CHRIS SCHANCK
image
Alufoil (Shell Chair), 2016
Resin, aluminum, polystyrene 
40 x 31 x 31 inches
101 x 79 x 79 cm

Visit the Artist's Website

 

Chris Schanck was born in 1975 and raised in Dallas, Texas.  He received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Sculpture in 1999 and an M.F.A in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011.  After graduating, he opened his studio in Detriot in 2012.  He is intereseted in materials and processes that are not traditionally associated with luxury, mass-production, or standards of perfection.  Among his best-known works are those that comprise his 'ALUfoil' series, in which industrial and discarded materials are covered in aluminum foil, and then sealed with resin.  His methods characteristically involve both outsider techniques as well as the help in his studio of marginalized members of the Detroit community.

Download Artist's CV
image
March 1 - April 14, 2018
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
image
May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
image
Totems Tall and Small at Design Miami/ 2017
Whitewall
December 7, 2017
image
The Booths You Can't Miss at Design Miami
Architectural Digest
December 6, 2017
image
Lucky #13: Design Miami’s Next Edition Is Only Days Away
Robb Report
December 2, 2017
image
How a Revolution in "Ugly" Design Is Upending Conventions of Beauty
Artsy Editorial
September 6, 2017
image
Beyond the Border
Interni Magazine
May 2017
image
The 10 Best Booths at Design Miami/
Artsy
December 2, 2016