Stephen C. Wagner
Stephen C. Wagner’s mixed media works on paper show a keen eye for composition and texture. The papers used in the pieces consist of a variety of utilitarian and found papers, including maps, blueprints, book pages, foreign newspapers, and discarded fliers and signs. Original and appropriated photographs and words are often printed on the found papers to interject subject matter. The pieces are usually set on black backgrounds for contrast and consist of arrangements based on related sets of axis to each element. Thus, there is structure to the composition and design.
BIOGRAPHY Stephen C. Wagner has studied art since the age of six, including workshops at the Witte Museum, Trinity University, and private study, all in San Antonio, TX. During his early years, Stephen showed his works in many venues, including juried shows, art fairs, coffeehouses, and galleries. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington in painting and graphic communication. Stephen has exhibited and sold his artwork in galleries in London, Chicago, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Seattle, New Orleans, Palm Springs, and Kauai. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of the Riverside Art Museum and the Museum of the Living Artist, and in the corporate collections of Johnson & Johnson and Kaiser Permanente. His artwork has been featured in the film "Antwone Fisher" directed by Denzel Washington, and was featured on the set of the Bravo TV show "Boy Meets Boy."