Sheri R. Klein is a Midwest (USA) based artist who has exhibited her works in galleries, museums and universities nationally and internationally. 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. Her oeuvre of works include paintings, mixed media journals, collage, and other works on paper. Drawing upon references to the world of the hidden and fragmented, as in the cellular/molecular, the galactic/celestial, the world of geological strata, archeological relics, and dreams, recent abstract paintings focus on biomorphic images created through a process of layering paint and medium, line and pattern. Paintings include a focus on both singular and multiple form compositions. The paintings, individually and collectively, explore the dualities of the strange and familiar, inside and outside, incompleteness and completeness, and fragments and wholes. Painting as an investigative process requires the fundamental act of assembling works, arranging in constellations, or groupings. Such groupings call attention to infinite possibilities and variations of meanings and associations that can occur when fragments are juxtaposed and reoriented.