Carla Klein (1970, Zwolle, NL) is an artist who uses her own photography as a source material for her paintings. Starting with industrial sites she moves towards painting desert landscapes, which she had photographed during her travels. These landscapes are so monotonous that one might mistake the paintings as abstract. They never depict people, the only sign of human presence being that of fractions of traffic lights, the road ahead or parts of the dashboard. Yet the painter herself is always very much present in the picture. 

Carla Klein studied at the Koninklijke Akademie voor Kunsten, The Hague and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Recent solo and group exhibitions include
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis (2014), The Granary, Sharon (2013), TENT, Rotterdam (2012), Kunsthal, Rotterdam (2011), Fifth Anniversary Lift Ticket, commissioned by The Aspen Art Museum and The Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen (2009), Exposorium, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (2009), World Class Boxing, Miami (2008), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam (2008), Tulane University, New Orleans (2006) and many other.
Several monographs were published on occasion of her solo exhibitions among which by 'World Class Boxing' Florida (2008), Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans (2006) and Jarla Partilager, Stockholm (2007).