Chris Milk was born in Glen Cove, New York in the mid-1970s. He studied at the Academy of Art University in California and earned a B.F.A. in Film, Photography and Computer Graphics. Milk is most well known for his work on music videos and photography. Rather than using traditional mediums, Milk tends to explore a more diverse variety of mediums, including web browsers and new types of technology. He is currently the CEO of a Virtual reality technology company called Within. Milk has worked with famous artists to produce music videos, such as Kanye West and U2, and has won awards for his work. More recently, Milk has worked with virtual reality, launching the vrse app at the 2015 Sundance Festival.
Chris Milk is a pretty different artist than what we’ve looked at before. The work he does is very mainstream and modern, and relevant even today. When I googled him, a post popped up made a mere 22 hours ago about him at the Sundance Festival. I don’t typically think of music video directors as Artists, and reading about milk has really expanded my horizon on what an Artist is, and can be.