Layne Kleinart grew up in Florida and has lived in Seattle since 1975.  She holds Fine Art degrees in Painting & Printmaking from the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington.   

Kleinart’s work has been included in “Visionaries – Significant Northwest Artists, Present and Future” at the Seattle Center, Bellevue Art Museum Annual (Award), Brevard Museum of Art in Florida, ABSOLUT Vodka Traveling Collection, a King County Public Art Mural Project for METRO, “Northwest Print Invitational” at Davidson Galleries, “A Printing Dialogue” at Tacoma Art Museum, “Seattle Print Arts” at Portland Art Museum, “Arte Grafico Contemporaneo Seattle” at Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaco Mexico, Seattle Print Arts Invitational” at Seattle Art Museum, “North by Northwest” at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA, “Printmaking Invitational” at Shenzhen Art Institute in China, “Paper Politics” at 5+5 Gallery in New York, Walker Point Art Center in Milwaukee WI, “Autobiography” at Seattle Art Museum Gallery, "Seeds of Compassion" at Friesen Gallery.

Community service includes Pratt Fine Art Center Board of Trustees, Seattle Art Museum Contemporary Art Council Board, Seattle Print Arts Board, Richmond Beach Community Council Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters, committees for the Henry Gallery and Artist Trust, President of the University of Washington School of Art Advisory Board.

Additional artwork can be seen at Seattle Art Museum Gallery.