Artist and designer Claudia Palmira, a native New Yorker, lives and works in Rome since 2006. Her work looks back at cultural icons and forward to the representations and juxtapositions available through new technologies. Her style is noted for its distinct, abstract artistry and rich layered texture.
In 2021, she created a line of luxury silk scarves under the label “Clù”, which are sold at the Met Opera Shop and other bespoke retailers.
She was called “the designer’s designer” by House Beautiful magazine. Through her Studio which she founded in 1996, she has led digital projects for many prestigious international clients, including Bulgari Hotels, the Vatican and the United Nations. Most recently, she was appointed Chief Design Officer of Beacon Int’l, a global publishing conglomerate. She has designed several bestsellers and other projects for Simon & Schuster and Condé Nast. She was the director of the Italian Journal magazine from 2006-2013.
As an exhibited artist, she has had individual shows at the American Embassy Gallery in Rome, Margutta Home and the Chadwick & Chilton Gallery in Greenwich, CT, among others. In 2020, she launched a signature line of art-as-objects, entitled Clù, expressions of beauty in unusual but functional pieces.
As a performer, Claudia appeared in the film Tommaso with Willem Dafoe, directed by Abel Ferrara.
The multi-faceted artist received her B.A. in Art and Art History from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in Rome’s Prati neighborhood with her husband, photographer Mauro Benedetti and their son, Ludovico, has acted in several feature films.
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