Kris Coad

b. Yarram, 1959. Lives in Melbourne

I am interested in the spiritual and daily ritual of different cultures, the way an object, symbol, mark or shadow and its placement can trigger an emotional response. To interpret the anthropological sentiment behind beliefs, I make contemplative pieces that have a stillness and silence in an increasingly complex world. Through these pieces, I want to evoke a point of focus, a sense of mystery, contemplation and wordless thought.

Kris Coad completed a BA (Ceramics) at La Trobe University, Bendigo in 1979 and a Master of Fine Art by Research, RMIT University in 2002. She has travelled extensively to China, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Nepal, Tibet, and Thailand.

Kris Coad is represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects.

November 2011