Merrill Wagner  (American, 1935) 

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Merrill Wagner, Running

 

Merrill Wagner
Running
2007

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, Untitled

 

Merrill Wagner
Untitled
2011

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, Tsunami

 

Merrill Wagner
Tsunami
2010

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, Untitled

 

Merrill Wagner
Untitled
2012

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, Untitled

 

Merrill Wagner
Untitled
2012

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, 6 Brands of Naples Yellow

 

Merrill Wagner
6 Brands of Naples Yellow
2009

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, 6 Brands of Naples Yellow

 

Merrill Wagner
6 Brands of Naples Yellow
2011

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, Amaryllis

 

Merrill Wagner
Amaryllis
2006

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Merrill Wagner, Arrow

 

Merrill Wagner
Arrow
2012

Larry Becker Contemporary Art
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Merrill Wagner, Untitled (2 works)

 

Merrill Wagner
Untitled (2 works), 1975
masking tape and graphite on card

 

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Merrill Wagner, Wing (diptych)

 

Merrill Wagner
Wing (diptych), 1982
oil and pastel on slate

 

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Merrill Wagner, Wing (diptych)

 

Merrill Wagner
Wing (diptych), 1982
oil and pastel on slate

 

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1935   Born: Seattle, Washington
1957   Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, B.A
1959 - 1963   Art Students League
1983 - 1984   Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - Instructor
1985 - 1986   University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; summer session - Instructor
1989   National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1990   AIGA Book Show
1991   Certificate of Excellence, Merrill Wagner “Notes On Paint”.
1992   Northwest Design Award, “Notes On Paint”, in collaboration with The Traver Company
1986 - 1993   Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - Instructor
1993 - 1998   Parsons School of Design, NYC - Instructor
2002   Hassam Purchase Award. American Academy of Arts & Letters
2007   Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
2007   Sundaram Tagore Galllery, New York, NY Flowers (solo)
2005   Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
2004   Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Time and Materials", Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY (group)
“Beyond the Surface”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
Group Exhibition, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Drift”, Valentino Pier Park, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY
“Dialogue Abstract”, Space, NYC
2003   William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Kiyo Higasni Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Theories: Abstract New York Recent Paintings; LICK Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY (group)
2002   University of Puget Sound, Kitteridge Gallery, Tacoma, WA (solo)
Stark Gallery, NYC (solo)
Art Resources Transfer, NYC (solo)
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
25th Anniversary Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (group)
Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture; American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC (group)
25 Years of Painting; Stark Gallery, NYC (group)
331 Steps, collaboration with Molissa Fenley; Joyce Theatre, NYC (group)
2001   University of Wyoming, Art Museum, Laramie, WY (solo)
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Ann Messner & Merrill Wagner, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (group)
2000   Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA (solo)
The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY (solo)
Punk and Bloat, Molloy College Art Gallery, Rockville Center, L.I., NY (group)
Abstract Painting, The Studio School, New York, NY (group)
“(Un)resolved”, Rosenberg and Kaufman Gallery, NYC
"Weathering, a collaboration with Molissa Fenley”, The Kitchen, NYC
“Summer Invitational”, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NYC
1999   William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
“Selections”, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Footfalls 1999, Site Specific Sculpture, Greenport, Long Island, NY (group)
Women and Geometric Abstraction, Pratt Institute, NY (group)
Selections, Larry Becker Contemporary Art at Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA (group)
Planes of Color, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (group)
Judith Murray and Merrill Wagner, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ (group)
1998   Copper Drawings, Garner Tullis Workshop, NYC (solo)
PS1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, LIC, NY: ‘Green Landing Renovation’ (solo)
Merrill Wagner & Scott Reynolds, Workspace Gallery, NYC (group)
The Tip of the Iceberg, Part III, Dorfman Projects/Art Resources Transfer (group)
