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Contemporary Basketry with Japanese Influence

Nancy Moore Bess
Vitae – Recent Selections


National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland, "Wild Geese: The Irish in America," 2007
National Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland, "Fiber: A New World View," 2006
Gallery of Art, Szombathelyi, Hungary," Biennial of Minitextiles Int'l", 1998
Barbican Centre, London, "Threads: Contemporary American Basketry", 1998
 "Textiles: 4th International Competition," Nagoya, Japan, 1998

The Fountainhead Gallery; Seattle, WA
 "Masters of Contemporary Basketry", 2009
Brookfield Craft Center; Brookfield, CT
 "Sacred Containments: A Show of Vessels, Nests and Shelters", 2009
Jane Sauer Gallery; Santa Fe, NM
 "Basketry in Prospective", 2009
The Fountainhead Gallery; Seattle, WA
 "Masters of Contemporary Basketry", 2009
National Basketry Organization; Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
 "Web and Flow", 2009
Contemporary Jewish Museum; San Francisco, CA
 “New Works, Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table”, 2008/9
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
 "Extraordinary Baskets – Nancy Moore Bess", 2008
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, NY
 "Japanese Inspired Baskets", 2007
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, "Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from
 The Sara and David Lieberman Collection"
, 2005/2006 - traveling to 2009
Long Beach Museum of Art, "Engaging Nature: Contemporary Baskets from the
 Collection of Lloyd and Margit Cotsen"
, 2005
Racine Art Museum, Racine, "Magnificent Extravagance: Arts and Opulence", 2005
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, "Scents of Purpose", 2005
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, "Traditional Craft/Contemporary Art", 2004
Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, "Celebrating Nature", 2004
The Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, "No Boundaries: Contemporary Basketry"
  Traveling, 2003/2007
The Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, "Words-Text-Stories", 2003
Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, "Raking Stones", 2003
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, "The Art of Containment", 2003


Andora Gallery, Carefree, AZ
browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Snyderman - Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA


browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT


Abbie Zabar
American Crafts Museum
Arkansas Arts Center
Camille J and Alex Cook
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
Charleyne Hunter-Gault
Chris Rifkin
Erie Art Museum
George Saxe
Jack Lenor Larsen
Lloyd and Margit Cotsen
Sara and David Lieberman


Guest curator, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2008
 "Bamboo by Design"
Guest curator, Contemporary Craft Museum & Gallery, Portland, OR, 2006
 "Defining the Bamboo Aesthetic"
Guest curator, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA, 2005, "Bamboo: The Elegant Grass"
Guest curator, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, "Bamboo in Japanese Culture"
  Traveling 2001 to 2004
Co-leader, Bamboo and Basket Arts of Japan Tour, 2004 and 2006
"Enduring Crafts of Japan" Tour, 2008
Juror, Cotsen Bamboo Prize, Tokyo, 2002 and 2004
Arts & Crafts at ABS (American Bamboo Society), Coordinator, 2001 to present
Author, "Bamboo in Japan", Kodansha International, Tokyo, 2001


Hilton Hotel, Inc. Atlanta, Wall hanging
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy, New Guinea, Wall hangings and Vessels
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy, South Africa, Wall hangings

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