Chris Klein is a British artist. Exhibiting his work across Europe and North America, he is most recognised for his series of costume paintings from theatre and film as well as the world of fashion, plus Royal and museum collections.
In 1983 Chris had his work accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, UK for their prestigious Summer Exhibition. He has since won numerous other awards and been featured in many magazines and other articles.
As well as producing his own work, he is also a scenic artist for film and theatre. For 10 years he has served as the head of scenic art at both the Stratford Festival and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Chris has worked on many sets, creating backdrops and related artwork and has contributed to major productions in London’s West End and Broadway. He has painted for many major Hollywood films and many shows for the Cirque du Soleil.
It was his work in theatre where he first started to paint the costumes from shows. It proved to be his most popular series, and he has recently been painting from the most successful theatre shows in the world, “Phantom of the Opera” and most recently, Disney’s “The Lion King”, which Disney placed on the cover of their “Behind the Curtain” brochure to celebrate their 20th anniversary in London.
2019: Bernarducci Gallery, New York
2017: Westland Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
2016: Agora Gallery, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
2013: Galerie Richelieu, Montreal, Canada
2013: Galerie Luz, Montreal, Canada
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020: Einaudi Palace, ArteLibre 20th Anniversary show, Chivasso near Turin, Italy
2020: Asolo near Venice, ArteLibre 20th Anniversary show, Italy
2019: Context Art Miami, Anthony Brunelli Gallery Booth, Miami, USA
2019: Bernarducci Gallery, “New York Cool” New York, USA
2019: MEAM Museum, ArteLibre 20th Anniversary show, Barcelona, Spain
2019: Bantierra Palace, ArteLibre 20th Anniversary show, Zaragoza, Spain
2018: Pulse Miami, Bernarducci Gallery Booth, Miami, USA
2018: Agora Gallery, Summer Show, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
2017: Agora Gallery, Summer Show, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
2016: Nicole Longnecker Gallery, “Industrialism in the 21st Century”, Houston, USA
2015: Dacia Gallery, New York, USA
2015: Art Fusion Galleries, Miami, USA
2014: AFK Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2013: PWD Gallery, Waterloo, Canada
2014: First prize winner of Art Fusion Galleries International art competition
2014: Showcase Winner 5 consecutive times during the ArtSlant prize of 2014
2013: 100 days 100 Curators selection, Saatchi online
2014: 1st prize winner MyRankArt Painting category
1983: Selected by Royal Academy of Arts, London UK for the Summer Exhibition