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Rachel Wolfe

b. Dixon, Illinois, United States
Lives in Norway, exhibiting and working internationally

Education
2015 MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
2006 BA – Advertising, Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois

Studies
2016 Norsk language, Oslo Voksenopplæring, Norway
2013 Social Psychology, Ehime University Matsuyama, Japan
2012 Darkroom & History of Photography, CLC, Grayslake, Illinois
2012 Yoga Certification-200hour, Akasha Yoga Center, Crystal Lake, Illinois
2003 Interior Design, Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois

Awards
2016 1st Place by the Jury in the exhibition Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation, in Gwangju, South Korea
2015 Woelffer Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2014 Academic Merit Award, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2013 Academic Scholarship, Sociology Study at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan
2010 Indiana Pathways Historic Photography Contest Winner, Indiana University

Memberships
2017, 2016 Forbundet Frie Fotografer

Residencies
2017 PRAKSIS Oslo 

Solo exhibitions
2017 Teknovisuell Experience, Public installation, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Operations of Image architecture, install, Otis Grad Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Making Sense, installation, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Not Even But Almost, photography exhibition, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

Selected group exhibitions
2016 30seconds of Lake Michigan, Now Trending at Palos Verdes Art Center, CA
2016 Omniscient, Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation, in Gwangju, South Korea
2015 On the roof, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Variations of a Whole, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 PhotoLA, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
2013 DC Fotoweek, Washington DC
2013 Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
2012 2Rules Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012 My Own Wilderness, Exhibition & Publication
2011 Not even but almost, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Not even but almost, Photography screening- digital projection of images, Bristol, UK
2011 Life Support Japan, Wall-Space Gallery, California, United States
2011 Contemporary Portraits by women photographers, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL
2010 90,000 Miles on I-90 book included in CCNY Exhibition, New York, NY
2010 Slideluck Potshow IV, digital image projection, Chicago, IL
2010 Illustrated drawing, Johalla Projects Gallery, 50 Alderman/50 Artists, Chicago, IL
2010 Photographs from Jamaica, LiveBooks Impact Exhibition, online
2009 Slideluck Potshow III, digital image projection, Chicago, IL
2009Docks photograph, CreateHere Gallery, Chatanooga, TN
2008 Contemporary photographs of Chicago, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL
1999 The Field’s Project, land design and sculpture, viewable by air, Oregon, IL

Artist talks
2014 Subtle energy and color, a talk on bodily perceptions of visual stimulation, OTIS, Los Angeles, CA
2013 The personal and the universal, a talk on social media and photography, CoPA Milwaukee, Walker Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Work experience
2016– present LensCulture portfolio reviews
2009– present Contract: Photography, writing, design
2016-2017 Otis College of Art and Design: Graduate admissions counselor
2013-2015 Otis College of Art and Design: Graduate teaching assistant
2012-2013 College of Lake County: Community exhibitions coordinator
2009-2012 Copywriting
2006-2009 Graphic Design

Publications
Books
2014 Bound by waterSpread
2012 Espla
2010 90,000 miles on I-90

Selected press and interviews
Art Photo Index
Water Poetry Prose Feature
Humble Arts Foundation
Lenscratch:Bound By Water
Majestic Disorder Magazine
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
Lenscratch: BackyardMother’s Day
Sweet Station
Fraction Magazine
Fine Line Magazine
Urbanautica Feature ESPLA
Lost At E Minor
Actual Colors May VaryFeature II
Pick The Brain
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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