Halena Cline has family roots that extend back many generations in Kentucky where she was born and have influenced her lifelong love of creating works of art. She studied sculpture, drawing, painting, illustration and photography at the Gebhardt's Art School in Cincinnati, OH in 1970. In 1981, Halena received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Kentucky University where she studied painting, drawing, printmaking and photography.
Halena Cline lives in Northern Kentucky and has worked as a studio artist most of her adult life. She has a studio at the Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1990.
Halena's work is known nationally and is held in many national and international collections. She produces works by using mediums that are experimental as well as those that are more tradtional; used in creative ways. She also incorporates mediums acquired through attending art conferences and by experiencing methods and techniques she has acquired in her travels and cultural encounters.
Halena maintains a dedication in her works to children's and women's issues and those that are vulnerable in today's society. She believes that art education is vital in the classroom and has participated in many lecturing opportunities at her alma mater of Northern Kentucky University as well as the University of Cincinnati, the Contemporary Art Center and the Cincinnati Taft Museum.