With the San Francisco art fairs just around the corner (May 16th-19th), we wanted to take a quick second to introduce an exciting young artist that Spoke Art has just begun to work with, and one whom we’ll be debuting for her first SF showing at the upcoming ArtMrkt San Francisco art fair.
Crystal Wagner (b. 1982) is a cut paper assemblage and installation artist, currently residing as an Assistant Professor of Art at Georgia College. Wagner’s massive, complex, and layered installations utilize elements of craft and assemblage presented with an organic and fluid sense of being and movement.
Wagner received her MFA in 2008 from the University of Tennessee Knoxville where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and here AFA from Keystone College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Since her graduation in 2008, Wagner has exhibited in an impressive series of juried and solo exhibitions at a variety of institutions across the United States, including:
- Contemporary Art Center, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
- Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA
- SEMO Museum Southeast Missouri State University, MO
- Elon University, Elon, NC
- Martin Hall Gallery, The University of Mobile, Mobile, AL
- Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
- A.D. Gallery, The University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC
- The University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
- The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
- Goodwyn Gallery, Auburn University Montgomery, AL
- Arkansas State University Printmakers Gallery, Jonesboro, AR
- North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA
- Columbia College, Columbia, MO
- California State University, Chico, CA
- Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
In addition to her intensive exhibition and teaching schedule, Wagner has also found time to participate in some exciting residency programs, including:
- Artist-in-Residence, The Academy of Fine Art, Poznañ, Poland (2006)
- Betsy Worden Memorial Residency, Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance, Knoxville TN (2008-2009)
- Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA (2008)
- Anchor Graphics Artist Residency, Columbia College, Chicago (2010)
Crystal’s most recent installation, “Urban Kudzo” is currently on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, GA.
Please take a minute to learn more:
Artist website: http://www.crystalwagner.com/
ArtMrkt San Francisco art fair: http://www.art-mrkt.com/
We hope you can join us at the upcoming ArtMrkt San Francisco art fair where we will be presenting three new pieces by Wagner, the artist will be visiting and in attendance.
To receive an advance collector’s preview of both of our booths at the ArtMrkt and ArtPadSF fine art fairs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org