Education

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Archaeology, cum laude, Boston University, Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

2014 VALA Eastside Artist in Residence 

2010 Puget Sound Chapter STC Technical Publication Award for Excellence

2000 Australia Council for the Arts Travel stipend

1999 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

1999 City of Chicago CAAP grant

1998-99 Artemisia Mentorship Program, Chicago, IL

1998 SOFA AuKurant Emerging Artist

1998 HGA CHAIRish award

1996 HGA InVESTment award

1994-1995, 1995-1996 awarded SAIC Fiber Department Advanced Undergraduate Studio

1994 Art to Wear, Larson Gallery Pioneer Bank Award Recipient

Artist Residencies

1999 Vermont Studio Center

Exhibitions

2014

Art and Technology (working title), VALA Eastside, Redmond, WA

Pop-up Show, VALA Eastside, Redmond, WA

2013

Plus 45 Design, Seattle, WA

The Clam Cannery, Port Townsend, WA

30 Days of Art, Kaplan Building, Seattle WA

2004

Jeffery Moose Gallery, Seattle WA

2000

LOOM, Art Lounge, 99 Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia; 2001 Melbourne, Brisbane

1999

Project 10, Artemisia Gallery, 700 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60622

1998

SOFA CHICAGO 98 ABSOLUT AuKURANT Emerging Artists Invitational, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Fiber 98, Textile Art Centre, 916 West Diversity Parkway, Chicago, IL, 60614

Word Perfect, Gallery 400, 400 South Peoria, Chicago, IL 60603

1998

Graduate Thesis Exhibition; Gallery 2, Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60603

Textuality; Gallery 2, Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60603

Offline; Jam Factory, Craft & Design Centre, Lion Arts Centre, 19 Morphett St., Adelaide, South Australia,

Facsimile; Textile Art Centre, 916 West Diversity Parkway, Chicago, IL, 60614

1997

Hybrid; Gallery 2, Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60603

BARE: Bringing Art to the Research Environment; Pfizer Central Research, Eastern Point Road, Groton, CT 06340

Weaving Habits; Liturgy Training Publications, Archdiocese of Chicago, 1800 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

White Trash Show; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 South Wabash, Chicago, IL 60603

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Exhibition; The Corner Bakery, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

Site specific installation; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 South Wabash, Chicago, IL

1997

National Handweaver’s Show; 1132 Green Ridge Road, East Berlin, PA 17316

1996

HGA Convergence ’96 Investment; Portland OR Convention Center

Transcursion; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 South Wabash, Chicago, IL 60603

1996

Undergraduate Exhibition; Gallery 2, Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60603

Chautauqua International for Fiber Art; Adams Art Gallery, 600 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY

Saxs Fifth Avenue; Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL

1995

Alphabet Book Chicago 9; Printer’s Row Book Fair, #302 747 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611

Cheap Art; Betty Rymer Gallery, 280 Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60603

1995

National Handweaver’s Show; 1132 Green Ridge Road, East Berlin, PA 17316

1994

First Year Show; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60603

Art to Wear; Larson Gallery, PO Box 1647, Yakima WA, 98907

1992

Art to Wear; Larson Gallery, PO  Box 1647, Yakima WA, 98907

Tacoma Weavers Guild Show; Tacoma Historical Society, Tacoma, WA

Commissions

1996

Altar Cloth commissioned by the Ascension Church, Oakpark, IL

Bibliography

2011

TEN YEARS BEFORE AND AFTER http://kitezh.com/text/ten-years-before-and-after

1998

Material and the Promise of the Immaterial by Ingrid Bachmann, in Material Matters: The Art and Culture of Contemporary Textiles, Ingrid Bachmann and Ruth Scheuing (Editors), YYZ publishers, 1998. pgs 27-29.

1997

Chicago Reader, “On Exhibit: Gwendolyn Zeirdt’s [sic] bomb threads,” Bill Stamets, pg. 47, September 19, 1997

1995

F-Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “I Feel Sooooo Cheap!” Nicole Francis, March 1995.

Publications

1999

Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Book Review “Winding a Warp and Using a Paddle”. Spring 1999.

Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Book Review “Fiber Preparation and Multicolor Blending Techniques”. Spring 1999.

1998

Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Book Review “Else Regensteiner: Biography of a Weaver”. Summer 1998.

Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Book Review “The Red Dyes”, Spring 1998.

1996

F-Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Review of Presence of Touch Exhibition, October 1996

Employment

4Culture, Seattle, WA; Onsite Reviewer - current

EMC Corporation, Bellevue, WA; Senior Technical Writer - current

Amazon, Seattle, WA; Senior Technical Writer

Cisco Systems, Seattle, WA; Software Test Engineer

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; Software Test Engineer; Program Manager

Brøderbund Software, Banner Blue Division, Fremont, CA. Independent Contractor, Software Engineer

Handweaver’s Guild of America; Web site Administrator

University of Washington; Guest Lecturer

School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Visiting Guest Lecturer

School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Teaching Assistant Beginning and Advanced weaving classes

Northern Textile Association, Boston, MA; Research Analyst

 

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