Gary Wolfe is a hybrid, painter-sculptor living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his BFA in painting from the University of Minnesota in 2002.
Soon after graduating he moved across seas, taught English in Japan part-time, explored traditional and contemporary Japanese art and established Saruana (“Monkey-hole”) Studios to promote other international and local emerging artists in Japan’s southern Kyushu prefecture.
Working in metal through the mantra, SCRAPINGBY and the Japanese artistic notion of finding beauty in the natural cycles of growth and decay are at the center of his creative process. The imperfections of steel as it oxidizes and the idea that beauty is fleeting are where I find balance, tranquility, peace and harmony of my surroundings.