Chris Devins

Chris Devins is an artist/urban planner from Chicago, Illinois who engages in placemaking, which blends Art and Urban Planning. He is the creator of several outdoor Art initiatives in the Chicago area, including Hyde Park Heroes, the Pullman Project (Briscoe 2015 p.A4), Chatham 2.0 (Mwachukwu 2016 p. 1) and most notably, Bronzeville Legends (Cholke 2014 p. 2).

He came under scrutiny in April, 2017 when he admitted to using an image created by Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin for a mural of former first woman Michelle Obama Devins raised $12,000 with the gofundme excite for the commencement of a mural, causing many negative news stories and social media pressure.

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