Denis G. Kleine
Artist Statement & Background

"All art is valid and serves as a commentary of our society throughout history. Like music, visual art needs to be felt and experienced from deep within ourselves. I enjoy art that feeds the soul and it is this aspect that I like to explore, for the grandness of our beings needs to be expressed."

Denius Kleine was born in New Westminister, British Columbia in 1956. In 1983, Denis graduated from David Thompson University Centre in Nelson with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in sculture. Denis has taught sculpture at Arctic College in Iqaluit, NWT, Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC, and at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts in Haliburton, Ont. To date, Denis has completed several private and public commissions in bronze and stone. He is presently an active member of the Sculptor's Society if Canada. His work can be found in private and corporate collections acroos Canada, the USA as well as several other countries throughout the world.


1996 "Donor Book" Regional district of Central Okanagan
1993 Life-size bronze of Don Mazankowski, Vegreville, Alta.
1993 "Donar and Memorial Wall", reliefs, Kelowna General Hospital
1991 "Treescape" Dolomite marble, City of Kelowna
1989 "The Working Man" life-size bronzw, City of Kelowna


1995 Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Kelowna, BC
1992 Calona Wines, Kelowna, BC
1991 Heritage Gallery, Westbank, BC
1984 The Jam Factory, Nelson, BC


1993 Gagnon Editions Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1991 The McLaren-Barnes Gallery, Oakville, Ont.
1989 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
1988 Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1986 Leaf Hill Gallery, Victoria, BC


1998 The Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, BC
1998 Stone Sculptures by 6 Kootenay Artists, Castlegar BC
1998 Art 98, Vancouver International Art Fair, Vancouver, BC
1997 Nelson Centennial Art Gallery
1997 Vancouver International Art 97 Exhibition
1996 Sculture Show, Gallery Mack, Seattle WA
1995 Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, Ont.
1994 National Exhibition Center, Castlegar, BC
1994 Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, BC
1993 Sculptors Society of Canada, National Tour
1993 Gallery of the Kootenays, Nelson, BC
1993 Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA
1992 Group Show, Gallery Mack, Seattle WA
1990 'Expressions of Cultural Heritage', Toronto, Ont
1990 Art Vancouver 90, Vancouver, BC
1989 'Sculpture British Columbia', BC Interior
1988 Leaf Hill Gallery, Victoria, BC
1987 'Sculpture 87', at Robson Square, Vancouver, BC


Gallery Mack, Seattle, WA
The Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, BC


Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
G.W. Thomas & Associates Ltd., Kelowna, BC
Pushor, Mitchell, Montgomery & Co., Kelowna, BC
Midland Walwyn Capital Inc., Kelowna, BC

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