Raphael Zollinger constructs situations that incorporate the viewer and through which the work is completed. His concept-driven practice is concerned with the dissemination and consumption of information, which references news media, surveillance culture, and art history through sculpture, installation, photography and drawing. Moreover, through his fascination with the role that objects and images play as a vehicle to elicit the uncanny and to provoke the sublime, he asks the viewer to question and re-evaluate himself in relation to the work.
Raphael Zollinger received his BFA from Pratt Institute in sculpture and his masters degree
from ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
His work has recently been exhibited at White Box Gallery in NYC, Rush Arts Gallery in NY,
Vox Populi gallery in Philadelphia, La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, Ballroom Marfa
in Texas, the Jersey City Museum in NJ, and the Pratt Sculpture Garden in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2002, he received a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.