Jean F. Ross
3624 Bryant Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A. 55409-1018
Home: 612-824-2080
Cell: 612-242-3457
jfross@umn.edu
www.doctor-design.com/ross
 
     
PROFESSION:
  Fine Artist, Textile Designer, Educator, and Exhibition Designer  
       
MEDIA:
  Fiber: Surface Design, Quilt Making, Coiled Basketry, Needlepoint, Resist Dyeing, Direct Dyeing, Vat Dyeing, Cyanotyping, and Devore

Painting and Drawing

Photography

Printmaking: Screen-printing, Intaglio, Lithography, Relief Printing, and Monoprinting
 
       
EDUCATION:
  M. A., University of Minnesota
Major: Applied Design
Collateral: Studio Arts

B. F. A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Major: Painting
Minors: Printmaking and Photography
 
       
WORK EXPERIENCE:
 

Macalester College
Private Liberal Arts College
2008 - 2009

Art Department
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Art Instructor: Taught liberal students fiber art techniques and fundamental design principles.

Senior Housing, Incorporated
Nonprofit Organization
2002 - 2007
2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Reverse Mortgage Counselor: Assisted senior citizens with making informed decisions about converting their home equity. Researched and provided resources to seniors. Performed data gathering and entry for the senior housing directory. Performed general office work duties.

University of Minnesota
Research and Land Grant University
1987- 2005
Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
240 McNeal Hall
St. Paul, MN 55413
Lecturer: Taught undergraduate and graduate students in surface fabric design, quilting, non-loomed fiber techniques, color, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, and drawing. Developed syllabi, handouts, and project assignments to assist studentsí understanding of course material.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Public Art Museum
1974-2001
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Security Captain: Involved with various aspects of museumís security. Supervised security personnel and dealt effectively with a diverse public patronage. Worked in the computer control center, responding to calls, and watching all security monitors.

Coldside Silk Screening
Commercial Screen Printing Shop
1980-1981
110 North Third Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Darkroom Technician/Screen Prep Person: Dealt with all aspects of black and white photography work involved in getting camera ready artwork prepared for screen printing: including shooting and developing negatives and transparencies, as well as, coating, shooting, and developing screens.

 
       
COURSES TAUGHT:
 

Through Continuing Education and Extension:

Three-Dimensional Design, Drawing, Surface Fabric Design I, Surface Fabric Design II, Quilting,
Fiber Structure Design I, Silk Painting, Surface Fabric Design III

Through Day School:

Surface Fabric Design I, Drawing III, Color and Form in Surface Design, Surface Design Workshop

 

 
       
WORKSHOPS:
 

Taught a workshop in block printing at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in March, 1994.

Taught dye and print workshops at the University of Minnesota in the summer, 2001- 2003.

 
       
PRODUCTION:
 

Edited an instructional video on 2- and 3-dimesional design at the University of Minnesota, 1987.

Published in Graphic Production ’73 – “83, 1983.

Published in Art Police Magazine 1977-1980.

 
       
CURATORSHIP AND EXHIBIT DESIGN:
 

Curated Student Banner Exhibits at the Hopkins Center for the Arts — 2000 - 2003

Curated Student Textile Exhibit at Jax Studio
Gallery — 1999

Curated Student Banner Exhibits McNeal Hall Atrium, University of Minnesota — 1998 and 2001

Exhibition design for The Indian Sari: Draping Bodies, Revealing Lives,
Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota — 1998

Exhibition design for Coming Apart at the Seams: Style and the Social Fabric in the 1920’s,
Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota — 1997

Exhibition design for Contemporary Irish Textile Art: The Women of Anneghmakerrig,
Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota — 1996

Co-curator and exhibit designer for QUILTDESIGN; 18 Years of Design Excellence at the
University Minnesota
,
Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota — 1994

Exhibition design for Merging Paths, the Recent Work of Bhakti Ziek,
Goldstein Gallery,
University of Minnesota — 1993

Exhibition design for Muse Works Show,
Wilensky’s Arts — 1991

 
       
EXHIBITIONS:
 

Paradigm Shift, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis — 2010

Foot in the Door 4, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis — 2010

Focus on Fiber II, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camerillo, CA — 2009

On and Off the Wall, Arts Resources Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota — 2002

Art of the Plains 2001, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota — 2002

One person installation at KRW Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 2001

Fiber, Film, and Fire, The Art Collective, Minneapolis Minnesota — 2001

A Common Thread 2001, The Phipps Center, Hudson, Wisconsin — 2001

Minnesota Contemporary Quilters Show, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, Minnesota — 2001

Home Furnishings and Design Show, International Market Square, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 2001

Quilts Midwest Show, Minnetonka Lutheran Church Gallery, Minnetonka, Minnesota — 2000

It’s Black and White, Gallery 702, St. Cloud, Minnesota — 2000

May Baskets, Gallery 702, St. Cloud, Minnesota — 2000

Contemporary Quilts and Textile Art, Jax Studio Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1999

Quilts and Textiles, Anderson Corporation Lobby Gallery, Bayport, Minnesota — 1999

Contemporary Quilters Exhibit, Lutheran Brotherhood Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1999

A Common Thread: Minnesota Textile Center Exhibition, The Phipps Center, Hudson, Wisconsin — 1995

National Surface Design Conference Regional Exhibit, Portland, Oregon — 1995

American Craft Council Craft Show, St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota — 1995

HGA traveling Small Expressions Show, Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan — 1995

QUILTEDESIGN; 18 Years of Design Excellence at the Univ. of Minn, Goldstein Gallery, St. Paul — 1994

HGA traveling Small Expressions Show, Textile Museum in Taichung, Taiwan — 1994

HGA Small Expressions Show, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1994

American Craft Council Craft Show, St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota — 1994

Make Your Bed!, Javier Puig Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1992

Points of Departure, Goldstein Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota — 1991

Muses Works Show, Wilensky’s Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1991

The Other Foot in the Door Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1990

Inside Out Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 1990

Reflections and Inspiration, Goldstein Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota — 1990

Elements and Illusions: Fiberscapes, Larson Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota — 1989

Design ’89 Graduate Exhibit, Goldstein Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota — 1989

Design ’87, International Design Center, Minneapolis, MN — 1987

 
     
   

Main - Resume - Quilts & Needlepoint - Screen-printed Fabrics - Halftone Fabrics - Baskets - Silk Wall Hangings - Lithographs

Please contact Jean Ross, 3624 Bryant Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1018 USA
email: jfross@tc.umn.edu