Clara is a painter, an artist and a model who experienced a prenatal stroke. As a result, she cannot read, write, or speak. However, she does understand Portuguese, Italian, and English.

In 2018, with the support of her family, Clara was inspired by Frida Kahlo, her muse, to make her first exhibition. This exhibition took place in Florence, Italy, where Clara was born.

Since then, Clara has made around 30 exhibitions on three continents, and in 2021, Louis Vuitton hosted Clara's art show in Art Basel, Miami. She sold over 700 paintings internationally and moved to California after receiving her American Visa as an extraordinary talent.

In Clara's world, everyone is invited to celebrate inclusion and diversity. Through her art and social media channels, Clara spreads the message that each one of us has unique gifts and talents to share. By sharing her own story, she inspires others to rise and shine.

Clara has been featured in Forbes, Grazia, ArtsLife, and other major publications. She is also the subject of two documentaries and two children's books. 

Clara lives, studies and creates her art in Huntington Beach, California since Christmas 2020.


July 2023
Collective Exhibition "Arts on the Move" at Bowers Museum

Aril 2023
Clara became ambassador for the Create Opportunity campaign for

January 2023 - March 2023
Personal Exhibition at HoSum in Newport Beach

December 2022
Collective Exhibition "Pick Joy" in Miami Art Basel week

November 2022
Collective Exhibition "I have a dream" in Milan, Italy

September 2022
Clara painted with Kilian FontBote, that flew from Milan to LA for just three days to paint with Clara

August 2022
- Exhition "Rainbow River" - Laguna Beach, CA
- Debut of "Painted Words" with Lavinia Constantino in America. Painted Words is a story teeling show about Clara's life and art to create awareness about inclusion and diversity.
- Clara was featured in the LA Times.

June 2022
Clara was featured in the OC Register cover page

May 2022
Clara was featured in Birò Magazine

April 2022
Betina was featured in New York Weekly
Clara was features in LA Wire

December 2021
Art Pop Up hosted by LVMH group to celebrate the International day of people with disabilities. Art Basel Miami

October 2021
Clara was featured in a street mosaic in Italy

August 2021
Launch of the videobook "The incredible, unbelievable, unstoppable Clara!" inspired by Clara's history and published by The Brilliant Kid app.  

January 2021
Interview for Forbes Italia 
Betina is on the list of Magazine F among the 100 women of 2020.

December 2020
Recognition of Clara as an extraordinary artist from the United States.

November 2020
Launch of the book 'Voce su tela' inspired by Clara's story. Written by Francesco Ciai, illustrated by Arianna Pisani and published by KM edizioni. 

October 2020
Take your passion and make it happen - Orangorilla -
Italy, Milan
Solo exhibition

September 2020
I am back - Villa I Medici
Italy, Florence
Solo exhibition

July 2020
Materia Prima
Italy, Pisa
Clara participates in her first residency in Materia Prima, also frequented by Keith Haring in the 1980s

February 2020
Firenze Mia - Conventino
Italy, Firenze
Solo exhibition

December 2019
Clara Woods, Studio Dottor Alessandro Giusti -
Italy, Prato
Solo exhibition

Parole Dipinte - Municipio Ponte San Nicolo
Italy, Ponte San Nicolo, PD
Storytelling show on Clara’s life and solo exhibition

November 2019
United Nations Universal Children’s Day - Palazzo Medici Riccardi 
Italy, Firenze
Collective exhibition

Fondazione Claudio Ciai
Italy, Firenze
Solo exhibition

L’amore vince tutto - Art Studio 38 2019 
Italy, Milano
Solo exhibition

October 2019
Parole Dipinte - C. Lambro
Italy, Monza
Storytelling show on Clara’s life and solo exhibition

Biblioteca Lazzerini
Italy, Prato
Collective exhibition

Art Hill Gallery
London, UK
Collective exhibition

September 2019
“Milano Fashion Week Exhibition” - Art Mall Milano
Italy, Milano
Collective exhibition

“Systema Art Expo”
Systema Gallery
Japan, Osaka
Collective exhibition

“Schifano - Angeli - In mostra con i grandi Maestri”
Italy, Bologna
Collective exhibition

Italy, Campi Bisenzio (FI)
Personal exhibition. Guest: Matteo Bellesi

August 2019
Tre in Uno - Limonaia del Palagio Fiorentino
Italy, Pratovecchio Stia
Clara Woods, Marco Biscardi e Katsu Ishida

Parole Dipinte
Italy, Torre del Lago (Lucca)
Storytelling show on Clara’s life and solo exhibition

July 2019
Divergenze - Istituto Don Orione -
Italy, Firenze
Clara Woods e Daniele Guliza

May 2019
Stefano Bessi Carloni & Friends -
Italy, Massa
Collective exhibition

Clara Woods
Circolo Artistico Arezzo
Italy, Arezzo
Personal exhibition

“Di Donne in Donna”
Italy, Como 
Collective exhibition

April 2019
Clara Woods
And Art Gallery
Italy, Vicenza
Personal exhibition

March 2019
“Di Donne in Donna”
Italy, Como 
Collective exhibition

February 2019
#justanicecream / #soloungelato - Italy, Calenzano, Florence
Personal exhibition

December 2018
Emerging Expressions, Art Basel
Soho Beach House
USA, Miami
Collective exhibition

November 2018
Nel cuore della luce
Officina Matteuci
Italy, Faenza
Personal exhibition

Percorsi Incisi 
Italy, Florence 
Collective exhibition

Calimala Atelier del Tessuto
Museo del tessuto di Prato
Italy, Prato
Foulard collection launch with paintings by Clara and other artists

Systema Biennale
Museo Michelangiloesco
Italy, Caprese, Arezzo
Collective exhibition

October 2018
Parole Dipinte
Inner Revolution Studio
Italy - Milan
Storytelling show on Clara’s life and solo exhibition

Ostia - Rome 
Collective exhibition

September 2018
Kobe Art Marche
Japan - Kobe
Showcase Artwork with Systema Gallery

Club di Golf “Le Pavoniere”
Italy - Prato
Personal exhibition

August 2018
“Emozioni a colori”
Agriturismo Casa Degli Ulivi
Italy - Barberino del Mugello (Florence) 
Personal exhibition

“Clara Woods”
Limonaia del Palagio Fiorentino - Italy - Stia (Arezzo)
Personal exhibition

July 2018
“Clara Woods” - Walden Letterary Caffe
Italy - Milan
Personal exhibition

June 2018
“Parole Dipinte” - ALEA - Contemporary Art Gallery
Italy - Rome
Personal exhibition

May 2018
Italy - Florence
Collective exhibition

Mini Galleria Il Punto
Italy - Ostia Antica (Rome)
Collective exhibition

April 2018
Disabili Abili Fest
Italy - Bologna
Interview and solo exhibition

March 2018
Clara Woods - TuttoBene
Italy - Florence
Personal exhibition