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Merrill Wagner

1935
born in Seattle, Washington

1957
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, B.A. 

1959 - 63
Art Students League

2018
Frieze NY, Zürcher Gallery, NYC
“Amidst Chance and Order,” Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

 2017
“Works from the 70’s,” Zürcher Gallery, NYC
“Small Works,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

 2016
New York Studio School, NYC

 2013
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
“Stone and Steel,” Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2012
“Red Yellow Blue,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Recycle: Flowers and Fields,” William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011
Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, Benton, PA


2010
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China
“Paintings,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009
“Flowers,” Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008
“Thoughts of Color and Form,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC
Patty Look Lewis Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2007
“Peach Sky Paintings,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Looking at the Land,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (cat./traveling)
“Flowers,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC (cat.)

2006
“Looking at the Land,” William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (cat./traveling)
Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005
“Paintings,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC (Further Affinities cat.)
“New Paintings,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

2004
“New Works,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2003
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2002
Stark Gallery, NYC
Art Resources Transfer, NYC
“New Paintings,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
University of Puget Sound, Kitteridge Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2001
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
University of Wyoming, Art Museum, Laramie, WY

2000
Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA (cat.)
The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY (cat.)

1999
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“New Paintings,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1998
“Copper Drawings,” Garner Tullis Workshop, NYC
PS1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, LIC, NY: “Green Landing Renovation”

1997
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (cat./traveling)
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (cat./traveling)
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (cat./traveling)

1995
Stark Gallery, NYC

1994
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Outdoor Installation: “Painted Sun Trails: Recorded Cast Shadows, October –November,” William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
The Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma WA

1993
Outdoor Painting: “Runaway RedYellowBlue,” C.W. Post Campus, L.I. University, Brookville, NY Fulcrum Gallery, NYC
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Stark Gallery, NYC

1991
Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
Gemeentmuseum, The Hague, Holland (cat.)
Galerie L’A, Liege, Belgium

1990
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1989
Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC
Fawbush Gallery, NYC
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1988
Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC

1987
Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1986
John Gibson Gallery, NYC

1985
The Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center, San Jose, Costa Rica; Julian Pretto, curator Harris Samuel & Co., Miami, FL
The Sandpaper Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1984
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

1982
Watson/de Nagy Gallery, Houston, TX
Harm Bouckaert Gallery, NYC
Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA
Annie Wright School, Tacoma, WA

1981
David Bellman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC

1980
Outdoor Installation, 26 Bond Street, NYC
Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma, WA

1979
The Clocktower, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY
Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC

1978
PS1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, LIC, NY
Droll/Kolbert Gallery, NYC
Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC

1977
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
Truman Gallery, NYC

1976
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC

1974
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC

1971
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC

1970
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC 

2018
“Women Artists”, Neuberger Museum of Art, NY

2016
“1970’s: Women and Abstraction”, Zurcher Gallery, NYC
“Chromatic Space”, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, NYC
“Small Works Baruch 2016,” Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NYC "Solstice/Reflections in Winter Light", Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2015
“40th Anniversary Exhibition,” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC

2014
“To Leo, A Tribute from the American Abstract Artists,” Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY “A Particular Kind of Solitude,” Elizabeth Street Garden, NYC
“Shades of White,” William Traver Gallery, Seattle and Tacoma Galleries, WA
“NAP Invitational Salon of Small Works Exhibition,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
“50th Anniversary Benefit”, NY Studio School, NYC
“Summer 2014”, New Arts Projects, Litchfield, CT

2013
“Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1,” Industry City, Brooklyn, NY “'In Daylight' Small Paintings,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA “Concrete Images,” Terrazzo Art Projects, NYC
“American Abstract Artists, a Selection,” Kent State University, Ohio
“Julian Pretto Gallery,” Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
“8 Women/8 Stories,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
“Home and the World,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Today is the Day Foundation benefit, NYC

2012
“The Annual: 2012,” National Academy Museum, NYC
“Not Minimal,” Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Groenedijkstraat, Belgium
“To be looked at..., Close to...* (Summer Love),” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA “Monique Luchetti and Merrill Wagner,” FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Inside Out: A Group Show,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
“Summer Group Show Installment 2,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC

