KX2 is a collaboration combining the strengths of artists and sisters Ruth Avra and Dana Kleinman who create mathematically inspired sculpture merging metal and painting.  From a distance the work is bold and geometric, yet up close the viewer is engaged by textural hand-sanded metal and multi-layered paintings.  By exploring geometry, symmetry and connection, their work aims to create a moment of pause, inviting the viewer to escape the stresses of the day and find a space to achieve balance. In their most recent work, themes related to environmental issues are presented with the hope to raise an awareness of the fragility of our natural ecosystems. 


Since establishing their artistic collaboration in 2007, KX2’s work has been featured in notable galleries and museums around the world.  Importantly, the work was leveraged to the international art scene with an invitation to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Biennale at the National Art Museum of China. Their work can be found in numerous private, corporate and public art collections throughout North America.  Avra and Kleinman currently reside with their individual families in Southern Florida.

KX2 is environmentally conscious of material choices, using up to 50% recycled metals and recycled canvas.



2002    University of New Mexico MFA in Painting. Albuquerque, NM

1997    Carnegie Mellon University BFA in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and BA in History and Anthropology

            Pittsburgh, PA. Phi Beta Kappa, Carnegie Tradition Scholar  



2001    University of Wisconsin BS in Art, Art Metal Concentration. Madison, WI

1999    Syracuse University, Scholarship Grant for semester abroad in Florence, Italy


Museum and Art Center Exhibitions 

2020    Coral Springs Museum of Art, group show, Coral Springs, FL
            Art and Culture Center, "Exposed", Hollywood, FL

2019    The Frank, "New Industry", Pembroke Pines, FL
            Coral Springs Museum of Art, group show, Coral Springs, FL
            Art and Culture Center, “Exposed”, Hollywood, FL

            CICA Museum, “Artist Statement”, South Korea
2018    Monmouth Art Museum, group show,  Lincroft, NJ
            Art and Culture Center, “Mottos”, Hollywood FL
2017    Islip Art Museum, "Duality", East Islip, NY    
2016    Museum of the Golden Ratio, Featured Artist March 2016
2011    Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center, "Supersize: Bigger is Better?", Solomons Island, MD
2010    Albuquerque Museum of Art, "Miniatures and More”, New Mexico 

2009    Las Cruces Museum of Art, solo show "Crescendo", Las Cruces, New Mexico

2008    National Museum of Art, Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China

            Art Center/South Florida, solo show “K x 2 =ART”, Miami Beach, FL    

            Fort Collins Museum of Art, Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins, Colorado


Select Exhibitions

2020    Lyons Wier Gallery, "Chrysalistasis", group show curated by James Austin Murray (online). New York, NY 
            Turner Carroll Gallery, "Solstice" curated by Judy Chicago, Santa Fe, NM
            Chase Edwards Gallery, group show, Delray Beach, FL

            Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2019    Marseilles, South Beach, FL curated by YNOBE DNA

            Market Art + Design, Hamptons, NY
            Artserve, “Textured” DBA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

            Whitewall Contemporary, "WATER", Delray Beach, FL                

2018    Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, SOFA Art Fair, Chicago, IL

            Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT

            Whitewall Contemporary, "W H I T E", Delray Beach, FL

            Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

            Art Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2017    Lanoue Gallery, December Group Show, Boston, MA

            Sandra Phillips Gallery, "De/Constructing Landscape", Denver, CO

            Exhibit 208, "Tondo", Albuquerque, NM

2016    Arte Ponte, SCOPE Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

            Amy Simon Fine Art, two person show, Westport, CT
            Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA

            Kaller Fine Arts, Washington DC. 

            Downtown Contemporary, “Heavy Metal”. Albuquerque, NM

2015    Lanoue Gallery, two person show, Boston, MA

            Nan Miller Gallery, “Abstract Views”, Rochester, NY

            Exhibit 208, “s(and): an introduction”, Albuquerque, NM

            ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

2014    Exhibit / 208, solo show “Full Circle", Albuquerque, New Mexico.

            El Monte Sagrado, solo show, “Land Lines”, Taos, NM. 

            Sandra Phillips Gallery, “ID Series”, Denver, CO 

            Downtown Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM

            Dacia Gallery, “Black and White”, New York, NY

            Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

            Exhibit/208, “Wrap It Up”, Albuquerque, NM

            Saatchi Art, online exhibit “The Shape of Things: New Sculpture” curated by Rebecca Wilson

2013    Oeno Gallery, “6 Impossible Things” Ontario, Canada
            Dacia Gallery/European House of Arts, Mazieres-de-Touraine, France; Erfurt, Germany; Sibiu, Romania

            Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            Galerija Dora, “Spiral Channel--To Earth with Love” curated by Vlado Franjevic, Slovenia            

            Pippin Gallery, “Artgraze”. Santa Fe, NM

            VAM Art Inc. “Continuum”, New Jersey

            Harper College, “Small Works”, Palatine, IL

            Sandra Phillips Gallery, “Spring Rendezvous”, Denver, CO 
2012    Lanoue Fine Art, two person show with Dirk De Bruycker, Boston, MA

2011    Dacia Gallery, solo show "Vanishing Point", New York, NY 

            Munoz Waxman Gallery, "18 Days", Santa Fe, New Mexico

            SCA Contemporary, "The Sublime, The Beautiful, and The Picturesque”, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010    Causey Contemporary, solo show "VECTOR|vector", Brooklyn, New York 

            Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery, solo show “Intersections”, UNM Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Kaller Fine Arts, Bethesda, MD

            Edward Hopper House, "Small Matters of Great Importance", curated by Clare Bell, New York, NY

            BWAC Gallery, "Wide Open”, curated by Nicholas Baume, Ann Strauss, and Mark Hughes, New York, NY

2009    Aakriti Art Gallery, "Gen Next IV" Kolkata, India

            Lurie-Kavachnina Gallery, "Art of Deception", Miami, FL

            Studio B. Hollywood, FL

2008    Trend Showroom, solo show, Miami, Florida

            Gallery Plan b, Washington, DC

            Agora Gallery, 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Exhibition, curated by Manon Slome, New York, NY
            Artformz Gallery, Miami, FL

Awards and Committees

Public Artist Roster 2020, City of Ocala, FL

Corporate and Publicly Viewable Collections
National Center for Health Statistics, Maryland

Womack Wealth Management, New Mexico and Beverly Hills offices

Jaguar/Landrover auto showroom, Bethesda, MD

University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Silverpeak, New York

GW&K Investments, Boston, MA

DealerRater LLC, Massachusetts
The Davis Companies, Boston, MA

The Argo Group, New York, NY

Elements Development, Irvine, CA
New Mexico Arts, Art in Public Places, Acclaimed Artist Series
Bernalillo County Public Art Collection, MRCOG Building
Luna College, New Mexico Arts, Art in Public places 


Art in Film 
Artwork by KX2 has appeared in:
The Makeover
Central Intelligence
Just Getting Started
Chambers (Netflix series)
Mars Project

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