TODD KLIPPENSTEIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT WORKS

 

In my recent works, I strive to minimize my own input and rely on divine points of connection. Working more as a facilitator enables me to create works that transcend my own abilities.

 

This process allows me to unfold energetic paintings that are emotively layered. Beyond the main images in my paintings are sub-images of vessels, guides, gateways and weavings of lines that connect us to our own inner core.

 

Sometimes works of art are best described by those

who make connections with the paintings. One of my

collectors wrote the following:

 

                                         "...it was your recognition of the undefinable,

                                                        'spiritual' source from which your work comes."

 

 

 

Beyond creating works of balanced color and composition, I believe a painting can create a connection with the viewer that allows them to find connections to the core of who they are - the 'Essence of their Being'.

 

 

 

 

EARLY BEGININGS...

 

Klippenstein's interest in art began in pre-school, when he became interested in figurative drawing and geometrics. The hard work and discipline of growing up on a cattle ranch, coupled with the local Indian culture of the Lakota Sioux, influenced Klippenstein's first original works in oil painting and sculpture. Under the tutelage of Barb Hallberg, he won top honors in his first Juried show in Hot Springs, South Dakota at age 15. In the following year, 1983, he won first place in the West River Art Show. In 1982, he began showing and selling his artwork at the Sandstone Gallery in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Klippenstein has been showing and selling his works for over 30 years.

 

His first public works project involved working with several artists on a large mural for the Handicapped program of Hot Springs. In 1984 he created two more murals, in the town of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.

 

Klippenstein began his second apprenticeship in 1985 under master carver Al Walter. Walter was a master stone carver, forger, architect and wood carver. Additionally, Walter was in charge of all restoration work done on the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Working under Walter, encouraged Klippenstein to continue his Fine Art Studies in two and three-dimensional form. Along with his high school academic studies, he traveled into Philadelphia every week for figurative studies.

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1994 Portland State University, Portland, OR

Bachelor of Science

Degree in Sculpture

 

1991 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Portland Art Museum

Studies in Gestural Drawing and Figurative Painting

 

1990 Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

Studies in Painting and Sculpting

 

1986 Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, CO

Studies in Graphic Art and Design

 

1985 Studies in Clay Sculpture in Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

1978-1983 Barb Hallberg - Hot Springs, South Dakota

Studies in drawing and oil painting

 

1985 Al Walter - Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

Studies in Stone Carving

 

1993 Bernado Lopez - Washington State (originally from Bogota, Columbia)

Studies in figurative work, mold making and patina work

 

2002 Robert L. Smith - Madrid, NM

Studies in Abstract Painting

 

 

MEDIA

2001 Pasatiempo,The New Mexican's Weekly Magazine of Arts,

Entertainment & Culture, featured artist in gallery show openings section

 

Channel 7 News, New Mexico,

Focus story on the Santa Fe art market, featuring artwork at Horizon Gallery

 

2002 Channel 7 News, New Mexico, Special Feature story on the places to visit on the Turquoise Trail, featuring the works and studio of Todd Klippenstein

 

KVII-TV, Pro news 7 (ABC affiliate), Texas, Special Feature story on artist's works in acrylic and sculpture

 

'Essential Guide', Santa Fe, New Mexico

'Gallery Guide', Santa Fe/Northern New Mexico

 

2003 'The Central New Mexico Advocate' Front page featured artist

 

2004-05 'Collectors Guide', Santa Fe/Albuquerque/ Northern New Mexico

 

 

AWARDS

1990 First Place Spring Show - two dimensional division - Chadron, Nebraska

First Place Spring Show - three dimensional division - Chadron, Nebraska

1983 First Place Hot Springs Art Council Show - Hot Springs, South Dakota

First Place West River Art Show - Rapid City, South Dakota

 

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS

2015 'From Truth All That Is Divine Flows Within Us'

Acrylic on Canvas 96” X 50”

Academy of the New Church Fine Arts Building

 

2006 Creation of Sculpture Garden – Madrid, New Mexico

 

1994 'Form Giving Birth to Form' - School of Business and Education, Portland Oregon

 

1986 Mural Project - Denver, Colorado

 

1984 2 Landscape Mural Projects -16 X 50 feet & 16 X 70 feet Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

 

1983 Landscape Mural Project - The Handicapped of Hot Springs Hot Springs, South Dakota

 

 

 

GALLERIES AND SHOWINGS

2016 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2015 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

ANC Fine Arts Show – Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

2014 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2013 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2012 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2011 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2010 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2009 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2008 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2007 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2006 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

BGMS-Tucson, Arizona featured works: landscapes and jewelry

Indigo Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

Art Expo – New York

2005 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

Talking Bridge-New Mexico; group show

Indigo Gallery – One Man Show

2004 Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

Indigo Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2003 Indigo Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

Walkerfineart – Denver, Colorado

Color and Light – Madrid, New Mexico

Chumani Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

Denver Design Center - Denver, Colorado

Indigo Gallery – Madrid, New Mexico

2002 Horizon Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oval Gallery - Albuquerque, NM

Chumani Gallery - Madrid, New Mexico

2001 Munson Gallery - Group Show

Oval Gallery - Albuquerque, NM

Horizon Gallery - One Man Show 'Essence of Being'

2000 Windsor Betts Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chumani Gallery - Madrid, New Mexico

1999 Windsor Betts Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chumani Gallery - Madrid, New Mexico

1994 Saks Fifth Avenue - Spring Show, Portland, Oregon

1993 Cedar Mountain Drums - Portland, Oregon

1991 Cedona Gallery - San Francisco, California

Corner Gallery - Palo Alto, California

Giorgio Gallery - Berkeley, California

1983 Sandstone Gallery - Hot Springs, South Dakota

First Place – West River Art Show

1982 Sandstone Gallery - Hot Springs, South Dakota

 

 

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