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Raphael Zollinger

Lecturer in Art+Design

Raphael Zollinger is an artist and educator living in Brooklyn, N.Y. He exhibits in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and his work has been published in the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, ArtScape, AM New York, Idiom, and

Zollinger earned his master’s degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and his BFA at Pratt Institute, and received fellowships to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Artist Statement

I combine the languages inherent in both sculpture and photography to construct forms that break down the distinctions between image and object, expression and documentation, icon and index, art and technology. This process enables me to question how objects and images build and shed meaning over time within a screen-based culture. With these works, I seek to bridge the everyday and the political, connect history with the present, and in turn, blur the border between personal and collective memory.