Wendy Landry CV




Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (Interdisciplinary Studies: Fine Arts),  Concordia University, Montreal, QC, April 2011. Dissertation: How Crafts Matter: Mapping the Terrain of Craft Study.

Master of Arts (Art Education),Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, April 2002. Thesis: Educating Artistry: The Notion of Artistic Intelligence and Its Relevance for the Education of Artists.

Master of Fine Arts,Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, August 1997. Thesis: The Inside of Threads: Weaving and the Intelligence of Making.

Bachelor of Fine Arts,Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, 1974.

Drawloom Basics: 1 wk workshop with Becky Ashenden, Vävstuga Weaving School, Shelburne, MA, May 2014.

“Weaving Techniques: An Approach to Understanding”: 2 wk workshop with Milton Sonday, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH, Nov 2003 & Feb 2004.

“Introduction to Jacquard”:  2 wk workshop with Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Montréal, PQ, August 2001.

“Tapestry Jacquard”:  1 wk workshop with Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Montréal, PQ, June 2001.

“Curating Temporary Exhibitions”:  12 wk course with Susan Gibson Garvey, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS, Spring 1995.

“Kasuri”: 3 wk workshop with Yoshika Wada, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA, 1988.

“Velvet Rugs and Corded Reps”: 1 wk workshop with Bibianne Aprile Proulx, Toronto, ON, 1986.

“The Consummate Fabric”: 2 wk workshop with Jack Lenor Larsen and Randall Darwall, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA, 1984.



Dalhousie University, Part time Academic: Cave to Café (THEA 2400), 2009-2010.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1999-2012; promoted to Regular Part-time Faculty, July 1, 2010:

Reconsidering Craft Education in Canada,2011-2012

MFA Research,2008-2010

MFA/MDes Pedagogy Seminar,  2007-2009

Twentieth Century Crafts History,2005

Intermediate Textiles Studio,2005

Contemporary Crafts Practice,2001

Textiles and Narrative,1999-2000, 2006

Twentieth Century Textiles,1999-2000, 2009

Philosophical Issues for Artists, Designers, and Craftspeople,1999

Velvet-weaving workshops (taught in French):

•  Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, 2008

•  Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, Québec, QC, 2003.



Handweaving: shaft, drawloom, dobby & digital jacquard; textiles structures, design & analysis; historical techniques & textiles history; research specialties: velvet-weaving, mathematics in textiles.

Textiles analysis and interpretation in museum and archaeological contexts.

Computer-assisted textiles design, including Fibreworks, PROWeave, JacqCAD, & Pointcarré software.

Tapestry; Japanese saganishiki(woven paper); cardweaving; beadweaving; kumihimo& loop-manipulation braiding.

Dyeing, including Japanese kasuri(bound resist) techniques, natural and chemical dyes.

Surface design techniques, including screenprinting and resist dyeing on flat cloth, and repeat pattern design.

Miscellaneous other textile techniques: embroidery, knitting, quilt piecing; garment design, drafting, sewing.

Architectural design and drafting; graphic presentation (brochures, catalogues, conference materials).



Juror,Titanica, Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council exhibition, 2012

Analysis and documentation of archaeological textiles for Parks Canada Conservation Services, Ottawa, 2008-2013

Cataloguing, analysis, & documentation of Coptic Textile holdings, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, 2006-2008

Material Decorum[recent work by three NS textile artists], 2004, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS

Consider the Lilies[Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers], 1994, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS

Curatorial Committee, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS, 1993-1995

Chair of Selection Committee for Saidye Bronfman Award, Canadian Crafts Council, Ottawa, ON 1992-1995



Bridges conference workshop, Aesthetics of Colour in Mathematical Diagramming, with Dr. Eva Knoll, Dr. Tara Taylor, and Paul Carriero, 2017, Waterloo, ON.

Textile Society of America Symposium, Drawloom Velvet, 2016, Savannah, GA.

Complex Weavers Symposium, Simple Velvetand Polychrome Velvet, 2016, St. Charles, IL.

Bridges conference workshop, Aesthetics of Scale, with Dr. Eva Knoll and Dr. Tara Taylor, 2015, Baltimore, MD.

CSEA conference, Patternmaking: Practice, Concepts, Culture, with Paul Carreiro & Dr. Eva Knoll, Oct. 2014, Halifax, NS.

Bridges conference workshop, Mat Weaving: Towards the Möbius Band, with Dr. Eva Knoll and Dr. Tara Taylor, 2013, Enschede, Netherlands.

