Zollinger works across multiple media investigating systems of representation that break down the distinctions between image and object, expression and documentation, icon and index, art and technology. This process enables him to question how objects and images build and shed meaning over time within a screen-based culture. With these works, Zollinger seeks to bridge the every day and the political, connect history with the present, and in turn, blur the border between personal and collective memory.
Zollinger received his BFA in sculpture from Pratt Insitute, a Masters degree from ITP, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, attended Skowhegan and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He has recently exhibited work at Lesley Heller Projects, Margret Thatcher Projects, Station Independent Projects, Danese Corey Galley and Denny Gallery in NYC, Gray Contemporary in Houston, TX, Satellite Art Fair, Miami, Ballroom Marfa, TX, Grounds For Sculpture and The Jersey City Museum in NJ, and the LimLip Art Museum, South Korea. Zollinger's work has been reviewed and published in the New York Times, Houston Press, Art Forum, and Sculpture Magazine.He currently teaches at SUNY Purchase College and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Raphael Zollinger is a South African born, Swiss, American artist based in Brooklyn, NY.