GABRIELLE WOLFE: painter, printmaker, artist, adventurer
Gabrielle Wolfe has always been fascinated by memory - the swirl of the mundane and the extraordinary, the blend of experienced and edited emotions, what goes observed and what dissolves into nonexistence. Wolfe finds that she connects to memory through space and environment. Her sketches and paintings render echoes of rooms lingered in, worlds encountered, words muttered. These works tend to be vibrant, textural, and richly layered.
In her recent series of woodblock prints, Wolfe has shifted her focus towards recognizing the "queer gaze" as an alternative to perceiving and expressing sexuality. From her perspective, this gaze observes the body in a tender, exploratory way as opposed to the domineering ownership of the centuries-old "male gaze." Wolfe reflects on the subtle tension between the protective and the provocative that she has experienced in her own sexual awakening as a young woman over the last decade.
Bachelor's of Fine Arts: Winthrop University. Class of 2015, magna cum laude. Concentrations in Painting and Printmaking. Rock Hill, SC.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Summer 2018. Scholarship student, one-week summer session. Aspen, CO.
Penland School of Crafts. Summer 2014 and 2015. Scholarship student, two-week summer sessions. Pisgah National Forest, NC.
Lorenzo de' Medici. Fall 2013. Semester abroad in Florence, Italy.
Sugar Pop - God Hates Robots, Salt Lake City, UT - March 2019
Lovely Shadows - Atherton Mills, Charlotte, NC - July 2017
Pop Up Moving Gallery - Wheeling and Art Dealing, Charlotte, NC - July 2017
Wish You Were Here - Petra's, Charlotte, NC - March 2017
Cacophony of Influence - McLauren Student Galleries, Rock Hill, SC - May 2015
Passato Prossimo - Crabpot Player's Theatre, Charleston, SC - August 2014
Honey, It's Our Showcase!! - Radius Annex, Portland, OR - March 2020
Peach Pie - Goodyear Arts Center, Charlotte, NC - June 2019
Body and Soul - Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT - September 2018
Poor Yorick Open Studio - Poor Yorick Studios, Salt Lake City, UT - September 2018
Park City Summit County Arts Showcase - The Red Barn, Oakley, UT - July 2018
Hart Witzen Semi-Annual Showcase - Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC - October 2017
Wet Paint - Camp North End, Charlotte, NC - September 2017
Calm Chaos - The Parliament Gallery, York, PA - January 2016
OPUS Revisiting the Printmaking Exchange - McLaurin Student Galleries, Rock Hill, SC - December 2015
26th Annual Juried Competition - Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, SC - August 2015
Zenith: Senior Exhibition - Lewandowski Gallery, Rock Hill, SC - May 2015
Printmaking 'Print'cesses - Loading Dock Gallery, Rock Hill, SC - November 2014
Where Drawing and Painting Meet - Lewandowski Gallery, Rock Hill, SC - October 2014
26th Undergraduate Juried Show - Rutledge Galleries, Rock Hill, SC - May 2014
Florence Biennale IX Edition - Fortezza de Basso, Florence, Italy - December 2013
Boundary Lines - La Strozzina, Florence, Italy - November 2013