Chris’s work seeks to examine “the plurality” of objects; objects behind the societal and historical threads apparent in our cultural nostalgia. Offering a playful critique of our relationship and understanding of these objects and their histories, including how they are used to engage audiences by a multitude of players and how they reflect on our status in society. This ultimate romanticism of the past bears little resemblance to the actual lived experience. Here also, Chris looks at ideas of the body and its interplay with commerce and culture.
Across a diverse range of influences, Chris draws upon 18th Century porcelain, contemporary consumer culture, and politics, right down to personal memories and objects. Chris utilises these to comment on the dystopian and, in some ways, core aspects of contemporary life, all the while seeking to actively engage the audience’s curiosity.
1984-86 SCA, BA Visual arts
1988-91 UTS, post-grad Diploma Design Studies
2011-12 SCA, (Syd Uni) MSA (Sculpture and Video)
1986-1995 selected group and solo painting shows at Kinesis gallery and
Celf gallery, Leichhardt and Enmore
2006 Solo show, Blankspace (painting)
2006 Sculpture by the Sea finalist
2008 Woollahra Small sculpture Prize Finalist
ACCP group show, Melbourne (painting)
2009 Sculpture by the Sea finalist “everything I see”
2010 UWS Sculpture Prize Finalist “Baroque skate ramp”
2012 UWS Sculpture Prize Finalist, Winner People’s Choice Award “Rabbit”
2012 Graduate show MSA, Sydney College of the Arts.
2014 UWS Sculpture Prize Finalist. Wookie man “borderlands”
2017 AIR: Four Elements. Manly Art Gallery
2018 Solo show “Kingdom of God” Vandal gallery Redfern. Part of Art Month
2018 UWS sculpture prize finalist “Monkey Conductor”
2020 Urban screens “video works x 4” various locations Sydney
2021 Schmick Gallery group show “ATARI MODERN”- “Deceased estate”
2021 Coffs Harbour regional gallery “stills” finalist. “Deceased estate”
2021 Fishers Ghost award finalist “Deceased Estate”
2022 CICA Museum Seoul, Korea. Group show. “Hotdog man”
2022 “how come you only want tomorrow” Solo. Schmick Contemporary
Work in both Public and Private Collections.
Represented by SchmickContemporary