Crystal Wagner

Los Angeles,  CA.  | 386.383.5009


Gallery Representation:

United States Representation

Crown Collection Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Fort Works Gallery,
Fort Worth, TX

International Representation

Kirk Gallery,
Aalborg, Denmark

Galerie Openspace
Paris, France

David Bloch Gallery
Marrakech, Moroco



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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. After teaching as a college art professor for five years, Crystal left academia to focus exclusively on her studio practice.

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 thier 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 most recently 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,, ArtAttacks Online, Art & Science Journal,, Complex Art & Design Magazine, Crome Yellow Magazine, Catapult Art Magazine, My Modern Met , Beautiful Decay Magazine and, 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 2015 she was awarded the highly coveted Pollock-Krasner Grant.




Warner Bros.

United States Embassy

Bombay Sapphire

Flaming Lips



Featured Guest, "Creativity in Captivity", Podcast hosted by Pat Hazel

Art & Object Magazine: The Audacious Creativity of Crystal Wagner



Curated Group Exhibition, "Modern Abstraction", Kirk Gallery, Amsterdam, Denmark, 2023

Large-scale installation, Commissioned by TOYOTA, CA

Solo Exhibition, "Sublime", Fort Works Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, 2022

Featured Work, Urban Art Biennale, Berlin, Germany 2022

Solo Booth, Art on Paper Fair, NYC, with Hashimoto Contemporary, 2020

Select Curated Exhibition of Represented Artists, David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco, 2019

Solo Exhibition & Large-scale exterior installation, "Ignis Fatuus", curated by AFA Gallery, Belcastel, Aveyron France, 2019

Solo Exhibition, Mesa Musuem of Art, Mesa, AZ, 2019

Large-scale installation, The Crystal Ship Mural and Street Art Festival, Ostend, Belguim 2019

Solo Exhibition, "Axiom", Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, 2018

Large-scale Installation, Grammy Museum commission for Warner Brothers, "Get Animated", Los Angeles, CA, 2018

Solo Exhibition, "Traverse", Burlington City Arts Center, Burlington, VT 2018

Curated Three Person Exhibition, Collsion Gray Matter, AFA Gallery, NYC, 2018

Solo Exhibition, Nexus, Treason Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2018

Solo Exhibition, Paradigms, Crown Collection Gallery, 2018

Solo Exhitibiton, Tropism, Fort Works Gallery, Fort Worth, TX 2017

Solo Exhibition, Stolen Space Gallery, London, 2017

Curated Group Exhibition, "Dimensions of Three", Allouche Gallery, NYC, 2017

Solo Exhibition, "Featured Artist for 19th Islamic Architecture Festival". Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, 2016

Large-scale installation, commissioned for the Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV, 2016

Large-scale installation, featured at Mini Textile International Fiber Exhibition, Cernobbie, Italy, 2016

Large-scale installation, featured as a part of Lodz Art in Public Places, Lodz, Poland, 2016

Select Group Exhibition, Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibition, "Flux" Bedford Gallery, Oakland, CA 2016

Select Group Exhibition, "Grand Opening" Allouche Gallery, NYC, 2016

Solo Exhibition, "Microcosm" Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA 2016

Solo Exhibition, "Paroxysm" Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, 2016

Art on Paper Fair during Armory Week, NYC, with Hashimoto Contemporary, March 2016

Solo Exhibition, "Surface Tension" Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA, 2016

Curate Group Exhibition, Stolen Space Galery, London, December 2015

Art on Paper Fair during Miami Basel, with Hashimoto Contemporary, December 2015

Solo Exhibition, "Wanderlust", National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, 2015

Solo Exhibition, "Biotica", 108 Contemporary, Tulsa OK, 2015

Solo Exhibition,  "Wild Efflux", Viacom Lobby, Times Square, NYC, 2015

Art on Paper Fair during Armory Week, NYC  with Hashimoto Contemporary, March 2015

Art Market Contemporary Art Fair, with Hashimoto Contemporary, May 2015

Scope Art Fair, Miami Art Basel, with Hashimoto Contemporary, December 2015

Curated Group Exhibition, Something/Nothing, Vertigo Gallery, Denver CO, 2015

Curated Group Exhibition, "Play" Galerie C.O.A, Montreal

Curated Group Exhibition, "Spectrum", StolenSpace Gallery, London UK

Curated Group Exhibiiton, "Boxes of Death", Roq La Ruem, Portland OR (exhibition traveled to Los Angelos, CA, San Francisco, CA, Portland
OR, Seattle, WA, and Tokyo Japan, 2014-2015

