)

The Fiberarts Design Book 7, Edited by Susan Mowery Kieffer, Lark Books, 2004 (photo)

Carol Westfall, “The Next Step in Jacquard Study,” Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, Summer 2003, p.27&29 (photos)

American Craft, Zoom, Announcement of the International TECHstyle exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quits and Textiles, (photo)

Art Fundamentals, Theory and Practice, Eleventh Edition, ©2009, Otto G. Ocvirk, Robert E. Stinson, Philip R. Wigg, Robert O. Bone, David L. Cayton, p.103, (photo)

“Exposure,” Surface Design, Spring 2007, Volume 31, No 3, p. 61 (photo)

Lynn Cornelius Jablonski, “The Captivating Circle,”, Fiberarts Magazine, Nov/Dec 2005, p50-55 (photos and essay)

Bethanne Knudson, “Artmaking with an Industrial Jacquard Loom, Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2005, p42-44, (quotes)

Dorothy Shinn, REVIEW, American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 2005, p. 74&75 (photos and review)

Dorothy Shinn, “Weaver’s math skill elevates her art,” The Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, October 07, 2004, (photo and review)

The Fiberarts Design Book 7, Edited by Susan Mowery Kieffer, Lark Books, 2004 (photo)

Carol Westfall, “The Next Step in Jacquard Study,” Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, Summer 2003, p.27&29 (photos)

American Craft, Gallery, February/March 2003, p.94 (photo)      

“Jacquard Boot Camp,” Fiberarts Magazine, Summer 2002 (photos)

Virginia Davis, “Interactions,” Surface Design, Fall 2001, p. 7-8 (photo and mention)

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, News & Information, Winter 1999/2000, p.6 (photo)

American Craft, Gallery, April/May 2000 (photo)        

The Fiberarts Design Book Six, Lark Books, 1999, (photo)

Bernard Freydberg and Akiko Kotani, Profile, “Janice Lessman-Moss,” Fiberarts Magazine, Sep/Oct ‘98, p. 28 (article/photo)

Polly Ulrich, “Textile Arts Centre’s Fiber ’97,” Reviews, Fiberarts Magazine, Summer 1998, p. 63 (photo and mention)

Patricia Malarcher, “Three Aproaches,” Surface Design, Winter 1998, p.10-14, 56 (article with photos)

Bernard Freydberg and Akiko Kotani, “Perspectives: Contemporary Work in Textiles,” Reviews, Fiberarts Magazine, Jan/Feb 1998, p. 52 and 53 (mention)

American Craft, Gallery, June/July 1997, p. 80 (photo)

Bernard Freydberg/Akiko Kotani, “Chautauqua International for Fiber Art 1996,” Fiberarts Magazine, Jan/Feb‘97, p. 60 (review)

Joan Livingstone, Chautauqua International for Fiber Art, 1996 exhibition catalogue, (short review and photos)

Kathleen Browne, “Janice Lessman-Moss: Clues to Being, William Busta Gallery,” Surface Design Journal, Fall 1994, p. 31 (review)

“Americans Abroad”, American Craft, Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991, p. 57, (quoted)

American Craft, Gallery, Fibers, Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991 p. 78, (photo)

Ann Sutton and Diane Sheehan, Ideas in Weaving, Interweave Press 1989, p.106-7

American Craft, Portfolio, April/May 1988, p. 58, (article and photo)

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Friday Magazine, January 29, 1988, p.29, (photo)

1988 Appointment Calendar, American Craft Museum, (photo)

The Fiberarts Design Book Three, Edited by Kate Mathews, 1987, (photo)

Paul J. Smith, Edward Lucie-Smith,Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, 1986, (photo)

Catherine Ferrer, “The Emerging Artist: The Gallery and the Public,” Dialogue, March/April 1985, p.6, (article)

Elizabeth McClelland, Fiberarts Magazine, November/December 1984, p.18,(article and photos)

Harry Schwalb, Pittsburgh Magazine, August 1983, p. 55, (review and photo)

Fiberarts Design Book II, edited by Jeane Hutchins, 1983, p.49, 63, (photos)

American Craft, Gallery, Fiber, December 1982/January 1983, p.63, (photo)

