Trish Klenow is an oil painter who lives and works in Apex, North Carolina
Her work can be found regularly in galleries in and around Raleigh, North Carolina
Biography for Trish Klenow
Trish Klenow was born and raised in a small town in northern Michigan the second of five children. The town was far from any major city, and boasted only one stoplight. It was, and is a quiet, safe, slow-moving town. From five years of age Trish Klenow knew she wanted to make art her life. She always had a pencil or paintbrush in her hand since she can remember. She began showing work and doing commissions at the age of 16.
Trish Klenow majored in art and received her bachelors from Central Michigan University. She also studied at Skidmore College in NY (Summer Six Fellowship), the Art Institute of Chicago (Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art program), and then earned a Masters in Art Education at the University of Houston, TX.
Klenow has been teaching art for 17 years and currently works as an art teacher at Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh.
Klenow shows her work around the United States, she has had five solo shows, and has been included in over 80 juried shows in her career. She has also received over a dozen awards in art and art education.