ABOUt CHRIS

Photo by Marisa Marchitelli

An Australian designer with Chinese heritage, Chris honed his craft in Europe designing for well respected textile design studios whose clients included the likes of Giorgio Armani, Missoni, Diane Von Furstenberg & Laura Ashley. Featured in SMH, Belle magazine, Design Sponge, and various publications around the world, Chris today divides his time travelling between Asia and Australia, exhibiting as an artist and collaborating with clients all over the world.

Chris’s passion for art and design was apparent ever since he was a child. “I grew up in a creative household and was already surrounded by bold designs – my bedroom had Marimekko curtains! Mum sent us to art camp during the school holidays and a whole new world opened up to me - drawing, pottery, candle making, macrame, baking biscuits.....I was in heaven!”

Chris has a profound connection with nature and uses sustainable materials wherever possible. Every piece tells a specific story and Chris integrates layers of meaning into each work. “People tell me that they love the sense of discovery they have for months – sometimes years – after they first see art. There are hidden details and symbols they eventually notice in the piece, often only when they’re ready to see the meaning behind it.”

Ultimately, it’s Chris’s unique combination of vivid colour, patterns and symbolic imagery that sets his work apart. “Everything I create has provenance. And if I have a real emotional connection when I create an artwork – then my heart just sings. And I hope it does the same for other people as well.”


EXHIBITIONS

Mixed Media on Canvas by Chris ChunMixed Media on Canvas by Chris ChunMixed Media on Canvas by Chris Chun
2020LUCKY - 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
FINE ART PRINT SHOW
Sydney Lunar Festival Program
Bendigo Bank, Darling Square
Sydney AUSTRALIA
2019LUCKY - 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Anantara Hotel and Resort
Chiang Mai THAILAND
2018The Artist's TableThe Happenstore
Sydney AUSTRALIA
2013INDIGOThe Meeting Room Gallery
Chiang Mai, THAILAND
2010ARTMELBOURNE10Exhibition Buildings
Melbourne AUSTRALIA
2009CHINOISERIE - Works on PaperWashhouse Gallery
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
ARTFAIRFox Studios
Sydney AUSTRALIA
2007Fragile BeautyWashhouse Gallery
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
2006Canterbury Art ShowCanterbury Primary School
Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Group ShowLibby Edwards Galleries
Brisbane AUSTRALIA
2005SavourWashhouse Gallery
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Appetite
Tasting Australia Festival Program
Hill Smith Fine Art Gallery
Adelaide AUSTRALIA
Finalist
JACQUES CADRY MEMORIAL ART PRIZE
Fox Studios
Sydney AUSTRALIA
2004Finalist
FLEURIEU PENINSULA BIENNALE ‘ART OF FOOD’ PRIZE
Adelaide AUSTRALIA
FOOD FOR THE SOUL, LIVE TO EAT!Washhouse Gallery
Sydney, AUSTRALIA

AWARDS

2018 LOUIE AWARD
Sympathy Cards $4.00 and below Calypso Cards

2007 COUNTRY ROAD DESIGN AWARDS 
Textile Homewares Category

PRESS

Chris Chun Interview for 2020 Year of the Rat

ThE ARTLING 2020 

Artist Interview

Artist Chris Chun Interview 2019

Zone one arts 2019

Artist Interview

Artist Interview Chris Chun 2009

DESIGNER INSIGHTS 2017

Season Top Choices

Belle Magazine Chris Chun

BELLE MAGAZINE 2014

Elephant Parade 2014

Chris Chun Savour Exhibition Design Sponge

DESIGN SPONGE 

Exhibition 'Savour'

Lemonade Scones by Chris Chun

IN THE KITCHEN

Lemonade Scone Recipe

Happinez Giveaway Chris Chun

HAPPINEZ

Magazine Giveaway Feature

Space to Create Chris Chun Interview by Lisa Tilse

WE ARE SCOUT

Space to Create Interview

Chris Chun SMH Traveller

SMH Traveller 

Frequent Flyer

Interview Podcast Chris Chun

SMART CREATIVE ART

Podcast Interview

Artist Interview Chris Chun 2009

ANYWHERE 2014

Feature Story

Space to Create Chris Chun Interview by Lisa Tilse

BANGKOK 101

Illustration

Formosan Wonderland by Chris Chun

TAIPEI 101 MAGAZINE

Magazine Cover

Artist Interview Chris Chun 2012

The moon from my attic 2012

Feature Story

Chris Chun Interview by Natalie Walton

daily imprint 2009

Feature Story

Appetite Exhibition by Chris Chun

DECOR8 2008

Exhibition 'Savour'