RICHARD KLEIN

RICHARD KLEIN is an artist, curator, and writer. As an artist, he has exhibited widely, including the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Hales Gallery, London, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, CA, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, and the Connecticut Artists Collection (State of Connecticut), Hartford, CT. Since 1999 he has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. In his sixteen year career as a curator of contemporary art he has organized over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Janine Antoni, Sol LeWitt, Mark Dion, Michael Joo, Hank Willis Thomas, Brad Kahlhamer, Roy McMakin, Mary Temple, Jessica Stockholder, Tom Sachs, and Elana Herzog. Major curatorial projects at The Aldrich have included Fred Wilson: Black Like Me (2006), Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist (2008) and Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. (2011). His essays on art and culture have appeared in Cabinet Magazine and have been included in books published by Hatje Cantz, Damiani, Picturebox, and the University of Chicago Press, among others. In November of 2014 he will be exhibiting his work at Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, Oklahoma in connection with a panel discussion based on the book Living and Sustaining a Creative Life published in 2013. Klein was one of the contributing essayists for the book.