Substance, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, NYC (group)
Painting with an Edge: Four Contemporary Artists, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. Kristen Accola, curator (group)
Paper +-, Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC, organized by Jackie Brody (group)
Hands on Color, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (group)
1997   Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (cat./traveling)(solo)
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (cat./traveling) (solo)
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
After the Fall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY. Lily Wei, curator (cat.) (group)
Drawing from Life, Stark Gallery, NYC (group)
Better Color through Chemistry, The Islip Museum, Islip, NY (group)
1996   William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (cat./traveling)(solo)
1995   Stark Gallery, NYC (solo)
All about Edges, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. J. Tolnick, curator (group)
Geometric Abstraction, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD (group)
10 x 10: Artists Select a Painter of their Choice, New York Studio School, NYC (group)
The Corcoran Gallery of Art 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting: Painting Outside Painting (cat.) (group)
Julian’s Show II, Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, NY. Julian Pretto, curator. (group)
Alchemy, Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.Harvey Quaytman, curator (group)
1994   William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Outdoor Installation: Painted Sun Trails: Recorded Cast Shadows, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (solo)
The Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma WA (solo)
Fashion in Metal; Metal in Art, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC (group)
Red, White Walls, and Blue, The Woodstock Guild’s Kleinert Art Center, Woodstock, NY (group)
Tacoma Art Museum: Selections from the Northwest Collection, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA (group)
Abstract Art in the Seattle Arts Commission Portable Works Collection, Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA (group)
Fallen Timber, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. Greg Bell, curator (group)
1993   Outdoor Painting: Runaway Red Yellow Blue, C.W. Post Campus, L.I.University,Brookville, NY (solo)
Fulcrum Gallery, NY (solo)
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA(solo)
Impermanence. Andy Goldsworthy and Merrill Wagner, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT (group)
Silent Echoes, Tennisport Arts, L.I.C. Organized by Chris Haub. (group)
Artists Select, Artists’ Space, NYC (group)
Artists of the Aughts, Fulcrum Gallery, NYC
1992   Stark Gallery, NYC (solo)
Breakdown!, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (cat.) (group)
Inaugural Show: Tennisport Arts, Long Island City; organized by Chris Haub
1991   Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (solo)
Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Gemeentmuseum, The Hague, Holland (solo)
Galerie L’A, Liege, Belgium (solo)
1990   Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1989   Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC (solo)
Fawbush Gallery, NYC (solo)
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
1988   Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC (solo)
1987   Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
1986   John Gibson Gallery, NYC (solo)
1985   The Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center, San Jose (solo)
Harris Samuel & Co., Miami, FL (solo)
The Sandpaper Gallery, Tacoma, WA (solo)
1984   Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (solo)
Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (solo)
1982   Watson/de Nagy Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
Harm Bouckaert Gallery, NYC (solo)
Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA
Annie Wright School, Tacoma, WA
1981   David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (solo)
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
1980   Outdoor Installation, 26 Bond Street, NYC (solo)
Tacoma Actor’s Guild, Tacoma, WA (solo)
1979   The Clocktower, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY (solo)
Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC (solo)
1978   PS1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, LIC, NY (solo)
Droll/Kolbert Gallery, NYC (solo)
Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC (solo)
1977   55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
Truman Gallery, NYC (solo)
1976   55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
1974   55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
1971   55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
1970   55 Mercer Gallery, NYC (solo)
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
  Public Collections:
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA
Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC
Coopers and Lybrand, Boston, MA
Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Holland
Richard Gluckman, Architects, NYC
