Walter Lieberman + Dick Weiss (WD40+)
Dick Weiss

Birth Date: 

1946

Dick Weiss is an American glass artist and part of the American Studio Glass Movement. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He is a teacher at Pilchuck Glass School and is primarily known for his large installations such as the work at The Seattle/Tacoma Airport.
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.”

EDUCATION
          1968 BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
          1997 Compelling Tales, Curator, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
          1994 Pratt Fine Arts Center, workshop, Seattle, WA
                    The Beauty of Painted Glass: New Directions in the Northwest, Co-curator, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
          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 Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
          1979 Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
           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

 

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