Listen to Episode 63 of Clever: Chris Schanck
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Portrait Courtesy of Friedman Benda

In this episode of Clever, Amy and Jaime talk to artist and designer, Chris Schanck, who moved upwards of 22 times in his youth. He credits Uncle Rocco with firing up his creative engine at an early age, and an arts magnet school in adolescence with “saving his life.” That’s not an overstatement. Fast forward a few years and he’s developed a distinct visual language, has a solo show at a prestigious gallery under his belt, and critically successful body of work. Now, he’s built a life and studio in Detroit, where he is attempting to put down some roots. Listen:

Chris Schanck
Arcane Console, 2017
Resin, steel, polystyrene

Photography by Dan Kukla / Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Chris Schanck

Photography by Dan Kukla / Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Chris Schanck

Photography by Michelle and Chris Gerard / Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Chris Schanck

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.