Rachel Wolfe (b. 1984 Dixon, Illinois) is an American artist working with the Body and Vision relationship. A background in dance and music play an important role in her process and projects. Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition, Wolfe’s meditative works nurture a reverence for beauty and life itself in service to ways of knowing deeply tied to reality. An oeuvre on kinaesthetic knowing span writing, photography, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Challenging narratives positing comparisons between human and machine, Wolfe deepened interests in senses and took interest in textiles after moving to Norway in 2015. 

Represented by The Print Ateliér, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Education.

2013 – 2015 

Master Fine Art, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, United States

2003 – 2006 

Bachelor Art, Advertising, Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

Study.

2018

Japanese Avant-Garde Art Through Butoh Dance, Online via Keio University, Japan

2016 

Norsk Language, Oslo Voksenopplæring, Norway

2013 

Social Psychology, Ehime University Matsuyama, Japan

2012 

Darkroom & History of Photography, College of Lake Country, Grayslake, Illinois, United States

Yoga Certification, 200hour, Akasha Yoga Center, Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

2003 

Interior Design, Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

Awards. Residencies. Workshops.

2018 

Mushimaru Fujieda Butoh Workshop Scholarship, The National Academy for The Arts, Oslo, Norway

2017 

A Global State of Pareidolia with Lindsay Seers, PRAKSIS Oslo, Rådhusgate & NOTAM, Oslo, Norway

Tricia Brown Workshop with Jamie Scott: Set and Reset, The Past and the Curious, Praxisfestivalen, Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway

2015 

1st Place by the Jury, Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation, Gwangju, South Korea

Woelffer Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, United States

2014 

Academic Merit Award, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, United States

2013 

Academic Scholarship, Sociology Study at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan

2010 

Indiana Pathways Historic Photography Contest Winner, Indiana University, United States

Memberships.

LHSAForbundet Frie Fotografer

Artist Talks. Teaching. Work Experience.

2009 – 2018 

Contract: Photography, writing, web & print design, events

2016 – present 

LensCulture.com: Art & photography portfolio reviews

2018 

Stretching for Freelancers, Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2017

Body Architecture, Barnas Open House, Sentralen, Oslo, Norway

2016 – 2017 

Otis College of Art and Design: Graduate Admissions Counselor

2014 

Subtle Energy & Colour: Bodily Perception & Visual Stimulation, Otis Graduate Studios, Los Angeles, California, United States

2013 – 2015 

Otis College of Art and Design: Graduate Teaching Assistant

2013 

Personal & Universal: Social Media & Photography, CoPA Milwaukee, Walker Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

2012 – 2013 

College of Lake County: Community Exhibitions Coordinator

2009 – 2012

Creative Circle, Momentum Worldwide, Marketing Support Inc: Copywriting

2006 – 2009 

Alphagraphics, Freelance: Graphic Design and Print Production

Solo Exhibitions.

2018

Bevegelsene, Photography, Oslo Art and Fashion Festival, Vérité, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

Et Dypt Nett, lys og skulptur installasjon, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, Vulkan, Oslo, Norway

Vesper Monumenter, Sculpture and video Installation, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Frysja i Bydel Nodre Aker, Oslo, Norway

2017 

Stop Bath, Curation and Installation, Oslo Fashion & Art Festival, Lekter’n, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

Teknovisuell Experience, Installation, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, United States

2015 

Operations of Image architecture, Installation, Otis Studios, Los Angeles, California, United States

Making Sense, Installation, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

2010 

Not Even But Almost, Photography, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Group Exhibitions.

2018

Photographs from Surreal Landscapes, Tid (time) CYAN 20års Jubiliem, CYAN Studio, Oslo, Norway

Paintings from Flat Bottom Boat ProjectFinnskogutstillingen, Grue Finnskog, Norway

Black and white darkroom wave photograph, Benefit Auction, Rockford University, Rockford, Illinois, United States

2017 

Paintings and photography archive exhibition, Jul Pop-Up Shop, Majorusten, Oslo, Norway

Ex Nihilo, La Macina Di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy

Limerence, paintings and performance, Olaf Reyes Plass 2, Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway

9Worlds of Image and Light, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, Vulkan, Oslo, Norway

PraksisOslo Kulturnatt residency show, Rådhusgata 19 i Sentrum, Oslo, Norway

2016 

30seconds of Lake Michigan, Now Trending at Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California, United States

Omniscient, Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation, in Gwangju, South Korea

2015 

On the roof, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

2014 

Variations of a Whole, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

PhotoLA, LA Mart, Los Angeles, California, United States

2013 

DC Fotoweek, Washington DC, United States

Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, United States

2012 

2Rules Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

My Own Wilderness, Exhibition & Publication organized by Christopher Paquette

2011 

Not even but almost, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Not even but almost, Photography screening- digital projection of images, Bristol, UK

Life Support Japan, Wall-Space Gallery, California, United States

Contemporary Portraits by women photographers, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2010 

90,000 Miles on I-90 book included in CCNY Exhibition, New York, New York, United States

Slideluck Potshow IV, temporary exhibition space, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Illustrated drawing, Johalla Projects Gallery, 50 Alderman/50 Artists, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Photographs from Jamaica, LiveBooks Impact Exhibition, online

2009 

Slideluck Potshow III, temporary exhibition space, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Docks photograph, CreateHere Gallery, Chatanooga, Tennessee, United States

2008 

Contemporary photographs of Chicago, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1999 

The Field’s Project, land design and field sculpture, viewable by air, Oregon, Illinois, United States

Publications.

2014 Book Bound by WaterSpread

2012 Book Espla

2010 Book 90,000 miles on I-90

Press.

Fletta MagazineLHSA Member Spotlight, King Goya Travel Magazine, Art Muzeo Magazine Issue 3, Barbed Magazine Issue 5, Art Photo Index, Water Poetry Prose; Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch:Bound By Water, Majestic Disorder Magazine, Cover VIA Publication 02 Issue, A New Nothing, Stuart Pilkington: The Swap I II, III / Book Film Painting; 10-Q Interview, Hungry Ghost Collective, E-PhotoReview, Fly Over Art, Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch: BackyardMother’s Day, La Pura Vida feature 90000 Miles on I-90, Sweet Station, Fraction Magazine; Fine Line Magazine; Urbanautica; Lost At E Minor, Actual Colors May VaryFeature II, Chicago Magazine, New Landscape Photography, Landscape Stories 1, 23;, Beautiful/Decay Magazine 1, 2, F-Stop Magazine Issue #40, #35, #45; BlackFlash Magazine, 1000 Words


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