Stephen Wolf explores visual connections between perception and social phenomena, engaging primarily with themes of identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. Wolf examines the power generated when we recognize the values implied by our choices; he questions individual agency in a world that functions as both Gorgon and Siren: repelling us while simultaneously drawing us in.
Wolf uses found juxtaposition and free-association to build layers of reference and meaning. He uses appropriation as a strategy to question the values promoted by consumer culture, and sees these motifs as informing not only our collective but also our individual identities.
Wolf earned a B.F.A. from the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC), San Francisco, and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
1994   "Look for Small Miracles" [Solo] Hoboken Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
2016   "Circus Venice" [Solo] Angaelica Art Space, Washougal, WA
International Center of Photography, NYC
BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles