Born in New York Jeff is an artist and designer who has achieved international exposure and recognition with many art installations and design projects worldwide. Jeff explores the cutting edge of sculpture, public art, mixed media, lighting and product design. His permanent and temporary projects draw inspiration from organic shapes and modern technology. Using materials from bamboo to plastics, steel and computer controlled LED light fixtures, He creates interactive installations that respond to nature as well as the urban environment.
These sculptural environments embody local identity and invite residents to form a personal and dynamic relationship with the art and the place. Each project becomes tied to it’s environment through the use of local materials and working processes, strengthening community connections. He has participated in many artist residencies in a variety of towns and cities including: Belgrade, Serbia, Passy, France, Lucknow, India and Flagstaff, Arizona creating temporary artworks and sculpture.
Jeff’s work is collected globally with selected collections that include: The Guggenheim Museum : New York City and Bilbao Spain, The City of Nicosia, Cyprus, The Eco-Musee ; Puget-Rostang France, HAC Gallery: Kobe Japan, The City of Detroit, Michigan, SRP Headquarters, Phoenix, AZ . and the cities of Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona . He has designed and built light fixtures and cabanas for the W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona and has designed several bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Arizona and Colorado. Mr Zischke’s design work has been displayed at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy , Designers Block, London , England and with the Core77 world design awards.