David Wolf Photographs


Selected Exhibitions

The Photo Review 2020 Competition; Kathy Ryan and Jessica Dimson, NYT Magazine, Jurors;
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA  2021
2020 Bay Area Current(ly)
, PhotoAlliance, online exhibition; Binh Danh, Ann Jastrab, Chris Johnson, Jurors;
San Francisco, CA  2020
2020 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art; Aline Smithson, Juror; Carmel, CA  2020
Picture in Picture, Cassilhaus Collection; Durham, NC  2020
Px3 State of the World, Prix de la Photographie Paris, online exhibition;
Hossein Farmani, Juror; Paris  2020
Project 2020, Los Angeles Center of Photography; Douglas Marshall, Juror; Los Angeles, CA  2020
Portraits Without People, Axis Gallery;
Roula Seikaly, Juror; Sacramento, CA  2020
Winter Works, Klompching Gallery,
Brooklyn, NY  2020
Installation, Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors,
Oakland, CA  2019
Gallery Artists, Corden|Potts Gallery,
San Francisco, CA  2018
FRESH 2018 Online Showcase, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  2018
The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018, Fort Wayne Museum of Art;
Fort Wayne, IN  2018
HOME Online Exhibition, PhotoAlliance;
Tina Barney, Thea Traff, Christopher McCall, Jurors; San Francisco, CA  2018
Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography;
Allie Haeusslein, Pier 24, Juror; Fort Collins, CO  2018
5th Annual Juried Art Show, Piedmont Center for the Arts;
Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of CA, Jenny Gheith, SFMOMA, Jurors; Piedmont, CA  2018
2017 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art;
Philip Brookman, National Gallery of Art, Juror; Carmel, CA  2017
The After Life of Things: Discarded, Collected, Assembled; San Francisco Arts Commission Solo Exhibition,
RayKo Photo Center;
San Francisco, CA  2016
34th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography;
Yasufumi Nakamori, Juror;
Houston TX  2016
Overgrowth, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum;
Sarah Montross, Curator; Lincoln, MA  2016 
Abstract, Filter Space;
Debra Klomp Ching, Klompching Gallery, Juror; Chicago, IL  2015
FRESH 2015 Online Showcase, Klompching Gallery,
 Brooklyn, NY  2015
Exposure 2015, Photographic Resource Center; Kristen Gresh, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Juror; Boston, MA  2015
Focus photo l.a. Finalists’ Exhibition at photo basel;
Focus photo l.a. International Photography Award Competition;
Basel, Switzerland  2015
Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography;
Chantel Paul, Museum of Photographic Arts, Juror;
Fort Collins, CO 2015
Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography;
Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation, Juror; Portland, OR  2015
2015 Fine Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX  2015
Open, The Center for Fine Art Photography
 Shane Lavalette, Light Work, Juror; Fort Collins, CO  2014
Best of Show, The Photo Review; The University of the Arts;
Jennifer Blessing, Guggenheim Museum, Juror;
Philadelphia, PA  2014
Still Life, The Center for Fine Art Photography;
Rebecca Senf, Center for Creative Photography, Juror;
Fort Collins, CO 2014
2014 San Francisco International Photography Exhibition; 
Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum, Juror;
San Francisco, CA 2014
2014 Aperture Summer Open, Aperture Foundation;
Chris Boot, Aperture, Juror; New York City, NY  2014
Photowork ’14, Barrett Art Center;
 Karen Haas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Juror; Poughkeepsie, NY  2014
2014 Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art;
Diana Daniels, Crocker Art Museum, Juror; Carmel, CA  2014
Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective; Oceanside Museum of Art; 
Oceanside, CA  2014
Le Salon de la Photo, Grand Prix de la Decouverte;
International Fine Art Photography Award Competition, Paris  2013
Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden, Solo Exhibition;
Cordon|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2013
PhotoSpiva 2013, Spiva Center for the Arts; Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Juror;
Joplin, MO 2013
2012 Artists-in-Residence, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA  2012
The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute; Julian Cox, deYoung Museum, Juror; San Diego, CA  2012
Exposure 2012, Photographic Resource Center;
Alison Nordstrom, George Eastman House, Juror; Boston, MA  2012
Intimate Landscape, open2interpretation.com; Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Juror  2011
Featured photographer, aCurator; Julie Grahame, Publisher, acurator.com  2011
Spectra National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center; Brian Paul Clamp, ClampArt, Juror;
New Canaan, CT 2010
Lishui International Photography Festival; Yan Li and Wang Zheng, Curators; Lishui, China  2009
It’s Still Life, RayKo Photo Center; Ann Jastrab, Curator; San Francisco, CA  2009
Featured photographer, Lenscratch; Aline Smithson, Publisher, lenscratch.com  2009
Ten, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Karen Sinsheimer, Curator; Santa Barbara, CA  2008
Juried Members’ Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest; Marisa Sanchez, Seattle Art Museum, Juror;
Seattle, WA 2007
Two-Person Show, Griffin Museum of Photography; Brian Paul Clamp, ClampArt, Juror; Winchester, MA  2007
Our World, Art at City Hall, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA  2007
Through My Window, Meter, metergallery.com  2007
Selections from the Contemporary Collection, Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2000 – 2006
Spectra National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center; Barbara Hitchcock, Juror; New Canaan, CT  2004
Two-Person Show, Society for Contemporary Photography; Diana Gaston, Juror; Kansas City, MO  2001
Fuzzy Logic, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA  2000
Three Photographers, Davis Art Center Gallery, Davis, CA  2000
Introductions, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA  1999
Gil, Tachibana, and Wolf, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA  1999
16th Annual Photo Competition (Best of Show), Photo Metro, San Francisco, CA  1998
5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA  1996
68th Annual International Exhibition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA  1993
Our Families, Silver Eye Center for Photography; Richard Armstrong, Juror; Pittsburgh, PA  1993
September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA 1993
Fifth Biennial National Exhibition, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ  1993
Works On or Of Paper, 25th Biennial National Exhibition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE  1992
New Works in Photography, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA  1990, 1992

