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

1997    Carnegie Mellon University BFA in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and BA in History and Anthropology

            Pittsburgh, PA. Phi Beta Kappa, Carnegie Tradition Scholar  



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

1999    Syracuse University, Scholarship Grant for semester abroad in Florence, Italy


Museum and Art Center Exhibitions 

2021    Art and Culture Center, "Exposed", Hollywood, FL
2020    Coral Springs Museum of Art, group show, Coral Springs, FL
            Art and Culture Center, "Exposed", Hollywood, FL
            Oolite Arts, "Materialize", Miami Beach, FL

2019    The Frank, "New Industry", Pembroke Pines, FL
            Coral Springs Museum of Art, group show, Coral Springs, FL
            Art and Culture Center, “Exposed”, Hollywood, FL

            CICA Museum, “Artist Statement”, South Korea
2018    Monmouth Art Museum, group show,  Lincroft, NJ
            Art and Culture Center, “Mottos”, Hollywood FL
2017    Islip Art Museum, "Duality", East Islip, NY    
2016    Museum of the Golden Ratio, Featured Artist March 2016
2011    Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center, "Supersize: Bigger is Better?", Solomons Island, MD
2010    Albuquerque Museum of Art, "Miniatures and More”, New Mexico 

2009    Las Cruces Museum of Art, solo show "Crescendo", Las Cruces, New Mexico

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

            Art Center/South Florida, solo show “K x 2 =ART”, Miami Beach, FL    

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


Select Exhibitions

2021   City of Miami Beach, "No Vacancy", solo show, Miami Beach, FL
            KW Contemporary, "Summertide", group show, Kennebunkport, ME
            Whistler Contemporary, group show, Whistler, BC

            KW Contemporary, "Into the Unknown", group show, Kennebunkport, ME
2020    Lyons Wier Gallery, "Chrysalistasis", group show curated by James Austin Murray (online). New York, NY 
            Turner Carroll Gallery, "Solstice" curated by Judy Chicago, Santa Fe, NM
            KW Contemporary, "All That Glitters", group show. Kennebunkport, ME

            Chase Edwards Gallery, group show, Delray Beach, FL

            Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
            Art N Folly, "Art Remedy", group show. Miami, FL
2019    Marseilles, South Beach, FL curated by YNOBE DNA

            Market Art + Design, Hamptons, NY
            Artserve, “Textured” DBA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

            Whitewall Contemporary, "WATER", Delray Beach, FL                

2018    Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, SOFA Art Fair, Chicago, IL

            Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT

            Whitewall Contemporary, "W H I T E", Delray Beach, FL

            Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

            Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2017    Lanoue Gallery, December Group Show, Boston, MA

            Sandra Phillips Gallery, "De/Constructing Landscape", Denver, CO

            Exhibit 208, "Tondo", Albuquerque, NM

2016    Arte Ponte, SCOPE Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

            Amy Simon Fine Art, two person show, Westport, CT
            Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA

            Kaller Fine Arts, Washington DC. 

            Downtown Contemporary, “Heavy Metal”. Albuquerque, NM

2015    Lanoue Gallery, two person show, Boston, MA

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

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

            ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

2014    Exhibit / 208, solo show “Full Circle", Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            El Monte Sagrado, solo show, “Land Lines”, Taos, NM. 

            Sandra Phillips Gallery, “ID Series”, Denver, CO 

            Downtown Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

            Dacia Gallery, “Black and White”, New York, NY

            Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

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

            Saatchi Art, online exhibit “The Shape of Things: New Sculpture” curated by Rebecca Wilson

2013    Oeno Gallery, “6 Impossible Things” Ontario, Canada
            Dacia Gallery/European House of Arts, Mazieres-de-Touraine, France; Erfurt, Germany; Sibiu, Romania

            Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

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

            Pippin Gallery, “Artgraze”. Santa Fe, NM

            VAM Art Inc. “Continuum”, New Jersey

            Harper College, “Small Works”, Palatine, IL

            Sandra Phillips Gallery, “Spring Rendezvous”, Denver, CO 
2012    Lanoue Fine Art, two person show with Dirk De Bruycker, Boston, MA

