Claudia Gurwitz was born in Cape Town.
She is a yoga teacher & contemporary artist. After completing 2 years towards a BAFA at Michaelis, UCT in 1996, she left the University to pursue her interest in Yoga and various holistic disciplines. In 1999 she completed her national certifications in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Holistic Massage therapy. In 2001, she completed her yoga teachers training and Ayurvedic Primary Health Care course.

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

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 tutelage under Julia Teale at Spencer Street Studio. Claudia has been living in her adopted hometown of Riebeek Kasteel since 2007. She finds peace and inspiration in the solitude of her studio. Art lovers can contact Claudia to arrange for a private viewing of her work from her home.

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
U.K. Nando’s Art Collection - 2009
Old Mutual Collection - 2010
U.K. Nando’s Art Collection - 2010
Countess Antonia Labia Hardres-Williams - 2011
Augusta de Mist Guest House, Swellendam - 2011
University of Cape Town - 2012
Bartholomeu’s Klip - 2015

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