Rachel Wolfe is a visual and installation artist. Terrain, water, and movement engage the human senses and notions of perception on the relationship between Vision and Body. Her process and projects are influenced by training in dance and music. Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition, Wolfe’s meditative works nurture a reverence for beauty. Her oeuvre includes writing, photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. Her life’s work is to make visible the myth of the psychological and physical divide. She exhibits internationally and works on private, commercial, media, and consulting projects.

Représention: The Print Ateliér, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Clients: BBC, Nordre Aker Bydel, Kastel Shoes, Smelteverket, Ekebergparken, Boffi Studio, Barnas Open House Oslo, 22nd Century Media, Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal, Jesse Bornstein Architecture, PXS Architecture

Education.

2015 Master Fine Art, Otis College of Art and Design | Los Angeles, California, United States

2006 Bachelor Art, Illinois Institute of Art | Schaumburg, United States

Study.

2018 Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books | Online via Keio University, Japan

2018 Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move | Online via UiO

2018 Japanese Avant-Garde | 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 County | Grayslake, Illinois, United States

2012 200-Hour Yoga Certification, Akasha Yoga Center | Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

2003 Interior Design, Illinois Institute of Art | Schaumburg, United States

Awards. Residencies. Workshops.

2019 Angelot Trélex Residency | Chéserex Switzerland

2018 Mushimaru Fujieda Butoh Scholarship, KHiO | Oslo, Norway

2018 ND Photo Awards, Honourable Mention

2017 ND Photo Awards, Honourable Mention

2017 Praksis Residency: A Global State of Pareidolia | Oslo, Norway

2017 The Past and the Curious, Praxisfestivalen, DansensHus | Oslo, Norway

2015 1st Place by Jury, Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation | Gwangju, South Korea

2015 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, Social Psychology, Ehime University | Matsuyama, Japan

2010 Historic Pathways Photography Award | Indiana University, United States


Artist Talks. Teaching. Work Experience.

2008-now Contract: Photography, writing, design, events

2016-19 LensCulture.com: Art & Photography Reviews

2018 Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway: Art Model, Stretching for Freelancers

2017 Barnas Open House, Sentralen, Oslo, Norway: Leading Body Architecture Workshop, Social Media

2016-17 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles: Graduate Admissions Counselor

2014 Otis Graduate Studios, Los Angeles: Artist Talk, Subtle Energy & Colour: Bodily Perception & Visual Stimulation

2013-15 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles: Graduate Teaching Assistant

2013 Walker Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee: Artist Talk Personal & Universal: Social Media & Photography

2012-13 College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois: Community Exhibitions Coordinator

2009-12 Creative Circle, Momentum Worldwide, Marketing Support Inc, Chicago, Illinois: Copywriting

2006-09 Alphagraphics, Freelance, Chicago, Illinois: 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 Nordre 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.

2019

Solfége Souche, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), 196-30, Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 

Les Voyagers, Nout Art Gallery, 12A Marrashly St. Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Photographs from Surreal Landscapes, Oslo Open, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway

Solfége Souche, Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli, Venezia, Italy

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

2000

Depths of Imagination Mixed-Media, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, 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.

Hauste Magazine, 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 Feature: 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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