Sam Rolfes


Sam Rolfes is a Chicago and New York based mixed-format digital artist and director. Using the human body as a mark making device and underlying structure, he crafts diffusive psychosexual worlds that sublimate space and identity within a live context. Rolfes has been active across several formats and industries through live-performance VR, video, and still image projects for artists including Amnesia Scanner, Dawn Richard, Kingdom, Danny Brown, Danny L Harle, and Caroline Polachek; fashion print and promotional design for Nicola Formichetti’s Nicopanda line, a music game for Adult Swim, fashion editorials for King Kong Magazine, & live visuals for Lafawndah, Squarepusher, and part of Rihanna’s VMA 2016 performance, among others.”  Brooklyn Film Festival


Rolfes’ work is otherworldly, almost as if it arrived here from another dimension. Utillizing elements that are both familiar and completely alien, he is among a very small group of artists utilizing 3D software in a way that’s far removed from the slick and polished visuals most of us have become accustomed to with the technology.”  Mass Appeal