Author Archives: Julie Wagner

About Julie Wagner

I was born in Wisconsin, and grew up on the east coast, wandering the woods, collecting leaves, bones, and bugs. After earning a BA from Oberlin College, studying sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum School, and receiving an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, I moved to a rural town in northern New Mexico where I live with my blacksmith husband, and a long series of dogs and cats. My work is based on the natural environment where I live, maps, scientific diagrams and microscopic images. My work is in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Fungus in Hollow Tree

After finding this fungus in a hollow tree in a parking lot, I have been doing a series of walnut ink drawings on mineral paper.                               … Continue reading

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Mapping Shakespeare’s Tragedies: King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello

These are the pages of my book Mapping Shakespeare’s Tragedies: King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, which was included in the show, The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page, at the New Mexico History Museum from February 5 to … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Book Arts Group Exhibition

I will be showing two books in the Exhibition of Handmade Artists Books at the New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  The opening reception will be Friday, September 18, from 4-6 pm, and the show will run through … Continue reading

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Taos Book Arts Group “Book of the Month”

Yesterday I installed one of my working journals in the “Book of the Month” case at the Taos Community Auditorium in Taos, NM.  I make my own journals so I can create the size I want, with the paper I … Continue reading

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New Hanging Boats

Here are two new hanging boats.  “Comock’s Umiak” was included in “Pulp” in March and April at the Santa Fe Community Gallery, and “Adrift in the Great Unknown” will be included in “Parch” at the Open Space Gallery in Albuquerque, … Continue reading

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Taos Book Arts Group Book of the Month

I am so pleased my book “House of Cards:  Plaza Blanca” was chosen to be the Book of the Month, to be displayed in the Taos Community Auditorium, September 29-November 20, 2014. The Book of the Month is a collaboration … Continue reading

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Rio Chama Water Log

  The back of the finished book. Pulling “Rio Chama Water Log” from the river Yesterday I went to Abiquiu and fished my water log of the Rio Chama out of the river. It had been soaking in the water for about … Continue reading

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Lifelines, an exhibition in the Galeria Arriba at the Abiquiu Inn

The show at the Abiquiu Inn is up, and I am pleased with how it looks.  I have envisioned my work in that space for a long time, and it was gratifying to see it become a reality.  The opening … Continue reading

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Ink Drawings

These are part of a series of ink drawings done with sticks and sumi ink on 30″x 20″ Fabriano Artistico HP paper.  They are based on macro and micro images of the natural world: the flow of water, air, and … Continue reading

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Ten Variations on a Theme

This gallery contains 10 photos.

These ten digital prints were made on an Epson scanner.  I placed ten separate objects on the scanner and scanned the result.  I then removed one of the objects, rearranged the rest, and scanned again.  I continued to replace the … Continue reading

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