Sheri R. Klein is a Midwest (USA) based artist who has exhibited her works in numerous galleries, museums and universities. 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 and other works on paper. Exploring a fusion of natural and geometric forms, recent abstract paintings utilize the collage process to inform. Small collages on paper, of varying sizes, begin with fragments and often influence painting compositions in a process that allows for the emergence and abstraction of forms and intuitive insights to emerge.
The paintings, individually and collectively, explore themes of juxtaposition, hybridity, liminality, and fragmentation. 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.