Endlessly Curious Chrissy Angliker

Chrissy Angliker is a Brooklyn based Swiss/American Artist. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and raised in Greifensee and Winterthur. Her artistic inclinations emerged at an early age. Beginning in 1996 she was fortunate to study with the Russian artist Juri Borodatchev, who became her artistic mentor for several years. In 1999 at age 16, Chrissy moved to the US to study Fine Art at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass. In 2002, Chrissy had her first solo show at Gallery Juri in Winterthur, Switzerland. Seeking to broaden her means of expression, she then pursued a degree in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York.


Topshop moto white jeans, Vintage white T-shirt, Vintage mustard yellow cardigan, Timberland black boots, Vintage & Anna Sheffield jewelry

After spending her post-graduate years working in the design field, Chrissy’s creative expression shifted back to painting in 2008. Her art is focused on visually translating her perception of herself in relationship to the world. Over the past several years Chrissy’s work has been regularly selling out at shows in Europe and the US. She has been featured in several publications, including Forbes online in 2017, and in 2018 her new nude paintings were included on Tate Modern’s Instagram account to accompany the theme of the “All to Human” exhibit.

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Lindsey Thornburg tie dye dress, Vintage & Anna Sheffield jewelry

Name : Chrissy Angliker @chrissyangliker, www.chrissy.ch

Birthplace : Zurich Switzerland

Métier : Artist, Painter


Sources of inspiration: nature, the unknown, the in-between, control and chaos.

Sources of motivation:  Creating is a necessity for me. I’m quite sensitive and fill up quickly on emotions from being in the outside world. Once I’m full I have to retreat to process and release that intake. It’s an energy conversion where I empty out onto the canvas, so that I can go back out and fill up again. Without that release I would explode. And then there’s my endless curiosity of the unknown, the mystery of it all. I believe in everything while knowing I know nothing for certain. At this point for me it’s more about deepening my relationship to the mystery than wanting to solve it.


Vintage Pin Stripe Blue Jumpsuit , Timberland black boots, Vintage & Anna Sheffield jewelry

What makes you happy: I love the seesaw of exploring and processing the outer and inner world; of creating and sharing those findings. I love all the different people I come into contact with through what I do. Outside of that there is so much that makes me happy! The deep bonds and talks with friends and loved ones, nature, cats, Maine, Switzerland, collecting things, making wishes, dreaming of the desert, eating, any kind of home improvement project, and rearranging spaces.


Favorite reads: Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Favorite tunes: I love listening to grunge in the spring, a little bit of techno, and currently lots of jazz. And there’s always some hippie shit sprinkled in.

Favorite foods: salad, sushi, ramen, oysters, fondue, bubbly, Röschti, pasta.


Roth Co Fighter Pilot Painted Black Jumpsuit, Keds painted white shoes, Vintage & Anna Sheffield jewelry

Beauty tips: sleep, eating healthy, prescribed zit cream, and a loving hairdresser.

Favorite ways to unwind: after work beers watching jeopardy at my fave local bar with my honey.

What gets you in a working flow: it used to be Red Bull now it’s green tea and selecting the right playlist to amplify the vibes.


What are you working on now: Since closing my last solo show in Switzerland this past February I’ve been in the painting tunnel working on a new body of work called ‘Nudes’. ‘Nudes’ will be opening at Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, California on June 1st. For my last show I dove deep to reexamine my now 20 year long-distance relationship with the homeland. That was a very emotionally loaded exploration and in reaction to that arose ‘Nudes’, which consists of a bunch of my muses hanging out in nature mainly during magic hour. I think I needed to soak in this surreal, radiant time of day with them, just looking and appreciating being there. When my mind wonders I would bring it back to magic hour with my witches, steering away from reminiscing or decoding the past. It’s a more present body of work, a meditation.


Favorite motto / quote: Keep shamelessly digging for that endless treasure, and always share your findings along the way. That way everyone gets a piece and nobody gets to give you shit for living your best life. Being an artist is being generous. –says I

Last words about the shoot for The Know (clothes/style/vibes):
It was a really fun experience! Maria and Christie, two rad women with such radiant energies brought the vibes and it was contagious.  I ended up having so much fun crawling around posing on the studio floor, the same ground where things have been so focused and serious for the last couple month.
That’s what I love about having good people enter my sacred space. They shift the energy.


About the clothes-
This is nuts but the blue jumpsuit and the air force jumpsuit I’ve had since college and both of those pieces just keep on giving. They are like living breathing memory collectors. I love staples that grow with you.
And then there’s the new stuff! I love Lindsey Thornburg’s pieces so much!  The blue and white tie-dye dress I wore at my last opening at Craig Krull Gallery AND I wore one of her cloaks for my winter opening in the Swiss alps. I wouldn’t mind wearing her pieces for every opening… Just saying. With jewelry, I love mixing my more bolder 90s sliver with actual bling from Anna Sheffield. Anna single-handedly opened me up to wearing more jewelry and having fun with it. Learning from the best! 🙂 And the short hair is a brand new moment by the way! Executed by my very dearest Martin Christopher Harper. And that’s it!
Thank you Maria, Christie and Masha!  <3


at Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, California.

Craig Krull Gallery
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building B3

— For clients eager to know what will be on view, and for inquiries on preview sales, you can contact Craig Krull Gallery for the full list of art works. info@craigkrullgallery.com


Hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm, Sat, 11am-5:30pm

Photography by Maria Nova @marianovafilm

Styling by Christie Boschert @christie_boschert