James Wolfe, American (1944 - )

Born in New York April 28th, 1944.

One Man Exhibitions
2007 James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
2002 Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1999 Marion Meyer Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1993 Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1993 Civic Center Plaza, Palo Alto, California
1992 Palazzetti Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1990 Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1989 Galeri Am Tiergarten 62, Cologne, West Germany
1989 Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
1988 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1988 Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1988 Innenhof des Historischen Rahtauses, Cologne, West Germany
1988 Don Stewart Gallery, Montreal, Canada
1987 Wentzel Gallery, Cologne, West Germany
1987 Rubiner Gallery, Bloomfield, Michigan
1986 The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
1986 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1986 Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1985 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1983 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, New York
1983 The Exhibition Space at 112 Greene Street, New York City, New York
1982 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, New York
1981 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
1980 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1979 Meredith Long Gallery, New York City, New York
1978 Meredith Long Gallery, New York City, New York
1977 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1976 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1975 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1974 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York
1973 Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City, New York

Special Projects and Commissions
2004 8 Sculpture Installations: City Park, Lompoc, California
2003 Fountain Commission: St. Barnabus Foundation, Los Angeles, California
2002 Gates Commission: Little Village School, Los Angeles, California
2001 Fence & Gate: Odyssey School, Malibu, California
1997 Sculpture Commission: Ocean Pointe Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
1990 Private Sculpture Commission: Harold S. Kant, Reno, Nevada
1989 10 Sculpture Commission: Johnstown Flood Museum, The Centennial Committee and
Bethlehem Steel for James Wolfe Sculpture Trail, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
1987 Invitation by Fried Von Neumann Werkes, Austria to create sculpture series for Wentzel
Gallery Exhibition, Cologne, West Germany
1986 Invitation by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona, Spain to create a series of monotypes

Selected Group Shows
2007 5th Annual Sculpture New Hope Juried Exhibition, New Hope, Pennsylvania
1996 Fresh Paint Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1994 Black and White, Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1989 Back to the Wall, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For the Collector: Important Contemporary Sculpture, Meredith Long and Co.,
Houston, Texas
1988 Big Little Sculpture, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
1987 Candidates for Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Four Sculptors, Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1986 Collector's Gallery XX, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
1985 Walter Dusenbery/James Wolfe: Saint-Gaudens Fellows in Sculpture, The Gallery,
Saint Gaudens NHS, Cornish, New Hampshire
Pre Postmodernism, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
1984 Group Show, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
1983 Abstract Art in New England, Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts
A Century of Modern Sculpture: 1882-1982, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1982 Small Sculpture, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Work from Invited Artists Program, Clayworks Studio Workshop, New York City, NY
1981 Visitors from the Fall, Clayworks Studio Workshop, New York City, New York
1980 Sculpture Space, Utica College, Utica, New York
1978 Fifteen Sculptors in Steel Around Bennington, Park McCullough House Association,
North Bennington, Vermont
1977 Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Contemporary Collectors, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
1975 The Condition of Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1974 Contemporary American Artists, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Monumenta, Newport, Rhode Island
1973 New England Sculpture, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
1972 Five Sculptors from Bennington, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York
1971 Delux Show, Houston, Texas

Public Collections
Auckland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
James Wolfe Sculpture Trail, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York

Corporate Collections
American Express, New York City, New York
American Express, Irvine, California
American Airlines, New York City, New York
Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Mobil Oil, Fairfax, Virginia
NYNEX Corporation, White Plains, New York
Steel Case Corporation, New York City, New York

Awards  
1984 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Foundation, Cornish, New Hampshire
1974 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1974 National Endowment for the Arts, Invitational Residency, Clayworks Studio
Workshop, New York City, New York

Teaching Experience
1989 Group Leader, New Masters Workshop, Huntington Museum of Art, Park Hills,
Huntington, West Virginia
1982 Group Leader, Workshop for Canadian Artists, Emma Lake, Saskatoon, Canada
1979-80 Instructor, Boston Museum School, Boston, Massachusetts
1979 Instructor, School of the Visual Arts, New York City, New York
1978 Visiting Artist, Instructor in Painting and Sculpture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
1967-69 Sculpture Assistant, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

