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Denis Kleine

Photo of Denis KleineArtist Statement:

I enjoy transforming the hard and cold properties of stone and bronze to expose a sense of warmth and calm.

The quality, properties and shape of each uncarved block I find are important to my approach. Working in a primary stylized format, I feel I can stay true to the original block and best reveal my vision. The repetition of strong lines and surface planes enhance the beauty of the stone which brings the piece to life.

The modeling technique in the bronze process allows more freedom in conception of a subject while still maintaining the stylized format of the stone pieces. I place a lot of importance on the patinas, which I feel further enhances the transformation of the stone-like quality to my bronze works.

Stone and bronze create both a physical and mental challenge. I find peace in the process and look forward to their challenges every day.

Curriculum Vitae:

I am a professional sculptor residing in Nelson, BC.I graduated with a BFA from David Thompson University Centre and am currently teaching part time at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC.I am a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and am currently represented by the Artym Gallery in Invermere, BC. I have shown extensively in BC, Canada and the US.I work predominantly in Stone and Bronze.I also sculpt in sand, snow and ice and participate in projects and competitions around the world.

2010 Peace Sign, Castlegar, BC
2008 Conversation Bench, Mir Centre, Castlegar, BC.
2004 The Shopper, (With Pat Field) Town Square Mall, Penticton, BC.
2001 The Family, Monumental bronze, Trail, B.C.
2000 Osprey and Nest, Life-size bronze, Nelson, B.C.
1996 Donor Book, Regional District of Central Okanagan
1993 Don Mazankowski, Life-size bronze, Vegreville, Alta.
1993 Donor Wall, 28' x 8' bronze and plexiglass relief, Kelowna Gen. Hospital
1993 Memorial Wall, 60' x 8' bronze and plexiglass relief, Kelowna Gen. Hospital
1991 Treescape, Dolomite Marble 42" h, Kelowna, B.C.
1989 The Working Man, Life-size bronze, Kelowna, B.C.


2005 Kastle Rock B & B, Nelson, BC
1995 Cedar Creek Winery, Kelowna, B.C.
1992 Calona Wines, Kelowna, B.C.


2006 The Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar, BC.
2001 Garden Spirits Gallery, Fredericksburg,TX.
1999 Glacier Jewelry Gallery, Nelson, B.C.
1993 Gagnon Editions Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
1991 The McLaren-Barnes Gallery, Oakville, Ont.
1989Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
1988Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.


2012 Castlegar Sculpture Walk
2011 Castlegar Sculpture Walk
2011 KSA Faculty Show, Grand Forks and Castlegar, BC
2010 Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD
2010 Castlegar Sculpture Walk
2009 Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD
2008 Sculpture in The Park, Loveland, CO
2007 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
2007 Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD
2007 KSA Faculty Show, Touchstones Gallery, Nelson, BC.
2006 Sculpture in The Park, Loveland, CO
2005 Sculpture in The Park, Loveland, CO
2004 Sculpture in The Park, Loveland, CO
2002 Sculpture International, Atlanta, Georgia
2002 Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA.
2002 Spokane Western Art Show, Spokane, WA..
2001 Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO.
1998 The Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, B.C.
1998 Stone Sculptures by 6 Kootenay Artists, Castlegar, B.C.
1998 Art 98, Vancouver International Art Fair, Vancouver, B.C.
1997 Nelson Centennial Art Gallery, Nelson, B.C.
1997 Vancouver International Art 97 Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C.
1996 Sculpture Show, Gallery Mack, Seattle, WA.


Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
G.W. Thomas & Associates, Kelowna, B.C.
Pushor Mitchell, Montgomery & Co., Kelowna, B.C.
Midland Walwyn Capital Inc., Kelowna, B.C.
Selkirk College, Castlegar, B.C.

Denis Kleine: Soldier of Life (Detail) Denis Kleine: Soldier of Life Grouping Denis Kleine: Sun In the Sky
Soldier of Life (Detail)
24 x 12 x 12 in.   Bronze
Soldier of Life Grouping
24 x 14 x 12 in.   Bronze
Sun In the Sky
25 x 33 x 7 in.   Stone
Denis Kleine: Soleil Denis Kleine: Ptarmigan Denis Kleine: Moon Tree
23 x 22.5 x 12 in.   Stone
12 x 13.5 x 6.5 in.   Stone
Moon Tree
10 x 12 x 7 in.   Other
Denis Kleine: Sun Cradle Denis Kleine: Sun Tree Denis Kleine: White Hawk
Sun Cradle
30 x 30 x 16 in.   Other   
Sun Tree
10 x 12 x 7 in.   Other   
White Hawk
17 x 14 x 10 in.   Stone   
Denis Kleine: Sun Up
Sun Up
13 x 12 x 7 in.   Stone   

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