Chrys Zantis lives and works in South East Queensland Australia. She was born in the small rural town of Denman NSW Australia.
Zantis creates intricate installations that delve into our cultural and domestic situations, informed by traditional crafts, feminist theory and mythology. Her practice also covers participatory art, which is an approach to making art in which the audience is engaged directly in the creative process, allowing them to become co-authors, editors and observers of the work.
Zantis has received RADF Grants to be part of the Double Vision Exchange Program with Onkaparinga SA in 2012; a community participatory art project which culminated in group exhibition including international artists called Homesickness Project at Logan Art Gallery in 2014-2015; a group show called Glory Box Hope Chest Bottom Draw in July 2015; a solo exhibition called Motherboard Olympus at the Logan Art Gallery in 2011 and a collaboration with five artists called Open Studio Hybrid Materials Collaboration at Berrinba Wetlands in 2013. She has also exhibited at Artisan Fortitude Valley and Percolator Gallery in Brisbane.
Chrys Zantis has an innate wisdom about the creative process. She has experience guiding young people and adults from all walks of life to their wise, intuitive and creative selves through art related workshops.
She is highly respected for her gifts as creative mentor, teacher and play facilitator for toddlers to people in business. She has the ability to touch spirits and enthuse people to venture deep into their creative realm.