KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman
 

Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman 3D aluminum construction with oil on wood
Eclipse II
2014
3D aluminum construction with oil on wood
2 panels, total size 24 x 20 x 4 inches
Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman 3D aluminum construction with oil on canvas
Full Circle
2014
3D aluminum construction with oil on canvas
4 panels, total size 60 x 89 x 4 inches
Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman 3D aluminum construction with mixed media on canvas
Precious States
2016
3D aluminum construction with mixed media on canvas
3 panels, each 18 x 18 x 4 inches

Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman cast solid aluminum with enamel and engraving
Sediment
2015
cast solid aluminum with enamel and engraving
5 x 8 x 8 inches
Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman 2D aluminum and oil on wood
ID Series (blue/mauve)
2016
2D aluminum and oil on wood
two panels, each 48 x 6 inches
Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman 3D aluminum constructions with oil on canvas
Solo Exhibition installation view
2014
3D aluminum constructions with oil on canvas
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Exhibit 208 KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman


KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman


BIOGRAPHY

The KX2 collaboration combines the strengths of artists and sisters Dana Kleinman, born 1974 (Boston) and Ruth Avra Kleinman born 1979 (Washington DC). Ruth graduated from Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on metal, while Dana was one of the first art majors at Carnegie Mellon to receive Phi Beta Kappa honors. She later attained her MFA and taught art at the University of New Mexico. Accomplished artists in their own mediums, the collaboration began after personal struggles tightened the bond between
them in 2006. With nature and nurture fueling them, this groundbreaking combination of metal and painting involves large scale 3D aluminum construction combined with oil on canvas. The work was swiftly put into the public eye with an invitation to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Biennale at the National Museum of China, running in
conjunction with the Summer Olympics. They have also held solo exhibitions in Florida, New Mexico and New York. Since 2007, their work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries across the United States and abroad. The Kleinman sisters not only cross boundaries in mediums, but also in space as they currently live and work out of New Mexico (Dana) and Florida (Ruth).


CV

DANA LYNN KLEINMAN :: EDUCATION

2002 University of New Mexico MFA in Painting. Albuquerque, NM.

1997 Carnegie Mellon University BFA in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking with an additional major in
interdisciplinary History and Anthropology. Pittsburgh, PA. Phi Beta Kappa, Carnegie Tradition Scholar.

RUTH AVRA KLEINMAN :: EDUCATION

2001 University of Wisconsin BS in Art, Art Metal Concentration.Madison, WI.

1999 Syracuse University,
Scholarship Grant, Florence, Italy


SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015 Lanoue Gallery, Boston. 2 person show

2014 Exhibit 208, “Full Circle”, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Solo Show

2014 El Monte Sagrado, “Land Lines”, Taos, NM. Solo Show

2013 ART Santa Fe, artist solo, New Mexico

2012 Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA. Two person show with Dirk De Bruycker

2011 Dacia Gallery, “Vanishing Point”, New York City. Solo Show

2011 Trend Showroom, Miami Beach, FL. Solo Show

2010 Jonathan Abrams Gallery, “Intersections”, Albuquerque, NM. Solo Show

2010 Causey Contemporary, ”VECTOR|vector", Brooklyn, NY. Solo Show

2009 Las Cruces Museum of Art, ”Crescendo", Las Cruces, NM. Solo Show

2008 Richard Shack Gallery, Art Center/South Florida,”K x 2 =ART", Miami Beach,
FL. Solo Show


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Nan Miller Gallery, “Abstract Views”, Rochester, NY

2015 Exhibit 208, “s(and): an introduction”, Albuquerque NM

2014 Sandra Phillips Gallery, “ID Series”, Denver, CO
Downtown Contemporary. Group Show, Albuquerque, NM

2014 “The Shape of Things: New Sculpture”, curated by Rebecca Wilson on Saatchi
Art (online exhibition)

2013-14 Dacia Gallery,“Black and White”, New York, NY

2014 Exhibit 208, “Wrap It Up”, Albuquerque, NM

2014 Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

2013 Oeno Gallery, “6 Impossible Things”, Ontario, Canada

2013 Dacia Gallery/European House of Arts, Mazieres-de-Touraine, France; Erfurt,
Germany; Sibiu, Romania

2013 Galerija Dora, “Spiral Channel--To Earth with Love” curated by Vlado Franjevic,
Slovenia

2013 VAM Art Inc, “Continuum” Methuen,New Jersey

2013 Harper College, “Small Works”, Palatine, IL

2013 Sandra Phillips Gallery, ”Spring Rendezvous”, 3 person show. Denver, CO

2011 AnnMarie Art Center and Sculpture Garden , “Supersize: Bigger is Better?” , Solomon Island, Maryland

2011 Munoz Waxman Gallery, “18 Days”, Santa Fe, NM

2011 Kaller Fine Arts, “Interact” Bethesda, MD

2011 SCA Contemporary, “The Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Picturesque”, Albuquerque, NM

2010 Albuquerque Museum, “Miniatures and More”, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010 Edward Hopper House, “Small Matters of Great Importance”, Nyack, New York

2010 Kaller Fine Arts, “Cutting the Canvas”, Bethesda, Maryland

2010 BWAC Gallery, ”Wide Open”, New York City, NY. curated by Nicholas Baume, Ann
Strauss, and Mark Hughes

2009 Aakriti Art Gallery, ”Gen Next IV, Trends in Contemporary Art" Kolkata, India

2009 Lurie-Kavachnina Gallery, ”Art of Deception", Miami, FL

2008 Fort Collins Museum of Art, Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins, Colorado

2008 National Museum of Art of China. Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China

2008 Gallery Plan b, Washington DC

2008 Agora Gallery, 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Exhibition, New York City, curated
by Manon Slome

2007 Artformz Gallery. Miami, FL

2007 Lurie Gallery. Beverly Hills, CA


PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

GW & K Investment Management, Boston, MA

The Davis Companies, Massachusetts
Silverpeak, New York

National Center for Health Statistics, Maryland
TTSS, Maryland

Womack Wealth Management, New Mexico + Beverly Hills

University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque

Jaguar/Land Rover, Bethesda Dealership

Dealer Rater LLC, Massachusetts

New Mexico Arts Commission, Acclaimed Artist Series
2011

Purchase by Art in Public Places for New
Mexico State University, Carlsbad Campus

William Beanes Community Center Public Art Project Finalist 2015, Maryland