Rachel Wolfe is a visual and installation artist. Terrain, water, and movement engage the human senses on the relationship between Vision and Body. Her training in dance and music inform her approach to processing site specific history to embed visual and material cues in the final public works. Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition, Wolfe’s meditative works nurture reverence for beauty. Her oeuvre includes writing, photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, and textile design. Her life’s work is to make visible the myth of the psychological and physical divide. She exhibits and works internationally on private, commercial, and consulting projects.

Représention: The Print Ateliér, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Member: Norske Billedkunstnere, LHSA
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.

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, 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.

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 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 Lens Culture | Online 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

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

2013 Artist Talk on The Personal & Universal: Social Media & Photography | CoPA Milwaukee, 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

2019 Surreal Landscape and Gauche Works, Trance& Bernt Ankers Gate 31, Oslo, Norway

Bevegelsene, Vérité, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2018

Bevegelsene, Oslo Art and Fashion Festival, Vérité, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

Et Dypt Nett, Light and Sculpture, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, Vulkan, Oslo, Norway

Vesper Monumenter, Sculpture and video Installation, Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Frysja i Bydel Nordre Aker, Oslo, Norway

2017 

Memoria Teknika Exhibition and Stop Bath Video, 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 

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, 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 

Oslo Open, Fotogalleriet Atelier, Oslo, Norway

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

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

2018

Photographs from Surreal Landscapes, CYAN Jubiliem, CYAN Studio, Oslo, Norway

Paintings from Flat Bottom Boat ProjectFinnskogutstillingen, Grue Finnskog, Norway

Wave darkroom 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 curated 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, 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, 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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