carlijn ✵ claire

I play, I paint, I sing, I dance, I write and draw - revealing beauty and soul in all that surrounds me. My creations are a distillation of my encounters with varied aesthetic, mythological, energetic and cultural sensibilities - gathered during my travels in the inner and outer worlds, studies in art history, archaeology, nature, esoteric sciences and sound - but above all nurtured by an irrepressible sense of curiosity and expansion deep inside.

I’m a heavy dreamer, I do what moves me - guided by that tingly gut feeling or sense of wonder.

From a place of soul and source.

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or read a little more about me, my art practice and inspiration in the QandA.

exhibitions / publications

2022 soft messages for hard times, Delight Yoga Weteringschans Amsterdam*
2018 duo show w/ Sasha van Aalst, selected works, Hutspot Amsterdam
2018 solo show, selected works, Spirit Amsterdam
2018 group show, Ooggetuige II, Oosterkerk Amsterdam / Open Oost Kunstroute
2018 diptychs series, Delight Yoga Weteringschans Amsterdam
2018 diptychs + all semantics series, Spaces Paris*
2018 diptychs series, Spaces London*
2018 all semantics series, Spaces Oslo*
2018 all semantics series, Spaces Birmingham*
2017 - 2018 solo show, selected works, Cotton Cake Amsterdam
2016 selected works + pop up studio, Inner Peace Conference Posthoornkerk Amsterdam
2016 selected works, Pajama Factory Williamsport PA
2015 voyeurism series, Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender 2016
2015 banana mural, WeTransfer
2014 wish you were here group show #13, A.I.R. Gallery Brooklyn NYC
2014 cabinet of curiosities, Gallery 33 Amsterdam
2013 - 2017 selected works, illuminating the walls of local businesses like Ekodis, Sla, Filter, Ecomama, Toon and Vinnies
*currently on show


2016 Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence program
, Williamsport PA


MA journalism & new media, Leiden University
BA art history & archaeology, Leiden University
Honours program 'Seeing and Naming, Royal Academy of Art The Hague
500h Yoga Teacher Training, Svaha Yoga Amsterdam
200h Astanga Yoga Teacher Training, Delight Yoga Amsterdam
20h Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, MangalaM Amsterdam
Rosen Method bodywork training (Touch & Awareness), with Schirin Zorriassateiny
Urban Herbology Apprenticeship with Lynn Shore
Pitjit Jiwa Tenaga Dalam energywork training with Raymond Felix
Reiki I & II with Sander van den Hoek
Sound Healing training with Surya Maarten Adriaaens, Akasha Retreat Center
Oracle Arts with Isis Indriya
Sacred Oils with Felicity Warner
Dance and improvisation with Katie Duck
Aboriginal Teachings of the Red Earth with shaman Blue Star
Teacher training Creative classes for primary school students, Lukida Academy
Magnified Healing first phase with MH grandmaster Dancing Cloud
Songwriting with Milou Mignon
Training for creative substitute teachers on primary schools, Lukida Academy

on commission

art and text for selected clients -
holistik, vogue, ace & tate, glamour, subbacultcha, gulpener, fairtrade, mediamonks, damen shipyards group, holland herald (klm), pupmag, sla, slow travel berlin, glamcult, matter most, leiden university, lexmond vs. lexmond, galerie gabriel rolt, feedie,, vinnies deli, nice fruitijsjes, the american book center, geitenwollenwinkel, real fake, bachi anna, dilmah, sane communications, amsterdam & co.


sometimes people ask me questions, take my photo and publish my work -
the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, Het Parool, andC,
LINDA, Vogue, ELLE, Glamour and Michelle van der Zee for example.

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