MEG WOLFE curriculum vitae
2022 PIECE/WORK (upcoming, installation) with Katherine Ferrier, Speedwell Gallery, Portland, ME.
2022 Shannon’s Big Break (video) as part of Knees, Schools, Urges, The Box gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2020 Performance Objects/Drama Queens (solo exhibition), Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Brooksville, ME.
2019 3 Years in Space – (installation), 4 channel video, we live in space, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 Nature Girl, (video) Pieter Space, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 De-Archive: Floor Plans (site-based performance), HomeLA series.
2013 Dances for Ants (site-based performance), Confusion is Sex #3, Sepulveda Dam Basin.
2012 2hours4every3minutes (installation/performance), in collaboration with taisha paggett and Greg Barnett. Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge. Luis de Jesus Gallery.
2008 The Endurance Van (installation performance) with Aaron Drake, Sea & Space Gallery.
2002 Magnetic Writings ( installation performance) White Box Gallery, New York, NY.
Performance Projects. (solo works unless otherwise noted; in Los Angeles 2004-19)
2022 You Move Me, in development.
2019 take the long way home, Maine Moves at Portland Ballet, Portland ME.
2017 Hex Hum (duet), REDCAT/Studio Series; & we live in space, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 New Faithful Disco (trio), REDCAT, Los Angeles. World Premiere;
Time Based Art Festival/Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA);
DiverseWorks, Houston, and NPN Annual Conference, Austin TX.
National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project
2014-5 New Faithful Disco (work-in-progress), Live Arts Exchange Festival, Bootleg Theater; FRESH Festival, San Francisco.
2013 Shannon Does Cloudland, Live Arts Exchange Festival, Bootleg Theater.
2012 Shannon’s With the Band (Again), Off Center Festival, Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA), Anatomy Riot #45.
2011 trembler.SHIFTER, (group, full-evening work); REDCAT , National Performance Network.
2010 trembler.SHIFTER, (solo) Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Houston, TX.
2009 watch her (not know it now), New Original Works Festival, REDCAT.
2009 Tender, (duet) Highways Performance Space.
2008 Eleven Missing Days, (group) The Unknown Theater Dance Series.
2007 The Return of Captain Ladyvoice, (quartet) Highways Performance Space.
2006 Terminal Hotel, Highways Performance; Performance Works NorthWest, Portland, OR.
2006 appropriation; horse dance; The Mona Lisa Collection,(duet) Anatomy Riot series.
2005 thirst, Highways Performance Space.
2005 East Meets West Performance Festival, Sushi Performance, San Diego, CA.
2004 Ridicule, REDCAT / Studio Series.
2004 Stormy Days with Josephine, (group) Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, New York, NY.
2003 CorresponDanse (Quebec, Canada); Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA.
2002 is waiting shining, Series Corps Électronique, Espace Tangente, Montréal, Canada.
2001 Stumble Thicket (trio) Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, DraftWork series, New York, NY.
2000 is waiting shining, The Kitchen, Dance in Progress series (New York, NY).
1999 into the well (quartet) Context Hall, New Choreographers Initiative (New York, NY).
1996 Go Easy, Festival de Jóvenes Coreógrafos (Caracas, Venezuela).
1996 Dance Theater Workshop, Fresh Tracks; Movement Research at Judson Church, (NY, NY).
1993 performances in various festivals, schools, and for television (Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Astrakhan, Russia; Baku, Azerbaijan)
1989 Vexations, Contemporary Art Museum, 24-hour performance installation (Houston, TX)
2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
2017 Cultural Trailblazers Award. City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
2016 National Performance Network Creation Fund.
2016 National Performance Network Forth Fund.
2016 Dance Research Residency Award – Show Box L.A./National Endowment for the Arts.
2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
2015 Artist Appreciation Award, Horton Awards.
2014 CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) Grant.
2011 National Performance Network Creation Fund.
2011 Center for Cultural Innovation, Completion Grant.
2008, 2004 Durfee Foundation, Artists Resource for Completion Grant.
2007 Horton Award for Service to the Community, Dance Resource Center.
2004 Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative, funded in part by the Jerome Foundation.