2011
“Spectrum: East/West/Beyond,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China “Abstraction: American Abstract Artists,” The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA
“Eight American Abstract Artists,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA “Perspectives; Nine Women, Nine Views,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC “Continuum,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China
“Still Light,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Constellation,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China
“NAP Invitational Salon of Small Works Exhibition,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Scope Art Fair, NYC
“In Bloom,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
“A Place to Which We Can Come,” Saint Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY
“American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary,” OK Harris Gallery, NYC
“Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists,” Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (catalog)
Holiday Salon, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC

2011
Silent Auction, NY Studio School, NYC
“Eight American Abstract Artists”, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010
“The Reason for Hope,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
“The 2010 Winter Salon - In Synthesis,” Elga Wimmer PCC, NYC
“94 Feathers,” collaboration with Molissa Fenley; Joyce Theatre, NYC
“Material Exploration,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Ucross: Twenty-Seven Years of Visual Arts Residencies,” Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY (catalog) “This Cool,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
American Abstract Artists International, The Aragonese Castle of Otranto, Otranto, Italy

2010
Silent Auction, NY Studio School, NYC
“An Auction to Benefit the Family Resource Center of the Partnership for the Homeless,” Gagosian Gallery, NYC “Array ([+] Prints),” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
“NAP Invitational Salon of Small Works Exhibition,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

2009
“Here & Now: Group Show,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Seven Women/Seven Stories,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
“Paterson: The Province of the Poem – The City as Metaphor,” William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ “One More,” Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Ko?ln, Germany
“Find Me,” Cue Art Foundation, NYC
“NAP Invitational Salon of Small Works Exhibition,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

2008
“Machine for Living Color,” Museum of Modern Art, NYC
“The Winter Salon – Works on Paper,” Bjo?rn Ressle Gallery, NYC
“Three Views of Abstraction,” New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
“NAP Invitational Salon of Small Works Exhibition,” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
“One More,” Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark

2007
Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC
“Lateral Attitudes,” Raritan Valley Community College, Sommerville, NJ. (cat.)
“One,” Bjo?rn Ressle Gallery, NYC

2006
National Academy of Design, NYC
American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC
“Some Light”; Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2005
“Optical Simulations”; American Abstract Artists, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY (cat.) “Drawing Today”; New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Merrill Wagner and Tom Doyle”; New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
“Paint It Black”; The Shore Institute Of The Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

2004
“Beyond the Surface”; Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
“Dialogue Abstract”; Space, NYC
“Time and Materials”; Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
Group Exhibition, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Drift”; Valentino Pier Park, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY

2003
“View”; Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Theories: Abstract New York Recent Paintings”; LICK Ltd. Fine Art, Long Island City, NY

2002
25th Anniversary Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture”; American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC “25 Years of Painting”; Stark Gallery, NYC
“331 Steps,” collaboration with Molissa Fenley; Joyce Theatre, NYC
Ucross Foundation residency, Clearmont, WY

2001
“(Some) Prints,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Ann Messner & Merrill Wagner,” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

2000
“Punk and Bloat,” Molloy College Art Gallery, Rockville Center, Long Island, NY
“Abstract Painting,” The Studio School, NYC
“(Un)resolved,” Rosenberg and Kaufman Gallery, NYC
Weathering, a collaboration with Molissa Fenley,” The Kitchen, NYC
“Summer Invitational,” Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NYC

1999
“Footfalls 1999,” Site Specific Sculpture, Greenport, Long Island, NY
“Women and Geometric Abstraction,” Pratt Institute, NY
“Selections,” Larry Becker Contemporary Art at Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA
“Planes of Color,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Judith Murray and Merrill Wagner,” Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

1998
“Merrill Wagner & Scott Reynolds,” Workspace Gallery, NYC
“The Tip of the Iceberg,” Part III, Dorfman Projects/Art Resources Transfer, NYC
“Substance,” Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, NYC
“Painting with an Edge: Four Contemporary Artists,” Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, Kristen Accola, curator
“Paper +-,” Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC, organized by Jackie Brody
“Hands on Color,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1997
“After the Fall,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY. Lily Wei, curator (cat.)
“Drawing from Life,” Stark Gallery, NYC
“Better Color through Chemistry,” The Islip Museum, Islip, NY

