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Artist Statement -"As an artist, I am compelled to go beyond a purely decorative visual connection between the artist and viewer, to a place where my work is a catalyst ofdiscussion, challenge, or humor. My works insists the viewer interacts with the painting and I am fascinated by individuals reactions and interpretations. My aim is to engage, uplift and humour."
South Australian artist Chris Wake was a finalist in the 2008 Sovereign Asian Art Prize a high profile, international art prize covering the whole of Asia, Wake was one of 30 finalists selected out of over 1100 nominated artists Paintings were exhibited at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, then Hong Kong. The eminent judges came from around the world including curators from Tate Modern, Guggenheim museums. The paintings were then auctioned by Sothebys Hong Kong with Chris Wake`s painting “Dali is Not So Crazy” achieving the second highest price out of the 30 lots auctioned.
With more than 18 solo exhibitions and 40 group exhibitions some of which have been sell out shows Chris Wake`s reputation continues to grow . Chris Wake is represented by fine art galleries in Australia and overseas and her work is in private and corporate collections. Chris Wake was born in Adelaide in 1960, and has been painting since 1976 .