Robert Raphael’s sculptures draw on the complex history of decorative art, while making subtle references to strength, delicacy, sexuality and gender. He investigates these constructs by simultaneously pushing and surrendering to the phenomenological nature of ceramics. Raphael earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Recent exhibitions include: Honey Ramka, NY; Norte Maar, NY; and Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY.