2014- Professor Emerita, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986-2014
2014- External Relations Director: Textile Society of America, Newsletter editor
1996-2014 Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Director
2010- Co-chair of Textile Society of America 12th Biennial Symposium, Lincoln, NE October 6-9, 2010
1983 M.F.A., Honors Exhibition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
1979 B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs.
2014 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar, Baroda, India (nine months)
2009 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar, Baroda, India (four months)
2002 Winterthur Museum and Library Residential Fellowship
2002 Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the World
2001 Nebraska Arts Council Artist Fellowship
2001 McDonald’s Spirit of Service Award, University of Nebraska
1999 Shades of Leadership University of Nebraska Culture Center Award
1997 Women’s Artist Award, Lincoln/Lancaster Women’s Commission
1995 Nebraska Arts Council Master Artist Fellowship
1995 Norwegian Marshall Fund Fellowship
EXHIBITIONS, SOLO AND COLLABORATIVE
Two person collaborative exhibition with Jay Kreimer. Lux Center for the Arts. May 6-June 24, 2016
Fences, Trees and Looms: Following the Thread. Weavings by Wendy Weiss and Photographs by Jay Kreimer. Patio Gallery, Jewish Community Center. Louisville, KY. Feb. 21-March 29, 2016.
Wendy Weiss: Tkanina artystyczna. Akademia Sztuk Pięknych, Łodzi. August 6-14, 2014
Everyday Interests of Young People. Collaborative exhibition with Jay Kreimer
Tugboat Gallery. Lincoln, NE. September 7-29, 2012
Against the Sky. An installation of weavings and wood sculpture in collaboration with Jay Kreimer
Nebraska Now: Museum of Nebraska Art. Kearney, NE. January 14-April 8, 2012
Landscape with Floating Biology. Interactive textile and sound environment in collaboration with Jay Kreimer
Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 3-25; Cocoon Gallery, Arts Incubator, Kansas City, May
29-June 27, 2009; One Moon Gallery, Beijing, China, Oct. 9-11, 2008
Traveler’s Field. Textile and sound environment in collaboration with Jay Kreimer
Design Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison. April 3-May 1, 2005; University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE.
March 4-26, 2005; Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH. March 30-April 23, 2004
Ephemeral Forest. Textile and sound environment in collaboration with Jay Kreimer.
Asian Centre,Vancouver, B.C. Canada. July 24-August 7, 2002
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, Lincoln, NE. September 7-28, 2001
Northern Galleries, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota. Oct. 17-November 22, 2000; Norstrand Gallery, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE August 21-September 25, 2000; Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE. June 5-July 28, 2000
The House of Shadows and the Space Between, an installation of handwoven textiles created as a performance space for dance, withdancer Joan Stone performing “Grief and Memories”; music by Jay Kreimer and Jerry Johnston. Sioux City Art Center, July 11-August 26, 1998.
The Space Between, an installation of handwoven textiles created as a performance space for dance, with dancer Joan Stone,
Wagontrain Performance Loft. Lincoln, NE. June 25-26, 1998. Auroville, India. July 17, 1997. University of
Kansas, Surface Design Association International Conference, with performance by Joan Stone, May 30, 1997.
Absence and Presence, Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, NE, Sept. 7-30, 1996.
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
International Triennial of Tapestry. Central Textile Museum of Lodz, May 9-Oct. 30, 2016.
Textile Show. “The Golden Fiber,” installation of bamboo at the Art Factory in Patterson, NJ. September 13-November 16, 2013.
Textile Art Exhibition. 1st International Istanbul Textile Art-Design Symposium. Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Textile
Department. October 17-20, 2012.
Art and Fashion Exhibition. International Symposium and Exhibition on Natural Dyes. La Rochelle Convention Center. April 25-
30, 2011. Curator: Anne de la Sayette
From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition. Zhengzhou, China. Oct. 22-Nov. 22, 2010
Transformed Traditions in Ikat. Modern Arts Midwest. October 3-31, 2010. Curators: Larry Roots and Mary Zicafoose
International Exchange Exhibition of Natural Dye, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Korea, September 10-16, 2007 travels
to September 21-27, 2007 Ulsan Culture and Arts Center. Catalog. Curator: Dr. Kim, Je-Hee
Striped Trees and Polka-Dot Clouds: Six new naturally dyed weavings by Wendy Weiss, The Lauritzen Gardens,
Omaha, NE in association with Roots Midwest Weavers Conference, June 5 – July 13, 2007
Material Matters, Albrecht-Kemper Museum Of Art St. Joseph, Missouri, April 20- June 10, 2007. Curators: Mary Ann Jordon and Jennifer Zeller
The Space of Change. District of Columbia Art Center. September 8-October 8. 2006. Curators: Margaret Boozer and Claire
Huschle. Ground Shift , in collaboration with Jay Kreimer
Hanging by a Thread. Museum of Nebraska Art. May 20-August 13, 2006. Curator: Teliza Rodriguez.
Innovations/Installations. San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design, Traveler’s Field installation by Wendy Weiss and Jay Kreimer, Feb. 17-May 28, 2006. Curators: Susan Taber Avila and Myra Block of Fiberscene.com
Innovations/Installations. Fiberscene.com. Dec. 2005. Curators: Susan Taber Avila and Myra Block of Fiberscene.com
Art of Fine Craft: Nebraska Invitational. Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University. Curator: Anne Pagel. Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 2005.
HOME AGAIN: University of Kansas Textiles: Past and Present , June 3-July 6, 2005 The Farm Gallery, Kansas City
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
“Gujarati Warp Ikat Resist Method: A Practitioner’s Record and Translation into Cloth,” Journal of Craft Theory and Practice.
Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014, pp 7-34 (illus.)
“Weft Ikat weaving in rural Surendranagar District of Gujarat, India,” WARP (Weave a Real Peace) Newsletter. Vol. 20, no. 2,
summer 2013, p.1+. (color illus.)
“Application of Traditional Gujarati Warp Ikat Resist Method to Contemporary Woven Art,” 1st Internatıonal Istanbul Textıle Art-Desıgn
Symposıum, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Textile Department, Istanbul, Turkey. (October 19, 2012).
Textiles & Politics, “Made in America-Yarns from the Heartland,” Textile Society of America, Washington, D. C., (Sept. 22, 2012).
“Facing the Maze,” Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine. Vol. XLI No. 1, Issue 161, Fall/Winter 2009-10, pp. 26-30, col. illus.