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 with 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.

claudia working

public art piano

public art fridge

family center ammad jordan


S 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

Small Image Show, Gallery 21, San Diego, 2/00

Mural, The U.N. Assoc., Balboa Park, San Diego, "Esperanza por la Paz", 1999.

Mural, 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 of California).

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.

La Voz Alta, San Diego, Aug. 30 - Oct. 15. 2003, "Arabs Anonymous", Group show.

Espresso Mi Cultura, Hollywood, CA. Group Show, Nov. - Dec. 2003.

Self-help 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.

Hispanic Museum of Nevada , "Mujeres de Juarez," Group Show, Aug. 12 - Sep. 15, 2004

ARK Playhouse, San Diego, "Parallel Visions", Group Show, in conjunction with "Remains," a play centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
Sept.9 - Oct. 3, 2004.

Jadite Gallery, N.Y., N.Y., "Convergencia," A Group Exhibit, Feb. 3 - 28, 2005

Bard Hall Gallery, San Diego, CA. "Remembering the War in Iraq," March 2 - 31, 2005, Two-Person Show

Expressions of Mexico Gallery "Frida y el Mictlan,"
Paintings by Claudia Fernety, Mirto Golino, Yolanda Romero and Lupita Shahbazi. October 15, 2005 - December, 2005.

San Diego CA Encantada 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, 2009.

carnaby street piano


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:

BBC Coverage:

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

Candid Arts Trust, Summer Show, August 2012

Islington Contemporary Art Fair, October, 2012

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