Journey… what do we take… what do we need… run… There is a moment between what was and what is to come, an immeasurable space between two things as they transition into and between one to the other. The gap, the breath, the space between… These pieces are an expression of this moment.
Kris Coad is a ceramic artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. She has been a practicing artist for over 30 years, dividing her time between her studio and her work as an educator at RMIT University in Melbourne and Hong Kong. Kris alternates exhibition work with large and small-scale ceramic commissions, both within Australia and internationally. She also produces a highly regarded translucent porcelain tableware range for selected retail outlets, and custom designs for haute cuisine restaurants.
In 2002 Kris was awarded a Masters of Fine Art by Research at RMIT. The same year, she was the only Australian honoured at the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Gallery. Kris has exhibited in over 90 solo and group exhibitions including the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, 3rd World Ceramic Biennale Korea, Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne, Manly Museum & Art Gallery Sydney and Craft Victoria. Commissions include the Paris Peninsula, the Municipal Offices of the Greater City of Dandenong and the Beson office CBD Melbourne. Her work has been acquired for public collections, including Icheon World Ceramic Centre Korea, Parliament House Canberra, Shepparton Art Gallery, Manly Museum & Art Gallery as well as private collections within Australia and overseas.
Kris's work is regularly featured in many magazines, journals and custom books including World Sculpture News, Ceramics: Art and Perception International, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly USA, Hand Made in Melbourne, Vogue Living, Vogue Entertaining and Travel and Gourmet USA.
18 x 40 x 30 cm
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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