Katrine Claassens is a South-African artist based in Montreal. She is an artist, writer, and environmental communications specialist. She has an Honour’s degree in Visual Art from Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2007) and a Master’s degree in Climate Change from the University of Cape Town (2015).
Her work reflects her interests in climate change, deep ecology, urban ecology, and internet memes. As well as practicing as a painter, Katrine has worked as climate change communicator at the African Climate & Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town and environmental and policy organisations in Canada. She has led workshops, given public lectures and curated exhibitions all over the world from the Arctic to Antarctica.