Born in 1960, Chris Wake has been painting for more than 30 years in a unique style that explores what lies behind the faces we show to the world.
Her works on display at Artworx Gallery feature subjects whose eyes follow the viewer or look sideways in unease and alarm. The tilted heads that run away from each other create a sense that the individual characters – while often depicted in festive settings – are each caught in their own private universe.
With 12 solo exhibitions and more than 40 group exhibitions behind her, Wake was commissioned in 2009 to prepare a work represent ting Australia for the FIFA World Cup 2010 art collection – the largest international fine art collaboration in history.
A Fine Art graduate of the Adelaide Central School of Art, her works can be found in corporate and private collections throughout Australia and internationally.