carlijn ✵ claire

I play, I sing, I dance, I touch, I write and draw 
- my life's work is to honour the great beauty all around me. In its ephemeral details and its great glory. I transform through expression within a wide constellation of disciplines, and invite you to take the leap ~ realising sacredness and uniting opposites. My medicine for us is art, beauty, laughter, ceremony, music, dance, fragrance and gentle loving touch ~ in collaboration with nature’s healing principles. 

let my work be an aid in meditation, celebration - evoke joy and perfect harmony. Love is your nature and nature is loving, unconditional! Remember her language.

read a little more about me, my art practice and inspiration here.


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


residencies

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


education

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
Teachings of the Red Earth with Blue Star


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, w.green, vinnies deli, nice fruitijsjes, the american book center, geitenwollenwinkel, real fake, bachi anna, dilmah, sane communications, amsterdam & co.


press

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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