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Crystal Wagner

Born in 2015 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

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US-based artist Crystal Wagner transforms paper into sculptural works that combine a radiant colour palette with textures and forms that evoke foliage, flowers and vines. Her practice incorporates site-specific installations that ambitiously dominate the space, almost architectural in scale, with the manipulated paper forms transformed into pieces which seem to overflow with life and energy. The artist also creates smaller framed works that are contained within bespoke frames which address ideas of man’s manipulation of nature and the endless regeneration of life. This multi-disciplinary artist creates sculptural forms using the by-product of trees themselves. This ubiquitous and familiar material mutates into a mythological, Triffid-like form that writhes and distorts within the frame, attempting to break free of its boundaries.

Wagner’s work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S and abroad and has been placed in collections around the world. Her most recent commissions include a large-scale installation for the internationally recognized band The Flaming Lips. a large shadow box for GNU a snowboard company out of Portland, OR, a large-scale installation piece for NIKE, presented in the Shrine Auditorium for The KOBE X Blackout Experience, and most recently two installations for Viacom, one of which is a 117 ft piece at their headquarters in Times Square. Her work has been documented extensively in the media, including the New York Times, VH1, Juxtapoz Magazine and Beautiful Decay amongst others.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO AND GROUP SHOWS

2016 (Upcoming)
Solo Exhibition, Fusion, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA
Solo Exhibition, Flux, Bedford Gallery, Oakland CA
Solo Exhibition, Currents, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
Solo Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2015
Group Exhibition, Ignis Fatuus: Dreams & Delusions, Mehta Bell Projects, London, UK
Solo Exhibition, Biotica, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa OK
Solo Exhibition, Tide Pools, Rhymer Gallery, Nashville, TN
Large-scale installation, Wild Efflux, Viacom Headquarters, Times Square, NY NY
Solo Exhibition, Wanderlust, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
Large-scale installation, Verve, MTV Headquarters, downtown, NY NY
Large-scale installation, Fall, Southern Graphics Council International Conference,
Knoxville TN
Featured, Scope Art Fair NY, NYC, with Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition, Something/Nothing, Vertigo Gallery, Denver CO
Art Basel, Miami, with Hashimoto Contemporary, FL
Houston Art Fair, with Hashimoto Contemporary, Houston, TX
Toronto Art Fair, with P/M Gallery, Toronto Canada
Solo Exhibition, Capsules, Rhymer Gallery, Nashville TN

2014
Group Exhibition, Spectrum, Stolen Space Gallery, London UK
Group Exhibition, Play, Galerie C.O.A, Montreal Canada
Toronto Art Fair, with P/M Gallery, Toronto CA
Large-scale installation, “Fall” for the Southern Graphics Council Conference, Knoxville TN
Group Exhibition, Boxes of Death 5, Piranha Gallery, Portland OR, sponsored by Juxtapoz Magazine

Two Large-scale installations for Artprize 2014, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids MI
Group Exhibition, Stolen Space Gallery, London
Invitational Curated Exhibition, East Coast Screen Print Biennial, Art Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY
Group Exhibition, Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction: International Distinguished Symposium and Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford School of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
International Juried Exhibition, large-scale installation, Neoteric Conduit, a part of the McClelland Sculpture Survey Exhibition, Australia
Solo Exhibition, Vestibule, Wilsons Art Gallery, Georgetown University, KY
Solo Exhibition, Synesthesia, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibition, SEMO Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau MO
Solo Exhibition, Bagwell Art Gallery, Pellissippi State University Gallery, Knoxville TN
Invitational Group Exhibition, Space Squared, curated by Sven Davis from
Arrestedmotion.com, UK, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Papier: International Art Fair, with P/M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2013
Solo Exhibition, Hyperplastic, Fountain Gallery, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Large-scale installation, Deluge, as a part of the curated two-person exhibition,
Flirting with Abundance, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
Group Exhibition, Featured work, Beyond Eden Art Fair, Los Angeles Municipal Building, with Hashimoto Contemporary Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA.
Three-Person Exhibition, A Paper Affair, Zuckerman Museum, Kennesaw State
University, GA, curated by Rich Gere
Art Toronto, International Art Fair, P/M Gallery, Toronto Canada
Solo Exhibition, TechnoSurge, South Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
Scope Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Hashimoto Contemporary, Miami, FL
Invitational Group Exhibition, Wider than a postcard, Curated by Sven Davis of Arrestedmotion.com, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland OR
Large-scale installation titled, Urban Kudzu II, as a part of a curated group exhibition,
The Color Wheel, HEREart Gallery, Soho New York, NY, curated by Bobby Lucy
Solo Exhibition, The Arboretum, USCB Sea Island Center Gallery, University of South
Carolina, Beaufort, SC
ArtMRKT 2013 Contemporary Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, held in conjunction with San Francisco ArtPadSF Art Fair

