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.

 

Something Green

EDUCATION

2011

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

1999

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

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2020

Reflectory (forthcoming), Reyes | Finn, Detroit, MI

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

2019

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

2018-2019

When Attitudes Become Chairs, Pizzuti Collection Columbus, OH

2018

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

2017

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

dna10, Friedman Benda, New York, NY

2015

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

2013

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

2012

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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Cananda

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI