Tessa Windt  
   
Education  
2002 The Ohio State University, Master of Fine Art
1998-1999 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
1995 Concordia University, Bachelor of Fine Art
1991-1992 York University
   
Exhibition Record
2013 The Culture of Curation, Culturehall, online, curated by Cindy Rucker and Brad Silk
2011 Arizona Biennial 2011, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Stretcher, CANAL Projects, on-line and multiple cities
2010 P's & Q's, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Street Party, Arizona State University Art Museum (satellite site), Phoenix, AZ
2009 Hard Twist : New Twist, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Materialisms,
Bowman, Penelec and Megahan Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
Bas Jan Ader: Gravite, Dazibao, centre de photographies actuelles, Montreal, PQ (performance)

2007 A Slipping Glimpse, La Vie, Pittsburgh, PA
Woman Traveler Returns, Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH
2006 Mis-demeanor, Spaces, Cleveland, OH
Gestures, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Fibreworks 06, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON
Pinch Hitters, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 Drafting (collaboration with Joan Wagman), Eddy Theatre, Chatham College,
Pittsburgh, PA
meanwhile: Jenny Walters and Tessa Windt, ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL
let fall, Zone Gallery and Sculpture Park, Kansas City, MI (solo)
Real and Imagined, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2004 Fabrications, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Visiting Artists and Lecturers Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2002 occasional respite, Sherman Studio Art Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master of Fine Art Thesis exhibition) (solo)
2001 Fabrique, Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
1999 coming undone, Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, BC (solo)
Before One's Eyes, Open Space, Victoria, BC
1997 muffle up and move gently on the surface of a liquid, Vertical Gallery at Open Space, Victoria, BC (solo)
   
Professional Experience
2011-2012 Faculty Associate, School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2007-2009 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History and Carolina Courses Online, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2006-2007 Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2005-2007 Adjunct Lecturer, Division of Art and Design, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-2003 Lecturer, Department of Art, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2001-2002 Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Art, The Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH
   
Further Activities
2011-2014 Hand Made Story Lab, Words of Wisdom and In-the-Round, Creative Aging Outreach Program, projects commissioned by the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
2011 Zoom In, Life Skills Class, Desert Edge High School, Arts Interact project commissioned by the City of Goodyear, Goodyear, AZ
2009-2010 Parcel Post, Center for Creative Aging - North Carolina, Multiple sites in North Carolina
2009 The Social Tea and Color Visit Series, Center for Creative Aging - North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Durham, NC
2006 - 2007 Coordinator, The Distillery Program at the Brew House
(Exhibition and career development program)
2005 - 2007 Member Board of Directors, Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA
(Non-profit organization dedicated to development of live-work artist spaces, on-site performance, exhibition and educational programming)
   
Public Lectures
2013 Greater Phoenix Region Aging in Place Network Conference: Connecting Caring Communities, presentation on Mesa Arts Center Creative Aging Outreach Program, Phoenix, AZ
2012 Creativity and Connection, hands-on caregivers' workshop, 13th Annual Multigenerational Alzheimer's Conference for Caregivers and Family Members, Mesa, AZ
  stART: Igniting the Spark of Creativity in Older Adults, teaching artist professional development session co-presented with Elizabeth Johnson, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2011 Creative Aging: Practicum for Teaching Artists, artist panel, Lifetime Arts, West Valley Arts Council, Phoenix, AZ
  Kickin' it in five, Light It Up: Optimizing Public Practice, artist panel, Phoenix, AZ
  Double-Spaced: Artists on Artists, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, artist panel, Scottsdale, AZ
2006 Artists Speaking about Death in Their Art, Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference, New Jersey
SoftWorks, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
   
Awards and Residencies
2009 Convention Scholarship, Americans for the Arts
2008 Virginia Center for Creative Arts
2007 Artist and Community Residency: Woman Traveler Returns, Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH
2006 Heinz Endowment Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts
2004 Jentel Artist Residency Program
2002 Edith Fergus-Gilmore Materials Scholarship
Edith Fergus-Gilmore Memorial Award
2000-2001 University Fellowship, The Ohio State University
1998 JumpStart Scholarship, North-West Ceramics Foundation
   

Selected Bibliography

Gill, Michael, “Discomfort Levels:  SPACES breaks the rules a little with Misdemeanor,” Cleveland Free Times, December 20-26 2006.

Gunn, Dan, "Frustrating and Metaphorical Relationships," ARTslant, March 8 2010

Metzger, Megan, “A Mighty Windt:  A cloth artist blows through Zone Gallery”, The Pitch, June 30–July 6 2005.

Ruyak, Jacqueline, “Tessa Windt:  Covering Absence,” Surface Design Journal, Spring 2007, pp 42-45.

Shaw, Kurt, “24 area artists make for the largest 'Gestures' exhibition to date”, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, December 24 2006.