Erwin Redl was born in Gföhl, Austria in 1963. He moved to the US with the support of a Fulbright scholarship in 1993. The artist lives in Bowling Green, Ohio and New York City.
His work is informed by a combination of conceptual-structural thinking and profound craftsmanship both in electronic and traditional media. With an MFA in Computer Art from School of Visuals Arts in New York and a BA in Music Composition from the University of Vienna, Austria the artist is able to expand his practice beyond the traditional Fine Art context.
The scale of his installations very often reaches large, architectural dimensions. The artist’s work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, covering the entire Whitney Museum's façade in layers of LED grids. In 2017 his large-scale kinetic light installation “Whiteout” was prominently showcased at Madison Square Park in the heart of Manhattan. The artwork used hundreds of suspended white spheres, each with a programmable white LED light to form a luminous white carpet across the park's center lawn.
The artist’s work is collected by prestigious national and international institutions, among them the Whitney Museum of American Art New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Borusan Contemporary Istanbul as well as by prominent private collectors.