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Rachel Wolfe (b. 1984, American) creates sublime timescapes proliferating beauty through public installations, images (photographyvideo), textiles, and sculptures. She conducts artistic research, and serves as a photographer, curator, consultant, writer, voice talent, designer, and educator/guide.

 

Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition, her meditative works engage in allegory and eros. Her parietal interests in the ways places make people, somatics, psychology, kinesiology, magnetics, and history fuse with her life with synesthesia and formative experiences surrounded by Midwest farmland and forest, Byron nuclear generating station, and desire to live near the sea and mountains. She brings forth her sensitivities through art as a means to root poetic and geologically rooted stories. Her dynamic practices in performance inform her methods in art, research, and courses in Pattern Recognition, Visual Literacy, Body Architecture.

 

Tradition and Lineage guide her values and aesthetic choices. Her pragmatic orientation to the elements infuse her work often described as sensual and poetic, alongside her inquiries into the vision-body relationship while on residencies and teaching at Kjerringøy Land Art in Norway (2020), Angelot-Trélex Residency in Switzerland (2019), Praksis Oslo (2017). She holds degrees with honours in a MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California (2015), BA in Advertising from Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, Illinois (2006), and studied Butoh, Photography, History of Photography, Yoga, and Social Psychology in Norway, Illinois, and Japan (2013-2017). Her award-winning work is held in private and public collections, including monolithic image and text, Omniscient, awarded 1st in the Imaging New Eurasia exhibition in Gwangju, South Korea (2015). Albumen Gallery in (London), and The Print Atelier in (Montréal), represent several of her photographic series.

 

 

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2022 :

Still Waters

La Mer

Surfboards

2022 :

NordicStoneMussel

KobaltStones

FrontOfYou

Ice Tablets

GongTeppe

2021 :

BodyLine

TBKUtstillingen

YourDailyPhotograph

Blue

Garments

2021 :

CookieJar

Twilight

VindLydning

VeveriCo.

Snowheart

2020  :

Textures Movements

Frame Story

Nordic Sol Textile

Blåtime Sol Video

Damocles Sculptures

2020 :

Torino, Video

AWMAS Conf.

Kjerringøy AiR

Platonic Forms

Garment Shop

2019  :

Damocles

Afjordance

Chasmal

Gouaches

Manganese

2019 :

Somme

Magneta Minds

TextileDesign

PMPostcards

HeavyWater

2019  :

Ferry

Sun Morn

Chéserex

Goauches

Angelot-Trélex

Bora

Y-Blokka

Shimmer

Timescapes

Box Mirror

2018  :

Mouvements

Solfége

Ruisseau

Affluo

JIAPIYM

2018  :

Vespers

Et Dypt Nett

Postcards

C-Vitrine

C. Exports, Photo

2017 :

PatternRecog.

Monoliths

Ex Nihilo

Relatively

PMPostcards

2017  :

TekonvisuellExp.

MemoriaTechnika

Azure

Vereri

Workshop

2017  :

Elvelangs

Stop Bath, Video

PM Postcards

Sentire, Photo

Commission

16/17 :

Sublime Timescapes

UV Forest, Photo

PV Exhibition

Security Blanket

Garment Shop

2016  :

Rådhuset

Monoliths

DesRoses

TekonvisuellExp.

HeavyWater

2016  :

VeveriCo.

UnderwaterPrism

Soul

Yoto Trademark

Eurasia

15/16 :

Omniscient

Studio Portraits

HeavyWater

SecurityBlanket

PMPostcards

2015  :

MakingSense

Installation

Monoliths

EveryTime

ISEN

UnderTheSun

2015  :

Memoria Technika

Heavy Water

PowerPlantsPiano

Suspended Planes

Image Arch.

Places

14/15 :

SublimeDomains

Places

Darkroom

Exteriors

Forms&Textiles

2014  :

HeavyWater

Eclipse

Sonidos

Equation

2014  :

Fleuressence

Blast

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Spread

PoliteRemains

PMPostcards

13/14 :

Sublime Domains

PMPostcards

Portraits

Open Studios

Monoliths Series

2013  :

ESPLA, Book

BbW Japan, Book

Monoliths, Images

Heavy Water

PoliteRemnants

2012  :

HeavyWater

PoliteRemnants

PMPostcards

Japan/Scholarship

YotoTM/Teaching

11/12 :

Portrait Photography

Liminal Metanoia

PM Postcards

2011  :

Returning the Gaze

PoliteRemnants

PM Postcards

Liminal Metanoia

ESPLA Photo Feature

10/11 :

Birch Ladder

Interior & Exterior

Chicago Artdatabase

Sublime Domains

Interspace Series

2010  :

NEBA at OTSFM

90,000 Miles on I-90

Chicago Magazine

Good Girl, NEBA

Liminal Metanoia

2009  : Docks, Exhibition

NYTimes Recession

Liminal Metanoia

Interior Lights

NEBA

Interspace Series

80/09 :

Blogging

Piano & Running

Began Knitting

PM Postcards

Writing

2008  :

3D Design

Swell, Interspace

Painting Studies

Concept Dev.

Copywriting

2007  :

Painting Studies

Copywriting/Design

Foundations

2006  :

Paintings

Advertising

Photo/Writing

2005  :

Storyboarding

Graphic Design

Foundations

2004  :

InteriorDesign

Foundations

Rendering

Rendering

SpacePlanning

2003  :

InteriorDesign Studies

Piano/YogaMeditation

2002  :

HS Grad, Honours

IMEA Clarinet & Flute Piano, Sport, Meditation
2001  : Piano, Running, Yoga, Meditation IMEA Singing Competition & Madrigals
2000  : Continued distance running Began yoga & meditation Continued Piano & accompanying church
1999  :

Field’s Project, Land Art Sculpture

Began track, ran distance and hurdles Continued Piano & hired by local Lutheran church
1998  :

Waterfall, 1st Textile & Failed Art Project

Tried Cheerleading, Regretted It Continued Piano
1997  : Dance & Piano
1996  : Dance & Piano
1995  : Dance & Piano
1994  :

Winter, Dance & Piano

1993  :

Earth Day Design Contest, 1st

Began piano lessons Dance
1992  :

Byron Generating Station

Dance Book Reading Contest Winner for a homeroom pizza party
1991

Tote Bag from the future

Dance
1990 Artist of the Month, Mary Morgan Elementary School Continued dance
1989  :

Kindergarden

Began dance classes
1988  :

Pre-school

1987  : Family move Oregon, IL in Byron Fire/School District
1986  : Brother Born
1985  : Family move, Minooka, IL
1984  :

Born, Dixon, IL

 

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