Jeana Eve Klein was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1975. In 1987, she moved with her family to Hendersonville, North Carolina, and has considered herself a North Carolinian ever since. She earned her undergraduate Art & Design degree from the School of Design (now College of Design) at North Carolina State University, and her Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. She currently lives and works in Boone, North Carolina, where she is Assistant Professor of Fibers in the Art Department at Appalachian State University.
The majority of Jeana's studio practice is devoted to mixed media quilts. These works straddle the lines between textiles and painting, realism and abstraction, fact and fiction. Her process is often obsessive, with layer-upon-layer of tedious hand processes. Jeana's work has been shown nationally, appearing in more than 50 exhibitions in the last five years. Recent solo and duo exhibitions have included "Rundown" in South Carolina, "Short Stories" in Florida, "In Stitches" in Washington, and "In With The New" in North Carolina.
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