Friday, September 10, 2010

From Switzerland to NYC and On to San Francisco: Chrissy Angliker

Recently signed on with Amelia Hyde Gallery, Chrissy Angliker is ready to wow the Bay Area in a big way with her amazing paintings. Within the last year the Swiss artist, who has been based in Brooklyn for the past 11 years, has received numerous accolades about her work on influential blogs, in galleries and from big names such as AOL and the Government of Switzerland. It’s a product of her amazing artistic abilities, her hard work and the simple act of displaying her images on the Web, she said.

“I was reluctant for quite some time to put my paintings on the Internet,” Angliker explained. “But when I did, I was very surprised and pleased with the results. Blogs started writing about me and pretty soon I was getting offers for gallery showings and other projects.”

One of those projects was a branding design job offered her by Internet giant AOL. Angliker was selected as one of artists, a collection of 35 designers, illustrators, videographers, painters, filmmakers, photographers and sculptors, assembled by AOL to celebrate its 25th anniversary and to “help, share art and design today,” according to AOL.

“This was a great project and I had an opportunity to meet one of my idols, Painter Chuck Close,” Chrissy said. “To be associated with a big company like AOL is an honor and very flattering.”

In addition, Angliker was recently chosen as one of the top artists of her homeland Switzerland. Her paintings were recognized as part of an annual juried show sponsored by the Government of Switzerland. Chrissy is excited about re-connecting to her Swiss roots after so long in the U.S., she said.

“In the Fall of 2011, my work will be displayed with 20 other various artists from Switzerland. I want to share my paintings with my Swiss friends and associates and this is a wonderful way to do it. Many apply every year to be involved in this project, so I am very enthused to be one of the people who got picked.”Angliker’s paintings eventually made their way to San Francisco from NYC this summer, at the new Amelia Hyde Gallery, and Nor Cal art enthusiasts are enamored with her work. She hopes to come to the City by the Bay and to possible live there at some point, because she loves the art scene there and the creative energy emanating from the region. “Yes, I love San Francisco. The hills here remind me of my Switzerland and the people are able to chill more around here as compared to Brooklyn. I hope to get out there sometime in 2011, to display more of my paintings and meet other artists from the Bay Area.”

To find out more about Chrissy Angliker and her paintings, e-mail Amelia Hyde at

Top painting: Untitled
Middle: Chuck Close
Bottom: Self-Portrait

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