Bhakti Ziek

BIOGRAPHY
Bhakti Ziek is internationally known for work that has ranged from backstrap weaving to digital jacquard. Her extensive exhibition record includes work in the permanent collection of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) and the Museum of Arts and Design (New York City, NY). She has lectured and taught workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Her writings on contemporary fiber have been published in many journals, including American Craft, Surface Design Journal, and Fiberarts. She is the co-author, with Alice Schlein, of The Woven Pixel: Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop. A former college professor (Arizona State University, University of Kansas, Philadelphia University), she currently lives in Randolph, Vermont. Ziek has a M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art; a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas; and a B.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY.

EDUCATION
1987 - 1989: MFA  Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1978 - 1980: BFA Textile Design, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1964 - 1968: BA Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

SELECTED ONE- AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014: Two-Person Exhibition, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden NH
2011: Geomancer: Pat Adams and Bhakti Ziek, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2011: Two-Person Exhibition, Chandler Art Gallery, Randolph, VT
2004: One-Person Exhibition, Woven Fiber Art House, West Chester, PA
2003: One-Person Exhibition, City University Library Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1999: Two-Person Exhibition, Cloud Cliff Artspace, Santa Fe, NM
1998: One-Person Exhibition, Mission Mill Museum, Salem, OR
1996: Two-Person Exhibition, Gallery at Michelle Liao Collection, Philadelphia, PA
1994: Merging Paths, The Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1993: Two-Person Exhibition, Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1991: Two-Person Exhibition, Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
1990: One-Person Exhibition, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1990: Two-Person Exhibition, Marion Art Center, Marion, MA
1989: Two-Person Exhibition, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
1989: Two-Person Exhibition, Kingswood Lower Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1986: Narrative Weavings by Bhakti Ziek, Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY
1981: Two-Person Exhibition, Whittier Fine Arts Gallery, Friends University, Wichita, KS
1980: Two-Person Exhibition, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017: The Baker's Dozen, BigTown Gallery Vergennes, VT
2014: Damask Exhibition, Waalres Museum, Waalre, The Netherlands
2014: Flight Patterns, Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA
2013: Holiday Show, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT
2013: Aviary, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT
2013: Woven, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guilde, Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY
2013: ANWG Instructors' Show, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2013: Earth Friendly Alchemy: Explorations in Natural Dyeing, The International Center Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2012: Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI (will travel to other locations through 2014)
2012: Affinity: Four Master Weavers, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH
2012: Holiday Show, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2012: Grand Tales of the Loom: Four Weavers, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2012: Complex Weavers Exhibition, Helada Art Center, Long Beach CA and Kaplan Gallery, VisArts Center, Rockville, MD
2012: Textiles Today—Redefining the Medium, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2012: A Sense of Place, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Bruce Hoffman)
2011: Crossing Lines, Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York, NY
2011: Faculty Exhibition, New England Weavers Seminar, Smith College, Amherst, MA
2011: Letter Forms: Functional and Nonfunctional Typography, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
2011: Refuge, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2010: Holiday Show, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2010: Binary Fiction, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2010: T.W. Woods Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2010: State of Craft: The Studio Craft Movement in Vermont, 1960-2010, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
2010: Fiber Exhibition, Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI
2009: Holiday Show, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2009: Into the Woods, Chandler Art Gallery, Randolph, VT
2009: Vermont Open Studio Weekend, Randolph, VT
2008: Core Memory/Peripheral Visions, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
2007: Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook, 1970-2007, Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (traveled to Reading Museum, Reading, PA)(catalog/website)
2007: Material Matters, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
2006: About Jacquard, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006: Traversing Fibers, Art Gallery, El Centro College, Dallas, TX (catalog) (travelled)
2006: Banishing Boundaries, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (catalog)
2005: Common Threads, New Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY
2005: High Tech/Low Tech: Contemporary Textiles, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
2005: Originals 2005, Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM (catalog)
2005: Innovations in Textiles 6, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
2005: Fiber Focus 2005, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO (catalog)
2005: Instructors’ Exhibition, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2005: Home Again, The Farm Gallery, Kansas City, MO (travelled to University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS)
2005: A Narrative Thread, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO
2005: Recursion, The Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA (traveling to other venues)
2005: Hypertextiles, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2005: From Within, Woven Fiber Art House, West Chester, PA

