About Us

Ralfonso: Designer of environmentally interactive, kinetic, light and sound sculptures (sculptures that interact with the environment such as wind, water, etc.) since 1980. Since 1999 he specializes in the design and execution of large to monumental kinetic and light sculptures for public places from his studios in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and Geneva, Switzerland.

His passion in life is Kinetic Art for Public Places. With this passion, as president from its inception, he co-founded the Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) www.kinetic-art.org in 2001 with a German and a US fellow Kinetic Artist. Now, with more than 1,000 members in over 60 Countries around the world, KAO has become the largest kinetic art organization in the world.

All Ralfonso kinetic sculptures move, as they interact with water, wind, electricity, as well as with the natural environment and most importantly, the viewer.

He has been invited to teach or lecture about Kinetic & Interactive Art and STEAM EDUCATION (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) at numerous Universities and Art Panels around the world.

In 2013 he was invited by the Tsinghua University to teach the first ever Kinetic & Interactive Art course in China.

Ralfonso published Volume 1 of the INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ABOUT KINETIC ART, a new E-Book series that explore the past, present and future of Kinetic and OP art and share multiple views and examples from international professionals in this unique visual arts field with you.

You will find the KAO selection of the best new articles written by 18 international Contributors from all over the world, including the USA, China, Mexico, India, France and Switzerland – see Amazon http://a.co/1cK17dS

As a Kinetic Artist, his sculpture designs range in size from 2ft. to 10ft (70cm – 3m) for private collections & exhibitions and from 10ft. to 270ft (3m – 80m) for public places. Sculptures have been exhibited or installed in Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, France, Taiwan and the USA.
Recent Exhibitions: “Art in Motion”, Netherlands; “Ralfonso Kinetic Art”, St. Petersburg, Russia; “MomentuM”, Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, USA; “The Art and Science Biennale” both in Beijing and Shanghai, “Finalist of the Cultural Olympics”, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; “Sculpture in Motion”, Atlanta, USA; Changchun International Sculpture Conference, China; Inaugural Exhibition at Cuadro Gallery in Dubai, UAE, Inaugural Exhibition at “Homo Ludens” exhibition, the Netherlands; “Sculpture on the Green” Cashier, NC, USA; Inaugural Exhibition at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University, New York; “Mouvements et Lumières” at the Frank Popper Center, Marcigny, France, Florida State University, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Beijing, China, Montreux, Switzerland; Changchun World Sculpture Park 2017, China; Wuhan, China, Overland City, Kansas, USA; etc.

Selected Achievements

PRINT: International Library of Photography Books, Art International Catalog, Architectural Record Magazine, American Style Magazine, Aargauer Zeitung (CH), NeoCity Architecture Magazine (Russia), Guild Book, Russian National TV, Public Art Review, International Sculpture Center Photo Gallery, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Aeroflot Inflight Magazine, Elle Magazine, 100% RED, Interior and Design, World and Home, Construction Weekly, Real Estate and Construction, Pravda, St. Petersburg monthly, Palm Beach Post, American Airline Magazine, Palm Beach Daily "Shiny" Sheet, Sun Sentinel Miami, Florida Wise Magazine, Star Daily (China), China-JSB, Sculpture Magazine-China, American Art Collector, IN Magazine (Hong Kong), 24 Hours – Sculpture Network – Europe – July & August 2008 Edition, HINGE Architecture Magazine – Hong Kong, Perspective Plus Architecture – Hong Kong 2008 & 2009, Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Illustrated, Palm Beach Society Magazine, Art of the Times, ART NOW Online, The Gulf Today, Urban Art China, China Sculpture Magazine, World Art China, Hong Kong Post Magazine, TAN – The Art Newspaper – China #190 and #193, Le Journal, United Nations Magazine - September 2013, Technogaia Magazine, Sculptures Pacific Magazine, Florida Today, Wide Walls, FORBES INTERNATIONAL, etc. TV: Russian National TV - TV-tsentr and TVC, USA - Channel 5, 17, 25, Dubai TV and CNN INTERNATIONAL January 2015 - http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/01/28/spc-art-movement-wind-scultures.cnn
  • Member of the German Press Association, #17221
  • Member of the International Press Association
  • Member of SwissArt.Net, #2617221, Switzerland
  • Member of Americans for the Arts, (AFTA), USA
  • Member of French Union of Sculptors - Syndicat National des Sculpteurs et Plasticiens, France
  • Member of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
  • Colleague (ret.) of the National Sculpture Society, (NSS), USA
  • Professional Circle Member of the Sculpture Network-Europe
  • Co-Founder and Ex-Member of the Board (ret.) of the European Kinetic Art Society, Kineticus, www.kineticus.com, Germany
  • Co-Founder and President of the international Kinetic Art Organization (KAO) www.kinetic-art.org, USA. With members in over 60 Countries, now the largest kinetic art organization in the world.
  • Co-Founder and Ex-Co-Chairman (ret.) of the annual EXPOSURE Art Festival W. Palm Beach, Florida
  • Co-Founder of SwissArtMiami, (ret.)
  • Manager USA for AIESM, (ret.) – International Association of Monumental Sculpture Events
  • Official Advisor to the China Sculpture Institute, Beijing, China.
  • Member of the “Centre d’art Contemporain Frank Popper”, France
  • Board member and Trustee of the ISC (2010-2013) – International Sculpture Center and publisher of Sculpture magazine – now still on the International ISC Committee.
  • Board member of the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA-Beijing)

You can also download the CV/Resume and different presentations by clicking on the red boxes below:

Ralfonso Resume : Download

Ralfonso PowerPoint Presentation: Download

Ralfonso Image Overview PDF: Download

Ralfonso Monumental Designs: Download