Ariel Kleinberg

Journeys to the underworld
Trances to make humans become divine




2014 MFA, Painting | New York Studio School, New York, NY
2009 BA, Ancient Greek | Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2023 Blended Beings | Art Front Gallery, Newark, NJ
2023 Winter Palace | Equity Gallery, NYC
2023 Flat File | Peep Space, Tarrytown, NY
2022 Framing the Village | Revelation Gallery at St. John’s in the Village, NYC
2022 Stop the Invasion! | Great Hall Gallery at the First Presbyterian Church, NYC
2022 Weaving the Wings of Love | Academy of St. Joseph, NYC
2022 Revolutionary Goddesses of NYC, Triangle Arts Association, Governors Island, NYC
2022 Glory to Ukraine | International Fusionism Museum, Easton, PA
2022 Fighting Words, Political Pictures | Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, NY
2022 Gathering Times | Amphora, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Art Island | Brooklyn, NY
2021 Sotto Voce  | ArtFront Gallery, Newark, NJ
2021 Minotauromachy | Triangle Arts Association, Governors Island, NY
2021 Spirals | New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island, NY
2021 Re: Union (performance for Re:Live Performance Lab) | Satellite Art Club, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Art in Odd Places: Normal | New York, NY
2020 Coney Island Art Dance | Global Waterdances, Brooklyn, NY
2020 Touching Without Touch | The Hive, Brooklyn, NY
2020 Pets of the Pandemic | Alpha 137 Gallery
2020 She is… | One Art Space, New York, NY
2019 Artifacts | One Art Space, New York, NY
2019 The Spaghetti-O Incident  | The Hive Art Community, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Magic Theater | Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Genuine Love (set design for concert by Natti Vogel) | NYC
2018 Blue Mountain Gallery Juried Show (Juror: Elisa Jensen) | NYC
2018 Bowery Gallery Juried Competition (Juror: Karen Wilkin) | NYC
2018 X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School | NYC
2017 Marino Faliero (mask/ costume design with Storm Garner & Karen Zasloff) | Theatre 80, NYC
2017 The Two Foscari (mask/ costume design with Storm Garner & Karen Zasloff) | Theatre 80, NYC
2016 Rusalka (with poetry by Sara Debevec) | NYC Poetry Festival, Governors Island, NY
2016 Queen of Diamonds (performance with art by Maryna Bilak) | LIC Arts Open, Queens, NY
2016 Immortal Longings (with Andrea Clinton) | Radical Shakespeare, Lyric Hall, New Haven, CT
2016 Painter's Ritual 3 (with Sara Debevec) | Hunter's Point South Park, Queens, NY
2015 Vala (with Andrea Clinton and Sara Debevec) | Jimmy's No. 43, New York, NY
2015 Painters Ritual 2 (with Sara Debevec) | Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
2015 Synesthesia (installation)| JamFest, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Rite of Spring (with Delhi Dance Theater) | Feather Factory, Brooklyn, NY
2015 160 Days (Hohenberg Award Exhibition) | NYSS, New York, NY
2015 Antigone (performance with Andrea Clinton) | Studio 487, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Zaubernacht | Kottbusser Tor, Berlin, Germany
2014 Painter’s Ritual | Neue Heimat, Berlin, Germany
2014 Street Scenes (with Jennifer Manning for BBuzzArt) | Hana Bank, New York, NY
2014 Becoming Magic (MFA Thesis Exhibition) | NYSS, New York, NY
2014 Hohenberg Competition Show | New York Studio School, New York, NY
2013 Night Mural  | New York Studio School, New York, NY
2013 Winter Small Works Show | New York Studio School, New York, NY
2012 Recent Paintings (with Adrienne Lobel) | NYSS, New York, NY
2009 The Gold Leaves of Memory (Thesis) | Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Awards and Residencies

2022 Triangle Arts Association Artist Fellow | Governors Island, NYC
2020-21 Triangle Arts Association Residency | Governors Island, NY
2018 Hon. Mention, Mercedes Matter Award | New York, NY
2015 Art Students League Residency at Vyt | Sparkill, NY
2015 Triangle Artists’ Workshop | Salem, NY
2014 Hohenberg Award for European Travel | New York, NY
2012 Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Scholarship | New York, NY


 “New at MoRUS: 'Fighting Words: Political Pictures (New Voices in Comix)'“ East Village Grieve,  2022

“Artists set up pop-up installations for three-day festival on 14th Street“ Bob Krasner, The Villager,  2021

“Avant-Kitchen: Art for a New Dinner Party in the Spaghetti-O Incident“ Ante Mag,  2019

“Radical Shakespeare in ‘Wretched State’ at Lyric Hall Saturday“  Register Citizen,  2016