Title: External / Internal Series
Medium: B & W painted photograph
Size: 36 1/2" x 35 3/4"
Kleefeld received her BA from the University of California Los Angeles in 1985 and her Post Graduate Diploma of Art from the Byam Shaw School of Art, London in 1987. She has also studied at The Bruchion School, Los Angeles; Pratt Institute of Art and Design, New York; and Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Her work has won numerous awards including: "Audrey Hope Shirk Memorial Award" and "Susan Kahn Award," 113th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, NY, 2002; "Outstanding Painting Prize," CAA National Prize Show, The Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge, MA, 2002; "Juror's Award," Book Art Press, New Art International 2002, Juried International Fine Art Publication, Woodstock, NY, 2002; "Juror's Award," International Contemporary Painting, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1999; and "Best of Show," Silverhawk Fine Arts Internet Exhibition, Taos, NM, 1999.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: The Historic Taos Inn, Taos, NM, 2003; The Life of Butterflies, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. travelling to Lynne White's-Shriver Gallery, Taos, NM, 2001; Victoria Masse Stoll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996; Joining Duality of Male and Female, paintings, text, movement, video, A.C.E. Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 1993; External / Internal, Van Go's Ear, Venice, California, 1992; and Women's Souls, Market Street Gallery, Venice, California, 1991.
Her selected group exhibitions include: 46th Annual International Exhibition, The San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, 2003; Small Treasures, The Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, 2003; Showcase 2002: Recent Work, The Limner Gallery, Manhattan, NY, 2002; The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, 2002; 113th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, The Woman's Caucus for the Arts, New York State University at Stonybrook, 2002; Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA, 2002; Los Angeles Co. Museum of Art, Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2002; Predjudice, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2001; Lynne White's-Shriver Gallery, Taos, NM2001; Peterson Hall Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 2000; Revealing The Nude: A Timeless Passion, Chase Gallery, Boston, MAReflections, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1999; Realism, Photo Realism, and Super Realism, The Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1999; Women Artists from the Land of Enchantment, (sponsored by The National Museum of Women in the Arts), LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999; The 1999 Georgetown Annual International Art Exhibition, Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC, 1999; Fourteenth Annual International Exhibition, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1999; Adults Only, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, 1999; Day of the Dead Show, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, 1998 and '97; Appetite for Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, 1998 and '96; Alexandria Museum of Art's Competition Exhibition, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1998; World Contemporary Art '98 Competition and Exhibition, California Center for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1998; Inland Exhibition XXXIII, San Bernardino Museum, California, 1997; State of the Question, Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico, 1997; and New Images, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California, 1995.
More of Kleefeld's work can be viewed at http://www.kleefeldart.com/