Rachel Wolfe is a synesthetic, project-based artist bringing art and science back together in meditative and immersive experiences generated from imaging, geology, water, and technology for installations, projections, performances, apparel.


Born and raised in the Midwestern United States, Rachel pursued philosophy, writing, dance, piano, and singing before studying interior architecture and advertising communications. After working as a designer and copywriter, she worked at galleries while studying and working as a photographer. She became certified to instruct yoga and meditation in Chicagoland, studied social psychology in Matsuyama, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles, California, for graduate studies at Otis College of Art and Design. After completing an MFA, Rachel moved to Norway and continued art and photography with public events and exhibitions, began making short films, developed artistic research and learning methods while continuing to studying human behavior, textile production, Japanese dance and book making, Traditional Chinese Medicine, physics and nature sciences. Movement and embodied knowledge such as proprioception continues to be a reoccurring motive in her work with elemental allegory. She completed artist residencies in Oslo (Norway), Trélex (Switzerland), Kjerringøy Land Art (Norway), and works internationally, primarily between the USA and Nordics.


Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition and art as transcendental cathexis for the vision body relationship, she looks at ways geological time merges with elemental wisdom in ways places make people. Her award-winning work engages in the ways humans relate with nature, aesthetic ethics of beauty and the sublime, and is held in private and public collections including 1st place by the jury for the monolithic image and text, Omniscient, in the Imaging New Eurasia exhibition in Gwangju (South Korea). Albumen Gallery (London) and The Print Atelier (Montréal) represent several of her photographic series. She exhibits and works internationally with imaging and editingeducation, writing on culture, art, photography, and public installations. Rachel’s teaching experience is rooted in lifelong body/movement practices through courses and workshops, ages 6 through adult.


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

2018             Mushimaru Fujieda Butoh Workshop, KHiO | Oslo, Norway

2018             Japanese Avant-Garde, Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books | Keio University Online

2018             Music Moves: Why Does Music Make You Move | UiO Online

2015             Norwegian Language, Rosenhof Voksenopplæring | Oslo, Norway

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

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

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

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

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

2003 – 2005 Interior Design, Illinois Institute of Art | Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

1993 – 2003 Classical Piano | Byron, Illinois, United States

1990 – 2003 Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop | Ogle County, Illinois, United States



2020             Kerringøy Land Art | Bodø, Norway

2019             UKS/PNEK | Oslo, Norway

2019             Atelier Nord Prosjektrom  | Oslo, Norway

2019             Angelot Trélex | Chéserex, Switzerland

2017             Praksis: A Global State of Pareidolia | Oslo, Norway

2017             The Past and the Curious, Praxisfestivalen, DansensHus | Oslo, Norway



2021             Stage: Isla Mujeres Image Curation |

2021             NIME 2021 Ableton Scholarship | New York University Shanghai, China

2020             Bi-Monthly Semi-Finalist, Dumbo Film Festival | NYC, United States

2019             Ello Getty Images Selected Artist | California, United States

2018             Mushimaru Fujieda, Butoh Scholarship, KHiO | Oslo, Norway

2018             2017 ND Photo Awards, Honourable Mention

2018             Mouvements, Photography, Oslo Art and Fashion Festival, Vérité, Aker Brygge | Oslo, Norway

2018             Vesper Monumenter & Et Dypt Nett, Dual-Site Multimedia Installation, Elvelangs i Fakkellys | Oslo, Norway

2017             Memoria Technika, Multimedia Installation, Oslo Fashion & Art Festival, Lekter’n | Oslo, Norway

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

2015             Juried 1st Place, Here, There, & 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

2012             Academic Scholarship, Social Psychology, Ehime University | Matsuyama, Japan

2010             Historic Pathways Photography Award | Indiana University, United States

2003             IMEA Singing Finalist | Ogle County, United States

2003             Pi Sigma Pi, Illinois Academic Honour Society in History | Byron, United States  



2020            AiR Kjerringøy, Artist Talk and Teaching (ages 6 – 15) | Kjerringøy, Norway

2020            AWMAS Afjordance Exhibition | Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barbara

2018            Movement Course | Blank Space Gallery, Oslo, Norway

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

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

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

2013            The Personal & Universal, Artist Talk | Walker Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

2011 – 2013 Yoga/Movement Instructor | Greater Chicagoland Area  



2011 – now  Instructor  | Movement, art, photo, critical thinking | International

2008 – 2021 Creative Developer & Producer | Photo & Video, Writing & Editing, Frontend Development & Collateral Design, Events | International

2016 – 2021 LensCulture | Art Photography Reviews | Online

2016 – 2017 Graduate & Undergrad Admissions Counselor | Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

