Raphaele Shirley is a French/American visual artist working in NYC. Employing diverse mediums such as neon, LED, laser, water mist, sound, and occasional pyrotechnics, as well as traditional materials, she creates sculptures and site-specific environments which play on tensions between ephemerality and permanence. Her many solo exhibitions include: 12.6 Lyrae The Chimney, New York (2016), 0910 Light Shots, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2010); Arctic Lights, Dorfman Projects, New York (2010); Jewels of Kvinesdal, Kvinesdal, Norway (2009); Sunken City Episode II Emily Harvey Foundation, New York (2008), Video Art in the Age of the Internet, Chelsea Art Museum (2007). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including: The KAI Art Center opening in Tallinn, Estonia (2019); Chance Ecologies, Queens Museum, New York (2016); Magnetic North: Artists of the Arctic Circle, UBS Art Gallery, New York (2014); Sandnes 2160, Museum of Moving Image, New York (2013); Cyland Festival, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2008); Drift, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2008) and at several biennales including: Erased Walls, Mediations Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2010); 12th International Media Art Biennale, National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland (2008).
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