Rachel Wolfe is an artist that sees the body as the generative force in cognition. Ontology, labor, desire, and movement are the basis of her interdisciplinary work through a structuralist process -this structure is based on an understanding of nature cultivated through the pragmatic practices in five-element theory and the internal arts. Wolfe works to immerse human senses, while nurturing a reverence for beauty. The final artworks are realised by referencing site-specific histories within peculiar, material choices. Her life’s work is to make visible the myth of the psychological and physical divide, through conveying the relationship between Vision and Conception. She exhibits and works internationally on private, commercial, and consulting projects.

Représention: The Print Ateliér, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Member: Norske Billedkunstnere, LHSA
Statement: A Waterfall River of Words
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

CV. Born 1984 Dixon, Illinois. 2003 Chicago. 2013 Los Angeles. 2015 Norway.

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

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


2019 Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books | Online via Keio University, Japan

2018 Sino: Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books | Online via Keio University

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 | Oslo Norway

2013 Social Psychology, Ehime University | Matsuyama-shi, Japan

2012 Darkroom & History of Photography, College of Lake Country | Grayslake, Illinois, United States

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

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

Awards. Residencies.

2019 UKS/PNEK Residency | Oslo, Norway

2019 Atelier Nord Prosjektrom | Oslo, Norway

2019 Ello Getty Images Selected Artist | California, United States

2019 Angelot Trélex Residency | Chéserex, Switzerland 

2018 Mushimaru Fujieda Butoh Scholarship, KHiO | Oslo, Norway 

2018 & 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 Juried 1st Place, Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, Asia Culture Center | 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


2019, 2017 Norske BilledkunstnereUnge Kunstneres Samfund

2018, 2017, 2016 Forbundet Frie Fotografer

2019, 2018, 2017LHSA

Artist Talks. Teaching. Work Experience.

2008-now Contractor: PhotoWritingDesignEvents | International

2016-19 LensCulture | Art Photography Reviews

2018 Movement Workshop | Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway 

2017 Body Architecture | Barnas Open House, Sentralen, Oslo, Norway

2016-17 Grad & Undergrad Admissions Counselor | Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

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

2013 – 2015  Graduate Teaching Assistant | Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

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

2012-16 Photographer | 22nd Century Media, North Shore Chicago, Illinois

2012-13 Gallery Manager | College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

2012 Gallery Assistant | ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois

2008-10 The Art of Advice | Chicago Now, a Tribune Co., Illinois

2009-12 Copywriter | Creative Circle, Momentum Worldwide, Marketing Support Inc., Chicago, Illinois

2006-09 Graphic Design and Print Production | Alphagraphics, Freelance, Chicago, Illinois

2004-06 Library Assistant | Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, Illinois

Solo Exhibitions.

2019 Bevegelsene, photography, Akers Mek, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2019 A Stream Body Formed, Torso Kunstartikler, Oslo, Norway

2019 Magenta Minds & Amber Hearts, Trance& Bernt Ankers Gate 31, Oslo, Norway

2018 Bevegelsene, Photography, Oslo Art and Fashion FestivalVérité, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2018 Et Dypt Nett, Installasjon, Elvelangs i FakkellysSmelteverksted, Vulkan, Oslo, Norway

2018 Vesper Monumenter, Sculpture and Video Installation, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Nodre Aker, Oslo, Norway

2017 Memoria Teknika, Stop Bath Video, Installation, Oslo Fashion & Art FestivalLekter’n, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2017 Teknovisuell Experience, Installation, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, United States

2015 Image Architecture, Installation, Otis Studios, Los Angeles, California, United States

2015 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), Gyeonggi-do, Korea 

2019 Feel the Burn, Pøst Kamikazee Edition, MIM gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States 

2019 Art-It, Trance& Bernt Ankers Gate 31, Oslo, Norway

2019 Damocles, Sculpture, in Elemental Kate Exhibition at Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield, UK 

2019 Oslo Open, Fotogalleriet Atelier, Oslo, Norway

2019 Les Voyagers, Nout Art Gallery, 12A Marrashly St. Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

2019 Solfége Souche, Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, Venezia, Italy

2018 Photographs from Surreal Landscapes, Tid (time) CYAN JubiliemCYAN Studio, Oslo, Norway

2018 Paintings from Flat Bottom Boat ProjectFinnskogutstillingen, Grue Finnskog, Norway

2018 Wave darkroom photograph, Benefit Auction, Rockford University, Rockford, Illinois, United States

2017 Painting and Photo Exhibition, Majorustuen, Oslo, Norway

2017 Ex Nihilo, La Macina Di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy

2017 Limerence, Paintings and Performance, Olaf Reyes Plass 2, Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway

2017 9Worlds of Image and LightElvelangs i FakkellysSmelteverksted, Vulkan, Oslo, Norway

2017 PraksisOslo Kulturnatt, Rådhusgata 19, Oslo, Norway

2016 30seconds of Lake Michigan, Now Trending at Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California, United States

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, California, United States

2014 Variations of a Whole, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

2014 PhotoLA, LA Mart, Los Angeles, California, United States

2013 DC Fotoweek, Washington DC, United States

2013 Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, United States

2012 2Rules Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

2012 My Own Wilderness, Exhibition & Publication organized by Christopher Paquette

2011 Not even but almost, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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, Illinois, United States

2010 90,000 Miles on I-90 book included in CCNY Exhibition, New York, New York, United States

2010 Slideluck Potshow IV,, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2010 Illustrated drawing, Johalla Projects Gallery, 50 Alderman/50 Artists, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2010 Photographs from Jamaica, LiveBooks Impact Exhibition, online

2009 Slideluck Potshow III, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2009 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


2014 Book Bound by WaterSpread

2012 Book Espla

2010 Book 90,000 miles on I-90


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