About

Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her poetic sound installations and experimental language scores often use the gap, space, or breath in between speech—not as forms of negation, but as generators of meaning. 

Wolowiec's work has been shown internationally and in the United States at MASS MoCA, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Art in General, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Stony Brook University, Studio 10, The Poetry Project, and the Center for Performance Research. Featured in BOMB, Modern PaintersThe New York TimesThe Brooklyn RailCAA Journal, Sound American, and reductive journal. Residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon, supported by a National Science Foundation Grant, and Dieu Donné. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design, SUNY Purchase, and Dia:Beacon.

CONTACT

audra (dot) wolo (at) gmail (dot) com

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EDUCATION

MFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, University of Michigan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  (             ), Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
2015  Sae, Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Australia
          Complex Systems, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2014  Sound + Text, Counterpath, Denver, CO
2011   Concrete Sound, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
2010  Private Space in a Public Time, A/V Elevator Project, Art in General, New York, NY

PERFORMANCES + EVENTS

2018  Order My Steps (with Lu Shirley Dai), BKSD (Brooklyn Studios for Dance), Brooklyn, NY
          Counterpointe (with Zhongjing Fang, American Ballet Theater), Actors Fund Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
2016  semaphore, (with Jesse Mejia and CHOIR), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Extradition Series, Portland, OR
2015  Audra Wolowiec and Maryam Parhizar, The Poetry Project, St. Marks Church, New York, NY
2014  Sound Event (curated by Norte Maar), Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
          Dream Time: Jen DeNike and Audra Wolowiec (curated by Rachel Mason), Trans Pecos, Queens, NY
          Detour (with Jeanann Dara, violin), Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Language Loops: a performance in the round, Carousel, Brooklyn, NY
2012  Broadmann Areas, Center for Performance Research, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  Not Quite Verbatim (curated by Max Fields), CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Bard, NY
          hedge: Audra Wolowiec and Rit Premnath, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
2017  Workspace Exhibition: Audra Wolowiec and Anna Riley, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY
          Tonal Shift, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY
2016  It Runs Deep, Baby Grand, Detroit, MI
          The Space Between, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
          Resonant Structures, Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, NY
2015  Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst, Clocktower at the Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
          Some False Moves, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
          Pretext, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
          Physical Information, Defibrillator, Chicago, IL
2014  Of Landscape, Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
          Art into Music, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
          Commerce: Labor, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Exchange Café (curated by Caroline Woolard), MoMA Studio, New York, NY
          Transmission, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2012   Words to be Seen and the Sound of Speech (curated by Maria Chavez), Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
           Text, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
           First Contact, Field Projects, New York, NY
           Reveal/Hidden, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD
2011    Experimental Notations, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
           Eraser, Magnan-Metz, New York, NY
           Superposition, Hyperopia Projects, Seattle, WA
           Twice Removed: A Survey of Take Away Work (Karly Wildenhaus), Golden Age, Chicago, IL
2010  Sub Terrain, Work Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
          Science Fair, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2009  Impermanent Collections (curated by Christine Hou), Art in General, New York, NY
           If/Else, Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI

RESIDENCIES

2017  Dieu Donné, Workspace Residency, Brooklyn, NY
          Marble House Project, Artist Residency, Dorset, VT
2014  Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Residency, Omaha, NE
          Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency, Corwin Lab, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2013  Summer Lab Residency, Reverse, Brooklyn, NY

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2018  Alfred University, Visiting Artist Lecture, Sculpture / Dimensional Studies, Alfred, NY
          Cranbrook Academy of Art, Visiting Artist, Print Media, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY
2017  Lesley University, Visiting Classroom Lecture (Lisa Young: Interdisciplinary Synthesis), Cambridge, MA
          Marble House Project, Artist Lecture, Dorset, VT
2015  University of Oregon, Visiting Artist Lecture, Eugene, OR
          RMIT University, Visiting Artist Lecture (with Sal Randolph), Melbourne, Australia
          New York Arts Practicum, Studio Visit, Bronx, NY
2014  University of Nebraska, Visiting Artist Lecture, Omaha, NE
          Wesleyan University, Visiting Artist (Sonali Chakravarti: Theorizing the City), Middletown, CT
2012  Dumbo Art Center, Artist Lecture, Empty Words: Cage Transmitted Series, Brooklyn, NY

