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Chrissy Grishin

b. 1954

Chrissie Grishin (b. 1954), printmaker and painter, exhibits under the name of G W Bot, derived from an eighteenth-century French reference to the wombat as ‘le grand Wam Bot’ and adopted in tribute to the animal with which she has taken as her totem. Bot studied art in London, Paris and Australia, and has been working as a full-time artist since 1985. She has gained an international reputation as a printmaker and her work is included in the collections of the Albertina, Vienna; the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, both London; the Fogg Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University; the Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan; and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. In Australia she is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, most state galleries, and regional, institutional and corporate collections. Based near Canberra, she exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas.

Updated 2018