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.
The metal plate retains a trace of every successive stage of etching and carving, recording a process of spontaneous change and development.And new and unexpected images are born out of the process of exploring various printmaking methods.I explore symbols of hope surviving in the face of nature’s disasters and human destructiveness. I have recently experimented with abstractions of thoughts and images taken from daily life.