1977/81 Masters of Art, San Francisco State University, CA
1975 Bachelors of Art, San Francisco State University, CA (Honors -- Cum Laude)
1972-73 College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1971 San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1970-71 Instituto del Arte, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (Full Scholarship)
2013-2014 Fellowship, The Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2007-2009 Artist-in-Residence, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
2007 Award, Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue
1987 Visual Arts Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1981 Visual Artist Fellowship in Photography, National Endowment for the Arts
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Cinque Mostre - Time & Again, American Academy in Rome, IT
2013 trans/literate, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2013 trans/literate, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Reparations, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Morphology, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2007 A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Re-Classifying History, 101 California Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA
2005 Re-Classifying History, de Young Museum (inaugural), San Francisco, CA
2005 Catherine Wagner: Early Works 1975-1981, California Landscapes and Moscone Site, Gallery, Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Trilogy: Reflections on Frankenstein, the Arctic Circle, and the History of Science, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
2003 Cross Sections: Catherine Wagner, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
2002 Areas of Concern and Crisis, Installation at Comme des Garcons, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Cross Sections: Catherine Wagner, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2001 Catherine Wagner: Selections 1980-2000, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Realism and Illusion: Catherine Wagner Photographs the Disney Theme Parks, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
1999 Art & Science: Investigating Matter, Photographs by Catherine Wagner, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
1999 Catherine Wagner, Selections 1978-1998, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Catherine Wagner: Art & Science, Investigating Matter, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA; Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA; International Center Of Photography, New York, NY; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Realism and Illusion: Catherine Wagner Photographs the Disney Theme Parks, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Armand Hammer, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Catherine Wagner Photographs: Investigating Matter, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1996 Art & Science: Investigating Matter, Kemper Gallery of Art, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 1994 American Classroom, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, at Amerika House, Frankfurt, Germany (Netwerk Kulture catalog)
1993 Home and Other Stories, Mills College, Oakland, CA; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
1988 American Classroom, The Photographs of Catherine Wagner, Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston, TX (publication)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Art on Paper, Datz Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
2013 Tradition of Mayhem, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2012 Yale University Art Gallery Re-Opening, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2012 Recent Acquisitions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2012 Silver Curtain, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 The Altered Landscape, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2011 Polaroid [Im]possible, WestLicht - Museum of Photography, Vienna, Austria
2011 HERE, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, C A
2010 Know the Rules - Then Break Them, di Rosa, Napa, CA
2010 The Gallery of California Art, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, May, (3 Scrolls)
2010 State of Mind: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, Feb-June
2010 Masterworks of American Photography: Popular Culture, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2010 Real and HyperReal, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2010 The View From Here, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2010 State of Mind, A California Invitational, MOPA, San Diego, CA
2009 75 Years of Looking Forward: The Anniversary Show, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2007 Bios 4, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC ), Seville, Spain
2004 Kurzdavordanach, SK Stiftungkultur, Koln, Germany
2003 Public Record, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
COLLECTIONS (partial listing)
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
Bibliotheque National de Paris
Center of Creative Photography
Chase - Manhattan Bank
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
First National Bank of Chicago, IL
Hewlitt Packard Corporation
International Center of Photography, New York
La Salle Bank
Levi Strauss Corporation
The Library of Congress
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art - Smithsonian Institution, NY
E. L. Wiegand Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
The Oakland Museum, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Walker Art Center, MN
Whitney Museum of Art, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, CT
2013 Artnet, Karen Vanegas, "Gallery Hopping on Thursdays - Luminous", July 18
LA Times, Susan Brenneman, "Literature’s Greatest Hits," April, E9
Photograph, Glen Helfand, "Catherine Wagner: trans/literate," March/April, pg. 52
Photograph Magazine, Glen Helfand, "Catherine Wagner: trans/literate," January 18
San Francisco Chronicle, Jesse Hamlin, "Works of Braille in 2-d," January 8
2012 California Style Magazine, Melissa Goldstein, "Morphology"
Art Practical, Patricia Maloney, "Stage Presence"
2011 Lexus Magazine, Darrell Hartman, "Cross Sections"
Spot Magazine, Lisa Sutcliffe, "Catherine Wagner speaks with Lisa Sutcliffe on
Reparations and its connection to war, identity, and spirituality, Fall
Artillery Magazine, Scarlet Cheng, "Catherine Wagner, May/June
Art News, Lea Feinstein, "Catherine Wagner," April
2010 Visual Art Source, "Catherine Wagner’s Reparations at Stephen Wirtz Gallery," Dec.
The Huffington Post, "Catherine Wagner’s Reparations at Stephen Wirtz Gallery" Dec.
