Chris Schanck
American, born 1975
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
The Ashtray Show,
Fisher Parrish Gallery
Chris Schanck: Unhomely,
Friedman Benda
Dans un intérieur,
Almine Rech Gallery

Detroit-based designer Chris Schanck embraces contradiction in his work, finding a comfortable place between the distinctions of dilapidation and assemblage, individual and collective, industrial and handcraft, romanticism and cynicism. His efforts deviate from the mass-produced, instead reviving mundane materials by transforming them into unique objects of uncommon luxury. Schanck is perhaps best known for his “Alufoil” series, in which industrial and discarded materials are sculpted, covered in aluminum foil and then sealed with resin.