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Barbara Klein
Lawrenceville, NJ

Artwork Details

Oil on Wood
10" x 16"

Barbara Klein has been involved in the artistic life of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania since the early 1980’s.  She received her MFA from the Pratt Institute in 1983 and her BA from the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in 1981.  She has received fellowships from several organizations, including the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for her works on paper in 1993, the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Papermaking in 1998, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for painting in 1995.  In the past, she has been awarded a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Her work - generally painted on paper, canvas, or wood - is striking for its unusual textures and colored patterns.  However, these bold abstractions are composed neither spontaneously nor quickly. She writes, “I juggle the position and placement of the components, until the right balance of color, weight, texture, and symbolic references has been achieved… My surfaces are compulsively worked and revised, sanded, scraped, again and again until each piece has the right kind of visual history. This can take months, sometimes years, to accomplish.”