Sheri R. Klein, PhD, MFA is a Midwest (US) based interdisciplinary artist, educator, and author. Her intersecting professional practices include painting, collage, visual journaling, writing and teaching. Her multifaceted practice is envisioned as a braided stream that is highly dynamic, multi-channeled, and continuously reformed. A key thread throughout her professional practice is that the creative process and artistic experience is a vital and reflective space for self-discovery, personal growth, and transformation.
She began her formal studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied with a wide range of artist-teachers including the Chicago Imagist painters and earned a BFA and MFA in Painting and Drawing. Her oeuvre of works include small scale paintings, collages, found poetry, works on paper and books. Small collages on paper begin with fragments and evolve into a fusion of natural and geometric abstract forms that later inform the painting process.
Painting as a creative, investigative and intuitive process allows for the creation of works that are both planned and emergent. In their finished states, paintings can be re-oriented in varying constellations and groupings that allow for new variations of meanings and associations.