Erica Wagner lives in MelbourneDrawing from life – the figure and the landscape – is central to her practice, as is translating that experience into collage and paint and allowing ideas to develop. Her art co-exists with her work in book publishing (she produces books for children & young adults at Allen & Unwin and is a co-partner in Twelve Panels Press). 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Sanctuary, No Vacancy Federation Square, Melbourne 
  • 2012 Retreat, Decoy Cafe, Melbourne
  • 2011 Dark Horse, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood

Erica Wagner Dark Horse video from Erica Wagner on Vimeo

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Life that is Still, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood 
  • 2016 Cast Off, Resident Artists' Program Exhibition, Nyora Studio Gallery, Eltham
  • 2014 Artist of the Year Exhibition, Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne
  • 2013 Celebration, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood
  • 2013 Artist of the Year Exhibition, Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne
  • 2013 The Affordable Xmas Show, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Point Lonsdale
  • 2012 The Affordable Xmas Show, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Point Lonsdale
  • 2012 May Exhibition, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Point Lonsdale
  • 2012 Selected Works, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood
  • 2011 Melbourne Studio School, Bright Space, St Kilda
  • 2010 Paint Speak 2010, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood
  • 2010 A Brush with Reality, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood
  • 2009 Paintings and Drawings of the Melbourne Studio School, Glen Eira Gallery
  • 2007 Paint Speak, Melbourne Studio School, Manningham Gallery
  • 2002 A Master Artist and his Protegées, Spectrum Gallery, Balwyn

 

Awards

  • 2017 Winner: George Hicks Foundation VAS Contemporary Exhibition (Watching the Water)
  • 2016 Highly Commended: Victorian Artists Society Winter Exhibition (Hattah Lakes)
  • 2014 Camberwell Art Show: Deans Encouragement Award, Acrylic Prize (Lagoon)
  • 2013 Highly Commended: St Kevin's College Art Show (Walk on By)
  • 2012 Highly Commended: St Kevin's College Art Show (Mt Sonder)
  • 2011 Winner: Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition (Telling You the Story of My Life)
  • 2011 Highly Commended: Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition (Fay, One Autumn Day)
  • 2011 Highly Commended: Victorian Artists Society Winter Exhibition (Mermaid Nude)
  • 2009 Winner: Best Abstract/Contemporary, Pastel Society of Victoria (Angel)
  • 2005 Winner: Best Non Traditional/Other, Pastel Society of Victoria (Moving Figure, Dance)
  • 2005 Winner: Victorian Artists Society Winter Exhibition (Moving Figure, Battleground)

 

Workshops and Residencies

  • 2017 Lightning Ridge Artist Residency
  • 2017 Paperclay workshop, Koala Kids, Royal Children’s Hospital
  • 2017 Collage workshop, No Vacancy Gallery School Holiday Program
  • 2014-2016 Resident Artists’ Program, Nyora Studio Gallery, Eltham

 

Bibliography

 

Photograph by Emmy Mavroidis, Nyora Studio Gallery, 2015

Photograph by Emmy Mavroidis, Nyora Studio Gallery, 2015