Claire Johnson

Group Shows and Art Fairs

— Selected work, 2015  to 2021

Solo Exhibitions

— Remnant, 2019
— Changing Hands, 2016

Collaborative Hoick Exhbitions

Peep Show Exhibition, 2020
— Shall We Move On?, 2017
— On Second Thought, 2015


Claire Johnson (b. 1986) is a contemporary artist and designer based in Cape Town, South Africa, and part of Hoick.


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Claire Johnson (b.1986, South Africa) lives and works in Cape Town, where she graduated from Michealis School of Fine Art .

The work of Johnson as a solo artist and as part of the creative studio Hoick, which she co-founded, is underpinned by investigation into the relationships that form between humans and objects. Johnson has been part of numerous group shows and fairs, notably the FNB Joburg Art Fair and the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

Johnson is represented by Nuweland Gallery, in the Netherlands.

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Remnant, SMITH, Cape Town

2016 Changing Hands, SMITH, Cape Town

Art Fairs

2021 — AKAA Fair, Paris,  presented by Nuweland Gallery

2021 — 1-54 New York, presented by Nuweland Gallery

2019 Art Joburg, Johannesburg, presented by SMITH

2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, presented by SMITH

2016 Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, presented by SMITH

2016 FNB JHB Art Fair, Johannesburg, presented by SMITH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 — Between Strangers, Nuweland Gallery, Netherlands

2019 Rendevous II,  SMITH, Cape Town

2019 Emphatic Whispers,  SMITH, Cape Town

2019 Re-Imagining Realities, Open24Hrs, Cape Town

2018 Close Encounters, SMITH, Cape Town

2017 Nano 1.1, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2017 Out of Nowhere, SMITH, Cape Town

2017 Salad, SMITH, Cape Town

2016 Sketch, SMITH, Cape Town

2015 Two, SMITH, Cape Town

Collaborative Hoick Shows

2017 Shall We Move On?
Solo Presentation, FNB Art Fair, Johannesburg, presented by SMITH

2015 — On Second Thought, SMITH, Cape Town (Hoick)


Waif — 2016

2010 Post-Graduate Diploma in Art, with distinction, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

2009  Bachelor of Arts (Creative Brand Communication) specialising in graphic design, with honours, AAA School of Advertising, Cape Town.

Work Experience
2015present, Hoick creative studio, Cape Town, South Africa.

20112015, CLRS&Co. conceptual design studio, Cape Town, South Africa.

2017 & 2018 Teaching :
CTCA 3rd Year Conceptual Design Module

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