ABOUT

Rachel Wolfe (b. 1984) creates sublime timescapes connecting landscape psychologies with internal experiences with synesthesia. She works with photography, video, public installations, design, writing, education, artistic research, textiles.

 

Seeing the body as the generative force in cognition, her sensual and meditative works engage in ways places make people and aesthetic ethics of beauty. Her childhood experiences growing up surrounded by farmland, forest, fauna, a nuclear generating station, and interests in performance, history, philosophy, psychology, kinesiology, healing and internal arts continue to inform her projects, research, and courses in Pattern Recognition, Visual Literacy, Body Architecture, and geologically rooted stories.

 

Wolfe’s 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.

 

Proprioception and biography informs the poeticism in her work. As a descendant of Ellen Amman and Harriet Sundström, and a family of professionals involving kinesiology, psychology, sailing and entrepreneurship, engineering, tech, and physics projects including plasma, motors, and nuclear engineering, her family Lineage of Bavarian and Venetian conflicts appear to root the undercurrents generating creativity today. Her Lineage emerged as a catalyst connecting her artistic research on the vision-body relationship through residencies and teaching at Kjerringøy Land Art in Norway (2020), Angelot-Trélex Residency in Switzerland (2019), Praksis Oslo (2017). She holds 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).

 

Selected Clients Norway House Foundation, BBC, GettyImages/EyeEm, Nordre Aker Bydel, Smelteverket, Ekebergparken, Boffi Studio, Open House Oslo, 22nd Century Media, Outdoor Illinois/Dept. of Natural Resources, Jesse Bornstein Architecture

 

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EDUCATION & RESIDENCIES

2020 Kerringøy Land Art | Bodø, Norway

2019 UKS/PNEK | Oslo, Norway

2019 Atelier Nord Prosjektrom | Oslo, Norway

2019 Angelot Trélex | Chéserex, Switzerland

2019 Art of Washi Paper & 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

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

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

2015 MFA Master Fine Art with honours, Otis College of Art and Design | Los Angeles, CA, United States 

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, IL, United States

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

2006 BA Bachelor Art with honours, Advertising, Illinois Institute of Art | Schaumburg, IL, United States

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

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

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

 

AWARDS

2021 Saatchi Art Featured Artist | Saatchiart.com

2021 Stage: Isla Mujeres, Duncan Miller Gallery Curation | YourDailyPhotograph.com

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 ND Photo Awards, Honourable Mention (2017)

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

2018 Vesper Monumenter & Et Dypt Nett, Installations, Elvelangs i Fakkellys | Oslo, Norway

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

2017 Teknovisuell Experience, Otis College of Art & Design | Los Angeles, CA, United States

2015 Juried 1st Place, Here, There, & Everywhere: Eurasian Cities, ACC | Gwangju, South Korea

2015 Woelffer Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design | Los Angeles, CA, United States

2014 Academic Merit Award, Otis College of Art and Design | Los Angeles, CA, United States

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

2010 Historic Pathways Photography Award | Indiana University, United States

2003 IMEA Singing Finalist, Mezzo-Soprano in Madrigals | Ogle County, IL, United States

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Mouvements, Photo | Akers Mek, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway

2019 Over a Streambed a Body Formed in Light Refracted in WavesTorso Kunstartikler, Oslo, Norway

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

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

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

2017 Teknovisuell Experience, Installation | Otis Admissions Office, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2015 Image Architecture, Installation | Otis Studios, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2015 Making Sense, Installation | Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2010 Not Even But Almost, Photo | Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL, United States

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Artport Festival, Solfege Souche (extended) Video | El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt

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

2021 Blåtime Sol video screening | Equinox Exhibition, Bodø Kunstforening, Norway

2021 Midwest (aquarelle)YBlokka (sculpture), TBK 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 Kvinnekroppen, Afjordance, Video Projection | Arteriet, Kristiansand, Norway

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

2019 Heat Wave, Photo | Online Exhibition, Artsy.net

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

2019 Feel the Burn, Photos | MIM gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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

