Ms Klare was born in Athens, Ohio, and received her BA in geology and studio art/art history from Oberlin College, where she worked in the Allen Art Museum conservation lab. In the 90s, she worked as a freelance textile and surface designer in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, S Korea, Canada, UK and others. Her work has been reviewed online and in print, including Huffington Post, Woven Tale Press, Art Bra Austin and Culturetr/ke and she has been Artist-in-Residence at Cambridge Sustainability Residency and Icelandic Textile Centre. Ms Klare is curator for the modernboro collection of ragged, tattered and patched pieces and is a Founding Member of Textile Arts LA. In 2017, she was awarded a research grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design to study the relevance of traditional Japanese boro textiles to contemporary art, craft and design.

Ms. Klare lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, an anthropologist and writer.

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