2012
Solo Exhibition, Surface, Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, Transition
Spaces 12.3, Mid America Print Conference, SEMO Museum Southeast Missouri State
University, MO
Large-scale Installation, Plastic Plant I, Walker Miller Building, Sam Fox School of Art,
Washington University, St. Louis
National Juried Exhibition, Current Trends in Print, Isabella Cannon Gallery, Elon
University, Elon, NC
Large-scale Installation, Plastic Plant II, Blackbird Coffee House, Milledgeville, GA
Atlanta Billboard Art Exhibition, Artwork displayed and streaming on digital billboard in
downtown Atlanta
Group Exhibition, Spatial Shift, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Solo Exhibition, Bio-Dome, Goldring Riverview Gallery, New Orleans Community Art
Center, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Navigating Currents, New
Orleans, LA
Solo Exhibition, Hyperborean, Art Fix Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
National Juried Exhibition, Current Trends in Print, Elon University, Elon, NC
Solo Exhibition, Prints by Crystal Wagner, Art Hotel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2011
International Juried Exhibition, “Art Kudos International Online Juried Exhibition and
Competition, Awarded, Second Prize, $900
Solo Exhibition, Bionic Devices, Martin Hall Gallery, The University of Mobile,
Mobile, AL
Solo Exhibition, Works by Crystal Wagner, Digital Bridges, Milledgeville GA
Group Exhibition, Apocryphal, Traditional et El, Curated by Jon Cofflet and
Shannon Morris, Georgia College Museum, Milledgeville, GA
Group Installation Exhibition, From Over Here, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Solo Exhibition, Neon Canopy, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN
National Juried Exhibition, UMKC: National Printmaking Exhibition, UMKC Art Gallery,
Hand Print Press, Kansas City, MO
National Juried Exhibition, The Line: National Printmaking Exhibition, Prescott College
Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
Group Exhibition, PUSHING PAPER: An Invitational Exhibition of Paper Sculpture, A.D. Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC Group Exhibition, The Color of Time, featuring work of eight contemporary artists around the country, The Rotary Art Gallery, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA

