Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson



Claire muses

on the presence of absence.

Claire explores

  • what’s not there, which is sometimes more fascinating than what is.
  • what’s taken with and what’s left behind.
  • stories, suggestions and secrets.

Claire unearths

  • found and discarded objects, from heirlooms to charity shop stock to tailors’ off-cuts.
  • ways to combine archivism and art.


Claire has

  • studied both design (at the AAA School) and art (at the Michaelis School of Fine Art).
  • co-founded her own design studio.
  • participated in several group exhibitions as well as various art fairs in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
  • had two solo exhibitions at Smith Gallery in Cape Town.

For a full CV of shows look here.