Textiles Research in Process, How Craft Matters in Textile Education in Canada, 2011, Loughborough, UK

Canadian Society for Education in Art conference, Redefining Crafts Education in Canada, 2011, Fredericton, NB.

Bridges conference workshop, An Exploration of Froebel’s Gift Number 14 leads to Monolinear, Re-entrant, Dichromic Mono-Polyomino Weavings, in collaboration with Dr. Eva Knoll, 2011, Coimbra, Portugal.

Textile Society of America Symposium, The Kitab al-Hadaya wa al-Tuhaf: A Unique Window on Islamic Textiles, and Velvet Pick-up for Handweaving,2010, Lincoln, NB.

NEOcraft Conference, The Erasure of Craft: Implications for Craft Education, 2007, Halifax, NS.

Textile Society of America Symposium, A Study of Velvet Weaving, 2006, Toronto, ON.

Ars Textrina Conference, Ancient Velvet Weaving: An Unacknowledged Technical Innovation,2005, Leeds, UK.

Congrès des Tisserands du Québec, Les Velours aux fer, Seminar & Demonstration, 2004, Dorval, QC (French).

Universities Art Association of Canada, Discourse on Craft Discourse: What Counts & Why,2002, Calgary, AL.

Handweavers Guild of America Convergence, Linen Velvets from the Coptic Period,2002, Vancouver, BC.

Historic Weaving Manuscripts Conference, Gaspard Grégoire, Paintings in Velvet,2001, Clayton, NY, USA.

Textile Society of America Symposium, Textiles, Scholarship, and Education,2000, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Ars Textrina Conference, Mary E. Black – The Key to Weaving and Beyond,2000, Leeds, UK.

Historic Weaving Manuscripts Conference, The Early History of Velvet,2000, Clayton, NY, USA.

Historic Weaving Manuscripts Conference, Mary E. Black and the Key to Weaving,1999, Clayton, NY, USA.

Ars Textrina Conference, The Early History of Velvet, Artifact and Idea,1998, Madison, WI, USA.



Catalogue of Coptic Textiles at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, ed. by J. Fossey, Brill Publications, (in process).

Velvet on My Mind, Velvet on My Loom, Schiffer Publishing, (in process)

“Exploring Concepts From Abstract Algebra Using Variations Of Generalized Woven Figure Eights”, with Dr. Tara Taylor & Dr. Eva Knoll, 2014, Primus: Problems, Resources and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Education.

“Fabrications: Recent works by Vita Plume”, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, Summer 2012.

“Pamela Ritchie: Nova Scotia’s Intellectual Gem”, Metalsmith, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2012.

“The Kitab al-Hadaya wa al-Tuhaf: A Unique Window on Islamic Textiles”, Textile Society of America Symposium 2010 Proceedings,2011.

“Velvet Pick-up for Handweaving”, Textile Society of America Symposium 2010 Proceedings,2011.

“Frances Dorsey’s Saigon”, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, Winter 2010.

“Looking at Textiles” and “e-textiles”, Arts Atlantic, No. 74, Spring 2003.

“Peter Bustin”, Arts Atlantic,No.70, Spring 2002 (review).

“Textiles, Scholarship, and Art Education”, Textile Society of America Symposium 2000,2001.

“Attempts at Grace: the video installations of Jan Peacock”, C Magazine,67/68, Winter 2000/01.



Crafts Nova Scotia, Revolution Exhibition, 2018, Halifax, NS.

Complex Weavers Juried Exhitibion, Complexity 2018, Reno, NV, USA.

Crafts Nova Scotia, Oh Canada Exhibition, 2017, Halifax, NS.

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council Curated Masters Exhibition, XL/EXCEL, 2016, Halifax, NS.

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council Juried Exhibition Craft Year 2015, 2015, Halifax, NS.

Carnagie & Handweavers’ Guild of America Tsunami, 2002, Vancouver, BC.

Strands of Nova Scotia,curated by Vita Plume, 2000, New Brunswick Crafts Council Gallery, Fredericton, NB.

Carnagie & Handweavers’ Guild of America Yardage, 2000, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Carnagie & Handweavers’ Guild of America Virtuoso!, 1998, Atlanta, GA, USA.

A Celebration of Textilescurated by Joyce Chown, 1998, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS.

The Inside of Threads, solo MFA Graduate Exhibition, 1997, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.

Small Expressions ‘96, 1996, Portland, OR, USA.

Small Expressions ‘95, 1995, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Tapestries by Nova Scotia Artistscurated by Joyce Chown, 1994, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS.

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council A Show of Hands, 1994, Halifax, NS.