Dialogue, The Ohio Arts Journal, March/April 1982, p.59, (article)

The Fiberarts Design Book, from the editors of Fiberarts Magazine, 1980, p.70, (photo)

“HGA Scholarships ’79,” Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, Fall 1979, (photo and article)

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS

Digital Weaving: Order & Complexity,” Fiber2fashion.com, http://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/44/4303/digital-weaving1.asp

“Order and Complexity in My Woven Work,” 2010, Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings, DigitalCommons@Univerity of Nebraska – Lincoln, http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/33/

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013
“Source and Sequence: Weavings by Sherri Smith and Janice Lessman-Moss,” Wilson Galleries, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana

2007
exit, a gallery space, Cleveland, Ohio

2004/2005
“Origin and Synthesis: Selected Weavings 1994-2004,” Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio

2003
Museum of Fine Art and Culture, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2001
Galeria Willa, Lodz, Poland (an event of the 10th International Triennial of Tapestry)
Gallery 138, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2000
“Constructed Pattern: Woven Work by Janice Lessman-Moss and Pauline Verbeek-Cowart,” Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

1994/1997
William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1990
BWA, Galeria Balucka, Lodz, Poland

Ohio Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1988
Marcus Gordon Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1984/1985
John Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2014
“On the Surface: Outward Appearances,” Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY

2012
“Let’s Get Digital,” Riffe Gallery of the Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH

“RESIST: A World of Resist Dye Techniques,” Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH

2010
“New Material World,” Sheldon Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

2009
“Celebrate Arts Endicott,” Archives and Museum Gallery, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

2008
“Twists and Turns,” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii (Presented during the Textile Society of America Symposium)

2007/2008
“Mood Indigo,” Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio

2006
“Fifth International Fiber Biennial,” Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

“Banishing Boundaries: Weaving Digitally,” Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Michigan

2005
“Reality and Illusion,” Craft Alliance, St.Louis, MO (concurrent with the “Innovations in Textiles VI” symposium)

“Textile Abstractions,” Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois,

“Forms of Fiber,” Kuhlman Gallery, Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

2004
“Fourth Fiber Biennial,” Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia

“Material Wealth, A National Crafts Invitational,” Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2002
“Digital Weaving,” Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

“Digital Weaving and the Power Loom,” Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

“Fiber,” The Mansfield Art Center, Mansfiled, OH

2000
SOFA, Presented by Snyderman Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

“Surface-Strength-Structure: Pertaining to Line,” Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“From Lausanne to Beijing: International Tapestry Art Exhibition,” Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

1997
Fiber Art Exhibition, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

1996
“North American Weaving: Ancient Traditions/New Technology,” Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Images – Fiber Work,” Meadow’s Gallery, Denton Visual Arts Center, Denton, Texas

“Choice Selections,” FAVA, New Union Center for the Arts, Oberlin, Ohio

1995
“Fiber: Five Decades from the Permanent Collection,” American Craft Museum, New York

3rd “In Our Hands” International Competition, Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya, Japan

“Facets of Fiber,” Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

“Possibilities of Weaving,” Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska

“Images-Fiber Work,” Davis Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

1993
“Coming Close,” Kiryat Ha’Omanin Gallery, Kiryat Tivon, Israel

“Ohio Fiber Art Invitational ’93,” Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

“Selections from the Ohio Fiber Invitational ’93,” Inaugural Exhibition, Ohio Designer Craftsmen Museum, Columbus, Ohio

1991
“Plein-air Exhibition”, The Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland

“The Contemporary Tapestry”, 3 Women Invitational

Ida Green Gallery, Austin College, Sherman, Texas

Fine Arts Gallery, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

1990
“Designs in Sculptural Fiber,” National Invitational, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

1989
“A Showcase for Contemporary Craftsmanship,” Wilson and Gough Gallery, London, England

“Crafts in the Corporate Interior,” New York Design Center, New York

“Fast Forward,” Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York

“Toward the Center: Ritual, Narration and Sense of Place in Fiber,” University Art Gallery, Central Michigan U., Mt. Pleasant

“Retrospective/Introspection,” The Gund Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

“Computer Weavings,” Frontroom Gallery, Dallas, Texas

“Woven Structures in the Computer Age,” The Fine Arts Galleries, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

