Claudia Fernety's expressive paintings are about
striking the right visual balance of color, tonality and form.
She successfully combines these elements to depict human stories
and abstract compositions alike. She studied both
sociology and art at the University of California at San Diego
and throughout her career as a painter has continued to work
vulnerable people: the homeless,
abused women, and
the mentally ill. She has contributed
public artworks to many non-profit organizations, including UNICEF,
The United Nations building in Balboa Park, The US National Center
for Family Justice, and the Family Justice Center of Amman, Jordan.
Her work is a part of more than a hundred private and public
collections. She currently lives in London and works in the Arts Programme at The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a not-for-profit charity that helps the homeless.
e l e c t e d E x h i b i t i o n s
a n d P u b l i c W o r k s
Image Show, Gallery 21, San Diego, 2/00
The U.N. Assoc., Balboa Park, San Diego, "Esperanza
por la Paz", 1999.
The UN Assoc., Balboa Park, San Diego,"The Children's Mural:
Peace Through Education", 10/00. (Featured in the Winter
2001 issue of the L.A. Mural Conservancy's journal on new murals
Gargoyle Gallery, San Diego,
Two-person show, 11/00.
ArtWalk, Refrigerator Project, San Diego, 4/01.
A Hunger Artist Gallery, New Mexico, "Psychologically Charged," 8/01.
San Diego Children's Museum, Solo show,
"Faces of Humanity," 10/01 through 1/02.
Ray Street - Gallery 999, Solo show, "Recent Work," 2/02 through 3/02.
Sushi Gallery - Group Show "Life Stage", July 26-28, 2002
World Beat Center, Activist San Diego Exhibit,
July 12, 2003 Galleri Urbane, Silver City, New Mexico
July 25-Aug 25, 2003, Group Show.
Voz Alta, San Diego, Aug. 30 - Oct. 15. 2003, "Arabs Anonymous",
Espresso Mi Cultura, Hollywood, CA.
Group Show, Nov. - Dec. 2003.
Gallery, East Los Angeles, "Mujeres de Juarez" Group
Show April 13 - May 9, 2004.
Galleri Urbane, Silver City, New Mexico,
July 30 -Aug. 21, 2004, Women's Show.
Museum of Nevada , "Mujeres de Juarez," Group
Show, Aug. 12 - Sep. 15, 2004
Playhouse, San Diego, "Parallel Visions", Group
Show, in conjunction with "Remains," a play centered
on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
Sept.9 - Oct. 3, 2004.
Gallery, N.Y., N.Y., "Convergencia," A Group Exhibit,
Feb. 3 - 28, 2005
Hall Gallery, San Diego, CA. "Remembering the War in Iraq," March
2 - 31, 2005, Two-Person Show
Expressions of Mexico Gallery "Frida y el
Paintings by Claudia Fernety, Mirto Golino,
Yolanda Romero and Lupita Shahbazi.
October 15, 2005 - December, 2005.
San Diego CA
Fine Art Gallery
Some of my current work is on display (2006)
904 Valencia St. San Francisco, 94110
Bread & Cie, San Diego, CA, "War and the Circus" June 28 - July
28, 2006. Solo Show.
2007-2009, Cover Illustrations
for several handbooks on Domestic Violence, including ""Hope
for Hurting Families: A Guide to Co-Located Service in the Middle
East." My illustration was used to represent the first Center
for Domestic Violence in Amman, Jordan.
London Street Pianos Project: Painted
piano for Carnaby Street. On public display June-July,
Secret Subterranean London, Illumini Group Show
Shoreditch Town Hall, September 9-15, 2010
400 Women Project, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
12 November, 2010 through December 5, 2010
A group exhibit featuring new work from over 200 artists, including Tracey
Emin, Maggi Hambling, Swoon and Humphrey Ocean, in response to the widespread
murders of women in Ciudad Juarez. Website: http://400women.tumblr.com/
BBC Coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11735235
6 BY 4, Postcard Exhibit
12-14 November, 2010
Art Space Portsmouth, Aspex Gallery
"Journey", Group Show. The Somerset Maugham Gallery,
Whitstable, England. 16-29 March, 2011.
Edinburgh Art Festival, Canongate Venture Gallery:
"400 Women" Show. August 4 - September 4, 2011.
"In Memory of the Women of Juarez"
Group exhibit & fundraiser, Workers Solidarity
Center, 1905 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles, CA.
November 5 - 12, 2011.
Candid Arts Trust, Spring Show, March 2012 www.candidarts.com
Candid Arts Trust, Summer Show, August 2012 www.candidarts.com
Islington Contemporary Art Fair, October, 2012