2004 Meet the Composer Fund.
2020 Harbor Residency, Opera House Arts, Stonington, ME.
2017 Djerassi Foundation Artist Residency, Woodside, CA.
2016 National Performance Network Technical Residency, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 Alembic Visiting Artist Residency, Performance Works NorthWest, Portland, OR.
2015 Research and Development Residency, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 Dance Research Residency, Show Box LA, Los Angeles, CA.
2014, 2010, 2007 UCLA Hothouse Residency, Los Angeles, CA.
2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 Djerassi Foundation Artist Residency, Woodside, CA.
2004, 2002 Lexington Center for the Arts: residency, Lexington, NY.
1998 Workspace for Choreographers: residency; Sperryville, VA.
1994-1997, 2000 Harkness Dance Center Space Grant, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY.
Work with other Artists.
2018 Performer and rehearsal director for Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Pacific Standard Time Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles. West coast premiere.
2014 Mike Kelley Bacchanal, with Ann Magnuson, Museum of Contemporary Art.
2013 The Show Must Go On, Jerome Bel. Center for the Art of Performance.
2013 Toast & Jam (The Midnight Show), curator and performer. Art Works Theater.
2013 The Other Thing with Morgan Thorson, New Original Works Festival, REDCAT.
2011 Psych-Out Dada Go-Go Family, Ann Magnuson’s East Village West , Royal/T Gallery.
2006 The Whole video project with Jim Shaw, choreographer Anita Pace.
2004 Day is Done video project with artist Mike Kelley, choreographer Kate Foley.
2003 Undoing, Vicky Shick, The Bessie Awards, NYC; Dance Theater Workshop, NYC; Bratislava in Movement/Physical Dialogues festival, Bratislava, Slovakia; and the Brooklyn Museum, NY.
2000 Still Lives, Vicky Shick, The Kitchen, NYC.
2002 Reverse Psychology, Yoshiko Chuma & Dagdha Dance Co., Dublin International Dance Festival, Dublin, Ireland, and Bytom International Festival, Poland
2000 On the Other Ocean Molissa Fenley, The Kitchen, NYC.
1999 Study for Two, Vicky Shick, Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC.
1999 5 Car Pile-Up with Yoshiko Chuma, Danspace Silver Series, St. Mark’s Church, NYC.
1999 Hindsight, Vicky Shick, Danspace, St. Mark’s Church, NYC.
1998 Don’t Go Without Your Echo, Susan Rethorst & Dancers, The Kitchen, NYC.
Bibliography, Notable mentions.
2016 Artforum: Best of 2016 – The Year in Performance, Andy Campbell.
2016 Artforum: Time and Time Again, Cat Kron.
2016 CRAVE Culture: New Faithful Disco is Mighty Real.
2016 Fjord Review: Disco Odyssey: Victoria Looseleaf.
2016 Los Angeles Times: Wolfe and dancers groove through a wild night out: Christina Campdonico.
2014 Another Righteous Transfer, exploring performance in the LA art scene: Carol Cheh.
2013 ArtsJournal.org, Dancers in the Architecture, Jean Lenihan.
2012 Los Angeles Times: Faces to Watch in 2012: Dance, Laura Bleiberg.
2011 Los Angeles Times/ The Misread City, Scott Timberg.
2011 LA Weekly, Style Council, Laura Bleiberg.
2010 Critical Correspondence, watch her (not know it now), Clarinda MacLow.
2010 National Arts Journalism Project, Fostering a Dance Community, Laura Bleiberg.
2008 Los Angeles Times, From Transplant to LA’s Heart and Soul, Susan Josephs.
2013 Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA.
2012 Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
2010 Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Houston, TX.
2008 California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA.
2005 UCLA World Arts & Cultures/Dance. Los Angeles, CA.
2004 Compagnie Christiane Blaise, Grenoble, France; Turku Polytechnic, Turku, Finland; UCLA World Arts & Cultures/Dance.
2003 Co-op L’Artere, Complexe Meduse, Quebec, Canada; Hunter College Dance Department, NYC; S.U.N.Y. Purchase Dance Department, Purchase, NY.
