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.
Julie Wolfe (American, born 1963) is a visual and conceptual artist living and working in Washington, DC. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and has been featured in ARTnews, BBC America and Hyperallergic. In 2017, she exhibited at HEMPHILL Fine Arts in Washington, DC and at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. She recently completed a residency at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she fabricated the Landview Effect portfolio. Wolfe received a BFA in Painting and Art History from The University of Texas, Austin, TX.