2012 – 2016 Photographer | 22nd Century Media | North Shore Chicago, Illinois

2012 – 2013 Gallery Manager and Events | College of Lake County | Grayslake, Illinois

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

2008 – 2010 Author of The Art of Advice | Chicago Now, a Tribune Co. | Chicago, Illinois

2009 – 2012 Copywriter | Creative Circle, Momentum Worldwide, Marketing Support Inc. | Chicago, Illinois

2006 – 2009 Graphic Design and Print Production | Alphagraphics, Freelance | Chicago, Illinois

2004 – 2006 Library Assistant | Illinois Institute of Art | Schaumburg, Illinois

2002 – 2003 Administrative Assistant | State Farm Insurance | Oregon, Illinois

1996 – 2004 Dishwasher, Food Preparation & Delivery, Pet and Home Caretaker, Childcare, Retail Sales, Barista



2019             Mouvements (Bevegelsene), Photography | Akers Mek, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2019             Over the Stream Bed a Body Formed in Light Refracted in WavesTorso Kunstartikler, Oslo, Norway

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

2018             Mouvements (Bevegelsene), Photography, Oslo Art and Fashion Festival | Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2018             Vesper Monumenter & Et Dypt Nett, Dual-Site Multimedia Installation, Elvelangs i Fakkellys | Oslo, Norway

2017             Memoria Technika, Multimedia Installation, Oslo Fashion & Art Festival | Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2017             Teknovisuell Experience, Installation | Otis, 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  

2008             Photographs of Chicago | Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, United States



2021             4th Edition Les Voyagers, Blåtime Sol Video | Tunis, North Africa

2021             The Midwest (aquarelle)Y Blokk (sculpture), Trøndelag Bildene Kunstneres Annual Exhibition | Trondheim, Norway

2021             Body Line and Blåtime Sol, Screening, The World We Live In | Groningen, Netherlands

2021             Solfége Souche Screening | Paris, France

2020             Affordable Art Fair | Represented by Albumen Gallery, London, U.K.

2020             Windows Into The Virtual, Teknovisuell Experience, Photography | LoosenArt, Rome, Italy

2020             The Performer, Solfége Souche, Video Projection | LoosenArt, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

2020             Kvinnekroppen, Afjordance, Video Projection | Arteriet, Kristiansand, Norway

2020             Afjordance, Video Projection, AWMAS 2020 | Santa Barbara, California, United States

2019             Heat Wave, Photography | Online Exhibition,

2019             Solfége Souche, Video Projection | Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2019             Feel the Burn, Photography | MIM gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

2019             Mouvements Active Wear Samples | Trance& Bernt Ankers Gate 31, Oslo, Norway

2019             Damocles, Sculpture, Elemental Kate Exhibition | Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield, UK

2019             Oslo Open, Photography | Fotogalleriet Atelier, Oslo, Norway

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

2019             Solfége Souche, Video Projection | Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, Venice, Italy

2018             Photographs, TID (time) |  CYAN Studio, Oslo, Norway

2018             Paintings, Finnskogutstillingen | Grue Finnskog, Norway

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

2017             Recent Work, PopUp Exhibition | Majorstuen, Oslo, Norway

2017             Ex Nihilo, Monolithic Images | 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, Installation | Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, Oslo, Norway

2017             PraksisOslo Kulturnatt, Photography | Rådhusgata 19, Oslo, Norway

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

2016             Omniscient, Image and Text, Here, There, Everywhere: Eurasian CitiesACC, Gwangju, South Korea

2015             On The Roof, Installation | Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

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

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

2013             DC Fotoweek, Photobook | Washington DC, United States

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

2012             Liminal Metanoia, Photography | 2Rules Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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

2011             Not Even But Almost, Photography | Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2011             Not Even But Almost, Image Projection | Bristol, UK

2011             Life Support Japan, Photography | 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, CCNY Exhibition | New York, New York, United States

2010             Slideluck Potshow IV, Image Projection | Chicago, Illinois, United States

2010             Portrait Illustration | Johalla Projects Gallery, 50 Alderman/50 Artists, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2010             Photographs from Jamaica | LiveBooks Impact Exhibition, Online

2009             Slideluck Potshow III, Image Projection | Chicago, Illinois, United States

2009             Docks, Photograph | CreateHere Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

2000             Depths of Imagination, Mixed-Media | Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, United States

1999             The Field’s Project, Land Art Viewable by Air | Oregon, Illinois, United States  



2020            Frame Story

2020            Textures & Movements

2014            Bound by WaterSpread

2012            Espla

2010            90,000 miles on I-90  



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