Lena Wolff is a San Francisco / Bay Area artist working across a range of mediums including collage, drawing, sculpture, installation and public projects. Rooted in histories of American folk art and craft, her work is also firmly grounded in the modern and contemporary movements of minimalism, geometric abstraction, op art and feminist practice. Since the 2016 US Presidential election, Wolff’s studio work has expanded to include new efforts in community organizing and political engagement for a more true democracy.
Wolff received a BA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College and an MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco State University (2003). Her work has been shown at the Legion of Honor Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Southern Exposure, The Lab, Traywick Contemporary, Dominican University, K Imperial Fine Art, Adobe Books, Needles and Pens, New Image Arts and Space 1026, among others. She is a recipient of artist grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation and the John Anson Kittredge Fund and has attended residencies at the Lab, Kala Art Institute, Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education in Vermont, and Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York. In addition to private collections, her work is in the collections of the One Archive, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Alameda County Arts Commission, Facebook, the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Iowa Museum and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, among others. In June 2018, she will be an artist in residence at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
Lena Wolff lives with her wife Miriam Klein Stahl, artist and illustrator of the children’s books Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide with their daughter Hazel in Berkeley, California.