2002 Tangente, Montreal, Canada.
2001 Festival Alas de la Danza, Quito, Ecuador.
Curatorial and Additional Related Projects and Involvement.
2016- 2020. Director of we live in space residency studio.
2009- 2020. Founding Director, Show Box L.A. – 501(c)(3) organization.
2018. Curator, Spring Studio at REDCAT
2006-2013. Co-founder & co-editor, itch Dance Journal.
2005-2012. Curator/Producer, Anatomy Riot performance series.
2007-2011. Director of DANCEbank class series.
2008. Curator/Producer, Dance at the Unknown Theater.
2007- 2012. Project Coordinator, Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME).
Show Box L.A. – Curation & Production, Visiting Artists
2018 Encaje by Judith Sanchez Ruiz (Berlin), with Laurel Jenkins. We live in space.
2014 Bronx Gothic by Okwui Okpokwasili (New York). Highland Park Ebell Club.
2013 PURO DESEO by luciana achugar (New York). Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.
2013 Fountain by Jeremy Wade (Berlin). Foxfairy Studio Loft.
2012 Hybrid 2 by Sara Shelton Mann (San Francisco). Live Arts Los Angeles.
2011 Swap/Meet. Works by Margit Galanter and Abby Crain (Oakland). Bootleg Theater.
2011 Heavens What Have I Done by Miguel Gutierrez (New York). Palm Court at Alexandria Hotel.
2009 Demolition Boy by Karen Sherman (Minneapolis). Highways Performance Space.
2008 837 Venice Boulevard by Faye Driscoll (New York). The Unknown Theater.
2008 AVATAR by Sam Kim (New York). The Unknown Theater.
Curation & Production, Los Angeles Artists
2017 You’re W.O.W.(Working on What)?! Mixed-bill, works-in-progress. We live in space.
MASS by Milka Djordjevich and Chris Peck. Bootleg Theater
2015 You’re W.O.W.(Working on What)?! Mixed-bill, works-in-progress. Highland Park Ebell Club.
2015 Edenic Idyllic by Gregory Barnett, ArtWorks Theater & Performing Arts Incubator.
2013, 14 Live Arts Exchange Festival, Bootleg Theater. Dance programming for LAPP festival.
2013 Toast & Jam (The Midnight Show). Art Works Theatre,
2008 Shared programs of works by Arianne Hoffman, Casebolt & Smith, Wolfe. The Unknown Theater.
2008 Vaudeville Night @ The Velaslavasay Panorama Co-producer. California Community Foundation fellowship recipients; curated by Rita Gonzalez and Kris Kuramitsu.
2005-2012. Anatomy Riot A low-tech, monthly, roving performance series. Presented short works by 250+ local and visiting artists, in small theaters, bars, studio lofts, warehouses and ballrooms.
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Santa Monica Department of Cultural Affairs
2006-13. itch Dance Journal. Co-founder/co-editor.
2006-2012. Los Angeles Dance Map. A compendium of LA dance activity created on google maps; later used by the LA Community Dance Leaders’ Planning Committee, the Dance Resource Center, and the USC Annenberg Dance Map L.A. project.
B.F.A. in Dance, State University of New York, Purchase Conservatory, NY.
Life Energy Institute/Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing, Los Angeles, CA.
Residency Projects, Classes/Workshops.
2017-18: Choreographer Residency program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. At we live in space studio.
2014-15. Choreographer Residency pilot program. Implemented 10 one-week artist residencies, through strategic partnerships utilizing off-hours at a four local studios.
2009-2018. Partnership with REDCAT to present workshops with visiting choreographers and dancers – such as Ishmael Houston-Jones, Bebe Miller, Kyle Abraham, Eiko & Koma, Papy Ebotani, Tere O’Connor, Stephen Thompson, Gob Squad.
2007-2011. DANCEbank. Director. A weekly series of professional-level dance classes open to the public. Set up as a collective “bank”, a group of artists contributed towards the cost of space rentals for teaching, and took each other’s classes for free.2006-2012.