Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. MFA, Crafts. 2007; M.Ed.1987

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. B.A. English; Oberlin Conservatory of Music, B.M. Voice. 1984


Adjunct Professor, Surface Design; Professional Practices, (Writing Intensive) School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH 2008- present;
English Composition, KSU Department of English, Fall 2004 to 2008.

Visiting Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Writing and Art Criticism, 2009.

Ongoing Workshop Instructor at The Morgan Paper Conservatory, Cleveland, OH, and Praxis Fiber Workshop, Cleveland, OH.


Artist in Residence. Husqvarna Municipality, Sweden, March 2016 and (forthcoming) July 2017.

Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio. November artist residency; group invitational exhibit. 2011.

Artist in Residence. Morgan Paper Conservatory, Cleveland, OH. June, 2011.

Artist in Residence, Sculpture. Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, August 2010.

Cityfolk Festival, Dayton, Ohio. July 2009.

Artist in Residence, Budapest, Hungary. Sponsored by the Hungarian Multicultural Center, September - October 2009.

Selected Exhibitions/Collaborations

Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio. Let’s Talk About Love, an International Traveling Library of Art Books; group invitational exhibit. 2017.

Palettes for the Senses. Hedge Gallery, Cleveland OH. February-March 2017.

Shadow Memory/ Skuggminne. Solo Exhibition. Smedbyn Gallery, Jonkoping, Sweden, March, 2016.

Costume design for Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera, Groundworks Dance Theater, David Shimotakahara, Artistic Director. Akron OH March 2016.

Art and the Mechanisms of Healing, the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH. 2015-16. Invitational group exhibition curated by Christina Neilson and Frances Gage.

Threaded. Three-woman exhibition, Hedge Gallery, Cleveland, OH. February 2016.

10 times 6 Dance Festival.
Uferstudios, Berlin. May 2015 "Quick Save"
Choreographer/Performer: Kora Radella
Composer/Saxophonist: Ross Feller
Textile Artist: Rebecca Cross

Untied in 19 Pieces. Solo Exhibition, Praxis Fiber Workshop Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2015.

Regional Artists Invitational. The Cleveland Foundation. Cleveland, Ohio. 2015.

Roulette. 509 Atlantic Ave, New York, NY, October 30, 2013. Performances by Double Edge Dance and boomerang, including Laden and Retracing, Choreography by Kora Radella and Music by Ross Feller; textiles by Rebecca Cross.

Danceworks, Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland, Ohio. May 2011.

Like a River, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH. June 5 - July 26, 2013. Part of the 2013 W2S Performance Series. In collaboration with composer Randolph Coleman.

Absence/ Presence. Solo Exhibition at the Morgan Art of Paper Making Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio. May 29 - July 7, 2012

R.S.V.P.: a conversation. With Clare Murray Adams. Summit Artspace, Akron, Ohio. October 2011.

Superlatives. Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio, with Deborah Anderson, Nancy Crow, Sue Cavanaugh, June O'Neil, and Sandra Ciolino. May 2011.

Liaisons. With painter Annette Poitau, FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, Ohio. May 2011; remounted at The Mansfield Art Museum, Spring 2015.

Mood Indigo at the Kent State University Fashion Museum in Kent, Ohio, 2010

Artist As Quiltmaker Oberlin, Ohio, 2009. 2006, 2000.

Solo Exhibition. Transformations. Malone University, Canton, Ohio. August 2009.

Quilt National '09 Athens, Ohio, 2009.

Focus Fiber. Cleveland, Ohio , 2009, 2006, 2004.

Design Shibori. Juried Student Exhibition sponsored by the World Shibori Network, at the International Shibori Symposium, Paris, France. Hosted by École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. ENSAD Exhibition Hall, Paris, 27 Oct - 8 Nov 2008; Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate, UK, Nov 20-23; 400th Anniversary of Arimatsu village, Nagoya, Japan, December 2008; University Art Gallery, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, USA, late Summer, 2009.


Co-Curating with Jan Driesbach the Morgan Paper Conservatory Annual Juried Exhibition. Cleveland, OH. March 2017

Co-curator with Rian Brown-Orso a house in Rooms To Let, a poverty and housing-crisis awareness art project in Slavic Village, Cleveland, Ohio, 2015.

Co-jurying the Form Not Function National Quilt Exhibition at the Carnegie Center for Art in New Albany, Indiana, 2014.

Publications and Awards

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy With Women: Weaving Lives Back Together by Ann Futterman Collier

1000 Artisan Textiles (2010 Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books, Beverly, MA)

Textile Society of America New Student/ Professional Award, 2010.

NICHE Award. Finalist, in both Surface Design and Pieced/Quilted categories. Baltimore, MD, 2006.

Juror's Choice Award of Excellence, Artist As Quiltmaker XIV at FAVA Oberlin, Ohio, 2010. Juror, Carolyn Mazloomi.

The Dunay Prize for Fashion Accessories: Finalist, 2006. Kent, Ohio.

Canton Art Institute All-Ohio 1990 Show. Winner, Award for Excellence in Craft.

(Forthcoming) Surface Design Association Magazine, Spring 2017. Review of Rowland Ricketts and Janice Lessman-Moss’s Fall 2016 Exhibition Threads: New Work at Kent State University.