1995
“All about Edges,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. J. Tolnick, curator
“Geometric Abstraction,” C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
“10 x 10: Artists Select a Painter of their Choice,” New York Studio School, NYC
The Corcoran Gallery of Art 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting: “Painting Outside Painting” (cat.)
“Julian’s Show II,” Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, NY. Julian Pretto, curator.
“Alchemy,” Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Harvey Quaytman, curator

1994
“Fashion in Metal; Metal in Art,” Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
“Red, White Walls, and Blue,” The Woodstock Guild’s Kleinert Art Center, Woodstock, NY
“Tacoma Art Museum: Selections from the Northwest Collection,” Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Abstract Art in the Seattle Arts Commission Portable Works Collection,” Seattle Center Pavilion, Seattle, WA “Fallen Timber,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. Greg Bell, curator

1993
“Impermanence. Andy Goldsworthy and Merrill Wagner,” Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
“Silent Echoes,” Tennisport Arts, L.I.C. Organized by Chris Haub.
“Artists Select,” Artists’ Space, NYC
“Artists of the Aughts,” Fulcrum Gallery, NYC

1992
“Breakdown!,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (cat.)
“Inaugural Show: Tennisport Arts,” Long Island City; organized by Chris Haub

1991
“Large Scale,” Stark Gallery, NYC
“AIGA Book Show 1990”
“Books as Art,” Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL

1990
“Carl Affarian, Stephen Antonakos, Merrill Wagner,” Fawbush Gallery, NYC
“Opening Invitational,” Stark Gallery, NYC

1989
“Three Artists Who Work With Slate,” E.L. Stark Gallery, NYC
“A Debate on Abstraction; The Persistence of Painting,” The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NYC; Vincent Longo, Curator (cat.)
“Plane Into Form,” mezzanine, One World Trade Center, New York; Barbara Valenta, curator, sponsored by the Organization for Independent Artists
“100 Drawings by Women,” Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University; Traveling through America and Europe (cat.)
“Celebrating the Permanent Collection,” The Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
“A Decade of Abstraction, 1979-1989,” Seattle Center, Seattle, WA; Matthew Kangas, curator

1988
“The Legacy of Surrealism in Contemporary Art,” The Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (cat.)
“Out of Order,” Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC; Christian Haub, curator
“Route 27,” John Gibson Gallery, NYC
“A Living Tradition: Selections from the American Abstract Artists,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, traveling; Philip Verre, curator (cat.)
“Seattle, Before and After,” Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (cat.)
“The $1000 Show,” John Davis Gallery, New York, NYC

1987
“Seattle Sculpture 1927-1987,” A Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA; Matthew Kangas, curator
“It’s About Time,” The New York City Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC
“Jane Logemann and Merrill Wagner,” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

1986
“About Place: Contemporary American Landscape,” Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY (cat.) “American Abstract Artists - 50th Anniversary Celebration 1936-1986,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
“Nancy Haynes, Suzanna Tanger, and Merrill Wagner,” Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY
“Slate,” Springs Mills Industries, New York; curated by the Art Advisory Service, the Associate Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

1985
“Color and Field,” Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL; Julian Pretto, curator
“Abstract Painting as Surface and Object,” Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island Univ., C.W. Post Campus (cat.) “Time Will Tell,” Squibb International Headquarters, Princeton (cat.)
“Invitational,” Condeso-Lawler Gallery, NYC
“Diversity – New York Artists,” University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (cat.)
“Ten Years of Visual Arts at Princeton,” New Jersey (cat.)

1984-5
“Large Drawing,” curated by Elke Solomon, Independent Curators Incorporated, traveling exhibition (cat.)