Art Ltd. Magazine,, Hearne Pardee, "Catherine Wagner: "Morphology"
at Steven [sic] Wirtz Gallery." March.
Art Practical blog, Jessica Brier, "Morphology," Jan.
2014 Cinque Mostre –Time & Again, American Acdemy in Rome, catalog.
2014 Photograph Reproduced, Utopia, Blind Spot 47, Vik Muniz and Barney Kulok, April.
2014 Multiple Exhibition Reproductions, Cinque Mostre, Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, Posa Edizioni, Feb.
2013 Photographic Series and Interview, Catherine Wagner, Magazine Gitz
2013 Photograph Reproduced, Northern Vista, George Moscone Site, San Francisco, CA,
Arts for the City: San Francisco: Civic Art and Urban Change, Susan Wels, pg. 117
2012 Intruoduction, My San Francisco, San Francisco City Guide, 2013, Louis Vuitton, pg. 10-11
2012 Photographs Reproduced, Early California Landscapes, HERE., Pier 24 Photography, section 16
2010 Profile and Photograph Reproduced, -86 Degree Freezers, Twelve Areas of Concern and Crisis,
American Art & Philanthropy, Peter C. Marzio, pg 351 - 352 Photograph Reproduced, Green Energy,
Le Monde Diplomatique, Cedric Gossart, ""Quand les technologies vertes poussent
a la consommation"". July.
Photograph Reproduced, Emerson College, Southwick Hall, The New York Times Magazine,
David Leonhardt, ""Half a Degree"". May 9.
2008 San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, "Artworks that make a lasting impression:
Wagner’s ‘Reparations’," August 9th.
LA Weekly. Peter Frank, "Dan Corson and Catherine Wagner’s Illuminating Ideas:
Let there be light bulbs," May 6th.
Los Angeles Times. Pauline O’Connor, "At these exhibitions, everything is illuminated." April 24th.
2007 San Francisco Chronicle. Kenneth Baker, "Everything is illuminated in show of lights," April 7th.
Los Angeles Times. Colin Westerbeck, "Photo Synthesis," March 25th.
SFGate, Kenneth Baker, "Review: Women’ artworks at Mills ask questions about gender,
authority, and tradition," February 8th.
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Stacy Martin, "Take 2: Women Revisiting Art History," February 14th.
2004 ArtForum.com, Glen Helfand, "Critics Picks, Catherine Wagner," April.
San Francisco Chronicle/Datebook, Kenneth Baker "Art Grapples with Science and Politics," March 27th
2001 San Francisco Chronicle/Datebook, David Bonetti "The Best of 2001," December 31.
San Jose Mercury News, Jack Fischer "Pursuing Art Through Science," November 11.
Daily Review, Laura Casey "Recognition Skyrockets for Oakland Photographer," November 11.
San Francisco Chronicle, David Bonetti "Celebrating Life From the Inside Out," November 7.
San Francisco Chronicle, David Bonetti "Art Notes,"October 30.
SF Weekly, Lisa Hom "She Blinded Me With Science,"October 24.
TIME Magazine, James Poniewozik "Photographer: Through A Different Lens," October 15.
The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, David Bonetti "Bay City Best: Art," April 8.
The San Francisco Chronicle, David Bonetti "Humans Absent from, but Central to,
Wagner Photos," March 29.
2001 Butler, Helfand, Peat, Catherine Wagner: Cross Sections. Twin Palms Publishers.
1996 Homburg, Gass, Longino. Art &Science: Investigating Matter.
Nazraeli Press and Washington University Gallery of Art.
1993 Conkelton, Sheryl. Home and Other Stories, Photographs by Catherine Wagner.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico Press.
1990 Changing Places: Photographs by Catherine Wagner. Houston: Farish Gallery, Rice University
1998 Tucker, Anne Wilkes. American Classroom, The Photographs of Catherine Wagner.
Houston: Museum of Fine Arts.
1987 Catherine Wagner, 1976-1986. Tokyo: Min Gallery.