1988
“Works by Charles Lermond and Janice Lessman-Moss,” The Gund Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

1987
“New Work by Artists featured in Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical,” Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA

“Small Works,” Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York

1986
“Tapestry Invitational,” Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts, Berkeley, California

“Fibers National Invitational,” Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

“Five from Kent,” Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

“3 Artists: Paper/Felt/Fiber,” Art Galleries, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Viterbo College, Wisconsin

“Fiber Constructions,” Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York

1985
“Janice Lessman-Moss and Bruce Metcalf,” Fawick Art Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio

“New Talent,” Carr Gallery, Houston, Texas

“Kent State University Crafts Faculty,” Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio

“First Annual Governor’s Residence Art Collection,” Columbus, Ohio

1984
“Alumni Invitational Craft Exhibition,” Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1983
“Seventh Annual Textile Invitational Exhibition,” Weber State College, Ogden, Utah

“Ohio Fibers, An Invitational Survey,” B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2014
”10x10x10xTieton,” Tieton Arts and Humanities Gallery, Tieton, Washington
“Complexity,” Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (traveling)
“ITAB: Third International TECHstyle Art Biennial,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
“Digital Technology – Traditional Techniques,” Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2013
”Fiberarts International,” The Society for Contemporary Crafts and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
“OH+5 2013,” The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
“10x10x10xTieton,” Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, Washinton

2012
“ITAB: Second International TECHstyle Art Biennial,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

2011
“Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2011,” Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands
”7th Cheongju Juried Craft Exhibition,” Cheongju Cultural Industry Complex, Cheongju, Korea
High Fiber,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California

2010
“New Fibers 2010,” University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
“ITAB: First International TECHstyle Art Biennial,” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

2008
“Fiber Nine,” Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

2007
“Fiberart International,” Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA and the Mint Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
“Annual Juried Exhibition,” Ohio Art League, Zanesville Arts Center, Zanesville, OH

2006
“Convergence 2006,” The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

2004
“Material World,” Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA 2004
“New Fibers 2004,” Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2003
“Convergence,” The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

2002
“Textiles Two Thousand Two,” Center Galleries, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
“Move It! Studies in Motion,” The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH

2001
“2nd Cheongju International Craft Bienniale,” Cheongju-City, Republic of Korea
“Fine Fiber: Art for the 21st Century,” SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

2000
“Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Regional Textiles,” Museum in the Community, Hurricane, West Virginia
“Blue,” Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
“Art on View 2000,” The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH

1999
“6th International Textile Competition – Kyoto,” Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan (additional venue) Omiya Fureai Kobo, Tango, Japan
“Contained Spaces,” Textile Art Alliance exhibition, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1998
“Overtones,” Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference Exhibition, Atlanta, GA

1997
“5th International Textile Competition – Kyoto,” Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan
“Fiber97”, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, Illinois
“Fiberart International ’97,”,” 15th Biennial Exhibition, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

1996
“Chautauqua International for Fiber Art,” Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, New York

1993
“Pattern: New Form/New Function,” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
“The Best of 1993 – Ohio Designer Craftsmen,”
Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio
Toledo Owens Illinois Corporate Art Center, Toledo, Ohio

1992
“3rd International Textile Competition – Kyoto,” Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan
“Third Annual Juried Exhibition,” Ohio Women’s Caucus for Art
Emery Center Machine Shop Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1989
“The Best of 1989,” Ohio Designer Craftsmen (Traveling Exhibition)
Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio
The Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
“1989 May Show,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
“Paper/Fiber ’89,” Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
“Fiberfest ’89,” University Art Gallery, Western Illinois University, Illinois

1988
“Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical,” (Traveling Exhibition)
The J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
“About Fiber,” Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
“May Show,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1987
“Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical,” (Traveling Exhibition)
The Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
“Fiber Structure National V,” Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California
“May Show,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
“Three Rivers Arts Festival,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1986
“Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical,” Inaugural Exhibition, American Craft Museum, New York
“Art Quest ’86,” Parson Gallery, Parson School of Design, New York
Brand Library Galleries, Glendale, California
“New Connections: Works in Fiber,” Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May Show, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1985
“Visual Reservoirs: Objects and Images In-Of-Under-About Surface,” The Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, CA
“May Show,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
“Crafts: National,” Upton Hall Gallery, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

