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. Her oeuvre of works include paintings, mixed media journals, and works on paper. With a fusion of references (natural forms, landscape, textiles/pattern, geometry, & geology), recent abstract paintings focus on the creation of hybrid shapes and forms created through a process of layering paint, line and pattern. Small collages on paper that begin with a fragment of paper influence approaches to composition in a process that allows for the emergence of forms. The paintings, individually and collectively, explore relationships of inside/outside, hidden/revealed, open/closed, solid/transparent, and fragment/whole. Painting, as an investigative process, requires the fundamental acts of visual research, creation of works, and assembling works to create meaning. Juxtaposing and re-orienting works in varying constellations and groupings allow for infinite possibilities and variations of meanings and associations.