Working from the studio he shares with his wife, Heather Schatz, in the
meatpacking district of Manhattan, Eric Chan collaborates with Schatz
to do "riotously colored silk-screen paintings" that include
large-scale abstract portraits promoted with their collaborative
signature of 'ChanSchatz'. The couple both teach art at Columbia
University, something they have done since their graduation in 1998.
their joint artwork, they frequently bring in outsiders to advise them
on the creative input, and among their subjects and 'advisees' are
fashion designer Angela Missoni, real estate developer Aby Rosen,
soldiers returned from Iraq, coal miners, storekeepers, skyscraper
inhabitants and museum personnel. Of this
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