Claudia Rilling is a professional fine artist and part-time faculty member at Academy of Art University. Her art is represented by Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery in downtown San Francisco. Her current work consists mainly of cityscape and still-life. They are based on the relationships of planes, light and form, placed within carefully constructed compositions. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Rilling began studying classical drawing and design at the age of 16 and dedicated herself to learning these principles since that time. Rilling graduated from Boston University's College of Fine Arts where she further developed her drawing and painting skills. After college, she moved to Philadelphia where she worked full-time for Anthropologie Corporation as the assistant to the art department. Following this, she relocated to San Francisco to obtain her MFA degree in Fine Art Painting from Academy of Art University.