Janice Lessman-Moss


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Janice Lessman-Moss
About the author

Janice Lessman-Moss is currently a Professor and Head of the program in Textile Art at Kent State University. She received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the University of Michigan. Since 1981, she has actively exhibited her woven art work throughout the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Galleria Willa in Lodz, Poland, the Museum of Fine Art and Culture in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and at the Kent State University Museum. She has also received a number of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Crafts. Her art practice revolves around an interest in the interconnection of abstract systems rooted in the common binary language of the computer and the loom. Networks of patterns, composed digitally on the computer screen are informed by the architecture of the weaving process in combination with an intuitive sense of order and improvisation. Based in the geometry of the circle within the square, a relationship is orchestrated between the stability of the horizontal and vertical axes of the grid and the dynamic fluidity of the curve. The field of motifs that comprise the surface of the weavings reveals a shifting focus and energized complexity – providing a vehicle for poetic interpretation. For more information about Lessman-Moss and her work please visit her website: www.janicelessman-moss.com, http://www.personal.kent.edu/~jlessman