EDUCATION

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City Missouri, BFA, spring 1983

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Semblance, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2011
Process and Revelation, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Indigo and Shibori-History and the Individual, Gallery Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

2009
Blue Divide: New Work in Indigo, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007
Clamped and Bound, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, Il

2006 
Frank Connet: New Textile Work, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
Frank Connet Textiles, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, Il

2004
Memories of Tomorrow, Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
Split Forms, C.G. Jung Institute, Evanston, Il


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014
Soulcology in Metals,
Guiford Art Center, Guilford CT

A Lively Experiment, Handweavers Guild of America Convergence
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

Material Possessions,
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Calder: Exhuming Influences, Elgin Community College,
Curated by Ed Krantz

35 Years of Public Art, Chicago Cultural Center,
Chicago, IL, Curated by Nathan Mason 

GEA, ARTE&ARTE Miniartextil 2014
Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, winner of the Ratti Award.

REFINED VIII: Maker’s Choice, The Cole Art Center, SFA State University Nacogdoches, Texas; Cindi Strauss Jurer, third place award.

New Weaves: Sculptural Basketry; Blue Door Art Center
Yonkers, New York

2013

Organic Connections: Three Artists, Jeffery Leder Gallery,
Long Island City, NY

Mnemonikos: Art of Memory in Contemporary Textiles, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

FiberArt International 2013, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (traveling)

2011 

Energy Nexus: Art Informs Shibori, International Shibori Symposium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Stories in Cloth; The Threads of Daily Life, the collection of Dr. May Weber, Loyola University Museum of Art

2010 

Contemporary Fiber Art: A Selection from the Permanent Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Featured Objects: Frank Connet, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
The Weight of Black, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

Restoration, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2009 

Art Works Chicago: Frank Connet & Judith Eichmann, Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago, IL

2008 

Chicago Connection: The Four Artist Project, Ossia Fine Arts Space, Chicago, IL

Material Difference Post Script Exhibition, Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale, IL

Penland School Instructors Exhibition, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Material Difference, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2006 

Silk Road Oasis, Illinois Artisan Program, Chicago Tourism Center, Chicago, IL

Frank Connet & Jiro Yonezawa, Jane Sauer Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005 

Nature’s Color-Contemporary Textiles- Connet, Feldman and Klos, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Fiberart International 2004, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

2004 

Gift, Bequest, and Purchase: A Selection of Textile Acquisitions, 1998-2003, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fiberology: Six Extraordinary Contemporary Fiber Artists, Montgomery College Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

Fiberart International 2004, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Fiberart International 2004, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

Sublime Beauty, www.fiberscene.com, online gallery

2003

Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

SOFA Chicago 2003, Heltzer, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Raking Stones: Four Artist Reflecting the Japanese Aesthetic, Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Invitational Floor Mat Design Exhibition, Union Station, Surface Design Conference, Kansas City, MO

2002

Craft USA 2002, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

SOFA Chicago 2002, Heltzer, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Earth Tones, Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Group show, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2001

Japanese Inspirations, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

SOFA Chicago 2001, Heltzer, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Musings: Contemporizing Tradition, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

Fiberart International 2001, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Fiber Direction 2001, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KN

SOFA Chicago 2000, Heltzer, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
City of Chicago, Chicago Police Headquarters, Chicago, IL (% for art commission)
Elgin Community College collection, Elgin, IL
MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Vedder Price, Washington D.C.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Artsyle.com, Artist interview, July 27, 2007
Chicago Tribune Newspaper, review by Alan Artner, November 24, 2006
“Material Difference” Exhibition Catalog, curated byPolly Ullrich, 2006, pgs. 32, 36
Art Letter, on-line magazine, review by Paul Klein, November 3, 2006
“Woven Shibori”, Catherine Ellis (book), published 2005, Interweave Press, pg. 9
Fiberarts Magazine, review by Victor Cassidy, March, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper, review by Keven Nance, November 1, 2005, pg. 51
Fiberart International Exhibition catalog, 2004, pg. 23
Chicago Reader Newspaper, review by Fred Camper, January 25, 2002, pg. 23
Surface Design Journal, artist’s profile, fall 2002, pgs. 26-33
Fiberart International Exhibition catalog, 2001, pg. 11
Architectural Digest Magazine, artist’s profile, September 2001, pg. 190
Chicago Reader Newspaper, artist’s profile, February 25, 2000
Fiberarts Magazine, artist’s profile, November/December 2000, pg. 9

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Teaching, 2008, 2010, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
“Soft Life” Curated by Frank Connet and Alison Peters, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting artist
Chicago Critics on Chicago Art, Art Chicago 2003, Navy Pier, Slide presentation by Fred Camper
Visiting Artist, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Visiting artist, Southern Illinois University, Fiber Department, Edwardsville, IL
Home and Garden Television (HGTV), Artist Profile

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