Iona Kleinhaut was born in New York City and continues to live and work there. She holds a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited at The New Museum, The Drawing Center, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Painting Center, and Five Myles gallery all in New York City. In addition, she was included in exhibitions at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT and The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, N.J. Her work has been shown at several university art galleries, including Parsons School of Design, Hostos College Art Gallery and at the Neiman Gallery of Columbia University. Ms Kleinhaut’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times and Art Critical among others. She has participated in several residencies from The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, The Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY, The Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. She has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Ms. Kleinhaut is the current President and Residency Director of BAU Institute's summer arts residency at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.