Goldman Sachs Company, NYC
Long Island University, Brookville, NY
Microsoft Corporation, Redmont, WA
Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY
Project Studios One, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY
Charles Schwab Company, San Francisco, CA
Sears Merchandising, Chicago, IL
Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University Museum at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
2003    LA Weekly, “Merrill Wagner”, June
2002    Art In America, “Merrill Wagner at Stark”, October
The Stranger, “Visual Art: Visual Silence”, April
The New York Times, “Dance Review; A Solo Influence in Group Works”, January
2001    Seattle Post Intelligencer, “What’s on Display”, February
Art on Paper, “Artist’s Book Beat”, February
Seattlecitysearch.com, “New Paintings on Steel”, January
2000    Oil and Water, Self published, Hong Kong and Seattle, WA
New York Times, “Punk and Bloat”, December
Art in America, “Merrill Wagner at Larry Becker Contemporary Art”, April
New York Times, “With Movements Stepping to Flute, Cello, and Silence”, February
Casper Star Tribune, “Wagner Steels the Show”, February
The Village Voice, “Unchartered Terrain”, February
1999    Sculpture Magazine
The New York Times, “Abstract Introspection in 2 Distinct Styles”, October
The Philadelphia Enquirer, “Rustoleum Never Sleeps”, November
1998    Review Magazine, “Scott Reynolds and Merrill Wagner”, April
1996    Painted Sun Trails, Self Published, Hong Kong and Seattle, WA
The Sun, “Too Much ‘Different’ Makes Show Uneven”, January
Art in America, “Merrill Wagner at Stark”, April
The Seattle Post Intelligencer, “What’s Happening”, May
The New York Times “Three Painters Add a Human Touch to Abstraction”, September
Newark Sunday Star Ledger, “Artistic Trio’s Exhibition Targets the Natures of Time and Space”.
1995    Time and Materials, Self Published, Hong Kong and Seattle, WA
The Providence Journal Bulletin, “Geometric Art Crosses Line of Convention”, February
The News Tribune, “Art Walk Includes Look at Recent Museum Acquisitions”, February
Time and Materials, Print Collectors’ Newsletter, “Artists’ Book Beat”, May
The Sun, “Grimaldis Abstract Show in Beautiful Shape”, May
1994    The New York Times, “Artists’ Select, Part 1”, January
The Seattle Times, “Wagner, Flavin Make Most out of Minimal Art,” March
The Seattle Post Intelligence, “Painter Puts Her Signature on Lyrical Abstraction”, March
1993    Modernism and Beyond: Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest
1992    Artstudio, “Looking at Kelly’s Paintings Now”, Spring
Arte Factum. “Merrill Wagner: Galerie l’A, Liege”,. February
Art in America, “Merrill Wagner at Stark”, October
1991    Notes on Paint, Print Collector’s Newsletter, “Artists’ Book Beat”, January
NRC Handelsblad, July
Art Press, “Merrill Wagner, Gemeentemuseum”, November
1990    Notes on Paint, Self published with funds from NEA Artists' Fellowship Grant, Seattle, WA
Philadelphia City Paper, “Cool Slate and Weathered Wood”, March
Umbrella, “Notes on Paint”, December
1989    The New York Times, April
The Arts – Newsletter of the Kings County Arts Commission, “Decade of Abstraction: Expressionism” Arts Magazine, September
Artforum, “Merrill Wagner: Fawbush Gallery”, OctoberThe Seattle Times, “Artists Speak Vibrant Visual Language”, November
1988    The New York Times, “At The Ben Shann, Surrealism’s Legacy”, February
Idea, “Merrill Wagner, Swimmer in the Stream of Time”, September
The Seattle Weekly, “Banned in Puyallup”, November
1987    The Seattle Post Intelligencer, “Lenore Gray Gallery Shows Abstracts by New York Artists”, November
Antiques and the Arts Weekly, December
The Seattle Weekly, “Time Travelers”, November
1986    Arts Magazine, “Merrill Wagner”, May
The New York Times, “The Landscape Maintains its Hold on American Artists”, March
Art In America, “Merrill Wagner at John Gibson”, September
1985    The Trentonian, “Actual Exhibit at Squibb”, June
Star-Ledger “Art”, June
Chicago Tribune, “Color Field Painting Returns in an Impressive Exhibition”, January
Art News, “Abstract Painting, John Gibson”, September
The New York Times, “Treating the Canvas as an Object in Its Own Right”, March
The Chicago Sun Times, January
The Tico Times, “The Arts”, November
Newsday, “Abstract Power”, February
The New York Times, “At Squibb: A Display of How Little Change There Really Is”, July
1984    Philadelphia Inquirer, “Is Abstract Painting Regaining Its Popularity?” September
The Tacoma New Tribune, January
1983    A Calender, Self Published, Seattle, WA
The New York Times, July
Arts Magazine, March
1982    The Tacoma News Tribune, August
Venture Magazine, “Picking Up the Pieces in a Tight Art Market”, December
The New York Times, “Group Show Celebrates Pollack Legacy in Art”, September
The Tacoma News Tribune, September
Arts Magazine, December
1981    Art in America, “Getting On With Painting”, April
The New York Times, February
Art in America, “Merrill Wagner at Hal Bromm”, May
The Star Ledger, January
La Peinture Americanine
1979    The New York Times, “Painting”, December
The Village Voice, “Art”,. December
The New York Times, “Art”, December
Soho Weekly News, “Installations”, December