"Nature is my inspiration, through my art I wish to make aware people the beauty and the importance of coral reefs, and invite the humanity to preserve and take care of them".
Born in Colombia in 1978, Claudia Ruiz lives and works in Switzerland. Her current work underscores the beauty and importance of coral reefs for our planet. Thanks to her own invention - a blend of nine different materials, including fine sand from the Sahara and American cotton - Claudia creates intricate, colourful and three-dimensional art objects.
At the age of nine, Claudia Ruiz began to paint in watercolour and attended various arts and crafts courses in addition to the school.
At the age of 16 she left her homeland to discover the world and studied art and graphic design in the USA.
Her love for nature is explained by her indigenous roots. Claudia loves nature above all else and wants to reflect its beauty in her art. In addition, Claudia Ruiz wants to pass on the message of her work, to take care of nature. Part of the proceeds of their paintings are used by various organisations and ONGs working to conserve and restore coral reefs.
LIVES AND WORKS
Art Academy Rosso, Fine Art Techniques, Medellin, Colombia, 1997.
Art Institute, Advertising and Graphic Design, Medellin, Colombia, 1997.
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Fine Art Lessons, Conneticut, USA, 1999.
Art Institute Ft. Lauderdale, Visual Design, Ft. Lauderdale, USA, 2004.
Elisava Barcelona, Art Direction, Barcelona, Spain, 2008.
Casa Moderna, “The time of beauty”, Zürich, Switzerland, 2017.
Atelier Lina Alarcón, Barcelona, “The energy of joy” Spain, 2017.
Casa Moderna, “Ibiza Passion”, Zürich, Switzerland, 2016.
Märtplatz, “Mysterious Oceans”, Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland, 2015.
Casa Moderna, “Art Deco Sensual ”, Zürich, Switzerland, 2015.
Casa Moderna, “Intense”, Zürich, Switzerland, 2015.
Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, France 2019.
10th Anniversary Galerie Katapult, Basel, Switzerland, 2018-2019.
Art Shopping, Paris, France, 2018.
Galerie Katapult, Basel, Switzerland, 2018.
Samhart Gallery, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 2018.
Samhart Gallery, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2018.
Galerie Katapult, Basel, Switzerland, 2017.
Art Shopping, Paris, France, 2017.
Svenska Konstgalleriet, Malmö, Sweden, 2017.
GGA, Affoltern am Albis, 2016.
Artistes du Monde, Cannes, France, 2016.
Atelier Pizarro, New York, 2015.
Galerie 33, Buchs, Switzerland, 2015.