Artists

Dick Weiss

The abstract compositions of Dick Weiss’s screens are at once masculine and delicate: wide fields of colors barely touch; a heavy red heart rests gingerly atop a field of green, both suspended in empty space; and white circles float like a constellation of moons, graphically tied together by the thin black lead lines that connect them.

When asked about the imagery in his work, Weiss says, “In some ways, everyone is a product of their times. My time happened to be the late 1960’s into the 70’s. Severe abstraction was strong then, and I certainly responded. A black square in a white field feels awfully good to me. These screens all come out of that particular seed-bed.”

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Dick Weiss

Born in 1946 in Everett, WA

EDUCATION

1968        BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016    Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss: All Over The Map, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014    Cappy, Dick and Pottery Northwest, collaborative exhibit with Cappy Thompson at Seatac Airport, Seattle, WA  
2013    A Medium High Tide, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA

2012    Yours, Mine and Ours: collaboration with Jeffry Mitchell and Cappy

            Thompson, William Traver Gallery Tacoma, Tacoma WA   

2011    Good Fences, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA 

2009    Something Different, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA 

2007    Clay and Glass - Paint, Paint, Paint, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2006    Leaded Glass Screens, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004    WD40+, collaboration with Walt Lieberman, William Traver Gallery,

            Seattle, WA
            Prints, collaboration with Bob Carlson, Priceless Works, Seattle, WA
2002    Bueys & Girls, collaboration with Walt Lieberman, Bubba-Mavis Gallery,

            Seattle, WA
2001    New Glass Screens, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999    Glass Screens, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998    Let's Face It, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993    William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990    William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988    Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1981    Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1979    Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014     Considering Design, William Traver Gallery 

2014     Art Grice’s Gallery: 12 Years in the Woods, Bainbridge Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

2013     The Artists Collect, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA 

2007     Painting with Light: Artists that paint on and with glass, Palos Verdes

             Art Center, Ranch Palos Verdes, CA
2006     Recycled Art, Hallie Ford Art Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
2005     Annual Pilchuck Glass Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
             2nd Annual World Glass Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2002     25th Anniversary Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001     1st Annual Hauberg Fellowship Show, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
             The Glass Canvas, Doug Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1999     USA Exhibits, traveling glass show
1998     Battle Creek Fine Arts Center, Battle Creek, MI
             The Fluid Canvas, Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA and SOFA, Chicago, IL
             Painting on Glass, Morgan Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh, PA
             3-Dimensional Canvas, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997     Hobbies 2000, Bubba-Mavis Gallery, Seattle, WA
             Glorious Glass, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
             Holter Museum of Fine Art, Helena, MT
1994     Between Painting and Prints: Monotypes, William Traver Gallery, Seattle,

             WA (collaboration with Walter Lieberman)
             The Beauty of Painted Glass, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
             Glass America, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1993     Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR (collaboration with Walter Lieberman)
             Portraits, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1992     Clearly Art, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
1991     The Painted Vessel, The Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD
             Master Works, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1988     Pilchuck: The Great Glass Experiment, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1985     Governor's Invitational, State Capitol Art Museum, Olympia, WA
1984     Size, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
1980     Four Leaders in Glass, National Glass Invitational, Jacksonville, FL
1979     2nd Annual National Glass Exhibition, NYEGW, New York, NY

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Tacoma Art Museum

Museum of NW Art

City of Everett, Everett, WA
City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Dale Chihuly & Leslie Jackson
Ginger & Parks Anderson
Glasmuseum, Fraunau, Germany
Pilchuck Glass School, Pilchuck, WA
Melvyn Poll, Seattle, WA
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Jon & Mary Shirley, Medina, WA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Tom & Sally Reeve, Bellevue, WA

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2012        10th Annual Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA

2002        2nd Annual Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2001        1st Annual Hauberg Fellowship,  Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1987        National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsman Grant
1982        Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1981        National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsman Grant

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011        Hands on History Session, Pilchuck Faculty, Stanwood WA

2000        Pilchuck Glass School, Faculty, Stanwood, WA
1997        Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, Faculty, Deer Isle, MD
1996        Bild-Werk, Faculty, Fraunau, Germany
1993        Pilchuck Glass School, Faculty, Stanwood, WA
1983-84   Pilchuck Glass School, Faculty, Stanwood, WA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2014      We Love Paint: with Cappy Thompson and Walt Lieberman, Pratt Master Workshop, Seattle, WA

              Museum of Glass residency: ‘WD 40+’ collaboration with Walt Lieberman, Tacoma WA

1997      Compelling Tales, Curator, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1994      Pratt Fine Arts Center, workshop, Seattle, WA
1993      The Beauty of Painted Glass: New Directions in the Northwest, Co-curator, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

Shorewood High School, Shoreline WA

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Seattle Center Garage, Gates Foundation, Seattle WA
Brite Street School, Seattle, WA
Cheney High School, Spokane, WA
Chapel, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Edmonds-Woodway High School, Edmonds, WA
General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church, VA (With Sonja Blomdahl)
Kenai Community College, Homer, AK
Kent Senior Citizen's Center, Kent, WA
Kentwood High School, Kent, WA
M'Connell Foundation, Redding, CA
North Central High School, Spokane, WA
Opera House, Seattle, WA
Port of Shanghai, China
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA
Sitka Lutheran Church, Sitka, AK
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

 

 

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