Chris Horder

Born 1976, Sydney
Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Chris Horder has been painting and exhibiting nationally and internationally for over twenty years.  His innovative approach echoes the techniques of oriental Masters combined with the abstract expressionists of the 1950's. The paintings capture a dynamic force of the metaphysical aspects of paint itself. The exploration of the alchemy between artist and nature is the driving force in capturing these epic cured stains of unpremeditated and primordial imagery.

Horder is a finalist of multiple major art prizes and scholarships including the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and Dobell Prize. His paintings are in major public and private collection in Australia and around the world.

Horder was filmed painting a canvas for a music video for Australian alternative rock band Holy Holy's 2017 album titled PAINT. The band also featured artists James Drinkwater and Lotti Consalvo in clips for individual tracks on the album. 

\ Artworks

Après Moon

2022 \ Watercolour, acrylic, ink and oil on canvas \ 119 x 93cm


2022 \ Watercolour, acrylic, ink and oil on canvas stitched on linen, hand stained FX frame \ 159 x 109cm


Hotel Tiepolo

2018 \ Watercolour, acrylic and coloured inks on canvas \ 191x300cm

Puppeteer's Garden

2022 \ Watercolour, acrylic, ink and oil on canvas \ 193 x 134cm


Sparks of Nature II

2021 \ Oil on board \ 60 x 45cm


2023 \ Watercolour, acrylic, ink and oil on canvas \ 127 x 102 cm

\ Exhibitions featuring Chris Horder

Chris Horder

Shadow Lands

6 July — 22 July 2023


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

Chris Horder

Theatre of Paint

8 April — 17 April 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021

Chris Horder

Scratching at the Cave Walls

19 September — 5 October 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Spring Collector Exhibition

Group Exhibition

11 September — 6 October 2018

Chris Horder

Hotel Tiepolo: Motel Monet

4 July — 21 July 2018

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Chris Horder

Stained Glass Sky

18 April — 28 April 2017

Contact Us

to find out more about Chris Horder.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm