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Julie Wagner



Email: jlwagner333@windstream.net
URL: http://www.juliewagnerstudio.com

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

 

I grew up roaming the woods of the northeast, collecting bugs, leaves and flowers.  I have always loved drawing what I see on my walks and translating these images to my artworks.  I still often return home with wasp’s or bird’s nests, seed pods, abandoned shells of cicadas or other bugs.

 

Then, in my studio, I make paper sculpture and artist’s books using my drawings, images of natural forms, scientific diagrams, and maps.  I do oil transfer drawings on handmade Japanese paper, tear the pages into small pieces which I then glue up to make vessels and book pages.  I am exploring metamorphosis, patterns of growth and decay, and “maps” of the natural world.

 

 

 

ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY:

 

I was born in Wisconsin and grew up on the east coast.  After earning a BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College and a MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, I worked in New York City for 5 years.  I moved to northern New Mexico in 1972, where I have lived and worked ever since.  My work is in private and public collections in the United States and Europe.

 

 

 SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2011 Shop & Learn, Harwood Museum of Art Gift Shop, Taos, NM

2010 The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS

Special Collections Case, El Rito Library, El Rito, NM 

2007 The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2006 The Art Library/Upstairs, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

Hunt + Gather, Santa Fe, NM

2002 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2001 LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Mindscape Adornments, Evanston, IL

2000 Glass Case Gallery, Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe, NM

1996 Church of Religious Science, Santa Fe, NM

1995 China Phoenix, Albuquerque, NM

1993 Worth Gallery, Taos, NM

1992 Brigitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO

1990 Brigitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO

Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1989 Celebrations Gallery, Taos, NM

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

2007 L.A. International Art Festival, Asto Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA 2004 Making History, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM

2003 The Farm Show, The Bond House Museum, Espanola, NM

Insomnia:  The Night Journey, The National Museum of Women in the   Arts, Washington, DC

The Art of the Book in the Southwest, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM

1984 Collectors’ Show, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO

Twelfth Annual Toys Designed by Artists, Arkansas Art Center, 

Little Rock, AR

1983 The Artful Toy, Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH

1982 Tenth Annual Toys Designed by Artists, Arkansas Art Center,

Little Rock, AR

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012 Odes & Offerings, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Uncovered: Handmade Books by Taos Women, Martinez Hacienda, Taos, NM

2011 Art: Dewey Decimal, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM

Visual Journals, abecedarian gallery, Denver, CO

2010 Pages, La Tienda Exhibition Gallery, Eldorado, NM

Celebration of the Book, NM History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

2009 Hard and Soft, Santa Fe Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008 The Rotunda Show, NM State Capitol Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006 Inspirations from the Forest, Piedra Lumbre Center, Abiquiu, NM

2005 The Rotunda Show, NM State Capitol Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

The Santa Fe Book Arts Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

2004 Illustrious, Magnifico Art Space, Albuquerque, NM

35th Anniversary Show, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2003 The Nature of Craft, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

Objects, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2002 Blurring the Line: Where Vessel and Sculpture Meet, Craft Alliance, 

St. Louis, MO

 

PRESENTATIONS:

2005 Slide talk at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2004 Videotaped interview with Tom Leech for the Making History Exhibition at the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM 

2003 Gallery talk, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2010 Gregorio, Renee.  Drenched, Fish Drum Inc.  7 Ink Drawings

Diehn, Gwen.  Real Life Journals.  Lark Books, 2010

2005    Diehn, Gwen.  The Decorated Journal.  Lark Books, 2005

2003 Insomnia:  Landscapes of the Night, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Art of the Book in the Southwest, Millicent Rogers Museum

2000 “Unbound,” Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM

1999 “Exploring Miracle of Paper through Artists’ Eyes,” Pasatiempo, The

Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM

1998 “Studio Tour Gives Artist New Perspective,” The Journal North, Santa 

Fe, NM

1994 Frontiers:  A Journal of Women’s Studies.  Volume XV, Number 1,

Cover.  Number 2, Cover.  Number 3, Cover and pp.63-69 

1983 Kent, Kate Peck.  Temporal Shifts in the Structure of Traditional

Southwestern Textile Design.  In:  The Structure of Art.  Dr. Dorothy

K. Washburn, ed.  Cambridge University Press.  30 Line Drawings.

1974 Lapiner, Alan.  PreColumbian Art of South America.  New York, 

Abrams.  25 Line Drawings.

 

COLLECTIONS:

University of Denver, Special Collections, Denver, CO

Texas Tech University Southwest Collections, Lubbock, TX

Environmental Design Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

University of Southern California, CA

University of Arizona, AZ

Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Jonathan Abrams, Albuquerque, NM

Leonard and Meralee Goldman, Beverly Hills, CA

Terri Illingworth and Bob Wilkenson, Calgary, Canada

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kramer, Atlanta, GA

Werner Oswald, Waiblingen, Germany

Gunther and Sigrid Kress, Winnenden, Germany

Eleanor and Richard Brenner, Santa Fe, NM

Marvin and Marlene Maslow, New York, NY and Santa Fe, NM

 

EDUCATION:

1966 M.F.A. in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Graduate Assistantship

1963 Brooklyn Museum Art School, Working Scholarship

1962 B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH  Studio Art Major