Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf SWA
“Even in medieval times it was considered that the glance from a menstruating or menopausal woman had the ability to poison, even kill…”
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf is an interdisciplinary artist of mixed European heritage who grew up between Germany and the UK and is currently resident in Lisbon. Her work is primarily figurative, focusing on self-portraiture and depictions of women in her direct surroundings. She is a co-founder of Infems : Intersectional Feminist Art Collective and former vice president to the Society of Women Artists (UK).
Fontaine-Wolf studied Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (2000-04) and was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award Grant to complete her MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts (2013- 15). She’s exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions at venues such as the the V&A, Mall Galleries and the RCA and was recently featured in Hauser & Wirth’s ‘Herstory’ Series. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Aesthetica, Forbes, the Guardian, ID/Vice, Hunger, Wonderland and FAD magazines, as well as appearing on the BBC. Fontaine-Wolf’s work can be found in public and private collections in the UK and internationally including the Standard Chartered Bank, 100 Mothers, Landmark collection and the private collections of Sir Tim Rice, the Earl of Mornington & Jemma Kidd.