2010
Solo Installation, Tropic, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Group Exhibition, Old Planet / New Planet, The Art Of Print Making and The New World
Order, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN, held in conjunction with Mid America Printmaking
Conference, Oct 2010
Three Person Exhibition, Elemental, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Group Exhibition, Pressure: National Printmaking Invitational, Juror Anita Jung,
Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
Group Exhibition, EYA Members Exhibition, Anita Folmer Gallery, Montgomery, AL
Regional Juried Exhibition, "Deep South Print Annual", Hammond Regional Arts Gallery,
New Orleans, LA
Solo Exhibition, Hybrid Jungle, Famous Accountants Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by
College Art Association Editor, Christopher Howard.
Group Exhibition, Philagrafika Summer Solstice Benefit 2010, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia,
PA (work exhibited and then donated, all proceeds given to Philagrafika: International
Printmaking Organization
Group Exhibition, In Print II: Contemporary Printmaking, SCA
Contemporary Art Center Gallery, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
International Juried Exhibition, A Brave New World, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Solo Installation, Plastic Grotto, Window on Broad, The University of the Arts,
Philadelphia, featured installation during the Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference
and also during the international Printmaking Festival, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational Group Exhibition, All I Wanna Do, Gulf Coast Community College, FL
Juried Regional Group Exhibition, "Material", Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Solo Installation, Plastic Grotto, Window on Broad, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, featured installation during the Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference and also during the international Printmaking Festival, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational Group Exhibition, All I Wanna Do, Gulf Coast Community College, FL
Group Exhibition, Sculpture Show, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009
National Juried Exhibition, Tilted at Windmills, Gray Gallery, Mankote, MN
National Juried Exhibition, Shaped, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
National Juried Exhibition, Mark, Line, Original and Unique Drawn Works, Ciao Gallery, Jackson, WY
National Juried Exhibition, Architectural Spaces, The Lodi Project, Raleigh, NC
Solo Installation, Water Garden, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Solo Exhibition, The Enigma of Growth: Prints and Installations by Crystal Wagner, Goodwyn Gallery, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery AL
Three Person Exhibition, The Organics, Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX
Solo Exhibition, The Enigma of Growth, Balcony Art Gallery, Knoxville Emporium Knoxville, TN
Regional Juried Exhibition, Dogwood Arts Festival Fine Art Exhibition, Dogwood Gallery Space, Knoxville, TN, Awarded 2nd Prize
Group Traveling Exhibition, Sketchbook Project: Volume II, Organized by Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Also shown at: Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Washington DC,
Chris's Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA, Lanconia Gallery, Boston, MA, Antena Gallery and Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008
National Juried Exhibition, From Our Perspective: National Women's Exhibition, Smith Theatre Gallery, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI, Awarded Presidents Award
Group Exhibition, Flippin Bird, Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Permanent Collection, Conversion, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Group Exhibition, Eight of Eight, Studio 62 Art Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA
National Juried Exhibition, Southern Printmaking Biennale, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA
Juried Exhibition, Fresh, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
International Juried Exhibition, Lessedra, World Print Annual, Lessedra Art Gallery, Bulgaria
Group Exhibition, Objectionable Action, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
National Juried Exhibition, “Minnesota National Print Biennial”, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
National Juried Exhibition and Exchange Portfolio, Identity: Construct/Deconstruct, Rueff Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Solo Exhibition, Artificial, Arkansas State University Printmakers Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Juried Exhibition, Concept/Execution, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Awarded Beauvais Lyons Cash Award for Best Print
National Juried Exhibition, Ingenious Imprints, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
National Juried Exhibition, 29th Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
National Juried Exhibition, Janet Turner National Print Competition, California State University, Chico, CA, Awarded Exhibition Honorable Merit
Group Exhibition, Made in the USA, USCB Gallery, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, SC

2007
Invitational Group Exhibition, Celebrating 20th Anniversary, Naestved Cultural Centre & Museum, Denmark
Juried Exhibition, Elemental, University of Tennessee, Awarded Tennessee Theater, Materials Award
Two Person Exhibition, Opine, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2006
Group Exhibition, Ameerkin Curry, New Dehli, Bombay, India and also at: ABS Lanxess Gallery, Vadodara, India
Solo Exhibition, Systems, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN
Group Exhibition, 2nd year Graduate Show, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN
Two Person Exhibition, 2 ½”, Sona 4, Poznañ, Poland
Solo Exhibition/Installment, Bionic Forest, Women’s Room, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2005
Group Exhibition, Incoming Graduate Show, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN Group Exhibition, Wearable Art, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN Group Exhibition, Be Original Art Alliance Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004
Solo Exhibition, In Ink, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Group Exhibition, The Five Spot, Atlanta, GA
Group Exhibition, Works on Paper, Art Barn Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Juried Exhibition, ACA Juried Group Exhibition, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA
ACA Annual Exhibition and Sale, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA
ACA Sculpture Exhibition, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Group Exhibition, Be Original Art Alliance Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003
ACA Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA ACA Annual Exhibition and Sale, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2002
Annual Juried Exhibition, Awarded Best of Show, Keystone College Gallery, La Plume, PA

2001
Annual Juried Exhibition, Keystone College Gallery, La Plume, PA

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