Claudia Waters is known for her figurative seaside and underwater oil paintings. She earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design and has studied painting at the Art Students League and the Yard School of Art. Her paintings have been shown in national and regional exhibitions.
Group exhibits have included: a three-person show, Sea and Sky, at the Kirkland Art Center; Mini-Mania 2 at The Arts Guild of Rahway; Just the Figure at the Walter Wickiser Gallery; Currents at the Court Gallery; Personal Vistas at the Montclair Art Museum, Yard Arcade; Out of the Blue and 8 Visions, both at the Attleboro Arts Museum.
Waters received the Allied Artists of America Award for Running Conversation, an oil on linen, at the 71st Midyear at The Butler Institute of American Art. She was awarded third prize for Edgartown Light in the Oceans, Rivers, Lakes and Streams show at the Park Avenue Club. A Perfect Day was featured on the Spring 2008 cover of the Montclair Art Museum Education Brochure. The painting, Laughing Gull, received a finalist award in the animal/wildlife category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 25th Annual Art Competition. Several arts cover articles about the artist have been written by Joan Finn (2006-2010) in The Montclair Times.
Resilience of Being was part of the Metro 26 Show at City Without Walls. The exhibition jurors were Chris Coover, Christie’s; Kathleen Gilrain, Smack Mellon Studios; and Priska C. Juschka, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. The Metro 26 show traveled throughout the state of New Jersey for one year in 2009.
In 2010 Waters had a solo exhibition, Persistence of Vision, at the Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, that featured both her seaside and underwater paintings.
Her painting, When You Were Young 3, was in the 2010 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art, Reality + Artifice, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The jurors were Ricardo Barros, photographer and author; and Margaret O’Reilly, Curator of Fine Art, New Jersey State Museum.
In 2011 her painting, When You Were Young 1, was part of Art Connections 7 at the George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University. Lisa Suss was the juror.
Claudia Waters’ paintings are in numerous private collections.