Chris de Rosa

Chris De Rosa was born in Adelaide in 1959. She studied visual arts at the North Adelaide School of Art from 1988-92 Her work has been selected for the Fremantle Print Award (2007,2006,2004 2002), theSwan Hill Print and Drawing Award (2004,2006, 2007) the Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial, the Whyalla Art Prize in 2001, the City of Hobart Art Prize and Alice Prize in 2014. In 2012 she won the Swan Hill Print Award. In 2013 she was included in Heartland at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her piece, Artificial Kingdom was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia. Chris’ works are in the collections of the Whyalla City Council, S.A., Swan Hill Regional Gallery, and Australian National Gallery A.C.T

"Having been collecting seaweed from our local shores for its aesthetic (and Gothic) qualities for quite some time, its otherness intrigues me. Those sea changes do indeed turn it into things rich and strange; be it tree-forms or indeed lace." C.D.R.

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