Large-scale installation, "Fall"  Southern Graphics Council International Conference,  Knoxville TN

Solo Exhibition, "Elasticity", Bagwell Art Gallery, Pellissippi State University, Knoxville TN, January 2015

Solo Exhibition, "Immersion", Rosemary Berkel and Harry Crisp Musuem, Cape Girardeau, MO

Large-scale installation, Commission for the Flaming Lips at Womb Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

"Pseudo-Forms", solo exhibiiton, P/M Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2015

Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, NY, February 2015

Large-scale installation "Bio Interloper", ArtPrize, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, September 2014

Curated Group Exhibition, "Screen Print Biennial", Troy NY, September 2014

Visiting Artist/Panelist, Hartford's School of Art Distingushed Artist Symposium, Hartford CT, September 2014

Curated Group Exhibition, "Somewhere Between Creation and Destruction" a part of the Hartford's School of Art Distinguished Artist Symposium and Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford CT, Fall 2014

Featured Work, LoveArt Contemporary Art Fair, w/ P/M Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Spring 2014

Featured Work, Artmrkt Contemporary Art Fair, with Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco CA, Spring 2014

Curated International Group Exhibition, "Paper Cuts", Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2014

Curated Group Exhibition, "Space/Squared", curated by Sven Davis , White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2014

Visiting Artist, University of South Carolina, Spring 2014

Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Spring 2014

"McClelland Scultpture Award and Survey Exhibition", McClelland Art Musuem, Australia, Oct. 2014

"Synesthesia", solo exhibition, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA, March 2014

"Vestibule", solo exhibition, Ann Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, KY, Feb. 2014

"Deluge" large-scale installation, a part of "Flirting with Abundance" curated two-person exhibition, Artspace, Raliegh, NC, Dec. 2013

"Beyond Eden Art Fair", Thinkspace Gallery, with Spoke Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 2013

Scope Art Fair, during Art Basel Miami Beach, FL, with Hashimoto Contemporary, Dec. 2013

"Hyperplastic", solo exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Purdue University, West Layfayette, IN, Aug. 2013

"Urban Kudzu II", large-scale printmaking and mixed-media installation as a part of a three person curated exhibiiton, "The Color Wheel", HereArt Gallery, Soho, New York, NY, Opening May 8th, 2013

Curated Group Exhibition, "A Paper Affair", Kennesaw State University, GA, Spring 2013

"The Arboretum", Solo Exhibition, University of Sounth Carolina, Beaufort, Opening February 8th, 2013


Art and Object Magazine 2018

Dream Magazine 2018

303 Art Magazine 2018

Art Scope Magazine 2018

Mutual Art 2018

My Modern Met 2018

Boing Boing 2018

Frame Magazine 2017

Glasstire Magazine 2017

The Tennessean 2017

VICE 2017

Colossal 2016

Street Art News 2016

DesignBoom 2016

The Culture Trip 2016

Viral Nova 2015

Hi Fructose Magazine 2015

Beautiful Decay Magazine 2015

Bizarre Beyond Belief  2015

TUBE Magazine 2015

Boxes of Death Interview 2014

Juxtapoz Magazine Interview 2014

Southast Missourian November 2014

KRU NPR November 2014

Distinguished Speaker, Hartford School of Art International Paper Symposium

Cross Connect Magazine

Hi Fructose Magazine September 2014

Asylulm Art 2014

Jaz Jaz August 2014  

Tech News November 2014

Boing Boing November 2014 

My Modern Metropolis,, Dec. 2013 Dec. 2013

Material Lab London 2013

Moustache Magazine 2013, Dec. 2013

Hi Fructose Contemporary Art Magazine, "Preiview: Art Basel Week, Miami, Scope Art Fair", Dec. 2013

Juxtapoz Magazine, "Beyond Eden Art Fair", Dec. 2013

Hi Fructose Contemoporary Magazine 2013 "Crystal Wagners Hyperplastic Installation"

Hi Fructose Contemoporary Magazine 2013 "Crystal Wagner's Flourescent Reflections in Nature"

ArtAttacksonline. com 2013 2013



Two Coats of Paint

Knoxville Museum of Art


paint. it. noir.

Gallery Gray

Juxtapoz Magazine 2010

Art Nouveau Magazine

Juxtapoz Magazine 2009 "Fabrication
and Existence" an interview
with Crystal Wagner

Knoxville News Sentinel
The Drawing Center
Viewing Program