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Visual artist Sheila Klein straddles the worlds of art and architecture. Klein has been called a "chief re-translator of everyday objects and a manipulator of familiar and archetypal images." She is making the world as she sees it one piece at a time, making a pillow or a planet. Klein uses a surprising combination of materials to propose solutions to the homogenization of our environment. The range of her output occurs in the studio, on the street, and in art institutions.
Klein has exhibited widely at such diverse organizations as P.S.1 in New York; Institute for Art and Urban Studies in New York; Memory and Lands of the 20th Century in Florence, Italy; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York; and La Foret Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Klein’s work has been widely published in art journals and the mainstream media such as the New York Times, Times of India and National Public Radio. She is the youngest artist included in the book 50 Northwest Artists.
She practiced architecture in the early 80s as a member of the award winning architecture firm group A2Z. Klein has been actively involved in public art since 1977 when she was awarded multiple commissions. Among her well known civic projects are the air traffic control tower at the LAX, a subway station called Underground Girl in Hollywood, a light structure in the underpass leading into Santa Monica on Pico Blvd, and Leopard Sky, Houston, Texas. Her projects have received multiple national awards.
Klein first lived in the Skagit Valley in 1976 and returned in 1995, where she lives on a farm in Edison with her artist husband Ries Niemi and sons Rebar and Torque.
MAC Gallery Wenatchee Valley College Music and Art Center 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone: (509) 682-6800