ABOUT

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Chris Thiel graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours. She was the winner of the Exeter Hotel painting prize in 2009; selected for the “Hatched” exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) in 2011 and was a finalist in the Bendigo Bank awards in the same year. In 2012 she received a Helpmann Academy Mentorship with artist Euan Macleod. Her first solo show was in 2011 at the ACSA Studio Gallery and since then she has been exhibiting regularly in group shows and her work is in many private collections nationally. Chris currently works in a shared studio space in Bowden South Australia.

 

Chris is a painter and her subject matter is driven by fears and anxieties, current and past. There is nothing overtly sinister in her paintings but they are imbued with an element of disquiet intended to unbalance us just enough to fuel our gothic imaginations.

 

 

 

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Born in Adelaide, South Australia (nee Buik)

Education

2010 Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons), Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

2008 Associate Degree of Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

2007 Certificate of Visual Art, Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia

1986 Assoc. Diploma of Business (Personnel and Industrial Relations), South Australian Institute of Technology

Prizes

2012 Awarded a Helpmann Academy Ashington Mentorship with artist Euan Macleod

2010 Nominated and finalist for Bendigo Bank Awards

2010 Awarded a Helpmann Academy Grant for the printing of the 2010 Graduate show catalogue

2010 Chosen to speak on behalf of the student body at the Graduating Ceremony

2008 Exeter Hotel Commission (Acquisitive prize), value $2000

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Courting Disaster, Urban Cow Studio and Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia 8-31 October 2015

2011 Scared Still, Adelaide Central School of Art, Studio Gallery, Oct 2011

Group Exhibitions

2015 Saint Ignatius Art Show, August 2015

2015 Looking but seeing, Gallery 1855, Adelaide, 9-31 August 2015

2014 Wish You Were Here, Adelaide Central School of Art 25 Oct – 9 Nov 2014

2014 No Thinking Aloud, Fisher Jefferies, 7 August – 19 September 2014

2014 Gematria, Adelaide Central School of Art, 17 June – 7 July 2014

2013 Wish You Were Here, Adelaide Central School of Art, 2-12 November 2013

2013 The Next Chapter, Adelaide Central School of Art, 30 July – 9 August 2013

2012 Undercurrent, Fisher Jeffries, Adelaide, 5 July – 3 August 2012

2012 Pass it on, Felt Space, Adelaide, 1 June – 3 June 2012

2011 Saint Ignatius Art Show

2011 Hatched, National Graduate Show 2011, PICA, Perth, 16 April – 5 June 2011

2011 Graduate exhibition, Talking to Strangers, Adelaide Central School of Art, 10 December 2010 – 8 January 2011

Commissions

2004 Private commission for family portrait: Ben and Toby

Collections

2004 – 2014 Private Collectors various, South Australia and New South Wales
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