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Julie Wagner


e-mail:
jlwagner333@windstream.net

web site:
juliewagnerstudio.com

address:
PO Box 758
21 County Road 231
El Rito, NM 87530

phone:
575-581-4780


Tour Stop #4

paintings, sculpture, artist's books, ravens


Artist 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 them to my art works. 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 vessel forms and book pages. I am exploring metamorphosis, patterns of growth and decay, and “maps” of the natural world.

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.

Fungus I
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016

Fungus II
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016

Fungus III
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016

Fungus IV
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016

Fungus V
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016

Fungus VI
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016

Fungus VI
walnut ink on mineral paper
14" x 11"
2016






























Terrible Beauty
walnut ink on handmade Japanese paper
14K gold leaf
height 8" diameter 8"
2016

Terrible Beauty
walnut ink on handmade Japanese paper
14K gold leaf
height 8" diameter 8"
2016

Terrible Beauty
walnut ink on handmade Japanese paper
14K gold leaf
height 8" diameter 8"
2016

Terrible Beauty
walnut ink on handmade Japanese paper
14K gold leaf
height 8" diameter 8"
2016

Plaza Blanca #1           Plaza Blanca #2           Plaza Blanca #3           Plaza Blanca #4

Plaza Blanca #1, #2, #3, #4
ink on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper
each drawing 30" x 11"

Rio Chama #II            Rio Chama #IX           Rio Chama #VII            Rio Chama #XII

Rio Chama #II, #IX, #VII, #XII
ink on Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper
each drawing 30" x 11"

Song for My Mother

Song for My Mother
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
13-3/4" x 10"

Song for My Father

Song for My Father
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
13-3/4" x 10"

Bull Snake Spiraled on Stone

Bull Snake Spiraled on Stone
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
13-3/4" x 10"

Variation #2

Variation #2
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
8-3/8" x 6"

Variation #3

Variation #3
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
8-3/8" x 6"

Variation #5

Variation #5
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
8-3/8" x 6"

Variation #7

Variation #7
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
8-3/8" x 6"

Finn's Dream

Finn's Dream
digital inkjet print on Moab Entrada paper
13-3/4" x 10"

Tyger II

Tyger II
acrylic on clayboard
2012

Tyger, Tyger

Tyger, Tyger
acrylic on clayboard
2012

khamsin

khamsin
acrylic on clayboard
2013

susurrus

susurrus
acrylic on clayboard
2013

ghibli

ghibli
acrylic on clayboard
2013

haboob

haboob
acrylic on clayboard
2013

sirocco

sirocco
acrylic on clayboard
2013

The Flow of Words

The Flow of Words
Flag book with ink on
yupo paper and mica covers




Exploding dos-a-dos Book

Exploding Dos-a-Dos
Yupo paper, acrylic ink and mica covers

Little Giddings

Little Giddings






Untitled #9

Untitled #9
ink on paper
30" x 22"
sold

Untitled #10

Untitled #10
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #11

Untitled #11
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #15

Untitled #15
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #26

Untitled #26
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #29

Untitled #29
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #17

Untitled #17
ink on paper
30" x 22"
sold

Untitled #23

Untitled #23
ink on paper
30" x 22"
sold

Untitled #24

Untitled #24
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #25

Untitled #25
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #27

Untitled #27
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #32

Unititled #32
ink on paper
30" x 22"
sold

Untitled #37

Untitled #37
ink on paper
30" x 22"

Untitled #38

Untitled #38
ink on paper
30" x 22"
sold