Rachel Wolfe is an artist working with the Body and Vision relationship. Her 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 in service of kinaesthetic knowing. Terrain, water, movement, are recurring themes. Her oeuvre includes writing, photography, video, voice, installation, drawing, painting, and performance. 

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


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



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


Norsk Language, Oslo Voksenopplæring, Norway


Social Psychology, Ehime University Matsuyama, Japan


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

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


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

Awards. Residencies. Workshops.


Pascale Angelot Artist Residency, Trelex, Switzerland


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

ND Photo Awards, Honourable Mention


ND Photo Awards, Honourable Mention

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


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


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


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


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


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


Stretching for Freelancers, Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway


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

2016 – 2017 

Otis College of Art and Design: Graduate Admissions Counselor


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


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.


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


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


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

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


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

Group Exhibitions.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


DC Fotoweek, Washington DC, United States

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


2Rules Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

My Own Wilderness, Exhibition & Publication organized by Christopher Paquette


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


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


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

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


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


Depths of Imagination Mixed-Media, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, United States


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


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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