February 12 – April 18, 2021
Monika Wulfers’s show includes a series of original paintings and a hand-crafted light sculpture representing the minimalist geometric forms that result when randomly generated points in space are connected intentionally by lines.
The resultant geometries are explored here in both two- and three- dimensional art as paintings and light sculpture – much as architects explore building designs.
Born in Berlin, Monika Wulfers works and lives in Chicago. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy from North Central College, Naperville, and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Film under Stan Brakhage and Painting under Ray Yoshida and Ted Halkin. She has made significant contributions in art and technology and has advanced the use of the computer as an artistic medium.
Recent light sculptures, paintings, and drawings parallel the mathematical systems she uses in her work with computers. Her work has been shown in museums in the U.S. and internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Elmhurst Art Museum, DePaul University and Argonne National Laboratory also in Illinois; the Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany—as well as numerous private collections.