Small Expressions ‘94, 1994, St. Paul, MN, USA; also Taichung, Taiwan (1994); Taipei, Taiwan (1994).

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council Relics of the Future, 1993, Dartmouth, NS;  1994, Halifax, NS.

Handweavers’ Guild of America Convergence ‘86 Fibre MagicFashion Show, 1986, Toronto, ON.

Atlantic Caucus Atlantic Visions, 1982, Charlottetown, PEI.

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council Profile ‘81, 1981, Halifax, NS.



Double-size mohair blanket (1996)      Curtain, Shaar Shalom Synagogue, Halifax (1995)

15 m. wool/mohair fabric (1986)         12 m. wool/mohair fabric (1986)               80 m. drapery fabric (1986)

8 wool blankets over 10 years              Custom rug-hooking backing (1983)          Wool cape (1983)

Inlaid wool dress fabric (1980)            Wool cape (1980)



Dorothy Hill Award of Achievement, Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers, 2016

Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant, Halifax, NS, 2015

Research Associate, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Nov 2013-2015

Visiting Scholar, Goldsmith’s University, London, UK, July – Dec 2011

Workshop Scholarship, Textile Society of America, 2003.

Carolyn and Richard Renaud Graduate Award for Academic Excellence, Concordia University, 2003.

Third prize, Virtuoso!1998 (from Carnagie Foundation)

Lifetime Honorary Member of Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, 1990.

Master Artisan (formerly Juried Status Member) of Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council since 1981.

Honorable Mention (Weaving), Profile ‘81, 1981.



Crafts Nova Scotia, since 1975;

Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers, since 1975;

Handweavers Guild of America, 1976-2014;

The Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON, 1993-2000;

Complex Weavers, since 1997;

Textile Society of America, since 1997;

Centre International d’Études des Textiles Anciens, Lyon, France, 2011-2018.



Canadian Crafts Council –  Ottawa, ON –  October 1986-96.

Chair of Selection Committee for Prix Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts, 1992-96.

National Director, 1991-93: Chair of Programme Committee; Executive and CIRCUIT Review Committees.

Director from Nova Scotia, 1986-91, and member of Curatorial Committee.

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council  – Halifax, NS  –  1975- present.

Member of Strategic Planning Committee, 1993.

President of Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, 1985-87.

Co-ordinator of Canadian Crafts Council AGM/Conference, Halifax, 1984-85.

Secretary of Board of Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, 1980-81.

NS Representative to World Crafts Council Conference in Kyoto, Japan, 1978.

Also chaired Constitutional Review Committee, Nominations Committee, Personnel Committee, Weaver’s Conference Committee; several exhibition committees.

Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers –  Halifax, NS  – 1975- present.

Chair of Program Committee, 2009-2011;  Membership, 2011-2012; Co-editor LoomSong, 2012-2013.

Chair of Consider the Lilies Exhibition Committee, 1993-94.

Treasurer, 1993-2002, 2015-present.

President, 1983-85.

Also served previously as Treasurer, Membership Chair, Librarian, and Co-ordinator of Annual Sale /Fashion Show, and on Mary E. Black Textile Conservation Project.


Chair of Atlantic Caucus, 1989-91;

Director, Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia Board, 1985-88;  Secretary 1987-88.

Public school demonstrator (1987/88);  supplier & volunteer, Gallery Shop, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (1989).



Sept 2003 – April 2004      Concordia University– Research assistant, Humanities Program

Sept 2002 – April 2003      Concordia University– Teaching assistant, Art Education & Anthro/Sociology depts

Jan – April 1999                Nova Scotia College of Art & Design– Assistant, Art Education dept

Sept – Dec 1998               Nova Scotia College of Art & Design– Teaching assistant, Art History dept

May 1993-95                   Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design,Halifax, NS – Exhibitions planner

Aug – Sept 1992               Ledaire, Morris and Associates,Dartmouth, NS – Contract architectural technician

May 1989 – Dec 1991       URSA Residential Service Associates,  Dartmouth, NS – Architectural technician

Feb – June 1984               Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council,Halifax, NS – Acting Executive Assistant

Mar 1981 – June 1982       John Preston & Associates / CBCL Limited,Halifax, NS – Architectural draughtsman

May – Nov 1978               J. W. Lindsay Enterprises,Dartmouth, NS – Parttime architectural draughtsman

Sept 1974 – May 1975      Nova Scotia College of Art and Design,Halifax, NS – Assistant, Registrar’s Office



Canadian, born in Middleton, NS, lifelong resident of Canada.

Fluent in English and French; some reading ability in Italian.

Posted June 7, 2019 by Veloutiere

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