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Claudia Jane KleinClaudia Jane Klein began her artistic training at Albert Lea College in Minnesota where she majored in art. She went on to study drawing and design at Metropolitan City College in Denver. Upon returning home to Warwick, NY, she apprenticed with master ceramic professor Louis Mendez while in nearby NYC she studied Life Sculpture at the Greenwich House Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture at the Art Students League.

In 1973 Claudia began renovations on an old farmhouse, which became her studio. She built a large gas kiln for her figurative clay sculpture. During this period she also experimented with tile murals and concrete relief.

In 1981 the artist turned her creative talents toward fashion design. In addition to successful marketing of her dresses under her own label in major department stores nation-wide and in her own stores in Warwick and NYC, she was recognized by the Fashion Institute of Technology for her unique designs.

In 1990 Claudia made the decision to leave the pressures of the fashion industry behind and to concentrate solely on sculpture. Toward that end, she studied metal fabrication and welding in trade schools in New York and Florida. Since that time she has been focusing on metal sculpture in her studio in Lake Worth, Florida.

Shows and Public Installations

March 2016-May 2016 Wheel Art Walk, City of Coral Springs Florida

Nov 2015-April 2017 Leap, Sculpture 360 Cleveland St .City of Clearwater

Oct 2015-Oct 2016 Shanti, City of Boynton Beach

Oct 2014-Sept 2015 Shanti, City of Ocala ,Fl

Dec 2014- Dec 2016 Inter Dimensional Species, Shelby Five Points Park, Sarasota,Fl

Oct-2012-July 2013 Shanti City of Chapel Hill NC

Oct-2012-July 2013 Bharata City of Chapel Hill NC

Nov-2012 -Oct-2013 Inter- Dimensional Species City of Clearwater Fl Sculpture 360

Nov 2012- Oct-2013 Cloudia City of Safety Harbor

May 4- August 2012 - Inter dimensional Species - Palm Beach Cultural Council 601 Lake Ave lake Worth Fl

March 2012-March 2015 - Wheel - City of Columbus Georgia, Uptown Sculpture Walk

January 2012- April 2012 Bharata and Shanti City of Coral Springs, Fl

Nov 30 - Dec 4 Red Dot/Sculpt Miami - "InterDimensional Species 1" and "Shanti"

Sept 2011-Sept 2012 "Flora" City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places

Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 - Wheel - Light House Art Center - Tequesta, FL

Dec 2010 - Dec 2011 - Bharata - Intersections - Sarasota FL

Nov 30- Feb 2011 - Shanti - Sculpt Miami - Kavachinia Contemporary Gallery

April 2010 - Custom Installation City of Lake Worth Municipal Pier

May 2010 - Custom Sign for the City of Boynton Library

Dec 2-6 2009 - Multiple pieces at Sculpt Miami, Wynwood district

Oct 2009-Oct 2010 - Shanti - Kissimmee Main Street, Kissimmee, Fl - Best in Show

Mar 2009- Mar 2010 - Tectonic Trauma and Maya - Palm Beach Cultural Council at Scripps Florida

Sept 2009- Sept 2010 - Stretch - City of Boynton Beach - Art in Public Places

July 2008-July 2009 - Shanti - Cleveland Street District - City of Clearwater ,FL.

March 28-May 31 2008 Palm Beach Sculpture Biennale Wellington, FL.

Nov 15 2007-May 2008 - Stretch - Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. Marco Island, Fl

Sept 2007-June 2009 - Wheel - Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi.

July 7-28 2007 Atlantic Center for the Arts - Harris House-invitational group show - Stretch, Fandango, Fishnet Stockings

March 2007- Feb 2008 Bharata Polk Museum of Art and the City of Lakeland/Winter Haven Sculpture Competition

Feb 8 - March 31, 2007.NAWA Mixed Media -12 Juried exhibition at Northwood University

Feb 2007 - 2008 Eve - Avenue of the Arts, City of Boynton Beach Florida until July 08.

Dec 2006 - Jan 2007 Dream Dancer 20/20 juried competition Armory Art Center

July 2005 - 2006 - Eve - Village of Wellington Florida Art in Public Places Program.

Mar 2005 - Feb 2006 - Stretch - Polk Museum of Art and the City of Lakeland

Feb 2006 - Palm Beach International Biennale Sculpture competition Wellington Fl

Feb 19 - Mar 25, 2005 - Florida chapter of NAWA at the Northwood University West Palm Beach - First prize in sculpture

Feb 19 - 21, 2005 Jupiter, FL -  Arti Gras - Award of Merit

Feb 17, 2005 - Rosetta Stone Gallery in Juno Beach group show

Jan 2005 - Beaux Arts Festival Award of Excellence

Until Jan 3 2005 - Small bronze sketches at the Rosetta Stone Gallery Juno Beach, FL

Until Nov 28th, 2004 - Strech and Dream Dancer NAWA Florida Chapter show at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden West Palm Beach FL

Mar 2004 - 3rd prize NAWA Exhibition, Northern Trust Bank, Aventura, FL

Feb 14 - 16, 2004 Jupiter, FL -  Arti Gras

Jan 17 - 18, 2004 Coral Gables, FL - Beaux Arts

Oct 2003 - Juried into the National Association of Women Artists

2003 - 2004 - "Muscle Beach" - Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida and the City of Pensacola Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Purchased for the city of Pensacola - Nov 2004

2003 - "Torso" - Armory Arts Center West Palm Beach juried show and auction

2003 - Boca Raton museum of art juried arts festival

2003 - “Cloudia” and “Jocko” - Fort Lauderdale Downtown Art in Public Places

2002 - “Mermaid” - Lake Worth’s Triangle Park - Purchased and given to the city by the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

2001 - “Boys Will Be Boys” - Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, National Juried Figure Show

2000 - “Baywatch” - Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, March Display

2000 - “R-2", “Bay Watch” and “The Chief” - Sally Millman Taft Day Lily Gardens, Lake George, NY, Purchase

1997 - “Ramone” and “The Chief” - Martin County Council of the Arts Juried Show, Stuart, Florida

1996 - “Oz” - Jeanette Hare Exhibition, Northwood Gallery, West Palm Beach

1996 - “R-2" - Hortt Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Lauderdale

1995 - 10th annual sculpture celebration Lenoir North Carolina

1994 - R-2 - New Rochelle Art Association 80th annual show

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