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.