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Hello, I'm Chris Aerfeldt. My surname can look a bit confusing, (my parents are Estonian, but I was born in Australia) so in case you were wondering, it's pronounced Air-felt.

I depict the hero’s journey as a way of reminding ourselves that our lives have great depth and significance, even in the most 'banal' moments, and to empower us with courage to be who we truly are.

As a child I felt invisible and powerless, so turned into a perfectionist and performer to get noticed and feel valued. I thought that star performance and accomplishments were the goals of life. After years of anxiety and competing (I was the worst loser at kids' games), I finally understood that we are all precious and valuable, just as we are.

Home is now Montpellier, in the south of France, where I mangle the French language less as time goes by. I cook a mean Thai curry.

 

 

  • Scholarship for full time studies, Adelaide Central School of Art
  • Awarded Samstag Scholarship to complete an MFA at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
  • Collected by Charles Saatchi, David Roberts and The Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Work commissioned by The University of the Arts, London
  • Exhibited with galleries in London, Australia and France.

 

Here is the 'official' bio

 

Chris Aerfeldt is an award-winning Australian born artist of Estonian parents.

After graduating in Art Education, she side-stepped into high-end fashion design and multi-store retail management before returning to her true passion.

She has won two scholarships - the first from Adelaide Central School of Art to undertake and Honours degree; followed by a highly prized Samstag Scholarship to complete an MFA at Chelsea College of Art in London.

Her work has been exhibited with galleries in Australia, the UK and France, and acquired by private and public collections, including Charles Saatchi, David Roberts, The University of the Arts London, Artbank and The Art Gallery of South Australia.

As well as painting, she produces series of photographs and digital works.

Home is now beautiful Montpellier in the south of France.