Chris Schanck

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Alufoil (Shell Chair), 2016, Resin, aluminum, and polystyrene, 40 x 31 x 31 in.
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Alufoil (Shell Chair) in Something Green at Reyes Projects, photography by Clare Gatto
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Alufoil (Shell Chair) in Something Green at Reyes Projects, photography by Clare Gatto

Christopher 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 interested 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.

Recent Exhibitions:

Something Green



Recent Press:

Chris Schanck in conversation with Nikita Gale, Interview Magazine



MFA, 3D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Bloomfield HIlls, MI


BFA, Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY



Shuddering, Reyes | Finn, Detroit, MI

Kleureyck: Van Eyck’s Colours in Design, Design Museum Gent, Gent, Belgium; Le Tripostal, Lille, France


Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI


When Attitudes Become Chairs, Pizzuti Collection Columbus, OH


Chris SchanckL: Unhomely, Friedman Benda, New York, N


Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

dna10, Friedman Benda, New York, NY


Dans un intérieur, meubles, oeuvres murals & textiles d’artistes, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

Design Miami, Johnson Trading Gallery, Miami, FL

Design Miami/Basel, Johnson Trading Gallery, Basel, Switzerland


Furniture 2013, Johnson Trading Gallery, Long Island City, NY


Raw + Unfiltered, American Design Club, Heller Gallery, New York, NY


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Cananda

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI