Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca

Bio

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf is a London based artist who grew up between Germany and the UK. She is principally known for her figurative paintings in which she explores themes surrounding female identity, desire and mortality. Her continually evolving practice, rooted in the traditions of portraiture, takes inspiration from Vanitas painting and mythology amongst many other sources.

“In many ways the images of mythological female characters I used to draw as a child have evolved and turned into my current practice. These early explorations into idealised female identity represent the beginnings of how the female form became the primary bearer of meaning in my work; a vehicle though which to explore themes of identity, mortality and a search for meaning in itself.”

Fontaine-Wolf studied Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (2000-04) and was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award Grant to complete her MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts (2013-15). She is Vice President to the Society of Women Artists and has exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions at venues such as the the V&A, Mall Galleries and the RCA. She’s been invited as a guest speaker for Hauser & Wirth’s 'Herstory’ Series and her work has featured in numerous publications including Aesthetica, Forbes, the Guardian, ID/Vice, Hunger, Wonderland and FAD magazines, as well as appearing on the BBC. Fontaine-Wolf’s work can be found in public and private collections in the UK and internationally including the Standard Chartered Bank, 100 Mothers, Landmark collection and the private collections of Sir Tim Rice, the Earl of Mornington & Jemma Kidd.

Awards

  • 2018 Special Fine Art Award , The Eye of the Storm
  • 2012 The Catherine Petitgas Award Chichester , The Nymphs

Exhibitions

  • 2018 The Moon’s Animal, Someth1ng Gallery, London
  • 2019 curated by Amar Gallery, Amar Gallery, London
  • 2019 Reconstructing Reality, 20:20 @Payer Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2018 Muse ,Model or Mistress? , Gallery Different, London
  • 2018 Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2018 Reconstructing Reality, 20:20 @D10 Art Space, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2018 100 Years on, Zebra one Gallery, London
  • 2017 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2017 Good Nature, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester
  • 2017 Artrooms London, Melia White House, London
  • 2016 ICON, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester
  • 2015 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award recipients Exhibition, Chelsea Arts Club, London
  • 2019 curated by Amar Gallery, Amar Gallery, London
  • 2019 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2020 Between Worlds Solo Exhibition , Espaço Exibicionista | Lisbon

Education

  • 2015 MFA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art (UAL)
  • 2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art , University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

Links

Anticipating, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
Anticipating, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF5863867: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

The Serpent, 2017,(oil, ink, acrylic on canvas)
The Serpent, 2017,(oil, ink, acrylic on canvas)

AOF5863878: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Blood Moon, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Blood Moon, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863879: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Wishbone, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic on canvas)
Wishbone, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic on canvas)

AOF5863880: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Nymph, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
Nymph, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF5863881: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

the saint, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
the saint, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF5863883: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

The Bestial and the Divine
The Bestial and the Divine

AOF5899973: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Empty Promises (oil, acrylic on board)
Empty Promises (oil, acrylic on board)

AOF5947229: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

While it's in your Grasp (oil, acrylic on canvas)
While it's in your Grasp (oil, acrylic on canvas)

AOF5947230: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

A New Hope (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
A New Hope (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF6166894: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Flows of Life, 2019, (oil, acrylic  on canvas)
Flows of Life, 2019, (oil, acrylic  on canvas)

AOF6166895: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Poise, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
Poise, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF6166896: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Beyond, 2018 (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
Beyond, 2018 (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF6166899: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images

Dust, 2016 (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Dust, 2016 (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF6166901: © Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf / Bridgeman Images


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