EXHIBITION DATES: 10/05/2020 - 05/13/2021
CURRENTLY BASED: OAKLAND, CA
ARTIST WEBSITE: rachelwolfegoldsmith.com
Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith is a fine artist and muralist based out of Oakland, California. She is the Creative Director for The Bay Area Mural Program (BAMP), where she designs and facilitates the installation of large-scale public artworks. Rachel’s background as a bi-racial, Jewish, adopted womxn gives her a broad understanding of many different walks of life. Her work centers around celebrating culture, ancestry, and human potential. She recently completed large-scale murals as “Wolfe Pack’’ at the historic Oakland Tribune and Youth Radio, both in downtown Oakland. She has been Creative Director for BAMP projects at Rosa Parks Senior Center in San Francisco, collaborating with Give Power Foundation at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and Lodestar School in East Oakland. Rachel was awarded the 2020 Neighborhood Empowerment Network Award from San Francisco Mayor London Breed for best Community Challenge Grant for designing the “Spirit of the Fillmore” mural. She did the artwork for Grammy-winning blues musician and Fantastic Negrito‘s album “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet,” reaching number one on Billboard for Best Blues Album August 2020. In 2015 she won second place on RuPaul‘s skin wars body painting challenge. In 2012 she was hosted as a performance painter working alongside Alex Grey at Envision Festival.