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 complex generators of meaning.

Wolowiec's work has been shown internationally and in the United States at MASS MoCA, Art in General, Studio 10, The Poetry Project, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Stony Brook University, and the Center for Performance Research. Featured in BOMBModern PaintersThe New York TimesBrooklyn RailCAA JournalSound American, and reductive journal. Residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon and Dieu Donné. She was the inaugural Artist Educator in Residence at Dia:Beacon and currently teaches at Parsons School of Design.

CONTACT

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

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EDUCATION

MFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design (honors)
BFA, Fiber Studies, University of Michigan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  (            ), Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
2015  , 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

2016  semaphore, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Extradition Series, Portland, OR
          Event #110 (sound score performed by Heather Frasch), Studio Acht, Berlin, Germany
2015  Audra Wolowiec and Maryam Parhizar, The Poetry Project, St. Marks Church, New York, NY
2014  Sound Event, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
          Dream Time (with Jen DeNike, curated by Rachel Mason), Trans Pecos, Queens, NY
          Detour (with Jeanann Dara), Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
          Weather Language, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NY
2013  Language Loops: a performance in the round, Carousel, Brooklyn, NY
2012  Broadmann Areas (with Margo Wolowiec, Julia Gleich), Center for Performance Research, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   Press Play, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
          Tonal Shift, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY
          Sun Spot, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, 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
          Systematic Sampling, Stream, Brooklyn, NY
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
           Liminal, Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
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
           The Object Ethnography Project, Humanities Initiative, New York University, NY
2011    Experimental Notations, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
           Eraser, Magnan-Metz, New York, NY
           Superposition, Hyperopia Projects, Seattle, WA
           Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study (Chloe Bass, Mitch McEwen), Pacific Design Center, LA, CA
           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
           Urban Geological Expedition, Conflux City Festival, New York, NY
           If/Else, Detroit Industrial Projects, Detroit, MI
2008  Penned, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Lump Gallery Projects, Raleigh, NC
           The Audacity of Desperation, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY

GRANTS / AWARDS

2017  Dieu Donné, Workspace Residency, Brooklyn, NY
          Marble House Project, Artist Residency, Dorset, VT
2016  Sala de Arte CCU, Commission (sound for Weather Has Been... by Andrea Wolf), Santiago, Chile
          MASS MoCA, Commission for The Space Between, North Adams, MA
          The Wassaic Project, Residency and Book Commission (with Leon Johnson), Wassaic, NY
2015  Clocktower Productions, Commission for Anxious Spaces at the Knockdown Center, NY
          Third Culture Public Art Commission, University of Oregon, LISB Science Center, Eugene, OR
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
2010  Art in General, Commission for A/V Elevator Space, NY
          chashama, Residency, New York, NY

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2013-2017  Part-time Faculty, Parsons School of Design, Undergraduate BFA, NYC
2017           Summer BFA Studio, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2013-2017  Artist Educator / Artist Educator in Residence (2015), Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY
2013-2016  Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Purchase, Undergraduate BFA, Purchase, NY
2015           Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Graduate MFA, Brooklyn, NY
2013-2015  Artist Educator, Summer Workshop: Attention Lab, Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, NY
2013-2015  Artist Educator, MoMA Studio, New York, NY

LECTURES

2017  Lesley University, Visiting Classroom Lecture (Lisa Young), Cambridge, MA
2015  University of Oregon, Visiting Artist Lecture, Eugene, OR
          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
          University of Oregon, Third Culture Conversations, Art and Science Conference, Eugene, OR  
2012  Dumbo Art Center, Artist Lecture, Empty Words: Cage Transmitted Series, Brooklyn, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017  listening, publication with Dispersed Holdings, June 1
          Mumei Journal: FIVE, Curator (Ben Vida, Emmalea Russo, Maria Chavez, Steve Roden), Jan 1
          Sound American, Issue 17: Networks of Listening (Sal Randolph, Karen Weiser), Feb 1
          Glissando: Issue 29, What Remains... lo wie and Audra Wolowiec, Heather Frasch, March 1
2016  Voluntary and Involuntary Movements, Feldenkrais Journal, Winter
          Thomas Micchelli, The Pursuit of Art, 2016, Hyperallergic, Dec 31
          BOMB Magazine, Artists On Artists: Audra Wolowiec by Emmalea Russo, Fall
          Athens Laundry, Volume 1, Number 1, edited by Sarah Butler, Fall
          RELAY: page, voice, place, Wassaic Project Book Commission, Nov 1
          College Art Journal: OPEN, Issue 16: “Poetics of Sound and Language,” Annotated Biblio, July 1
          Thomas Micchelli, What Isn’t There: Sounds, Scents, Erasures, Hyperallergic, April 2       
          New York Times, Resonant Structures at Stony Brook University, Jan 2
          Resonant Structures, Exhibition Catalog (pdf), Jan 15
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
          Sandy Pottinger, Art opens new experiences, The Chronicle, Toowoomba, Australia, May 2
          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
          PennSound, Issue 13: Textsound, Audio Archive at University of Pennsylvania, July 1
          Paul D’Agostino, 4 Art Exhibits You Need To See, L Magazine, April 10
          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
          BRIC Installation Includes Takeaway Art Posters, Downtown Brooklyn Magazine, March 24
          Enrico Gomez, Art into Music, WagMag, March 1
2013  Between Language and Form, Word Object, Oct 12
          The Artist Catalog: Volume 1 (pdf), Winter Issue
          Sunday Feature: CONCRETE SOUND, Gwarlingo, April 21
2012  ( ) and [ ] or we lean on the voices of others, word servents, Dec 12
          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
          Vince Contarino, Audra Wolowiec at Norte Maar, KCLOG, Dec 8
          CONCRETE SOUND, independent publication with Christine Hou, Edition of 50, Nov 1
          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
          Daniel Wentworth, The Fine Art Adoption Network, New York Foundation for the Arts, Dec 1
2009  Christine Hou, Notes on an Impermanent Collection, Art in General, May 9