Leslie J. Klein is a mixed media and fiber artist from South Florida. She has worked in pastels, oil pastels and mixed media, creating her images from a Jewish and feminist perspective. She has had many one-person shows both in the U.S. and in Israel, including “The Eden Trilogy”, an installation in oil pastel exhibited at the Artist’s House in Jerusalem. Klein is also well known for her work in fabric – painting, dying and constructing clothing and Judaic pieces such as custom challah covers and tallitot.
Leslie Klein now specializes in fabric art. She first designs each piece individually, cuts the pattern pieces, then paints each as if it were a painting in itself, as well as a whole garment. She uses airbrush, paint brush, dyeing and discharging, stencils, stamps, and screen prints in creating her complex cloth. Yarns, stitchery, trims, found objects, both human-made and from nature, are layered one upon the other to achieve her effects.