Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Claudia C. Forero earned her bachelor's degree in Visual Arts with a Major in General History and postgraduate studies in Communication Media at Universidad de los Andes, after which, in 2009, she pursued a Master’s degree in Aesthetics and Art History at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. This was a difficult time for Forero, who studied as the drug cartels waged war with the Colombian government. Experiencing daily bombings throughout Bogotá, Forero ultimately persevered in creating a figurative expressive language centered on the concepts of beauty and kindness. She believes that the human figure, the natural world, and the sacred or divine are timeless themes to be honored even now in the technologically advanced 21st century.
"I love art, and above all I love painting," Forero says, "for its capacity to express the outer world that surrounds me and the world that lives inside me.”
Claudia C. Forero is an artist and art historian based in Bogotá.