Rafael Fuchs_short Bio and CV (2016)
Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel
1984: BFA degree (with honors) at the “Bezalel Art Academy” in Jerusalem.
1984 Group show in Paris, “Young Creatives”, curated by Francois Hebel,
showing self portraits as an Israeli soldier in a real time war in Lebanon.
1985 moved to NYC.
1985-1993: First award in portraiture by APA as well as additional awards from CA, PDN,APA, AP, and more.
1993-2001: Portraits of influential people during the turn of the Millennium.
Partial subjects list: Colin Powell, J.K. Rowling, Emily Watson, Burt Reynolds, Beyonce, Michael Stipe, Geoffrey Rush, Mary J. Blige, Pink, Julia Stiles, Heather Graham, Jonathan Franzen, Marlon James, Derek Jeter, John McCain, Patty Hearst.
Participated in numerous group shows, auctions and solo shows.
Numerous of his images were published in several different books, as Rolling Stone/Tattoo Nation (Bullfinch), My Favorite Model (Goliath), The Vibe History of Hip Hop (Three Rivers Press), 10 Years Of Dolce and Gabana (Jal.)
His works have been exhibited and collected by numerous public and private collections around the globe, as: Ashdod Museum, Israel ; elephant art, Zurich, Munger collection, NY and more.
Group Shows and collaborations (Partial list):
2002: “Artists To Artists”. The Ace gallery, NYC. A group show of artists of The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation.
2005: Collaborated with Shirin Neshat for witness.org on the image : “Untitled (Hand)”
Solo photography shows (partial list):
2006: “The way We Live”. Ad-Hoc gallery, Bklyn, NY
2009: “Fuchs_Now”. Eastern District gallery, Bklyn, NY
All below at Fuchs Projects, Bklyn, NY :
2012: "While You Were Sleeping"
2012: “In Between”
2012: “Till We Bleed”
2013: “Everything Must Go”
2013: “The Modernism Of Curiosity”
2013: "Love In My Opinion/Rise Spirit”"
2014: “ LandLords”
2014: “100 Polaroids From The Turn Of The millennium”
2015: “The New Religion”
2015: “Change Of Seasons”
2016: The Conclusion”
2016: “Hipster Sex”
2017: “Portraits of influential people from the turn of the Millennium"
2017: "Biblical Tales" mixed media.
Published books, partial list:
“I Am Amerikan”, 2009
“Transgenders in the Mid-West”, 2009
“Bushwick Forever_Volume 1” 2016
In addition to his photography career Rafael founded a gallery in Bushwick (Bklyn, NY) , in 2012, titled Fuchs Projects, where he features his works as well as other artists.
His works from the series of : “Hope For Peace” (self portraits in Lebanon), “911”, “Landlords” has gained significant publicity notices, and are considered by the press as “evocative and provocative”
To see more of his work: rafaelfuchs.com