Vitae

Janice Lessman-Moss

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


Education

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


Fellowships & Grants

Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Crafts, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1992, 1990, 1987, 1984

Distinguished Scholar Award, Kent State University. 2000

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

Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Crafts, 1988


Articles, reviews, and photographs of work in publications

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)

Janice Lessman-Moss, “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 1998, p. 28 (article and 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 (short 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)


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007

exit, a gallery space, Cleveland, Ohio

2004 & 2005

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

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

2010

“Mind and Matter: Technology, Science, Nature and Culture,” Sheldon Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (forthcoming)

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

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

•"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

"Woven Walls: Large-Scale Tapestries," Liberty Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
"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, MI

"Retrospective/Introspection," The Gund Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

"Computer Weavings," Frontroom Gallery, Dallas, Texas

"Woven Structures in the Computer Age," 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, WI

"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

2007

“Fiberart International,” Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA and the Mint Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina

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, WV

“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, 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

1990

"Alumni Exhibition," Slusser Gallery, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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," Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, 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

"The Garden: New Form/new Function," Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

"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

"American Art Annual," Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio

"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, NC

"34th Annual Ohio Ceramic, Sculpture and Craft Show," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

"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

• denotes catalogue documentation of the exhibition


Selected Awards

2004

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

2000

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,"The 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, 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


Collaboration

2009

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

2001

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.)


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


Public 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