Claudia Kreiss is an entrepreneur and an artist.
She launched her marketing public relations business, Kreiss Communications when she was 46. Before that, she worked in public relations, art sales, and education. Claudia is also a certified Integral Yoga Institute yoga teacher and taught Level 1 yoga from 1999 until 2005. In 2010, Claudia began creating art again, having first made collages in the late 80s. She has been dedicated to painting at home in her studio and in the community at the Art Students League in New York City ever since.
As an artist, Claudia is primarily interested in the process and experience of painting and its mysterious, alchemical, transformational power. When painting, she aims to remain fully present—in the moment—with her mixed media materials and be guided by her unconscious, intuition, curiosity, willingness to take risks, and appreciation of the unexpected. She hopes that her paintings intrigue, inspire, and uplift people.
When painting, she aims to remain fully present—in the moment—with her mixed media materials and be guided by her unconscious, intuition, curiosity, willingness to take risks, and appreciation of the unexpected.
Claudia’s work has been exhibited many times in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at the Art Students League, where she was a recipient of a “Red Dot” (Best-in-Show) award. She has also exhibited at the Visual AIDS’ annual Postcards from the Edge benefit event in New York City and in galleries in New Jersey. Enlarged reproductions of her work were displayed outdoors as part of the Toll Brothers’ “Art Along the Fence Mural Project” (2013–2019) in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 2018 she created an installation for the WRMOTA West Reading Museum of Temporary Art & Personal Histories, in West Reading, Pennsylvania. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her art was featured online by the Hoboken Public Library. Her work has been published in the Art Students League’s Linea: Art Journal.
Claudia Kreiss was inspired by the ECHO MAXI DRESS.
To view more of Claudia Kreiss’s art, See her Instagram @claudiaannkreiss.