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

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

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

2018 Wave, Photo, Benefit Auction | Rockford University, IL, United States

2018 Vesper Monumenter & Et Dypt Nett, Installations, Elvelangs i Fakkellys | Oslo, Norway

2017 Ex Nihilo, Monolithic Images | La Macina Di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy

2017 9Worlds of Image and Light, Installation | Elvelangs i Fakkellys, Smelteverksted, Oslo, Norway

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

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

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

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

2014 Variations of a Whole, Photo | Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2014 PhotoLA, Photos | LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2013 DC Fotoweek, Photobook | Washington DC, United States

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

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

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

2011 Not Even But Almost, Photos | Defibrillator Performance Gallery, Chicago, IL, United States

2011 Life Support Japan, Photo | Wall-Space Gallery, CA, United States

2011 Portraits by Women Photographers | Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL, United States

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

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

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

 

TEACHING & LECTURES

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

2020 AWMAS Afjordance Exhibition/Talk | 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, CA

2014 Subtle Energy & Colour: Body Perception & Visual Stimulation Talk | Otis, Culver City, CA

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

2011 – 2013 Yoga/Movement Instructor | Greater Chicagoland Area

 

WORK EXPERIENCES

2011 – now Photographer (since 2006) & Instructor | Movement/Art/Photo/Critical Thinking | International

2008 – 2022 Content Producer | Photo/Video, Writing, FrontendWeb/Brand, Design, Events | International

2016 – 2021 Photography Reviews | LensCulture | Online

2016 – 2017 Graduate & Undergrad Admissions Counselor | Otis, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

BOOKS

2020 Frame Story

2020 Textures & Movements

2014 Bound by WaterSpread

2012 Espla

2010 90,000 miles on I-90

 

PRESS

L’oeil de la Photographie | Dark Mountain Issue 19 | Concrete Nature BackcoverArtsy Profile & Feature | Good Times Santa Cruz | Articulate Magazine | Hauste Magazine | Fletta MagazineLHSA Member SpotlightKing Goya Travel MagazineArt Muzeo Magazine Issue 3 | Barbed Magazine Issue 5Art Photo Index | Water Poetry Prose | Humble Arts Foundation | Lenscratch Feature: Bound By Water | Majestic Disorder Magazine | Cover VIA Publication 02 Issue, | A New NothingThe Swap I , II, III / Book Film Painting | 10-Q Interview, Hungry Ghost CollectiveE-PhotoReview,  Fly Over ArtHumble Arts Foundation | Lenscratch: Backyard, Mother’s Day | La Pura Vida- 90000 Miles on I-90 | Sweet Station | Fraction Magazine | Fine Line MagazineUrbanautica | Lost At E MinorActual Colors May VaryFeature IIChicago Magazine | New Landscape Photography | Landscape Stories 1, 2, 3 | Beautiful/Decay Magazine 1, 2 | F-Stop Magazine 40, 35, 45 | BlackFlash Magazine | 1000 Words

 

INTERESTS

Dance, Physiology and Psychology, Photography and Imaging, Textile Arts, Behavioural Development, Arts Education, Free Will, Geological History, 5Element Theory/Canonical Chinese Medicine and Fung Shui

 


 
ARTIST IMAGES 

Pictures for press. Contact for use: rachel@rachelwolfe.com

 

 

CLICKABLE SUMMARY FROM BIRTH – PRESENT DAY

 

2022

Gong Teppe

Out of the Blue

 

Nordic Stone Mussel

 

In Front of You
2021

Veveri Co.

Body Line Video

TBK Utstillingen

YourDailyPhotograph

Snowheart

The Cookie Jar

Twilight Sheets

Vind Lydning
2020  :

Textures Movements

Frame Story

Nordic Sol Textile

Blåtime Sol Video

Damocles

Torino, Video

AWMAS Conf.