1984
“Impulse: New Images in Fabric,” Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan
“May Show, 65th Annual Exhibition,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
“18th Annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts,” Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
“Festival Awards,” Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Fiber Structure National,” Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

1983
“Focus: Fiber,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
“September Competition,” Alexandria Museum, Visual Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana
“Third Anniversary Gallery Artist Exhibition,” John Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio
“Fiber National ’83,” Adams Memorial Gallery, Dunkirk, New York

1982
“Lessman-Moss/Metcalf,” The School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Ohio
“New Directions: Clay and Fiber, 1982,” Gray Art Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
“34th Annual Ohio Ceramic, Sculpture and Craft Show,” The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
“May Show,” The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
“Crafts 16,” Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
“Crafts Invitational,” Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua, New York
“Lessman-Moss/Metcalf,” Denison University Art Gallery, Granville, Ohio

AWARDS

2014
Halcyon Yarn Award, “Complexity,” Biennial Juried Exhibition sponsored by Complex Weavers

2004
Best of Show, “Material World,” Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

2000
Distinguished Scholar Award, Kent State University
Award of Excellence, “Art on View 2000,” The Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH

1998
Handweavers Guild of America Award, “Overtones” exhibition at Convergence, Atlanta, GA

1996
Juror’s Commendation, “Chautauqua International for Fiber Art,” Dunkirk, New York

1989
Wm. Jordan Memorial Award for Excellence in Fiber,”Best of 1989″ Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Columbus Cultural Arts Center

1986
First Place, Fiber, Art Quest ’86, National Art Competition
Honorable Mention, Fiber, “New Connections: Works in Fiber,” Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

1985
Horace E. Potter Memorial Award for Excellence in Textiles, The May Show, The Cleveland Museum of Art

1984
Festival Award: Crafts, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1983
Festival Award: Indoor Sculpture/Crafts, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

1982
First Prize: Fibers, “American Art Annual,” Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio

SPECIAL EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

2009
“Ingenuity Festival,” Cleveland, Textiles and fiber optic panels presented in cooperation with Lumitex® Corp, with graduate students Martine Peters and Melissa McCourtie

 

2001
Collaboration with Tommy Parlon, Choreograper, “Bending Lucidity,” Dance 2001, E. Turner Stump Theatre, School of Theatre and Dance, Kent State University (Five of my weavings incorporated into the stage set.)

TELEVISION INTERVIEW

“Applause”, Interview with Dee Perry about my weavings (in conjunction with my exhibition at Exit Gallery, taped 5/21/07, Aired 6/07

COMMISSIONS

Advanced Elastomer Systems, Wadsworth, Ohio

Jacobs, Visconsi and Jacobs, Cleveland, Ohio

Marriot Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida

Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, Cleveland, Ohio

Westinghouse Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.

American Craft Museum, New York, New York

City of Akron, Office of the Mayor, Ohio

East Carolina University, School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina

Ohio Building Authority, Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio

Wabash College, Wabash, Indiana

Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Bank South, Atlanta, Georgia
Deleware Steel Co., Balacynwyd, Pennsylvania
Dellagnese Corporation, Akron, Ohio
Duquesne Light, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland, Ohio

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Lewis and Howard, Houston, Texas
Marriot Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri
McGeady Sisneros P.C., Denver, Colorado
Mehler & Hagestrom Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

Mountain Bell, Denver, Colorado
National Interstate Casualty Insurance Co., Cleveland, Ohio
Nestle Corporation, Solon, Ohio
Systemmation Co., Cleveland, Ohio
Westinghouse Productivity and Quality Center, Pittsburgh, PA

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2013
“The Poetics of Pattern,” Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2010
“Binary Fiction: Digital Weaving 2010,” Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Dept of Art & Art History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

2009
“Binary Fiction: Digital Weavings by KSU Alumnae and Students,” Downtown Gallery, Kent State University

2007
“Re-Turn: Art from Post Consumer and Post Industrial Waste,” Downtown Gallery, Kent State University

2004
“Rhyme Reason Repeat,” Invitational Textile Art Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University

2003
“Connections: An Exhibition of Weavings by Laurie Addis, Sarah Hartshorn, Hildur Jonsson and Janice Lessman-Moss,” Gallery 138, Kent State University