1984
“From the Abstract to the Image,” Oscarsson Hood Gallery, NYC
“Installations,” Directions of Broadway, NYC
“Artists Call,” Terry Dintenfass Gallery, NYC
“American Women Artists, Part 1,” Sidney Janis Gallery, NYC (cat.)
“Fifteen Abstract Artists,” Susan Montezinos Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1983
“American Abstract Artists,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC; also at the Univ. of Alabama (cat.) “55 Mercer – 12 Years,” 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
Group Exhibition, John Weber Gallery; Lucio Pozzi, curator (cat.)
“Works on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC; Donald Droll, curator (cat.)
“Christmas Show,” Bonnier Gallery, NYC
“A More Store,” Tilton Gallery, NYC

1982
“Recent Aspects of All Over,” Harm Bouckaert Gallery, NYC; Theodore Bonin, curator
“Anti – Apocalypse; Artists’ Response to Nuclear Peril,” William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
“Unpunctuated – New Papers,” Grommet Gallery, NYC; Marcia Hafif and Jean Dupuy, curators

1981
“Painting About Painting,” William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (cat.)
“American Abstract Artists,” Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
Group Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (cat.)
“New Art II: Surfaces/Textures,” Spring Penthouse Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
“Heresies Benefit,” Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NYC
Summer Group Exhibition, Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
“Small Scale Works,” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
“Drawings Selected by the Galley Advisory Council,” William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ (cat.)

1980
“One Grand Leap Year Art Sale,” Franklin Furnace Galley, NYC
“Painted Structures,” Jeffrey Fuller Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1979
“Drawing” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
Summer Group Exhibition, Young/Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
“American Abstract Artists,” Betty Parsons Gallery, NYC (cat.)
Group Exhibition, Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC
“Small Works,” Young/Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
“A Great Big Drawing Show,” PS1, Long Island City, NY

1978
“The Reality of Art,” Truman Gallery, NYC
“Recent Works,” Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
“Post Minimal Artists,” Nobe Gallery, NYC; Per Jensen, curator

1977
American Abstract Artists Exhibition, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
“Outside the City Limits,” Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY (cat.)
Group Exhibition, Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC
“Christmas Show,” Truman Gallery, NYC
Summer Group Exhibition, Droll/Kolbert, NYC

1976
American Abstract Artists Memorial Exhibition, Westbeth, NYC

1974
“55 Mercer Traveling Group Exhibition,” Gallery Association of New York State, NYC (cat.)

1972
“Grids,” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (cat.)

1971
“26 Contemporary Women Artists,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (cat.)
“Christmas Show,” Penthouse Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

1970
55 Mercer Gallery, NYC 

“Public and Private,” Self Published, Hong Kong, 2004
“Oil and Water,” Self published, Hong Kong and Seattle, WA, 2000
“Painted Sun Trails,” Self Published, Hong Kong and Seattle, WA, 1996
“Time and Materials,” Self Published, Hong Kong and Seattle, WA, 1994
“Notes on Paint,” Self published with funds from NEA Artists' Fellowship Grant, Seattle, WA, 1990
“A Calendar,” September 1982 - December 1983, Self Published, Seattle, WA, 1982

2017
Fenstermaker, Will, The Brooklyn Rail, “What’s Left Behind”, July/August, pg 83
Micchelli, Thomas, Hyperallergic, “Merrill Wagner’s Puzzles in Color and Tape”, www.hyperallergic.com

2016
“Merrill Wagner”, published by New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with essays by Tiffany Bell, “Merrill Wagner Amidst Chance and Order”, pg 6 
Naomi Spector, “Merrill Wagner: Land and Time”, pg 12
Robert Storr, “Matters of Fact and of Vision”, pg 16
Lilly Wei, “Ephemera and Endurance: The Art of Paint, Stone, and Steel”, pg 22
John Yau, “Paint and Pencil”, pg 28

2014
FiveMyles, FiveMyles, p. 22-36

2011
Parks, Steve. Newsday. “A Multimedia Exhibit of Flowers...” April 22, www.Newsday.com

2010
Newhall, Edith. The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Starring Stripes,” Oct. 24, p. H6
Sulcas, Roslyn. The New York Times. “When Styles Converge and Diverge,” March 30, p. C6

2009
Knafo, Robert. New Art TV. “Merrill Wagner,” Oct.,
www.newarttv.com/Merrill+WagnerKangas, Matthew. Art Ltd., “Merrill Wagner at Traver Gallery,” