In his work Stefan Reiss has been researching for almost ten years in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, projection and LED programming. He develops specific works for the different media, which are mutually connected and establish contextual relationships between them. His artistic focus is to combine art and technology, research and innovation, immersion and experience.
The basis of all his works is the examination of the long history of sculpture and installation on the one hand and modern social changes, technical inventions and future developments on the other. Modern technologies and the almost overpowering development of digital media led to his new confrontation with contemporary art: the fusion of physical, three-dimensional form and the digital world.
Stefan Reiss lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied Fine Arts / Sculpture at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and attended the masterclass by Prof. Inge Mahn and Prof. Berndt Wilde. He is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (London, UK) and was a jury member of the Mastersalon 2016 & 2017 at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Belgium).
He's winner of the Trades District Public Art Project in Bloomington (USA / 2019), LIT Awards (Honorable Mention in the category of Light Art Projects / USA / 2019), SPACE & Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure commission in London (UK / 2018) and N-Ergie Audience Award at Die Blaue Nacht in Nuremberg (Germany / 2017). He was shortlisted for the Giralda Sky Public Art Commission in Coral Gables (USA / 2019), CODA Awards (USA / 2019), Lumen Prize in London (UK / 2016) and LYNX Prize in Trieste (Italy / 2016). He was long listed for Aesthetica Art Prize in York (UK / 2020 / 2017) and Warsteiner Bloom Award in Cologne (Germany / 2019 / 2018 / 2016 / 2015).
His works were shown in international exhibitions at Amsterdam Light Festival (Netherlands), Digital Public Art Festival "Light Up Bashu" Chengdu (China), SPACE & Vision Redbridge Digital Public Art exhibition (London, UK), Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (China), Today Art Museum Beijing (China), Modern Art Museum Shanghai (China), Leeds Digital Festival (UK), Aesthetica Art Prize (York, UK), LYNX Prize (Trieste, Italy), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrueck, Germany) and Die Blaue Nacht (Nuremberg, Germany).