Peggy Klineman was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her MFA degree in ceramics from the Rochester Institute of Technology and BA degree from the University of Arizona. While living and working as a designer in NY, Klineman studied painting at Cooper Union and at the Art Student League of New York. In 2015 she moved from New York City to Worthington, MA where she now lives and maintains her studio.
By cutting highly sensitive personal documents into unreadable shred, Klineman is able to remove traces of herself from the world. This information that coheres to represent her is rendered mute. Through their destruction, these documents become the raw material of her art.
Ann Landi wrote, “this is surely art that’s totally in tune with the times….collages that manage to recall AbEx, landscape painting, and any number of artists who have for the last 100 years or so incorporated words and text into their work.”
Klineman has exhibited her work in venues throughout the Northeast and has work in private and corporate collections.