Born in Redlands, California, Karen is a painter and printmaker who has worked in Los Angeles since l959. Educated at Stanford (BA 1957), Otis (MFA 1959), and UCLA (Painting 1960), her early exhibitions include “Directorʼs Choice” at the Pasadena Art Museum, selected by Thomas Leavitt; “LA and Vicinity,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art; “Current Concerns” at LAICA, curated by Walter Hopps; “Imagination” at LAICA, curated by Llyn Foulkes; “Assemblage and Collage” at LAICA, curated by Hal Glicksman; Grandview Gallery at the Womenʼs Building and “Expo/International” at the Museo del Inah, Oaxaca, Mexico. She has exhibited at the LouWe Gallery, The Brand Library, Boston University, Cal Tech, Cal State Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Davis, The Berkeley Art Center, Occidental College, The LA Municipal Art Gallery, The Armory Center for the Arts, the Platt Gallery, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and many others. In Spring of 2012, she exhibited monotypes with Linda Lyke in a two person exhibit at Century Books, Pasadena, CA. From l977 to 1997 Karen was Artist-in-Residence (CA Arts Council) and Faculty at Pacific Oaks College where she created the Childrenʼs Art Studio, a multidisciplinary teaching studio for 200 children and student-teachers. Over the years, Karen initiated and developed art programs on several campuses, including Westridge School, and Pasadena Alternative School. Among the art spaces she created, “The Art Studio” at Pacific Oaks is documented in Design Over Time (Stine 1994). Karen was included in the 2010 encyclopedia, L.A. Rising: SoCal Art before1980 (Kienholz 2010).
Dale Klein was born in Buffalo NY and
spent most of her life in Upstate New York. After 25 years as a Clinical
Social Worker, she received her Bachelors Degree in Studio Art in 2006 and her
MFA from Rutgers in 2010. She is now living and working in Rochester.
Dale is a painter and printmaker whose primary
interest is in the post-industrial landscape of the Northeast United States as
a microcosm of what is happening to our country and most of the developed
is interested in the concept of entropy and how it affects contemporary life.
Working on the boundary of abstraction and realism, she transforms her world in
order to delve into it deeper emotionally and let the viewer bring his or her
preconceptions to it.
Since 2006, Dale’s prints have been in numerous national juried shows and have
won several prizes including the Purchase Prize at Hunterdon Museum of Art.
She had solo show at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in 2012, a
two-person show in Rochester in 2009 and a three-person show at Nazareth College
in Rochester in 2105. She has been chosen to participate in two juried
portfolios, the Syracuse University Printmaking Department MFA Portfolio and
the Purdue University Portfolio, Disguise. In 2012 Dale was commissioned to
create the annual patron print for the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester and in
2015, The College at Brockport purchased a print for its new Liberal Arts
Her work was also selected to be in the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 20th
annual show and she was admitted to the LA Printmaking Society. She has been
awarded a residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center, and
The Millay Colony. She has taught printmaking at the Garfield Middle
School in Revere, MA and printmaking, painting, and drawing at the Creative
Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester.