Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
About Claudia Grutke
In her art, Claudia Grutke is mainly self taught. While working professionally as a pharmacist, some private lessons were taken to explore drawing, painting and abstract art. After living through the sequence of earthquakes in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011 and moving to the North Island of New Zealand in 2013, she now lives in Raglan, turned her hobby into a full time profession and works from her studio at home. Claudia is the winner of the Artist of the Year competition 2014 by Chroma Australia. In her work, she is often exploring the transition of land, sea and sky while using different textures. Abstract landscapes or seascapes emerge as a result, the Pacific Ocean at her doorstep offers great inspiration for these paintings. Claudia has participated in group exhibitions in Raglan (2015 & 2016), Bologna (2015 & 2016). She is a participant in the Women’s Essence Project in Milan (April 2016), her work was on show at the NZ Art Show in Wellington (June 2016) and in a group exhibition in Madrid (October 2016) and Wellington (December 2016).
In my art, I am mainly self-taught.
Degree in Pharmacy, University of Hamburg 1996
NZ Art Show 2017, Wellington
2 June to 5 June 2017
Raglan Arts Weekend 2017
Open Studio January 28 to 30
Atelier Exhibition & Art Sale
Kirstin School, Auckland October 25 to 29, 2016
The Original Art Sale, Auckland, October 13 to 16, 2016
The Great Art Sale at the Lake House, Takapuna, Auckland, September 2016
NZ Art Show, Wellington
3 June 2016 - 6 June 2016
Positively Art 2016
Open Studio during Raglan Arts Weekend 30/1/16 to 01/2/16
Open Studio October 2015
The Great Art Sale at the Lake House, Takapuna, Auckland, August 2015
Positively Art 2015
Raglan Arts Weekend 24/1/15 to 26/1/15
NZPPA WSA Exhibition "Salon des Refuses"
April 28 to May 27
"2016 Kiwi Art House Gallery Christmas Exhibition"
CQ Hotel, Wellington December 13 to 24
"Little Treasures 2016"
Galleria De Marchi,
26 November to 8 December 2016
Trevisan International Art,
Galleria Ateneo de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
18 October to 31 October 2016
Women's Essence project, Milan, Italy
1 April - 3 April 2016
"Little Treasures 2015"
Galleria De Marchi
International Group Exhibition
28 November - 10 December 2015
at the studio in Raglan, August 2015
Taumarunui Art Exhibition November 2014