Artist Victoria Wagner. Ain't she lovely? We think so.
Victoria Wagner's organic, multilayered paintings, sculptures and drawings vacillate between objective and non-objective notions. The main thread of her work is found in tonal vibration, electricity and naive human understanding of the simplicity of the natural world and elegance of the human mind. Particular to her work is the conceptual richness of societal marginalization, survival, loss and recovery. She works with fallen trees, oil paint, canvas and wood panel, porcelain and fabric made from her paintings.
Recent venues include Southern Exposure, theLab, Headlands Center for the Arts, Don Soker Contemporary Art, Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco, Blankspace Gallery in Oakland, Sonoma County Museum, DiRosa Art and Nature Preserve, Brewery Project in Los Angeles.
In 2013, she was awarded a residency at Warnecke Ranch (Chalk Hill Residency Program) and a Creative Capital Grant for professional development by the Center for Cultural Innovation.
In 2014, Victoria had solo shows at Dose Projects in Brooklyn, New York and Louie-Meager Museum at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA and completed funding for her first publication of writings and images, Boughs of Our Form.
This year began with her participation in a group show, The Way Things Go, curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco that will be up until late May 2015. Also, in May, she will be part of a renegade happening at Fort Mason, the Parking Lot Fair during the first Saturday of the month. She is delighted to be working with Grace Levine and Kitty Hawk Gallery on a solo show in Sebastopol in May of this year.