Chris Antemann is an American artist known for her contemporary parodies of 18thCentury porcelain figurines. Before starting her collaboration with the MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory in 2011, she lived and worked in the US in the mountains of Eastern Oregon on the grounds of the LH Project, an international residency program for the ceramic arts founded by her husband, Jacob Hasslacher.

In 2010, Oregon-based sculptor Chris Antemann was invited by Dr Kurtzke, CEO MEISSEN® to participate in the MEISSEN® artCAMPUS, Art Studio program, inviting her to collaborate with the Meissen master artisans in Germany to create unique pieces and a series of limited editions of her sculptures, resulting in some of her largest and most complex pieces to date.

In October 2014, Antemann’s full room installation, Forbidden Fruit was debuted at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon launching her US touring exhibition in association with MEISSEN®.  The Portland Art Museum was curated by Bruce Guenther, chief curator and The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  This exhibition composed of over 20 individual pieces, andForbidden Fruit pays homage to the delights and delicacies of 18th Century dining culture where the figurine craze began.

Antemann holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, Korea and China. Her work can be found in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design, The 21 C. Hotel Museum, The KAMM Teapot Foundation, The Archie Bray Foundation, and the Foshan Ceramic Museum in China. Her artist residencies include The Archie Bray Foundation and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Antemann continues to work with MEISSEN on an ongoing collaboration, creating unique artworks as well as a collection of limited editions, under the brand of ANTEMANN DREAMS. The newest artworks of the ANTEMANN DREAMS Collection were exhibited for the very first time at the MEISSEN Vernissage 2014 in Dresden, Germany and Fall 2014 saw the launch of the third edition of The Young Masters Art Prize, a not-for-profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, where Chris Antemann, exhibiting as a guest artist, presenting her ANTEMANN DREAMS Collection courtesy of MEISSEN® in the UK for the first time.  

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is the sole Gallery working with ANTEMANN DREAMS Collection, courtesy of MEISSEN® and the Gallery is the exclusive representative of Chris Antemann in the UK and internationally.