Kjerringøy AiR
2019  :

Damocles

Afjordance, Video

Amber (Chasmal)

Gouaches

Manganese, Photo

Somme, Photo

Magneta Minds

Textiles
2019  :

Ferry, Video

Sun Morn, Video

Chéserex, Video

Goauches

Angelot Trélex

Textile Design

PM Postcards

Heavy Water
2018  :

Mouvements

Solfége, Video

Ruisseau, Photo

Affluo, Photo

JIAPIYM, Video

Y-Blokka

Timescapes

PM Postcards
2018  :

Vespers

Et Dypt Nett

Postcards

C-Vitrine

C. Exports, Photo

Bora, Video

Shimmer, Video

Box Mirror, Video
2017  :

Tekonvisuell Exp.

Memoria Technika

Azure, Photo

Vereri, Photo

Workshop

Relatively Dim.

Pattern Recog.

Monoliths
2017  :

Elvelangs

Stop Bath, Video

PM Postcards

Sentire, Photo

Garment Shop

Security Blanket

Commission

Ex Nihilo
2016  :

Rådhuset Series

Monoliths

Des Roses

Tek Exp, Photo

Heavy Water

Timescapes

UV Forest, Photo

PV Exhibition
2016  :

Scarves

Underwater Prism

Soul

Trademarked Yoto

Eurasia Exhibition

PM Postcards

Security Blanket

Heavy Water, Photo
2015  :

Making Sense, Installation

Installation, Exhibition

Monoliths, Photography

Everywhichway, Photo

ISEN, Film to Digial Gif

Under the Sun, Monolith

Omniscient, Image/Text

Studio Portrait Photography
2015  :

Memoria Technika

Heavy Water

PowerPlantsPiano

Suspended Planes

Image Arch.

Places Portfolio

Exteriors Portfolio

Forms &Textiles
2014  :

PM Postcards

Heavy Water

Polite Remains

Equation

Sonidos

Sublime Domains

Places Portfolio

Darkroom Prints
2014  :

Fleuressence

Blast, Stop-Motion

Ice Blocks

Eclipse

Monoliths Series

Open Studios

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 21.39.11
SPREAD, Book
 

Portraits

 

2013  :

ESPLA, Book

BbW Japan, Book

Monoliths, Images

Heavy Water

Polite Remnants

Sublime Domains

PM Postcards

Portraits
2012  :

Heavy Water

Polite Remnants

PM Postcards

Japan/Scholarship

YotoTM, Teaching

PM Postcards

Liminal Metanoia

Portraits
2011  :

Returning Gaze, Exhibition

Polite Remnants, Photography

PM Postcards, Photography

Liminal Metanoia, Photography

ESPLA Photo Feature

Chicago Artist Database, Photo

Portrait Photography

Sublime Domains, Photo
2010  :

NEBA at OTSFM, Exhibition

90,000 Miles on I-90, Book

Chicago Magazine Feature

Good Girl image, from NEBA Series

Liminal Metanoia, Photography

Interspace Series, Photography

Birch Ladder, Nature Sculpture

Interior & Exterior Photography
2009  : Docks, Exhibition

NYTimes Recession

Liminal Metanoia

Interior Lights

NEBA

Interspace Series

PM Postcards

Began Knitting
2008  :

3D Design

Swell, Interspace

Painting Studies

Concept Dev.

Copywriting

Writing

Blogging

Piano & Running
2007  :

Painting Studies

Copywriting/Design

Foundations
2006  :

Painting Studies

Advertising

Photo & Writing
2005  :

Storyboarding

Graphic Design

Foundations
2004  :

Interior Design

Foundations

Rendering

Rendering

Space Planning
2003  :

Interior Design Studies

Piano, Yoga, Meditation
2002  :

Graduated HS Early with Honours
IMEA Clarinet & Flute Piano, Running, Yoga, Meditation
2001  : Piano, Running, Yoga, Meditation IMEA Singing
2000  : Continued distance running Began yoga & meditation Continued Piano & Hired by Church
1999  :

Field’s Project, Land Art Sculpture
Began track, running distance and hurdles Continued Piano & Hired by Church
1998  :

Waterfall Textile 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 Station
Dance Book Reading Contest Winner, pizza party for homeroom
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 moved to Oregon, Illinois in Byron Fire Protection District
1986  : Brother Born
1985  : Family moved to Minooka, Illinois
1984  : Born, Dixon, Illinois

 

 


 

 

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