Picturing the Avant-Garde: A Celebration of Alternative and Experimental Processes at the SE Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, FL

April 6, 2021 – June 12, 2021

Picturing the Avant-Garde aims to broaden the interpretation of photographic imagery beyond traditional printing. The 8 artists included in this exhibition explore the conceptual potentiality of various alternative and experimental photographic processes such as gum prints, tin types, chemigrams, cyanotypes, gold orotypes, and lumen prints among others. 

SE Museum of Photography

Illuminated Love Oracle

I am thrilled to announce that my oracle deck, Illuminated Love Oracle has arrived!! This is the culmination of 6 years of collaborating with Jessica Rose and Jennifer Dawn

An oracle deck is like a tarot deck in its use but different in that the cards are not set with a specific structure and meaning. Oracle decks are more free flowing and the cards and meanings are different for each deck depending on their maker. The Illuminated Love Oracle has 45 cards, each of which is a unique image I created in the darkroom. The magic of light in its many forms has been my muse for this project. 

Get your deck here!

Scalehouse Voices Presents: Rachel Wolf

I am excited to share this 30 minute artist talk I made while working in my darkroom. The brilliant side to the virtual talk is that I can actually get to show you the magic I get to play with while making images in my darkroom.

Watch the video here

Blind Magazine: A Short History of Cameraless Photography

This is a wonderful piece in Blind Magazine by Charlotte Jean, talking about cameraless photography. I am honored to be included in it!

Read the article here

Public Art Acquisition

Seattle City Light has just acquired Cosmic Dance for their public collection!  

Off The Cost: Features Rachel Wolf

Thank you to Off The Cost for featuring me!

Check out the piece here

PenPal Photography
Design Gallery at Pacific NW College of Art

February 2020

Come out for the opening this First Thursday – February 6, 2020 from 6-9pm

This is an exciting show for me! My dear friend Peter Miller, a professor at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, and I wanted to connect our photography students from across the world the way penpals used to connect with letters. This is the 2nd of 2 exhibitions.

At the opening reception we had a live video feed so that the students at the gallery in Germany could talk to us at in Portland at Pacific NW College of Art. The students then choose a piece in the show to react to and sent  all the work back to Portland for this exhibition of both the Portland photographers and the German photographers!

Project Rayon:ReConsider at Also Arts Gallery in Troutdale, OR

December 3, 2019 through January 31, 2020
Please join us from 5 -8 pm December 6th for the Opening Reception.

This exhibition is of 8 artists who have worked with objects in unfamiliar ways to create something new and unexpected. Come out and see what we have created!

PenPal Photography Galerie 52, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen Germany

December 2019

This is an exciting show for me! My dear friend Peter Miller, a professor at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, and I wanted to connect our photography students from across the world the way penpals used to connect with letters. This is the 1st of 2 exhibitions.

At the opening reception we had a live video feed so that the students at the gallery in Germany could talk to us at in Portland at Pacific NW College of Art. The students then choose a piece in the show to react to and will send all the work back to Portland for an exhibition of both the Portland photographers and the German photographers.

Light Conversation: Pop -Up Projection series hosted by Small Talk Collective at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center

6:30 – 10pm, November 22, 2019
Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center
8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

I have some new work being projected alongside some of my favorite Portland photographers! Come out for an awesome night of great photography.

Caldera Stories of Change, Illumination  – A collaboration with Horatio Law

Caldera – Sisters, OR    October 2019

Castaway – Portland, OR    November 2019


Lightbox Photographic Gallery: Members Summer Showcase

Lightbox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Drive Astoria, Oregon 97130

July 13, 2019 through August 06, 2019
Please join us from 5 -8 pm Saturday July 13th for the
Opening Artists Reception of The Members Summer Showcase.

Lightbox Photographic Gallery

Hi-Lo Hotel

Hi-Lo Hotel
320 SW Harvey Milk Street, Portland, Oregon 97204

Opening July 11, 2019
Exhibition of new work for the launch of the new restaurant in the lobby of Hi-Lo Hotel in downtown Portland!

Hi-Lo Hotel


Cannon Beach Gallery and Arts Association
1064 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Wednesday, June 19 – Sunday, August 4, 2019
Reception June 22, 6-7:30pm

Exhibit made possible with a grant from the Ford Family Foundation

Oregon Artswatch: The Alchemy of Photography, Sans Camera: Rachel Wolf

David Bates wrote a review of my solo exhibition, Unconditional, at Chehalem Cultural Center, in Newberg, OR

Read it here


Central Gallery
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E Sheridan St. Newberg, OR

June 4, 2019 – August 3, 2019
Opening reception Friday, June 7 from 5-9pm

Chehalem Cultural Center

Surface / Interrupted : Happy Hour Panel Discussion
Friday, March 15 at 6pm

Please join me in the Hoffman Gallery for a Happy Hour panel discussion on Surface/ Interrupted. Participating artists Morgan Buck, John Whitten and Rachel Wolf will be discussing their work and practice with Curator Sam Hopple and Painting and Drawing Dept. Head Michelle Ross.

Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR

Hoffman Gallery

Public Art Acquisition

The Regional Arts Cultural Council (RACC) has just acquired two of my chemigrams for the City of Portland’s Public Art Collection. These two works are from my series Alchemy, which you can see more of on my Alchemy gallery page.

