Claudia Gurwitz was born in Cape Town.
She is a yoga teacher & contemporary artist. Claudia attended Herzlia High School where she discovered her love of art under the tutelage of Jill Joubert. Following school, Claudia explored various mediums, studying ceramics at Barbara Jackson’s studio, mosaic with Lisa Finberg and printmaking at Ruth Prowse.


After completing 2 years towards a BAFA at Michaelis, UCT in 1996, Claudia left the University to do her Yoga teacher’s training and completed national certifications in various holistic disciplines.

Among several other exotic destinations, Claudia has made 2 trips to India to expose herself to, and explore the roots of the yoga discipline and its founding culture. Since 1997 Claudia has run her own established yoga centres in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, and Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland.

After her 9 year journey into the healing arts, Claudia returned to painting and a three-year mentorship under Julia Teale at Spencer Street Studio. Claudia has been living in her adopted hometown of Riebeek Kasteel since 2007. She participates alongside the other established local Riebeek artists in the annual collaborative art event, Solo Studios.

Contact:
Email: info@claudiaswall.com / Mobile: +27 83 442 7261


‘Claudia’s painting has always been bold, innovative and exciting, as she has not been afraid to try new ideas and take risks. Claudia works well with a variety of styles and her conceptualisation is intelligent and sensitive’.

Jill Joubert,
Collections:
Hout Bay Manor, Cape Town - 2008
The Bay Hotel, Cape Town - 2009
Fynbos Country Estate, Eastern Cape - 2009
Qasar al Sarab Hotel, Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi - 2009
Nando’s U.K. - 2009
Old Mutual – 2010
Nando’s U.K. - 2010
Countess Antonia Labia Hardres-Williams - 2011
Augusta de Mist Guest House, Swellendam - 2011
University of Cape Town - 2012
Bartholomeu’s Klip - 2015
Nando’s S.A. – 2016
Nando’s S.A. – 2017

Art Awards:
Winner: Riebeek Cellars Art Competition - 2008
Highly Commended: SASA Art Competition - 2010

Art Charity Projects:
WIZO Art Auction - 2008
VEP Kids Upliftment Day: Face Painting - 2009
Meiring Primary School Project - 2009
VEP Allesverloren Art Auction - 2009
VEP Kids Holiday Activity Programme - 2010
VEP Art Auction - 2013

Solo Exhibitions:
“PLANT” - Spencer Street Studios - 2008
“PLANT cntd”-with Salome Gunter at Café Felix - 2009
“Rooted”- Irma Stern Museum - 2012
"BURST” – Claudia’s Wall Gallery - 2014

Group shows:
VeoSpring Art Fair - 2006
Biara Exhibition - 2006
Kirstenbosch - 2007
Alba Lounge Art Sale - 2007
Riebeek Kasteel Art Festival - 2007
Spencer Street Annual Exhibition - 2007
Mandela Rhodes Place Spring Exhibition - 2010
Riebeek Art & Shiraz Exhibition - 2010
Casa Labia in Bloom - 2010/11
SASA’s Merit Exhibition - 2011
Marcus Gallery ‘Seven Ages of Man’ - 2011
Bloom 2, Casa Labia - 2011
Rose Korber’s Summer Salon - 2011
‘Eden’, Bloom 3 - 2014
Solo Studios, Riebeek Kasteel Art Weekend – 2016
The Space Between, SA Jewish Museum – 2016
Summertide, The Gallery, Riebeek Kasteel - 2016
Turbine Art Fair – 2016
Solo Studios, Riebeek Kasteel Art Weekend – 2017