Selected Bibliography
"Feast your eyes on new artwork," Lompoc Record, June 24, 2004, p A2
Conwell, Diane, "Writers Ranch Grows Sculpture," Santa Barbara New-Press, July 4, 2004, p E2
Carasso, Roberta, "James Wolfe is man of steel," Laguna News-Post, Feb 14, 2002, p 25-26
Benson, Sheila, "Sculptor Transforms the Neighborhood," Los Angeles Times, Sept 24, 1991, p F1
"Kunst Fur Feld Wald Und Wiese," Architecktur & Wohnen, Oct/Nov 1991, p 87
Wilkin, Karen, "James Wolfe Sculpture Trail," Sculpture, May/June 1990, Vol 9, No 3, p 84-87
"Path Incline Named for Artist," Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA, June 13, 1990
Wilkin, Karen, "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, 1989, p 137-139
"For the Collector: Important Contemporary Sculpture," Meredith Long and Co, Houston, Texas,
Exhibition Catalogue, Spring 1989
Stephens, Suzanne, "Barn Appeal, Ivan and Jane Clark Chermayeff's Country House,"
Architectural Digest, June 1989
Trapp, Erica, "Bending Line Into Life," New Hope Gazette, New Hope, PA, Apr 27, 1989
"Former New Hope Artist Returns Home for Show," The Beacon, Lambertville, NJ, Apr 26, 1989
Wall, John, "Making Metal Flow is His Art," Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, March 5, 1989
Bass, Ruth, "James Wolfe," Artnews, November, 1988, p 174
Kessler, Pamela, "Wolfe at Baumgartner," The Washington Post, Washington, DC, June 11,
1988, p C2
"Steeled in Nature, Andre Emmerich explains his vision of sculpture in the landscape,"
House and Garden, Feb 1988, Vol 160, No 2, p 114-115
Miro, M., "Graceful Ribbons of Painted Steel Reflect a 50's Tradition," Detroit Free Press,
June 16, 1987, p F4
Meilgaard, Manon, "Sculptor Creates Poetic Imagery in Steel," Birmingham Eccentric,
Birmingham, Michigan, June 11, 1987, p E7
Kisters, Jurgen, "Spiel mit der Kalte," Sladrantergen, Koln, West Germany, May 1987
Raynor, Vivian, Review, The New York Times, April 12, 1985, p C26
Wilkin, Karen, "James Wolfe's New Sculpture," Arts, April 1985, p 114-115 with 3 color images
Warner, Denise R., "Fine Art at the Federal Reserve," Sculptors International, Oct/Nov 1984,
Vol 3, No 5, p 54
Tatransky, Valentin, Review, Arts Magazine, 1984, Vol 58, No 5, p 54
"Cross Country," Horizon, Vol 27, No 1, Jan/Feb 1984, p 6-8
Brenson, Michael, Review, The New York Times, Nov 11, 1983, p C30
Sculpture Newsletter, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, Fall 1983, p 4
Fenton, Terry, "New Small Sculpture," Update, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada,
Nov/Dec 1982, Vol III, No 6, p 9
Tatransky, Valentin, Review of Clayworks Studio Workshop Show, Arts Magazine, May 1981,
Vol 55, No 9, p 35
Forgey, Benjamin, Review, The Washington Star, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1980, p E2
Lewis, Jo Ann, "Carving Their Niche," The Washington Post, June 7, 1980, p B3
"New York Exhibitions," Art World, Oct 20-Nov 27, 1979, p 9
"Visiting Artist," Roanoke Times Art World, Roanoke, Virginia, March 29, 1978, p 3
Raynor, Vivien, Review, The New York Times, December 9, 1977
Lubell, Ellen, Review, Arts Magazine, April 1976, p 24-25
Review, Artnews, April 1976, p 124
Chapman, Hillary, "The Condition of Sculpture 1975," Arts Magazine, Vol 50, No 3,
Nov 1975, p 67
"The Art Spectrum," Review, Art International, Vol XIX, June 1975, p 76
Tucker, William, "The Condition of Sculpture," Studio International, Vol 189, No 975,
May/June 1975, p 187
Genauer, Emily, "Art and the Artist," New York Post, January 26, 1974, p 34
Siegel, Jeanne, Review, Artnews, February 1973, p 78
"The Very Personal Garden and World of Artist Kenneth Noland," House and Garden,
Vol 143, No 1, January 1973, p 51
Masheck, J., "Notes on Caro Influence: Five Sculptors from Bennington," Artforum,
April 1972, p 74
Swan, Simone, "Conversation with Peter Bradley, Curator of the Delux Show," exhibition
catalogue, Houston, Texas, 1971, p 69  


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