Crystal Wagner received her MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2008, her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004, and her AFA from Keystone College in 2002.
She is currently represented by Mirus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA/San Francisco CA, Ryan Joseph Gallery, Denver CO, Kirk Gallery, Denmark, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth TX.
Wagner’s interest in combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms, alternative use of materials, hybrid approaches to printmaking and massive site-specific installations have led to her artwork being exhibited extensively in the U.S and abroad. Notable 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 two installations for Viacom, one of which is a 117 ft piece at their headquarters in Times Square. It was featured by the New York Times and was broadcast on national television on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, The United States Embassy, and a large-scale installation for Warner Brothers, Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Currently, you can find countless features on her work: New York Times, Architectural Digest, Artnet, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz Magazine, Arrestedmotion.com, ArtAttacks Online, Art & Science Journal, Inspir3d.com, Complex Art & Design Magazine, Chrome Yellow Magazine, Catapult Art Magazine, My Modern Met , Beautiful Decay Magazine and Dzinetripmagazine.com, many more. She was the recipient of an Awesome Without Borders, Awesome Foundation Art Grant and the Sculpture and Installation Category Award Winner of the SEE.ME, Art Takes Paris, international art competition. In print you can find features of her work published in Contemporary Paper Art Book, “Paper Art II” and the international contemporary installation book, “Global Installations” published by International Publishing. Select magazine features include: Dream Magazine, Bliss Magazine, 13 page article in Juxtapoz Magazine 2015, Graffiti Art Magazine 2016, Staf Magazine 2016, 10 page spread in Hi Fructose Magazine’s 2016 issue, Dream Magazine India 2017, Frame Magazine, Amsterdam 2017, Drawing Magazine, among countless others.
In 2013 she was awarded the highly coveted Pollock-Krasner Grant, in 2022 she was awarded the Gottlieb Foundation Grant and in 2023 she was awarded the ArtAffect Grant.
Featured Guest, “Creativity in Captivity”, Podcast hosted by Pat Hazel
Art & Object Magazine: The Audacious Creativity of Crystal Wagner
Solo Exhibition, “Telos”, Mirus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Rhizome” Large-scale Exterior/Interior Installation & Interdisciplinary Project, Texas A & M International University
Curated Group Exhibition, “Anniversary Exhibition”, Mirus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA