“Taking things from there to here, from here to there, and back again.”
As an artist, Klein has been “making this out of that” for more than 40 years. She has always bypassed convention, finding new ways to use old materials and new materials to express ancient concepts. She combines the worlds of art and architecture, mixing familiar and archetypal images to propose solutions to the homogenization of our environment. Her work can be found in the studio, on the street, and in art institutions.
“I want to dress the world. Remake it, as I want to see it, one piece at a time. The worldis my studio. I perform with materials.”
Sheila considers this her most intimate project.Dressing people up, smoothing the cloth.Placing herself in an accessible position in a fantasy of her own making.
Klein has exhibited widely at diverse organizations, including P.S.1, Institute for Art and Urban Studies in New York, Memory and Lands of the 20th Century in Florence, Italy, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and La Foret Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Her work has been widely published in art journals and the mainstream media, with notable publications such as the New York Times, Times of India, LA Times and National Public Radio.
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