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Rachel Wolfe works internationally on projects in public and private spaces, including media, galleries, publishing, commercial, and educational settings. She makes photographs, paintings, textiles, and media installations. Rachel draws upon her lifelong stewardship for the relationship between nature and human nature through elemental themes in water and terrestrial landscapes. Texture and movement are used as aesthetic markers for what they are, and as a method to invite meditative contemplation and conversation within philosophical areas of the nature of desire and ontologies of becoming, in the moral and ethical choices humans face in a technological future. Rachel offers experience based courses in presence and awareness in movement and art.


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

Solo Exhibitions.

2019 Mouvement, 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 Mouvement, Photography, Oslo Art and Fashion Festival, Vérité, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2018 Et Dypt Nett, Installation, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, Vulkan, Oslo, Norway

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

2017 Memoria Technika Photography, Stop Bath Video, Oslo Fashion & Art Festival, Lekter’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.

2020 Kvinnekroppen, Arteriet, Kristiansand, Norway

2019 Heat Wave, The Print Atelier

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, Elemental Kate Exhibition, 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 Jubiliem, CYAN Studio, Oslo, Norway

2018 PaintingsFinnskogutstillingen, Grue Finnskog, Norway

2018 Wave, Photograph, Benefit Auction, Rockford University, Rockford, Illinois, United States

2017 Paintings and Photography, Bogstagveien Jul PopUp, Majorstuen, 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 Light, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, 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

Work Experience.

2016-20 LensCulture | Art Photography Reviews

2008-19 Contractor: Photo and Video, Writing and editing, Graphic and Web Design, Events | International

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

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

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

2012 Gallery Assistant and Framer | ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois

2008-10 Founder and Author of 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


2018 Movement Workshop | Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway

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

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

2011 – 2013 Yoga/Movement Instructor | Greater Chicagoland Area

Artist Talks.

2020 AWMAS Affordance (a fjord dance) Exhibition | Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barbara

2014 Subtle Energy & Colour: Bodily Perception & Visual Stimulation | Otis Studios, Culver City, California

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

Awards and 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


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

2015 Norwegian Language, Rosenhof 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


2014 Book Bound by WaterSpread

2012 Book Espla

2010 Book 90,000 miles on I-90


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