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2014-present  Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Design, Undergraduate Art + Design, NYC
                        Adjunct Faculty, SUNY Purchase, BFA + MFA, Purchase, NY
                        Artist Educator (Artist Educator in Residence, 2015), Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY
2017                Summer BFA Studio, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2015                Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Graduate MFA, Brooklyn, NY
2014-2016       Teaching Artist, Studio in a School, Brooklyn and Bronx, NY
2013-2015       Artist Educator: Attention Lab, Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, NY
                        Artist Educator, MoMA Studio, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018  prompt: issue 1, curated by Mira Dayal and Nicole Kaack, April 25
2017  rivulet, Issue 2 + 3, Aug 1
          Glissando: Issue 29, What Remains... lo wie and Audra Wolowiec, Heather Frasch, March 1
          Sound American, Issue 17: Networks of Listening (Sal Randolph, Karen Weiser), Feb 1
          Mumei Journal: FIVE, curator (Ben Vida, Emmalea Russo, Maria Chavez, Steve Roden), Jan 1
2016  Voluntary and Involuntary Movements, Feldenkrais Journal, Winter
          BOMB Magazine, Artists On Artists: Audra Wolowiec by Emmalea Russo, Fall
          Athens Laundry, Volume 1, Number 1, edited by Sarah Butler, Fall
          Thomas Micchelli, What Isn’t There: Sounds, Scents, Erasures, Hyperallergic, April 2       
          New York Times, Resonant Structures at Stony Brook University, Jan 2
2015  Harlequin Creature, Issue 7: Letter to Form, edited by Meghan Forbes, Dec 8
          Reductive Journal, Issue FOUR, edited by Ryoko Akama, Heather Frasch, Daniel del Rio, Nov 1
          Sound American, Issue 13: How We Listen, Edited by Nate Wooley, Sept 4
          Esther Bourdages, Etc Magazine, Issue #105, La Nature en DIY: Systematic Sampling, July 25
          Lisa Marsova, Art Fuse Magazine, Clocktower Presents Anxious Spaces, July 21
          Conversations with Audra Wolowiec, Fell., Feb 8
          Negative Exempla, La Vague Journal, Jan 7
2014  24 Artists to Watch in 2015, Modern Painters, Dec 16
          Charles Eppley, Public Art in the Sonic Realm, Hyperallergic, June 23
          Look & Listen Festival, Artist Interview with Terrance McKnight, WQXR Q2 Radio, June 1
          Tolly Wright, Hear that honk? It’s the music of the city, Time Out NY, March 28
          Janet Uphadhye, Art Exhibit Asks Passersby to Stop and Hear the Music, DNA Info, March 27
          Chloe Veltman, Sound & Text at Counterpath, Colorado Public Radio, March 27
          Bree Davies, Sound System, Westword, March 27
2013  The Artist Catalog: Volume 1, Winter Issue
          Between Language and Form, Word Object, Oct 12
          Sunday Feature: CONCRETE SOUND, Gwarlingo, April 21
2012  Issue 13: Huffing and Puffing, textsound, July 1
          Elana Mann, The People’s Microphony Songbook, July 1
          Juliet Helmke, A Conversation with Audra Wolowiec, BRIC Contemporary Art, June 19
          Cara Ober, Information Interrupted, Urbanite Baltimore, June 5
          Benjamin Sutton, New Ballet Explores Brain Maps, Blouin ArtInfo, April 13
          Issue 6: Sound, Requited Journal, Jan 5
         James Panero, Gallery Chronicle: Concrete Sound at Norte Maar, The New Criterion, Jan 1
2011   Issue 38: Futures, Thresholds Magazine, MIT Department of Architecture, Winter/Spring
          Thomas Micchelli, In the Use of Others for the Change, Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, April 15
          Katarina Hybenova, Sound and Space of Audra Wolowiec, Bushwick Daily, April 5
2009  Christine Hou, Notes on an Impermanent Collection, Art in General, May 9

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

2017  A A SA ES, publication of sound texts, Gravel Projects, June 1
          listening, publication, Dispersed Holdings, June 1
2015  Poetics of Sound and Language, Annotated Bibliography, CAA Journal Open: Issue 16, July 1
2012  ( ) and [ ] or we lean on the voices of others, word servents, edited by Sarah Butler, Dec 12
2011  CONCRETE SOUND, artist publication with Christine Shan Shan Hou, edition of 100, Nov 1

COLLECTIONS

Artist Book Collection, Library and Special Collections, SUNY, Purchase College
Poetry Collection, Lockwood Library, SUNY, University at Buffalo
Sherrill Library Collection, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Zine Archive, Claire T. Carney Library Archives + Special Collections, University of Mass, Dartmouth
Audio Archive, PennSound, University of Pennsylvania