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: First award in portraiture by APA
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.
Partial assignment clients: Time, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, The Source,Wired,W magazine, Sony, Universal, Matador,Coke, Pepsi,Target,Visa, Marshalls.
Gained additional awards from CA, PDN,APA, AP, and more.
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 are collected by numerous private collectors around the globe.
(As http://www.elephanart.com/rafael-fuchs-choice/ in Zurich, Swiss.)
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”
Self-Published 10 books.
“I Am Amerikan”, 2009
“Transgenders in the Mid-West”, 2009
In addition to his photography career Rafael founded a gallery in Bushwick (Bklyn, NY) , in 2012, titled Fuchs Projects.
49 Bogart ST. #35
Brooklyn, NY 11206