Crystal Schenk | Artmakers

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Crystal Schenk

In this artist talk, Portland, Oregon–based artist Crystal Schenk discusses her current and past sculptures, and how she weaves memory, loss, and fragility throughout her artwork.

She also talks about her large-scale stained glass work, Shelter, which was exhibited at Bullseye Gallery from November 6 – December 28, 2013. This project continues a prior theme in her work, examining the increasing gulf between the lower and upper classes – applying the perceived visual materials of the upper class to a very impoverished way of life as a way of pointing out disparity.

Shelter was funded in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Images of Schenk's work are available at