Petrina Ryan-Kleid is a New York-based artist. She is a native of Australia where she was commissioned to paint murals and where she won the Gold Coast Arts and Council Chambers Exhibit Award. After studying at Tertiary College in Brisbane, Australia, she came to the U.S. in 2010 to study at the New York Academy of Art from which she received an MFA in 2012. Petrina’s specialty is realism with a focus on satire. Her subjects are often politicians and celebrities. Petrina has exhibited her work in both Australia and the United States. Her most recent exhibit was in April 2013 at the Yashir Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Petrina’s work is represented in public and private collections in the U.S. and Australia. She also teaches painting to beginners, intermediary and advanced students in private sessions.