BIO

As a self-taught artist, woodworker, designer, musician, songwriter, and entrepreneur, I have learned that the only boundaries are those that are self-imposed. Diagnosed with a severe case of dyslexia at an early age, I have realized that my disability is actually a gift, for the conventional way of learning has never been an option; I rely on my own inventiveness to show me the way. My work is a product of the ability to open new doors where both visual creativity and inventiveness come together.

 

This current body of work brings together my ability to work with color, wood, fabrication, design and spatial relation. Each sculpture is based on the grouping of elements to create a whole. Each individual element is hand fabricated to exacting tolerances and then finished with 14 to 16 coats of lacquer. Each element is precisely hung with a patented hanging system to ensure the engineered integrity that defines this body of work. One might say this work is magically minimal.

UPDATES

KIM BROOKS FINE ART - presents

MID · CAREER RETROSPECTIVE ON

RUSTY WOLFE

- shows on view until Nov. 30, 2017

- exhibition being held in our temporary space one block from gallery at 1622 1/2 Main St. While gallery remodel is completed.

SOFA - CHICAGO 2017

KIM BROOKS FINE ART will represent Rusty Wolfe.

- Nov. 2-5, 2017

- Navy Pier - 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Kim Brooks Fine Art, Marinette, WI, 2017

Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA, 2008

Campton Gallery, New York, NY, 2007

Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2007

Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2007

Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, 2006, 2004, 2002

Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996

Art at El Paseo Square, Palm Desert, CA, 2005, 2004

James Tigerman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2003

Elizabeth Edwards Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2002

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN, 2001

Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN, 1998

Selected GROUP Exhibitions

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

Winzeler Gear, Chicago, IL

Lincoln Plating, Lincoln, NE

BellSouth, Nashville, TN

Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN

Pinnacle Financial Group, Nashville, TN

Rising Tide Records, Nashville, TN

Technical Resource Group, Nashville, TN

B & G Wholesalers, Nashville, TN

Bacar Constructors, Nashville, TN

Harwell, Howard, Hyne, Gabbert & Manner, Nashville, TN

MTM Records, Nashville, TN

Robyn and John Horn, Little Rock, AR

Leann Rimes, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. David Steine, Nashville, TN

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017

Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL, 2007

Los Angeles Art Show, Santa Monica, CA, 2007

Palm Beach 3, Palm Beach, FL, 2008, 2007

Soho Gallery, Studio City, CA, 2007

Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL, 2007

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1997 - 2008

SOFA New York, New York, NY, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002

ARTscottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006

Emerging Art Fair, Scottsdale, AZ, 2005

Anderson Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2005

Tercera Gallery, Los Gatos, CA, 2005, 2003

Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY, 2003 - 2007

Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2005, 2004

Master Multiples, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, 2002

Black N White, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2003

Grids, Lewallen Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM, 2002

Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA, 2002, 2001

Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA, 2002

Side by Side, Belfast Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001

The Best of Tennessee, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN, 2001

National All-Media Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2001

Confluence, 25th Annual Exhibition, Ingram, TX, 1998

New American Talent, 15th Annual, Austin, TX, 1997

Tennessee All-State Exhibition, 35th Annual, Nashville, TN, 1997

34th Annual Vague Art Exhibition, Parthenon, Nashville, TN, 1997

Selected Collections

Selected Awards

Metropolitan Home, “White On,” May - June 2003

Architectural Digest, “Art Across America,” May 2003

South Florida Times, “Rusty Wolfe: Pop Goes Minimal,”
 Alissa Lawrence, January 2003

Florida Design, “A Smart New Look,” October 2003

Rusty Wolfe: Off the Wall, published by Finer Things Gallery,  September 2002

Laguna Beach Times, “Rusty Wolfe is Multi-Skilled,”
Roberta Carusso, January 2002

Nashville Scene, “Layers Upon Layers,” Angela Wibking,  January 2002

Rusty Wolfe: Introducing Lacquer, published by
Finer Things Gallery, July 2000

Tennessean, “Wolfe Puts a New Spin on Lacquer,”
Liz Nutter, April 2000

INReview, “Solo Performance: Wolfe’s Work Flies High,”
Adrienne Outlaw, November 1998

Tennessean, “All Lacquered Up,” Alan Bostick, September 1998

Selected Bibliography

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, Honorarium, 2000

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Marinette, Wisconsin Studio:
1220 Garfield Ave. Marinette, WI 54143

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