The Art of Food | Artist Talk and Opening Reception

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU is pleased to present an artist talk and opening reception on Wednesday, September 7 to celebrate the new exhibition “The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” Oregon-based artist, Chris Antemann, will give a lecture at 4:00 pm, followed by the opening reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Chris Antemann is an American artist known for her contemporary parodies of 18th Century porcelain figurines. Since 2011, she has worked in collaboration with the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory traveling back and forth between Germany and her home in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. During the pandemic, Chris stayed in her US studio using the technical skills she learned over the years at MEISSEN to build the largest, most complex sculpture to date.

Chris 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. She has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia. In 2019 her large scale installation made with MEISSEN, “Forbidden Fruit: Porcelain Sculptor Chris Antemann” was shown at the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia after traveling for four years in Germany and across the US. 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 and the Portland Art Museum. Her artist residencies include the Archie Bray Foundation, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.

“The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” showcases how some of the most prominent artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have considered the universal subject of food. The exhibition runs from August 30 through December 3, 2022. This exhibition was organized by the University of Arizona Museum of Art and curated by Olivia Miller, Curator of Collections. Support for this exhibition and related education and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from Jordan Schnitzer through The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.