Katrine Claassens

1985 - 

Katrine Claassens is a painter from Cape Town. She has a degree in Visual Arts from Stellenbosch University (2007) and Master's degree in Climate Change from the University of Cape Town (2015). 


After graduating from her first degree she lived between Quebec and France, developing her artistic practice before moving back to South Africa in 2012.  


Her paintings reflect her interest in climate change, deep ecology, urban ecology, and internet memes.


Read an interview with Claassens about her work on Between 10 and 5 here, or find out more about her 2017 trip to Antarctica & the work it inspired here.


Solo Exhibitions

2017 we came at a time, 99 Loop, Cape Town

2016 welcome to the internet i will be your guide, 99 Loop, Cape Town.

2013 Between The Blue Swimming Pools, Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2011 The Jacaranda Girls and Other Stories, Salon91, Cape Town.

2009 The Birds/ Les Oiseaux, Cheap as Candy, Syndrome, Montreal.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016: Oracle, Salon91, Cape Town

2016: Origin and Lineage, DF Contemporary, Cape Town.

2016: Reverie, AGOG Gallery, Johannesburg.

2016: Artemisia, DF Contemporary, Cape Town.

2016: Untitled 2.99, 99 Loop, Cape Town.

2016: Imago Mundi, Pratt Institute, New York.

2016: Travel, 10&5. That Art Fair, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

2015: Small Canvas Project at Querini Stampalia Foundation, Venice.

2015: Chandler House, Cape Town.

2015: Spring Show, Artvark, Cape Town.

2015: The Persistence of Memory, Untitled Studios, Cape Town.

2015: The Grand II, Rust-en-Vrede, Cape Town.

2015: Golden Haze, Salon91, Cape Town.

2014: Fresh Produce, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.

2014: The Grand, Rus-en-Vrede, Belleville.

2014: Five Wolves No Pigs, Montreal, Canada.

2014: Visual Manifesto, Rus-en-Vrede, Belleville.

2013: Muse, Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town.

2013: Summer Salon, Commune1, Cape Town.

2013: Fissure, Commune1, Cape Town.

2013: In Good Company, Irma Stern Museum Gallery, Cape Town.

2013: Home is Wherever You Are, Salon91, Cape Town.

2012: I’d Rather Be Swimming, Salon91, Cape Town.
2012: Die Landskap van Vrouwees, Grevilleas Gallery, Breytenbach Sentrum, Wellington.
2012: Shoes From Chinese Ships, Salon91, Cape Town.
2012: Woord en Beeld, Grevilleas Gallery, Breytenbach Sentrum, Wellington.

2011: If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing, Salon91, Cape Town.

2010: Spookasem, Salon 91, Cape Town.

2008: Sasol New Signatures Exhibition, Pretoria Arts Museum, Pretoria.
2008: ABSA Atelier, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg.
2008: Faces and Places exhibition at Off the Wall gallery, Paarl.
2008: Postcard Show II exhibition at Off the Wall gallery, Paarl.

2007: Greatest Hits, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: FIN: Graduate Exhibition, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.
2007: Timo Smuts Art Prize, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, Stellenbosch.