Paintings by Claire Lew


My name is Claire Lew. I'm an entrepreneur, CEO, and artist who works with oil on canvas as an attempt to explore questions as felt experiences.

Art has always been a meaningful part of my life. My mom is an artist. I grew up making 'n messing with anything I could get my hands on.

In the Korean tradition, when a newborn turns 1 year old, several objects are laid in front of them (e.g., a ball, a dollar bill, an apple...), and whichever the baby chooses marks their "destiny." I chose a pencil – and ever since then, I've been passionate about creating, dreaming on, and expressing visually what sometimes doesn't always feel visible.

I'm perpetually curious about the duality of life, and use painting as a conduit for exploring those spaces: The seemingly opposite that create coherence, the process of remember and forgetting and remembering again, the widening and contracting of life, the feeling of agency amidst the absolute randomness of it all. As a good friend of mine once told me: "Contrast creates meaning."

Here is a selection of my work. I am available for commissioned pieces. If you'd like to work together, I'd love to talk. Shoot me a note at [email protected].