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.

Scanner Prints

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These limited edition prints were created on an Epson Perfection V300 Photo scanner, using an assortment of found objects.  I like the dream-like quality and spaciousness they create.  I print them on my Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer, without any … Continue reading

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Wind paintings

The spring winds are here, moving everything in their paths.  It’s the time of year when El Rito rearranges itself and erases the tracks of the winter.  These paintings bear the names of winds from around the world.. “ghibli”, acrylic … Continue reading

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Paper staining with FW inks

Saturday, I took a workshop with Don Voss at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM.  We learned an assortment of techniques for using FW inks to stain papers, which are admirably suited to use as bases for … Continue reading

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Odes & Offerings

This hanging sculpture was exhibited in Odes & Offerings, curated by Joan Logghe as a collaboration between visual artists and poets, at the Santa Fe Community Gallery, from March 23 – June 8, 2012.    I have been interested in hanging … Continue reading

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Now that the El Rito Studio Tour has come and gone, I am having a good time playing in my studio.  These paintings were inspired by a reading of William Blake’s poem, Tyger, Tyger, and use text as a textural … Continue reading

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Six New Notecards

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These six notecards were made from pages of the journal I kept while I was preparing for the trunk show at the Harwood Museum store in Taos.  Some are diagrams of the book structures and images used in the books … Continue reading

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Ragdale Sketchbook Cards

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These cards are pages from a sketchbook I kept during a artist’s residency at the Ragdale Foundation in October 2009.  I spent hours walking on the prairie, drawing the plants, animals and landscape.  I am very grateful to the Ragdale … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Notecards

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I live in an old adobe house in rural northern New Mexico.  I fill my journals with drawings of the plants, animals, insects and landscapes that surround me.  These explorations become the “Sketchbook Journal” cards. All cards are folded, 5″x7″, … Continue reading

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Shop & Learn Trunk Show at the Harwood Museum Store

The opening of the show was May 7, 2011.  It was wonderful to see so many old friends and to meet new ones.   Lots of time spent catching up and swapping ideas.

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riverrun III

One-of-a-kind accordion book.  Ink, watercolor and hand-carved rubber stamps on suminagashi paper.  H. 5″  W. 6″  48″ open.

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