Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours
“My Adelaide Central School of Art experience was a major turning point, enabling me to develop high-level skills that weren’t being taught elsewhere, coupled with the knowledge needed to make it as a professional artist, all within a friendly and supportive environment. Being part of a smaller caring community was an integral part of the experience. I felt nurtured and understood.”
Chris Aerfeldt was born and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. She trained as a high school art teacher but quickly discovered that she was more interested in making her own art work than teaching.
She graduated with Honours in 2000 and commenced work as a full time painter. Within three months of completing her degree, Chris had found gallery representation in Melbourne and had exhibited in most major cities in Australia by 2003.
In 2006 Chris was awarded the Samstag Scholarship and in 2007 received her Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
“When I went to London to do my Masters of Fine Art I was stunned when other students were turning to me for advice, not just about painting but also about theory. I discovered that Adelaide Central School of Art is world-class: I have experienced four different art schools, and Adelaide Central School of Art is number one.”
Chris’ work is held in numerous collections including Charles Saatchi, David Roberts, Robert Devereux, University of the Arts in London, Art Gallery of South Australia and Artbank Australia. She is currently based in Montpellier, France.