Virginia Wagner

Metropolis, 2017
ink and oil on canvas
52 x 44 inches





(b. 1986, Berkeley, California)

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD Master of Fine Arts,
Hoffberger School of Painting
Certificate in the College Teaching of Art

Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing

Studio Art Centers International, Florence Italy
Semester program



2016 Edward F. Albee Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship
2016 Lotos Foundation Prize in Painting, New York NY
2015 Ucross Foundation Residency, Clearmont WY
2015 Jentel Artist Residency, Jentel WY
2011 Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson VT
2011 Member, AGORA Art Collective, Berlin Germany
2008 Fulbright Scholarship Finalist, Berlin Germany
2008 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency in Painting, Chelsea NY
2006 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art, Yale University, Norfolk CT



2016-present Pratt Institute, Visiting Instructor, Light Color Design I, Light Color Design II, Brooklyn NY

2015-present Montclair State University, Adjunct Professor, Drawing I, Painting I, Intermediate Drawing, Montclair NJ

2017 Guest Speaker, The New School, Lecture on figurative painting for a Drawing and Imaging course, New York NY

2016 Visiting Artist, Pace University, New York NY

2016 Panelist, Postcards Home, Kutztown University, Kutztown PA

2015 Panelist, Professional Practice, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

2015 Lecturer, John Swihart’s Artist Lecture Series, Santa Monica CA

2014 Panelist, Through the Looking Glass, Gateway Center, Newark NJ

2011 Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD




Metropolis, Solo Show, Kate Oh Gallery, New York NY

Floating Festival for Sustainability, Peace Boat, Affiliated with the United Nations, Docked in New York City

All in One, Kate Oh Gallery, New York NY

Weather or Not, Children’s Museum of Art, New York NY

Body / Head, NYC, New York NY Curated by Jacob Rhodes of Field Projects at Be Fluent

Edgy Elegance, Buddy Warren Gallery, New York NY

Uprise: Angry Women, Untitled Space, New York NY


Soiled Garden, Buddy Warren Gallery, New York NY

30 Under 30(ish), Victori+Mo Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Earth Speaks II (2-D Juried Award Winner), Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg PA

Postcards Home, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown PA


Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair NJ

Repose: Sleep and Autonomy in Hypercapitalism, 184 Project Space, Curated by the Baroque Power Group, Brooklyn NY

Garage Sale, Buddy Warren Gallery, New York NY

In Bloom, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Far Far Away... The Children’s Museum of Art, New York NY


(e)merge Art Fair, Victori Contemporary, Washington DC

Summer Preview, Victori Contemporary in collaboration with Birnam Wood Galleries, New York NY

NY Tibetan Art Studio Presents: New Voices, Active Space, Brooklyn NY

Emerald City, Project For Empty Space and Solo(s) Project House, Gateway II Gallery, Newark NJ

Art from the Boros, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York NY

Through the Looking Glass, Project For Empty Space and Solo(s) Project House, Gateway II Gallery, Newark NJ

Art Wynwood, Victori Contemporary, Miami FL


Uncanny Valley, PPOW Gallery, New York NY In collaboration with Julie Heffernan

Beasts and Bodies, Schema Projects, Brooklyn NY

(e)merge Art Fair, Victori Contemporary, Washington D.C.


SCOPE Miami, Victori Contemporary, Miami FL

Art for Tibet, Annual Auction, Tibet House, New York NY

Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Bronx NY


Benefit Auction, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Robert Miller Gallery, New York NY

Academy 2011, Conner Contemporary, Washington D.C.

First Look III, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill NY 2011 Sleeping Beauties, Canterbury Salon, Baltimore MD

Paintings on Mylar, Montenegro Musik Raum, Berlin Germany

Outpost, Decker Gallery, MFA thesis show at MICA, Baltimore MD

Align, Gallery 500, MICA, Baltimore MD


A Friend in Need, American University MFA Invitational, Washington D.C. 2010 Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD

Animal Attraction, Whole Gallery, Baltimore MD

Here or There, Camper Contemporary, Miami FL and Baltimore MD



The Turnip Truck(s), Destruction: Vol. 3 No. 2 fall/winter 2017, Interview and images (Upcoming)

Graeber, Laurel. "What Struck These Artists? Meteorology Itself," New York Times, 23 March 2017.

Hoffman, Anne. “Watching and Being Watched,” The Cultural Frontline, BBC Radio. 4 Sept. 2016.

“The Gender Line,” Documentary short featuring my Outlaws portrait series, Directed by Joe Rubenstein, 2016. Premiered at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.

Nunes, Andrew. “’30 Under 30ish’ Art Show Sends Up Arbitrary Lists,” The Creators Project, Vice Media 5 Aug 2016.

Buhmann, Stephanie. “Far Far Away...,” The Villager 29 July 2015.

Make/shift Magazine, Issue 17: Summer/Fall 2015. Print.

“Painters on Paintings,” Blog cofounded with Julie Heffernan, January 2014.

“Bat City Review,” ISSUE 10, University of Texas, 2014.

“Juxtapoz Painting, High, Low and Pop.” Gingko Press. Spring 2013.

Joseph, Martha. “Virginia Wagner,” Blisss Magazine 6.1, 2012: 40. Print.

Hung-Hei Yung. “Art Focus: Virginia Wagner,” Arrested Motion 7 January 2012.

“In Illustration: Virginia Wagner,” Juxtapoz Magazine 7 October 2011.

Fallah, Amir. “Virginia Wagner,” Beautiful/Decay 29 September 2011.

Jenkins, Mark. “Academy 2011 at Conner Contemporary Art,” The Washington Post 21 July 2011.

Hodara, Susan. “The Voices Emerging From College Studios,” The New York Times 1 July 2011