Michael Wolf

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Gallery Feature
December 7-21, 2019
350 Dundas Street W., Toronto

Michael Wolf (1954-2019) was an internationally renowned photographer, known for his impressive large format images of dense architectural landscapes in cities like Paris, Chicago and Hong Kong.

Wolf began his interest in photography when studying at UC Berkeley and the Folkwang School with Otto Steinert in Essen, Germany. He later moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to begin his artistic career as a contract photographer for Stern Magazine. In 2001, Wolf began focusing on his own projects, drawing his focus to the tradition of socially concerned photography, while also engaging with the radical transformation of photography of recent years. From this unique perspective, he produced a body of work concerned with the complex reality of contemporary city life in a way that defies categorization.

Michael Wolf’s work has been exhibited in numerous locations including the Venice Biennale for Architecture; Aperture Gallery, New York; Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland; Museum for Work in Hamburg, Germany; Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennial; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. His work is held in many permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; San Jose Museum of Art, California; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Museum Folkwang, Essen; German Museum for Architecture, Frankfurt. In 2017, Wolf had his first retrospective, Michael Wolf – Life In Cities, which traveled to France, Italy and Germany, and recently an image from his influential Architecture Of Density series was selected as the cover image of Civilization, The Way We Live Now, written by esteemed curators Bill Ewing and Holly Roussell.

Michael Wolf passed away on April 25, 2019. He will remain an integral part of the history of fine art photography, and his influence and considerable contributions to the practice will live on through his artwork.

View Michael Wolf's CV

Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 22, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 13, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 75, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 25, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 84, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 5, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 17, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 39, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 18, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 108, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 120, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Glass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Tokyo Compression 24, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 5, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 7, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 11, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 1, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 12, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 8, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 3, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Paris Rooftops 2, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 31, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 111, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 26, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 32, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 04, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 46, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 108, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 115, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 57, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 52, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 76, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 18, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Architecture of Density 59, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Industrial 01, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Industrial 06, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Night 06, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Night 16, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Night 20, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Night 22, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Night 24, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Night 7, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 02, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 11, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 118, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 12, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 13, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 16, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Michael Wolf - Transparent City 25, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in Black with Plexiglass,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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