Sheri R. Klein, PhD, MFA is a Midwest (US) based interdisciplinary artist, educator, and author. Her intersecting professional practices include teaching and the production of artistic works and publications. 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 (BFA and MFA Painting and Drawing) where she studied with a wide range of artist-teachers including the Chicago Imagist painters. She is the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and artist-in-residencies and has widely exhibited her artistic works in galleries and museums.
Her oeuvre of artistic works include small scale paintings and works on paper that include collages and found poetry. Painting, is a creative, investigative and intuitive process that allows for the creation of planned and emergent images. In their finished states, paintings and collages can be re-oriented in varying constellations and groupings that allow for new variations of meanings and associations.