2011    Dacia Gallery, solo show "Vanishing Point", New York, NY 

            Munoz Waxman Gallery, "18 Days", Santa Fe, New Mexico

            SCA Contemporary, "The Sublime, The Beautiful, and The Picturesque”, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010    Causey Contemporary, solo show "VECTOR|vector", Brooklyn, New York 

            Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery, solo show “Intersections”, UNM Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Kaller Fine Arts, Bethesda, MD

            Edward Hopper House, "Small Matters of Great Importance", curated by Clare Bell, New York, NY

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

2009    Aakriti Art Gallery, "Gen Next IV" Kolkata, India

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

            Studio B. Hollywood, FL

2008    Trend Showroom, solo show, Miami, Florida

            Gallery Plan b, Washington, DC

            Agora Gallery, 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Exhibition, curated by Manon Slome, New York, NY
            Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL


Awards and Committees

Artist Grant, No Vacancy, City of Miami Beach 2021
Individual Artist Grant, Broward County Cultural Division 2021-22
Public Artist Roster 2020, City of Ocala, FL
New Mexico Arts, Art in Public Places Acclaimed Artist Series Pool 2020
Duane Hanson Award 2020, Broward Arts, FL

Corporate and Publicly Viewable Collections
National Center for Health Statistics, Maryland

Womack Wealth Management, New Mexico and Beverly Hills offices

Jaguar/Landrover auto showroom, Bethesda, MD

University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Silverpeak, New York

GW&K Investments, Boston, MA

DealerRater LLC, Massachusetts
The Davis Companies, Boston, MA

The Argo Group, New York, NY

Elements Development, Irvine, CA
New Mexico Arts, Art in Public Places, Acclaimed Artist Series
Bernalillo County Public Art Collection, MRCOG Building
Luna College, New Mexico Arts, Art in Public places 
Fairgrounds, The Factory, St Petersburg, FL


Press, Online Bibliography
Instagram interview with Fairgrounds St Pete

Interview with Artserve, Fort Lauderdale

Interview in Shoutout Miami Magazine


Interview in Miami Art Scene Magazine

Press for Fairgrounds Immersive Permanent Installation 

Podcast with Evan Snow, Art Fort Lauderdale

Art Loft , PBS South Florida coverage of "New Industry"


CBS Miami "Focus on South Florida"



Coverage for "New Industry" at the Frank


Interview on NPR: WLRN/Sundial Radio


Interview in Voyage MIA Magazine http://voyagemia.com/interview/meet-ruth-avra-dana-kleinman-kx2-hollywood-fl/


Florida Daily Post Article https://floridadailypost.com/dana-kleinman-ruth-avra-kleinman/?fbclid=IwAR2wNie56Vkg2KT5Sq1ZS_tnlmch_1h4o3u2iTJCDfLT7SQ0HbrxO4uRikc


Art Fort Lauderdale: video interview on HelloSunnyTV https://youtu.be/XAof0Dcj4KA

Artwork featured on Deco Drive https://www.facebook.com/ArtFtLauderdale/videos/1500492950055186/ 

Wescover feature: https://www.wescover.com/creator/kx2-ruth-avra-and-dana-kleinman

“Behind the Canvas” interview and feature on Artsquare https://blog.artsquare.com/behind-the-canvas-artist-feature-dana-and-ruth-kleinman/


Featured artist in book "Secrets of the Art World" by Litsa Spanos



Press for “Layer Up” at Amy Simon Fine Art



Taos Tempo article “Sisters in art”



“The Shape of Things: New Sculpture” collection curated by Saatchi Gallery Director, Rebecca Wilson on Saatchi Online



Article about “Crescendo” Public Art placement



Art Upon artist feature



Press for Lanoue Gallery exhibition “Boston’s Best Abstract Art Exhibits”



Press for “Vanishing Point” solo exhibition



“These four artists have Cracked the Code at the Sandra Phillips Gallery”



Press for “Intersections” solo exhibition



Press for “VECTOR/vector” solo exhibition



Press for 2008 Beijing Biennale




Press for Las Cruces Museum of Art solo exhibition



Press for “Gen Next IV” Kolkata, India



Press for “K X 2= ART” solo exhibition



Art in Film 
Artwork by KX2 has appeared in:
The Makeover
Central Intelligence
Just Getting Started
Chambers (Netflix series)
Mars Project