Victoria Wagner

Occidental/Oakland, CA



2001     MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1993     BA, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA


Awards , Invitations, Residencies

2018        Local Language Artist-in-Residence, Oakland, CA

2017        Kala Parent Artist Residency Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2014        Visiting Artist Lecture, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA
2013        Creative Capacity Fund Grant
2013        Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, CA
'07-15       annual Counseling Services presentation-on artistic practice, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2008        Painting Lecture, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2005        Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka Fellowship, Nominee

2001        Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Ron Nagle, Mills College

2000        Visiting Artist Lecture, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
2000        Mini Research Grant, Mills College


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Hammerfriar Gallery, on a clear day, we can be forever…, Healdsburg, CA

Miracle Plum, Baby, Let’s Get Out of Here and Build a Love Shack on the Moon, Santa Rosa, CA

2018    Local Language, our vision will be better on the moon, Oakland, CA

2017    Gallery Lulo, Victoria Wagner, Healdsburg, CA

2016   Neon Raspberry Art House, Believer, Occidental, CA

2015   Kitty Hawk Gallery, Logic of the Ordinary, Sebastopol, CA

2014    Dose Projects, wonder the passing through, Brooklyn, New York

            Louie Meager Museum, Ohlone College, Interference at the edge of the By and By, Fremont, CA

            Studio Blomster, eclipsed days and compressed dimension, Guerneville, CA

2013   Stark Tasting Room, victoria wagner, Healdsburg, CA

2012   Marion and Rose’s Workshop, our mother the mountain, Oakland, CA

2010   Hyde Street Gallery, extramundane; the journey of the shades, San Francisco, CA

2009   Four Barrel, when the past has passed, it will be silver, San Francisco, CA

            Blankspace Gallery, formations, Oakland (with Erik Parra)

2008   Don Soker Contemporary, the remains, San Francisc

2004   Quicksilver Mine, topographies of torque and tangent, Forestville, CA

2000   Andrea Schwartz, untitled, San Francisco


Group Exhibitions

2019 Angela Meleca Gallery, In Flux, Columbus, OH (curated by Michael Goodson)

Bedford Gallery, Altered States, Walnut Creek, CA

Chandra Cerrito Gallery, untitled (Mel Prest Commission Reception), Oakland, CA

The Mill, one day art/performance event sponsored by Roving Venue, Healdsburg, CA

Susan Shepard Gallery, (not yet titled), Larkspur, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Drawing Show, Santa Rosa, CA

2018   Kala Art Institute, Artists’ Annual, Berkeley, CA
           Hammerfriar Gallery, 428collective, Healdsburg, CA

Art Works Gallery, Cedar City, Utah

2017   Orie Gallery, Shelves II, Tokyo, Japan

           Palo Alto Art Center, Spectral Hues, Palo Alto, CA

          Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Forgotten Words, Santa Rosa, CA

2016   Berkeley Art Center ,I Look for Clues in Your Dreams, Berkeley, CA

           Ampersand International Arts, Palette, San Francisco, CA

2015    College Avenue Galleries, Rock Silica Soapbox, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

            Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,  A Special Curatorial Project with Rirkrit Tiravanija: The Way Things Go, San Francisco, CA

            Fort Mason Center, Parking Lot Art Fair,  curated by Jenny Sharaf, San Francisco, CA

2014    Private Residence, “Mercado Sagrado”, curated by The Radder, Topanga, CA

            West Coast Craft, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. CA

2013   Marin Community Foundation, Transmissions, Novato, CA

            Warnecke Ranch, Residency Open House, Healdsburg, CA

            Perdita Productions, Falling Dark, Geyserville, CA *catalog

            Southern Exposure, Monster Drawing Rally San Francisco, CA

            Issues Magazine Shop, Tear it Out, Oakland

2012   Studio 428, Product 2, Healdsburg, CA

2011   Root Division, Introductions, San Francisco

2010    Southern Exposure, composer/performer, Music from Mountaintops by Michelle Blade

2009   Southern Exposure, Passive/Aggressive, San Francisco

            Public Art/Urban Intervention Day, SOEX sponsored

            the LAB, PastForward, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco

            Michael Rosenthal Gallery, Mixed Metaphors and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, San Francisco

2008   Headlands Center for the Arts, Close Calls, Sausalito

2007   DiRosa Art and Nature Preserve, 3x3, Napa

            Don Soker Contemporary, Summer Group Show, San Francisco

2006   Jay/Addington Gallery, From Nature, Chicago

            Don Soker Contemporary, Spring/Summer Group Show

            Richmond Art Center, microcosm, Richmond, CA *catalog

2005   Don Soker Contemporary Art, Winter Group Show

            Julie Baker Fine Art, In the Garden, Grass Valley, CA

            Brewery Project Gallery, microcosm, Los Angeles, CA

2004   Quicksilver Mine, topographies of torque and tangent, Forestville, CA

            Sonoma County Museum, Botany 12, Santa Rosa, CA

            A Street Gallery, Twelve Painters, Twelve Paintings,Santa Rosa


Bibliography (more articles linked under “Words” tab)

2017   American Craft Magazine, "Victoria Wagner, Good Vibrations", February/March 2017, pps. 38-41

2016   Colossal

           Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

           Cur v e Mag a z i n e , “ I n t e l l i g e n c e : W o o d t o J e w e l s ”


            Lost at E minor


            Creative Boom

           Llamas Valley-Gemstone Woodrocks

2015   Of Cult and Culture

2013   Elliptical Goodkind:

            Curate the Day

2012   Petals and Bones

2008   ArtSlant, Geologic Remains                                               

2009   Past Forward at the Lab

2007   Art Business

2004   New American Paintings, issue 43


Public Collections

Capital One Innovation Labs, San Francisco, CA

Viewing Programs

The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY

BayVan Artist Registry, Oakland, CA