Born in 1973 in Pretoria, Claudette Schreuders lives in Cape Town, where she graduated with a Master's degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
Her first solo museum exhibition, The Long Day: Sculpture by Claudette Schreuders, toured the United States in 2004/5. She has shown extensively on group exhibitions including Disturbing Innocence, FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2015); From Sitting to Selfie: 300 Years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (2014); Prose/Re-Prose: Figurative Works Then and Now, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2012); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); Mami Wata: Arts for water spirits in Africa and its diasporas, at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, among other venues (2009-2011); PEEKABOO: Current South Africa at the Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki (2010); All the More Real: Portrayals of intimacy and empathy at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York (2007); Since 2000: Printmaking now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2006); and Personal Affects: power and poetics in contemporary South African art at the Museum for African Art and the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York in 2004, and at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu in 2006.
Schreuders has held residencies in Encinitas, California (2011); New York (2001); Jos, Nigeria (1999), Kenya (1998) and London in 1996. In 2005 she was commissioned to produce the sculptures of four South African Nobel Peace Prize winners for Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.