Jacob O. Rolfe

A visual artist living in Melbourne who’s practice is often associated with a dark humour and intense metaphor. He recieved his BFA in painting at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011. The images attempt to offer the viewer a critical analysis of self and society, and also of things far less important. Being both small and large scale, the works bring together an essence of truth and fragility amongst fantasy.


Solo -

December 2012 "Misconception" Litre Space, Melbourne

September 2011 "Dwellings" Somewhere Gallery, Melbourne

May 2009 “I am my own Solar System” Don’t Come Gallery, Melbourne

Group -

October 2014 - "Art Wank" The Tate Gallery, Sydney

September 2014 - "Double Bump" No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

April 2013 - "Upfront Exhibition" Curve Gallery, Newcastle

August 2012 "Primal Mutation" NotFair Art Fair, 1000 Pound Bend, Melbourne

December 2011 "Save the Drop Bear" House of Bricks, Melbourne

August 2011 “Twin Navigation” Duel show w/ Sam Octigan, Rancho Notorious, Melbourne

August 2011 "Paperthin" Colour by Numbers Gallery, Sydney

May 2011 “Adidas: Win an Original” Tom Dunne Gallery, Sydney

December 2010 “Standard Service” Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane

October 2010 “Fully Six” Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne

April 2010 “MCM House Art Show” MCM House, Sydney

December 2009 “Square” Monster Children Gallery, Sydney

April 2009 “Twiceler” Unless Gallery, Melbourne

May 2009 “Bare your teeth: The art of Hardcore Punk” Irenes Warehouse, Melbourne

Commissions & work inquiries please email

Work can be seen in;

BOLO Magazine (Italy),

Triple J Magazine (AU),

FALLEN Magazine(AU), Three page interview about my work (


Death Before Dishonor Magazine(AU),

Acclaim Magazine(AU),

Blend Magazine(NL, via “THEM THANGS” Article), 

Them Thangs Magazine(NL),