Paul Pfeiffer

Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow - Class of Fall 2011


American Academy Project: New Work
Current Location: New York


Paul Pfeiffer is one of the most important visual artists of his generation in the US. Borrowing footage from television, movies and sporting events that serve as raw material and building blocks for his work, Pfeiffer creates videos, sculptures, and installations. Using iconic images of spectacles and celebrities, he plays with the canonization of memory and history asking the viewers to question their own spectatorship and desire. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, most notably becoming the inaugural recipient of The Bucksbaum Award given by the Whitney Museum of Amerian Art (