SELECTED LECTURES, DEMONSTRATIONS AND CRITIQUES
2013: Artist Talk, Whitman College, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2013: Panel Discussion, Folk Vision, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2013: Artist Talk, Under the Influence Gathering, Montpelier, VT
2012: Artist Talk, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2012: Artist Talk, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH
2012: Artist Talk, Pioneer Valley Guild, Northampton, MA
2012: Artist Talk, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Hanover, NH
2011: The Woven Pixel, New England Weavers Seminar, Smith College, Amherst, MA
2011: Digital Jacquard Design Using Photoshop, International Surface Design Conference, Minneapolis, MN
2011: Artist Talk, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Potomac, MD
2011: Artist Talk, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT
2011: Artists’ Walk-Through Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT
2010: Boston Weavers Guild, Boston, MA
2010: University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
2010: Vermont Weavers Guild, Randolph, VT
2010: Gallery Talk, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2009: Colloquy, St. Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, St. Meinrad, IN
2009: Kent State University Museum, Kent State Univeristy, Kent, OH
2008: Telarana Weavers & Spinners Guild and Arizona Desert Weavers & Spinners Guild, Phoenix, AZ
2007: MAIWA Textile Symposium, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2007: European Textile Network Conference, Digital/Craft, London Metropolitan University, London, England
2007: Critiques at Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, MO
2007: University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2005: New Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY
2005: The Presence of the Past: The Influence of History on Contemporary Textile Artists,” panel discussion, chair, The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
2005: Gallery Talk, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
2005: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2005: Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2005: Surface Design Conference, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOKS WRITTEN
2014: Sandra Brownlee: “Make a mark, See where it goes”, Studio Magazine, Spring/Summer
2014: Book Review: Digital Jacquard Design, Newsblog of Surface Design Association, 3/29
2011: Tactile Knowledge: Sandra Brownlee’s Multi-Faceted Practice, Surface Design Journal, Volume 35, No. 2, Winter
2009: Two Jacquard Weavings, Damask Network Newsletter, December
2007: Catharine Ellis: Woven Shibori, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 32, Winter
2007: Summary of ETN Conference in London, Surface Design Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter
2007: Jump for Joy: Digital Weaving, Textile Forum, 3/2007 September
2007: Rant, Complex Weavers Journal, No. 84, June
2006: The Woven Pixel: Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop®, co-authored with Alice Schlein, Greenville, SC: Bridgewater Press
2006: Clare Verstegen: Measured Accumulation, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, Fall
2006: Gallery Issue, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 30, No. 5, September, p. 31
2006: Tradition and Change, Tapestry Topics, American Tapestry Alliance, Fall, Vol. 32, No. 3
2006: Pat dipaula Klein: Exuberant Embroidery, Fiberarts, Vol, 32, No. 5, April/May
2006: Notes from a Juror, Handwoven, Issue 129, March/April
2006: Barb McKee:Surface Strategy, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter
2005: Elizabeth Billings: Updating Ikat, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, Winter

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013: Digital Jacquard Design by Julie Holyoke, NY: Bloomsbury USA Academic
2013: Weaving Her Thread by Kim Gifford, Art & Gallery Guide, Kearsarge Magazine
2012: Assembling an Exhibition – Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber by Art Martin, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyeport, Vol XLIV, No. 1, Winter
2012: Grand Tales of the Loom: Four Master Weavers by Noelle Foye, Fiber Art Now, Winter
2011: Bhakti Ziek: Continuum by Elin Noble, Surface Design Journal, Vol 36, No 1
2011 - 2014: Artist's take ‘Refuge’ by Jim Lowe, The Times Argus, May 5
2011: Picturing Peace by Marc Awodey, Seven Days, 05/05/11-05/11/11
2011: Bhakti Ziek Exhibits Tapestry, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Vol. XLII, No. 1, Winter
2011: Bhakti Ziek & Holly Walker, Seven Days, 01.12.11-01.19.11
2011: Current & Coming, Fiberarts, Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter 2010/2011, p. 65
2011: Works in Chandler Gallery by Dian Parker, The Herald of Randolph, January 27th
2010: ‘continuunm’ and ‘haptikos’ At Chandler Gallery, The Herald of Randolph, December 16
2009: High Arts on Highland Ave. by Stephen Morris, The Herald of Randolph, January 22
2008: Bhakti Ziek by Carol D. Westfall and Trish Fowler, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, Issue 155, Summer (cover of magazine and article)
2007: “The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles and Louise Lemieux-Berube” by Carol D. Westfall, Shuttle,  Spindle & Dyepot, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, Spring
2007: “The Woven Pixel; From the Dobby Weaver’s Perspective” by Ruth Blau; Complex Weavers Journal, No.  83, February
2007: “The Woven Pixel: From the Jacquard Weaver’s Perspective” by Pat Williams, Complex Weavers Journal, No. 83, February
2007: “The Woven Pixel”, review by Vibeke Vestby, Textile Forum, Nr. 103, 1/07
2006: In Print: A Review of The Woven Pixel, by Janice Lessman-Moss, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, Fall
2006: The Success Story of the TC-1 by Patrice George, Textileforum, Vol. 3/2006, September
2006: Reviews, Handwoven, Fall, p. 20
2006: Books, Fiberarts, Fall, p. 20
2006: Review of The Woven Pixel by Vibeke Vestby, Textileforum, Vol. 2/2006, p. 43
2005: Women Weave Together Mind, Body, Spirit, Arts, Jackson Hole News & Guide, November 16
2005: Gallery, American Craft, Vol. 65, No. 2, April/May
2005: Technology Inspires Art at SoFA, by Lydia Finkelstein, Hoosier Times, February 13

