Christian Wulffen was born in Germany where he received his training, culminating with a MFA from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (State Academy of Fine Arts) in Stuttgart. He is currently professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He previously taught at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart and Freie Hochschule (Independent Art Academy), Metzingen, among other institutions, in Germany. He has lectured in both Germany and the United States. His work has been supported by artistic residencies from the Kunststiftung (Art Foundation) Baden-Württemberg and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
The artist is currently represented by Michael Sturm Gallery (Stuttgart, Germany) and Reinhold Maas Gallery (Reutlingen, Germany) and collaborates with Niklas van Bartha London. He has a long distinguished repertoire of exhibitions, through both group shows and one-person exhibitions. He has developed installation exhibitions for the McDonough Museum of Art: How to Improve your English (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland: It is, It is not (2009); Dallas Contemporary: Bridges and Other Constructions (2010-2011); and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland: NSEW (2012). His work has been extensively collected by the Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, (Reutlingen, Germany) which has featured his work in a series of exhibitions and also houses his archive. Wulffen has curated with his Portability and Network, Spaces (2011) Cleveland, which brought together the work of twenty-one European artists who pursue the fluid boundaries between visual art, architecture, and design as well as the relationship of the art to the larger society. In 2017, the collection of the Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, (Foundation for Concrete Art) transferred to the Municipal Museum of Art Reutlingen, including a selection of works from Christian Wulffen.