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victoria wagner
updated: 09/23/2013
website: www.victoriawagner.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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red to silver orb
gold to silver flared square
red to green gaping diamond
indigo to coral slanted overlapping lines
umber to lime-green slanted lines
blueblackyellowrock
redsunnyyellowrock
red orange-lemon yellow rock
lilac rock
sunny yellow to lilac rock
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, abstract, architecture, memory, systems, nature, mapping, mimetic, pattern, organic
 
 
red to silver orb by victoria wagner
red to silver orb
graphite, ink, watercolor and
2013
30 22 " x  50 30 " 
gold to silver flared square by victoria wagner
gold to silver flared square
gouache on paper
2013
22 " x  30 " 
red to green gaping diamond by victoria wagner
red to green gaping diamond
gouache on paper
2013
30 " x  50 " 
indigo to coral slanted overlapping lines by victoria wagner
indigo to coral slanted overlapping lines
gouache on paper
2013
30 " x  50 " 
umber to lime-green slanted lines by victoria wagner
umber to lime-green slanted lines
gouache on paper
2013
22" x  30" 
blueblackyellowrock by victoria wagner
blueblackyellowrock
reclaimed redwood, hand-planed and hand-sawn, oil paint, varnish
2012
7" x  5"  x 13" 
redsunnyyellowrock by victoria wagner
redsunnyyellowrock
reclaimed redwood, hand-planed and hand-sawn, oil paint, varnish
2012
8" x  8"  x 9" 
red orange-lemon yellow rock  by victoria wagner
red orange-lemon yellow rock
hand planed and cut douglas fir, oil paint, shellac and felt
2013
10" x  7"  x 7" 
lilac rock by victoria wagner
lilac rock
hand planed and cut redwood, oil paint, shellac and felt
2012
10" x  10"  x 7" 
sunny yellow to lilac rock by victoria wagner
sunny yellow to lilac rock
hand planed and cut redwood, oil paint, shellac and felt
2012
10" x  10"  x 8" 

Artist Statement

My life is divided very distinctly between two places. One of which is urban, conceptual, mental and the other...rural, physical, tangible. Of late and more frequently, this division reveals itself in my speech patterns, line quality and color usage as a respective duality of which no hierarchy exists. Like the cold blow of air conditioning on a summer's day; consistently and confidently out of place.

 

With the work of the past couple of years and more distinctly the one year represented here, I wanted to be able to commence thinking about a problem and work toward a solution on the picture or surface plane. Simple problems of hue, composition, visual dynamic and subtle media choices to enhance effect became consuming.

I have been searching through practice for a solution in which all parts of the whole felt attended to and all thought process was transparent. The steps were evident as moving toward a minimal truth. That truth being the elusive nature of any real truth, that it is subjective and seated firmly in physical, locational experience.

 

Victoria Wagner

2013

Artist Bio / CV

Victoria Wagner

www.victoriawagner.com

Education

2001 MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1993 BA, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Awards

2013 Creative Capacity Fund Grant

Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, CA

2001 Assistantship, Ron Nagle, Mills College

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Blomster Studios, solo, Guerneville, CA

2012 Marion and Rose’s Workshop, “our mother the mountain”, Oakland, CA

2010 Hyde Street Gallery, “extramundane; the journey of the shades”, San Francisco, CA

2009Blankspace Gallery, “formations”, Oakland 

2008 Don Soker Contemporary, “the remains”, San Francisco

2004 Quicksilver Mine, “topographies of torque and tangent”, Forestville, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Marin Community Foundation, Transmissions, Novato, CA

Perdita Productions, “Falling Dark”, Geyserville

2012 Studio 428, "Product 2", Healdsburg, CA

2011 Root Division, “Introductions”, San Francisco

2010 Southern Exposure, composer/performer featured in "Music from Mountaintops" by

Michelle Blade

2009 Southern Exposure, "Passive/Aggressive", San Francisco and Public Art/Urban Intervention 

the LAB, "PastForward, 25th Anniversary Exhibition",San Francisco

2008 Headlands Center for the Arts, "Close Calls", Sausalito

2007 DiRosa Art and Nature Preserve, “3x3”, Napa

2006 Jay/Addington Gallery, “From Nature”, Chicago

Richmond Art Center, “microcosm”, Richmond, CA 

2005 Don Soker Contemporary Art, "Winter Group Show"

Brewery Project Gallery, "microcosm", Los Angeles, CA

2004 Quicksilver Mine, “topographies of torque and tangent”, Forestville, CA

Sonoma County Museum, “Botany 12”, Santa Rosa, CA

Bibliography

2013 Elliptical Goodkind: http://ellipticalgoodkind.wordpress.com/tag/victoria-wagner/

Curate the Day: http://curatetheday.com/category/lost-found

2012 Petals and Bones: http://www.petalsandbones.com/2010/11/13/an-interview-withvictoria-

wagner- inspirational-artist-and-mother-extraordinaire/

2004 New American Paintings, number 43

 

Teaching

2001-current California College of the Arts, Senior Adjunct Faculty, Painting/Drawing