Selected Collections

Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris
Cassilhaus Collection, NC
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
SFMOMA, The Prentice and Paul Sack Photographic Trust, Promised Gift, San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
San Francisco Camerawork Fine Print Collection, San Francisco, CA
Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA
CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, Washington, D.C.
Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Paul Hastings LLP, San Francisco, CA
Sprint Nextel, Reston, VA
Wells Fargo & Company, San Francisco, CA

Web Galleries

Art Photo Index
Corden|Potts, San Francisco, CA
Fraction Magazine
Out of the Frame, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA

Honors and Residencies

Honorable Mention, Abstract; Chromatic Awards, International Color Photography 2020
Shortlist, Px3 State of the World 2020;
Hossein Farmani, Juror; Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2020
Juror Commendation, The Photo Review 2020 Competition;
Kathy Ryan and Jessica Dimson, Jurors;
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA 2020
Juror Commendation, Project 2020;
Douglas Marshall, Juror; Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA  2020
Juror Commendation, Abstract; Debra Klomp Ching, Juror; Filter Space, Chicago, IL 2015

Awarded, Creative Capacity Fund Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco, CA  2015, 2017
Awarded, Individual Artist Commission, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA  2015
1st Place, Still Life; International Photography Awards, 2013
3rd Place, Still Life; Grand Prix de la Decouverte
, International Fine Art Photography Award Competition, Paris  2013

Artist-in-Residence, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA  2012
Invited Participant, The New York Portfolio Review, The New York Times Lens Blog, NYC  2014
Invited Participant, Review Santa Fe, Center  2010
Invited Guest Artist, Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China, 2009

Finalist, Critical Mass, Photolucida  2006, 2010, 2011


Spot, Houston Center for Photography, Spring 2015
Harper’s Magazine, June 2014
2013 International Photography Awards Annual
, 2014
Intimate Landscape,
Open to Interpretation, 2012

, Fall/Winter Issue, 1996; Spring Issue, 2001
Photo Metro, September 1996; February 1999 (Cover)


Smithson, Aline, “Project 2020 at the Los Angeles Center of Photography,” Lenscratch, April 4, 2020
Kall, Ellyn, “Photographer Salvages Expired Photographic Paper for ‘The After Life of Things,'” Feature Shoot,
July 14, 2015

Feeney, Mark, “At the PRC, 13 ways of looking at the world,” The Boston Globe, June 25, 2015
Spring, Elin, “Testify!” What Will You Remember? June 24, 2015
Crum, Maddie, “Meet the Contemporary Photographers Experimenting with ‘Radical Color,'” The Huffington Post,
May 25, 2015

Whiting, Sam, “Streetside debris: trash to treasure,” The San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2012

Feeney, Mark, “Wide Range on Display at ‘Exposure 2012’,” The Boston Globe, June 12, 2012
Helfand, Glen, “Museum Makeover,” NextMonet.com, February 25, 2000.
Miller, Alicia, “Ricardo L. Gil, Seiko Tachibana and David Wolf at the Berkeley Art Center,”
Artweek 30, no. 4 (April, 1999): 16.


Brown University, Providence, RI
AB, Renaissance Studies, magna cum laude, 1981

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