SELECTED TEACHING
2008 - Present: Tutorial Teaching, tailored to individuals’ needs, Randolph, VT
2010: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (3-week summer intensive)
2009: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (3-week summer intensive)
2007 - 2008: Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2005: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (3-week summer intensive)

SELECTED WORKSHOPS
2014: Lampas Workshop, Digital Weaving Norway, Honefoss, Norway
2014: Masterclass: Multi-weft Weave Structures, Belinda Rose Studio, Banchory, Scotland
2013: Photoshop Elements for Woven Design, ANWG Conference, Bellingham, WA
2011: The Woven Pixel: Hands-on Introduction to Digital Design Using Photoshop, New England Weavers Seminar, Smith College, Amherst, MA
2011: Photoshop as a Design Tool for Fibers, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Potomac, MD
2011: Developing Ideas for Fiber, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Potomac, MD
2010: Introduction to Brocade, Boston Weavers Guild, Boston, MA
2007: Maiwa Textile Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2007: ETN Post Conference Workshop (with Vibeke Vestby), London Metropolitan University, London, England
2007: Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, MO
2007: University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2006: Design with Heart, Santa Fe, NM
2005: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2005: Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2005: Surface Design Conference, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

SELECTED JUROR, CURATOR, PROJECT DIRECTOR
2013: Juried Exhibit, ANWG Conference, Western Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2012: Glamour, Glitter, Glitz, Complex Weavers, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach, CA and VisArts Center, Rockville, MD (co-juror)
2011: Gallery Show, New England Weavers Seminar, Smith College, Amherst, MA (co-juror)
2009: Vermont Weavers Guild Exhibit, Chandler Art Gallery, Randolph, VT (co-juror)
2008: Digital Fibers, exhibit to be held Fall 2008 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (adviser)
2005: Fiber Focus 2005, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO (juror)

AWARDS
2011: Creation Grant, Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier, VT
2010: Artist Development Grant, Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier, VT
2001: Hallmark Scholar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2000: New Faculty Grant, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1996: President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, PCT&S, Philadelphia, PA
1992: Merit Award, "American Handweavers Competition", exhibited in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New  York City
1991: Semi-Finalist, "6th International Textile Design Competition," The Ichinomiya Fashion Design Center, Aichi-Prefecture and Tokyo, Japan (catalog)
1988 - 1989: Eleanor Poplack Memorial Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1988: Honorable Mention, Fiber Exhibition, New York Guild of Handweavers, New York, NY
1984: Ruth Chenven Foundation Award, New York, NY
1984: Second Prize, "Art Wear," Malden Bridge Arts Center, Malden Bridge, NY
1984: Best in Show, "NY State of Mind," 15 Steps Gallery, Ithaca, NY
1981: Best in Textiles, "Kansas Designer-Craftsman Exhibition," University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1981: Best in 2-D Art Fiber, "Fibers of the Future, travelled in CO
1980: Outstanding Female Design Student, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1980: Best in Show, "Kansas Designer-Craftsman Exhibition," University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1980: Judge's Selection, Crafts Exhibition, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
1979 - 1980: Mary Alice Smith Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS
- Whitman College, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
- Reading Museum, Reading, PA
- Museum of Art and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum), New York, NY
- New Mexico Arts, Santa Fe, NM
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Compuware, Detroit, MI
- Hannoch Weisman, Roseland, NJ
- Landmark Corporation, Vienna, VA
- Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, IL
- TIAFF-CREF, St. Louis, MO
- Lloyd Cotsen, Los Angeles, CA
- Tabbetha McCale Evans, Kansas City, MO
- Karen Boyd Johnson, Chicago, IL
- Gerhardt Knodel, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- A.M. Kooper/H. Poelstra, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Jack Lenor Larsen, New York, NY
- Gilbert and Lila Silverman, Southfield, MI
- Janis and William Wetsman, Birmingham, MI
- Private collections in the United States and Canada

TRAVEL
Travel has been an important influence on Ziek's work and attitude. She has travelled extensively in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Central America, Haiti and Southeastern Asia. The longer trips include:
2006: Turkey (4 weeks exploring with emphasis on textiles)
2002: Turkey, textile expert for SuYolu tour, included feltmaking workshop (ten days)
2001: Turkey, textile expert for SuYolu tour that emphasized Turkish textiles (ten days)
1997: Florence, Italy; studied silk jacquard weaving at Fondazione Lisio (6 weeks)
1996: Northern Italy and Southern France (two weeks)
1982 - 1983: Southeast Asia: India, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan; part of the 14-months travelling was spent studying acupuncture and thanka painting
1972 - 1976: Guatemala; studied weaving; owned and operated a restaurant
1971 - 1972: Mexico; studied crafts; collected textiles; learned Spanish
1968: Germany; worked in Bayreuth and Heidelberg (6 months)
1967: England; worked in London (3 months)