Regional Arts Cultural Council

Artist Talk

If you are in Astoria, OR please join me as I discuss my work and thoughts on photography at Lightbox Photographic!

Wednesday, February 6 from 6-8pm
Lightbox Photographic
1045 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR

Lightbox Photographic

Transmission by Rachel Wolf

The Joinery
February – April 2019
4804 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, OR

Extended to March 20, 2019

The Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art and Craft is proud to announce Surface / Interrupted, an exhibition of new work from Morgan Buck, John Whitten and Rachel Wolf, curated by Sam Hopple.

Through the mediums of Drawing, Painting, and Photography, Surface / Interrupted is an exhibition full of poetic optics. The visual disruption, surface tension, and optical illusions present in the artists’ compositions pose the question if what we are viewing is analog or digital. Buck, Whitten and Wolf all use experimental methods of making to produce visual enigmas that challenge the eye’s ability to clearly comprehend what is being seen.

Hoffman Gallery

Artist Talk

PACT: Art play in the community

Sunday January 13, 1-3pm

Rose Villa Performing Art Center
13505 SE River Rd. Portland, OR

Join us for a conversation with
Horatio Law & Rachel Wolf
Current Artists in Residence at Rose Villa

Art in Oregon


American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) interviewed me for their Questions with an Educator Series.

Check out the interview here

Portland Art Museum

Rental Sales Gallery Fall Show
Opening reception October 26, 2018  5-7 pm
1237 SW 10th Ave. Portland, OR

Rental Sales Gallery

Unlimited at Page Space

September 2018
Please join me for the Opening Reception of Unlimited on September 6th from 6-9pm.
511 NW Broadway Portland, OR

Page Space

Artist in Residence

Horatio Law and I have just been selected to be the Artist in Residence at Rose Villa. It would be great to see you at Rose Villa on August 20th, while we talk about our individual practices and our collaborative projects.

Rose Villa Performing Art Center
13505 SE River Rd. Portland, OR

FO(u)RT at 77

Come out on First Thursday for the opening of FO(u)RT Collective at 77.
Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 7 PM – 9 PM
August 2018
1100 NW Glisan St. Ste B2, Portland, OR

Third Room

Come out Friday, July 13th from 7-10pm for the opening of Expanded Cinema at Third Room.
On view for the rest of July.
707 NE Broadway #205 Portland, OR


In conjunction with my show at Silverton Diorama, I will be doing a cyanotype workshop at The Silverton Arts Association. We will end the day by making a gigantic cyanotype all together!

Silverton Arts Association
303 Coolidge St., Silverton, OR

Parallel Undertone by Mark Palmen & Rachel Wolf
Curated by MK Guth

July 2018
Opening reception Friday, July 6 from 6-9pm

Silverton Diorama
216 E Main St. Silverton, OR

Installation & Performance 

A Tale of Two Ghettos
May 16, 2018  6-8pm
One Night Only, At 2 Simultaneous Locations

This multimedia, cultural and boundary crossing art installation excavates the hidden and layered history of displacement of the Japanese and Chinese communities in Portland’s Old Town. A Tale of Two Ghettos proposes to connect Chinatown with the developing Jade District in East Portland via social media/video conferencing platforms. At two selected locations (the Portland Chinatown Museum in Old Town, and Portland Community College SE Campus’ Community Hall in the Jade District,) simultaneous real time videos of performance, audience and discussion are projected into the spaces in both districts. The musicians in Old Town will be performing to a projected phantom audience, and at the same time, audience in the Jade District will be viewing a ghostly performance projected on multiple translucent scrims. This one-night double public event features musical performance of Chinese and Japanese traditional instruments, drumming and singing, followed by discussion at both sites.

A Tale of Two Ghettos is co-sponsored by PCC SE Campus Multicultural Center in the Jade District, and the Portland Chinatown Museum in Old Town Chinatown. This project is made possible by an artist project grant funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC). 

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Portland Photography Month

Photographer Speaker Series
April 13, 14 and 20

Portland Community College – Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Auditorium Room 104

Portland Community College – Cascade Art Department is pleased to announce a Photographer Speaker Series in support of Portland Photography Month. All students and community members are welcome to attend.

Featuring nine photographers, who photograph a wide range of subjects and utilize various forms of the medium, will speak about their life path, artistic practice, and thoughts on the state of photography.

Each artist will lecture for 60 minutes and answer questions.

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Watch the video and read the article here

Rachel Wolf: Suspended Resonance

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street Vancouver, WA

March 2018
First Friday Opening Reception
 March 2, 5-9pm

Artist talk March 28 at 5pm

Photography Print Annual

My work is featured in the newest edition of Diffusion, Volume IX

Check out this awesome publication and get your copy here

Exhibition & Artist Talk

On the Earth looking at the Sky
The artwork of Rachel Wolf (1st floor) and Christine Eagon (2nd floor)

The Esther Building Art Space
610 Esther Street, Vancouver, WA
September – November 2017

On Thursday, October 19 there will be an artist talk from 6-8pm


Transmutation by Rachel Wolf

West Linn Public Library
August 2017

1595 Burns Street
West Linn, OR 97068