Chris Wake paints quirky family portraits by commission please contact Chris for more details
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 for final judging . 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 17 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 . The current theme of her work is about global warming, the water level is rising and the animals are rescuing us. A satirical comment about man`s inability to take care of the planet and to share it peacefully with other species