BFA Painting and Art History, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Julie Wolfe, The American University Museum, Washington, DC

Julie Wolfe: The Language of the Birds, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Green Room 11, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany
Julie Wolfe: Green Room, HEMPHILL @1700 L Street, Washington DC

Meta, Public Art Commission, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

Julie Wolfe: Rewilding, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Julie Wolfe, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Window Installation, Barneys New York, New York, NY

Surface Tension, Mu Project, Washington DC

Faith Ringgold Interactive installation, San Diego Museo de Los Ninos

Elements of Devotion, Concordia University, Irvine, CA

New Juice in Orange County, Irvine Fine Arts Center

Selected Group Exhibition

System Adjustment, AGA LAB. Amsterdam, Netherlands
United State Embassy, Bratislava, US Department of State

Body Boundaries, Radiator Arts, Long Island City, NY
Total View, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany

Curio”, Heiner Contemporary, Washington DC
REPRESENT, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC
Artist-Citizen, Washington DC, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Colors per la Planeta, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Colors per la Planeta, Namur, Belgium
Colors per la Planeta, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, Germany
Colors of the Planet Andorran National Commission for UNESCO (CNAU). Andorra
2013, Traveling to UNESCO Offices in Venice, Vienna, Paris and Tokyo.
U.S. Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria, US Department of State, Art In Embassies

DC Fine Art Photography Fair, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC
(e)merge art fair, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC
Network, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC

United States Embassy, Paris, France, US Department of State, Art In Embassies
UNESCO, Paris, France, US Department of State, Art In Embassies

Botanical Treasures of Lewis and Clark, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC

Group Exhibition, Audrey Flack, Juror, Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY
Wolfe, Ansel, Nelson, Rhino Art Company, Solana Beach, CA
Dia de los Muertos, Cultural Center de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Tapestry Showcase, The National Textile Museum, Washington DC
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

Virgins, Whores, Witches and Saints, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
Saints and Sinners, Folk Tree Collection, Pasadena, CA


Claire Voon, Julie Wolfe, Quest For a Third Paradise, Reviewed, Hyperallergic. March 1, 2017.

Capps, Kriston, Julie Wolfe, Language of the Birds, Reviewed, Washington City Paper, May 19, 2016
Mazar-Fox, Holly, Arts & Culture: Compelling Color, DC Magazine, May 2016, p. 74
Coplan, Tina, Point of Reference, Home & Design Magazine, January/February 2016, p 150-153

McKenna, William, Green Room: Julie Wolfe, BBC World News America, November, 2015
Jenkins, Mark, Water Colors Leave a Mark, The Washington Post, December 4, 2015

Bunyard, Jesc, Julie Wolfe’s Cycles of Life, ROOMS13, January Issue #13, 2014

May, Stephen, Reviews: Julie Wolfe, ARTnews Magazine, Summer Issue, 2013
Jenkins, Mark, Gallery Reviews: Julie Wolfe, The Washington Post, May 10, 2013, C8
Reviews of Reviews: Art, The Week Magazine, May 3, 2013
Capps, Kriston, Review: Rewilding at Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington City Paper, April 4, 2013
O’Sullivan, Michael, Gallery Opening of The Week, The Washington Post, March 21, 2013

Sommer Shalett, Karen, The Work of Art, DC Modern Luxury, September 2012, p 64-68

Exhibition Catalogue, Quito Ecuador: Art Collection of the United States Embassy, 2011

Dawson, Jessica, Reviews: Julie Wolfe, The Washington Post, December 3, 2010, C8

Exhibition Catalogue, U.S. Mission to the OECD, Paris, Art in the Embassies, 2009

Select Collections

Capital One, Washington DC
Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hogan Lovells LLP, Washington, DC
Sidley Austin, Washington, DC
United States Embassy, Quito, Ecuador
UNESCO Residence Collection, Paris, France
United States Embassy, Paris, France


Resident, Takt Academy, Berlin, Germany, 2014

Resident, UNESCO-sponsored study of sustainable energy, Andorra

Artist in Residence, Art in the Embassies/Sincha Satcha Foundation, Quito, Ecuador

Artist in Residence. San Diego Children’s Museum / Museo de los Ninos, San Diego, CA; Designed and installed interactive exhibitions and planned curriculum for teens and public schools and lead projects with children across the border in Tijuana, Mexico.

Professional Experience

Public Art Commission, Philadelphia, PA. Temple University

Contributing Editor, The Studio Visit online Journal

Public Art Commission, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

Faculty in Metalsmithing. Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC

Art instructor, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Faculty Art Instructor, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

Faculty Art instructor, Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art

Owner of Julie Wolfe Designs. Design and manufacture jewelry and accessories for men and women. Clients include Barney’s New York, Relish DC and Louis Boston

The interdependence found within systems of natural order and human interaction is the premise of Wolfe’s work. It is conceived by gathering data relating to biological, social and cultural evolution and transformation found in the natural environment, social settings and scientific, technical and philosophical writing.

Wolfe works with a myriad of materials including water, light, chemical and organic compounds, photographs, salvaged books and other found objects. She paints large abstract works, creates conceptual installations and renders detailed drawings evoking scientific textbooks, mapping patterns and geometric networks.

Using color and form, Wolfe has established a visual vocabulary of codes as a spontaneous response to text, images and memory. Placed in abstract equations, these codes or symbols describe the workings of a given system and challenge the assumptions of maps while tracing personal associations and interpretations.

Other interpretations involve field studies and photographs made with an iphone of industrial wastelands, lost frontiers and National Parks. With this visual dialect of images, Wolfe alters, stains, obstructs and overprints, producing art books and Riso prints.

These documents stand as souvenirs, travel guides and documentation of exotic destinations and voyages, with unknown cloud configurations, altered plant species, ancient plutonic rock formations and changes in our water systems. While engaging in a dialect of time and place, the entropic process is revealed as the landscape is reinvented.

In all of Wolfe’s work, the use of aesthetics to seduce and redirect the viewer to a broader concern of destruction and beauty. This ironic contrast invites us to focus on a divide between nature and culture.

This need for interconnectedness and understanding prevails and points to a new urgency and need for action as we continue to see a breakdown in our social and ecological systems and how we function collectively.

Julie Wolfe is a visual and conceptual artist living and working in Washington DC. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and has been reviewed and featured in ARTnews, BBC America and Hyperallergic. Her most recent solo exhibition was at American University Katzen Museum. She recently completed a residency in the Netherland and installed a water sculpture in Philadelphia, PA.