2002
“Circles, Cycles and Structures,” School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Ohio (expansion of the previous show)

2001
“Circles, Cycles and Structures,” FAVA, Oberlin, Ohio

1999
“Transcending Traditions: Ohio Artists in Clay and Fiber,” Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Co-curator

1997
“Object and Allusion: Catherine Ames and Walter Zurko,” FAVA, Oberlin, Ohio
“Perspectives: Contemporary Work in Textiles,” Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio
“Alumni Invitational Exhibition in Crafts,” KSU Museum, Co-curator

1995
“Rene Culler and Hildur Jonsson: New Work in Glass and Textile,” FAVA, Oberlin, Ohio
“Alumni Invitational Exhibition in Crafts,” Music Listening Room, Student Center, KSU, Co-curator

1993
“Ohio Fiber Art Invitational,” Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, Co-curator
“Objects in Clay, Fiber, Glass and Metal,” School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Co-curator

1991
“Contemporary Works in Felt,” School of Art Gallery, Kent State University

1988
“Contemporary Woven Work: America and Abroad,” School of Art Gallery, Kent State University

PRESENTATIONS: LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

2012
Visiting consultant, Clay Street Projects (of Procter & Gamble), Cincinnati, OH, presentation and brief workshop on weaving

2011
“My Work in Textiles,” School of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
“Designing and Weaving on the Digital Jacquard Hand Loom,” lecture & visual presentation for the Cleveland Museum of Art Member group, KSU Weaving Studio

2010
“Slow Art and Textile Practice,” Session Chair, “Order and Complexity in my Woven Work,” Textile Society of America Symposium, “From Plains Space to Cyber Space,” University of Nebraska, Lincoln

2008
“The History of Contemporary Textile Art,” (part of the Twentieth Century Crafts course) School of Art, University of Akron

2006
Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, Lecture on my work, Juror

2005
Hallmark Symposium, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Guest Speaker
“The Evolution of my Woven Art,” and “Jacquard Textiles,” School of Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lectures
“Origins and Synthesis: My Work in Weaving,” Murphy Auditorium, Kent State University Museum, Lecture

2004-2005
“Origins and Synthesis, Selected Weavings by Janice Lessman-Moss,” KSU Museum, Exhibition tours: TANK (The Artist Network of Kent, Cleveland Institute of Art textile students, Cuyahoga Weaver’s Guild, Akron Art Museum Docent Recognition Event

2002
“Transcending Traditions: Contemporary Woven Art,” Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, Lecture
“Digital Weaving and the Power Loom,” Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, Panel Discussion Participant

2001
“Tradition, Technique and Time,” Kent State University Museum, Lecture

2000
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Lecture

1996
“Craft in the Machine Age,” Akron Art Museum, Gallery talk about textiles in the exhibition

1993
“International Symposium of Textile Art: Matter and Spirit,” Kiryat Tivon, Israel, Lecture
Friends of Fiber Art International, Studio Tour

1992
School of Art, University of Michigan, Lecture

1991
Great Northern Corporate Center, North Olmsted, Ohio, Gallery Talk

1990
Plein-air/Weaving Conference, Arturowek, Poland, Lecture
School of Art, University of Michigan, Lecture

1988
School of Art, Syracuse University, New York, Lecture
Cuyahoga Weaver’s Guild, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Lecture
Lorain County Schools Teacher Development Seminar for County Art Education,
Lorain County Community College, Ohio, Lecture

1987
Center for Creative Studies, Crafts Department, Detroit, Michigan, Workshop and Lecture

1986
Cleveland West Weaver’s Guild, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, Lecture
Western Reserve Spinner’s and Weaver’s Guild, Kirtland, Ohio, Lecture

1985
Chautauqua Institute, Summer Art Program, Chautauqua, New York, Visiting Artist

1984
Alumni Art Invitational Lecture, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lecture
School of Art, San Jose State University, California, Lecture

1983
School of Art, University Of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Lecture

1982
Chautauqua Institute, Summer Art Program, Chautauqua, New York, Visiting Artist
Ohio Wesleyan University, School of Art, Delaware, Ohio, Lecture