Chris Antemann - Antemann Dreams

Chris Antemann - Antemann Dreams

Chris Antemann

“After having struggled on my own with porcelain and mould making, it is a pleasure to work with the most skilled artisans in the field. There is so much to learn and improve upon, I am invigorated by the situation and feel that the possibilities are endless. The most challenging thing about this project is the overwhelming potential and the amount of ideas that I have for future projects.”

Chris Antemann lives and works in Oregon/ USA. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. There is work of hers in public and private collections as for example in the Museum of Art and Design in New York. In 2010 she won the Virginia A. Groot Grant, a prestigious funding award for artists working in 3D.

Inspired by 18th C. porcelain figurines, Chris Antemann’s work employs a unity of design and concept to simultaneously examine and parody male and female relationship roles. Characters, themes and incidents build upon each other, effectively forming their own language that speaks about domestic rites, social etiquette, and taboos. Themes from the classics and the romantics are given a contemporary edge; elaborate dinner parties, picnic luncheons and ornamental gardens set the stage for her twisted tales to unfold.