Christiane Anker



CHRISTIANE ANKER – ARTIST STATEMENT

Christiane Anker (Chriss) was born in Valais, Switzerland in 1953. Her initial training as an Interior Designer led her to a career in this field. Later, inspired by many journeys in Africa, she enrolled at an Ecole des Beaux Arts in Vevey Switzerland and studied under two recognised painters: Renee Ulster-Ducrey and Jean-Pierre Huser. This course gave her a practical grounding in painting techniques.

Her first work was figurative. This was followed by a venture into abstract painting leading to her present style. Influenced further by travels in Namibia, she started to paint women in the magic colours of Africa.

Chriss paints in oil with pigments and mostly this is in three dimensions using plaster and fabric. She also paints on wood and metal.

Her work today is found in collections in Europe, U.S.A., U.K. Singapore and Hong Kong and now Australia. She has been commissioned to produce numerous paintings for clients.

In Switzerland, she is a member of the ARVA (Association Riviera pour la Valorisation des Arts) with its goal to help young artists in painting, sculpture, music and theatre.

Having now settled in Western Australia, she has already exhibited in Fremantle. Currently she is working on an Australian-themed collection inspired by her latest journey to remote corners of the outback and the red earth of Australia.

Exhibitions

1999 Switzerland – Monthey – Grange a Vanay
2000 France – Evian – Salon des Createurs – Art Inter 2000
2001 Switzerland – Vevey – Atelier Galerie Arva
2001 Switzerland – Bern – Bea – Swiss Artists Forum
2002 Switzerland – Vevey – Hotel de Famillle – Expo Performante
2002 Switzerland – Valais – Saillon – Le Z’arts sur la Muraille – Theme le Sud
2003 France – Paris – Galerie Art et Miss
2004 Germany – Singen – Galerie Zeus
2004 Switzerland – Martigny – Galerie Carray (Collective Arva)
2005 Switzerland – Geneve – Palexpo – Salon Artistes Contemporains 2005
2005 Switzerland – Zurich – Kongresshaus – Internationale Kunstlermesse
2006 Switzerland – Valais – Grange a Vanay
2006 Switzerland – Valais – Centre Manor (Permanente)
2006 Switzerland – Geneve – Hilton Palace Artistes Contemporains 2006
2007 Western Australia – Fremantle – Brazen Art Space

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