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.”

She trained at University for the Creative Arts (200-04) and was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award Grant to complete her MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts (2013-15). Rebecca is a Vice President to the Society of Women Artists, founded in 1857, where she takes on a curatorial role alongside being on the selection panel for their annual open exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The recipient of several awards, she has exhibited widely and 2017 saw her paint the first official portrait of MP and Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas. She continued her curatorial interest as a guest curator for Gallery Different’s, ‘Muse, Model or Mistress?’ exhibition in 2018. Her work can be found in both public and private collections.

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

Education

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

Links

AOF5862994: , Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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

AOF5863867: Anticipating, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under her Feet, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under her Feet, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863868: Clothed with the Sun, with the Moon under her Feet, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Fragments of Self, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Fragments of Self, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863869: Fragments of Self, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lifeblood Venus, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Lifeblood Venus, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863870: Lifeblood Venus, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Moment of the Moon, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
Moment of the Moon, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF5863871: Moment of the Moon, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Persephone Rising, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Persephone Rising, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863872: Persephone Rising, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Red Moon, 2018,(oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Red Moon, 2018,(oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863873: Red Moon, 2018,(oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Reflected in a Looking-Glass Floor, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
Reflected in a Looking-Glass Floor, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863874: Reflected in a Looking-Glass Floor, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Chalice, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
The Chalice, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863875: The Chalice, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Moon and the Hunt, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)
The Moon and the Hunt, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas)

AOF5863876: The Moon and the Hunt, 2018, (oil, ink, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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

AOF5863878: The Serpent, 2017,(oil, ink, acrylic on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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

AOF5863879: Blood Moon, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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

AOF5863880: Wishbone, 2017, (oil, ink, acrylic on canvas), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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

AOF5863881: Nymph, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Red Shoes, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)
The Red Shoes, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper)

AOF5863882: The Red Shoes, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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

AOF5863883: the saint, 2018, (oil, acrylic and charcoal on paper), Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Bestial and the Divine
The Bestial and the Divine

AOF5899973: The Bestial and the Divine, Fontaine-Wolf, Rebecca / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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