Paul Pfeiffer

USA Shari D. Behnke Fellow

  • Visual Arts
  • 2015

    New York, NY


    An artist working in the field of video, photography, installation art and sculpture since the late nineties, Pfeiffer is well-known and celebrated for his highly sophisticated use of digital technologies and new media, probing the way these technologies at once shape and alter our daily visual experience. Digitally manipulating or erasing elements from iconic images, many of them taken from sports events or Hollywood films, Pfeiffer adopts today’s frenetic visual language in order to explore our culture’s obsession with spectacle. Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2001), MIT’s List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2003), the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2005), MUSAC León, Spain (2008), the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2009), the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2010), the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin (2012), Paula Cooper Gallery, NY (2012), Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2013) and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila (2015). He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship and the Bucksbaum Award from the Whitney Museum. In 2011 he was the subject of a retrospective at Sammlung Goetz in Munich, Germany. Upcoming exhibits include Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong (Nov 2015) and Museo Madre, Naples (2016).