Strassberg’s Holocaust-informed work spans across decades, and gives voice to a community fractured by prejudice, tragedy, and loss. Architectural structures – which resemble houses, towers, chimneys, and bones – are the foundation of Strassberg’s extensive Holocaust series. They act as vessels for their heavy subject matter.
Raised in New York, Strassberg’s affection for architecture is endemic – a deep-seated that surpasses even his love of ceramics. In 2003, Strassberg was awarded the Architecture of the Holocaust grant from University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with which he advanced the artistic collaboration between his fascination for architecture and the memory of the very real, tangible structures that housed the atrocities of the Holocaust.