Cultured Magazine Features the Life and Art of Mills Art Department Head Catherine Wagner

Oakland, CA—October 13, 2017

A profile of the artwork and life of Catherine Wagner,department head of Arts and Visual Culture at Mills College, is featured in Cultured’s October issue. Wagner is a Bay Area-based artist who says she “has always been interested in the big philosophical questions—particularly the impact of the man-made on life, space, nature, and culture.”

Wagner grew up in the Bay Area and has a studio in the Mission District. She is currently preparing a photo exhibition of particle accelerator machinery shot at the Stanford Linear Accelerator that will be shown in a museum in Beijing. The article also notes that soon millions of commuters will be able to view Wagner’s photographic series on the construction of San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center when the new Muni station opens next to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

Wagner, who has taught studio art at Mills for 39 years explains, “I like to step outside of the studio and contribute in a totally different way. I need to be in an environment with rigor. I have travelled extensively to other colleges, but I always return to Mills.”

Wagner was a Rome Prize Fellow in 2013, a Guggenheim Fellow in 1987, and was awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship in Photography by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1987 and 1991. Sheis represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco and Gallery Luisotti in Los Angeles.