Anne Wolf is a sculptor, installation and community artist who works with fiber, cloth, clay and natural and found materials. One major body of work references graves, shrouds, ruins, and decayed relics, drawing attention to significant, often unrecognized endings. A separate, yet parallel body of work alludes to generative forms such as seeds and pods and the possibilities of renewal. Her current Anatomical Denim series is an examination of the fragile space the body occupies between these beginnings and endings.
Wolf’s mixed-media sculptures and public, site-specific installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Past venues for her earthworks have included Mellon Park in Pittsburgh and the University of Maine. She has created installation pieces at Works/San José, Centro Cultural de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (Arequipa, Peru) and SPACES Gallery (Cleveland).
In 2010, with the help of the Center for Art and Public Life, she formed a partnership with Zen Hospice Project and a groundbreaking course for ENGAGE at CCA entitled Presence and Absence. For this course, a small interdisciplinary group of students focused their studies on end-of-life care while they collaboratively created textile elements for the Zen Hospice Guest House.
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In 2004, as an artist in residence at the Emeryville Youth Art Program, Wolf developed the community-based Seed Project. Working with high-school and middle-school students to craft sculptural seeds based on careful observation of nature, Wolf created a curriculum centered on the exploration of issues such as powerlessness, strength, hope, growth, intention, and generosity. Ultimately, students were asked to define their personal intentions for improving their communities and to develop ways of using their "seeds" to realize their goals.
With David Cole, she has been co-organizer for CCA’s School-to-Market booth at the American Crafts Council fairs in Baltimore and San Francisco,. Together, Wolf and Cole teach the School-to-Market course, designed to help students to develop strategies for creating and marketing production-based work.
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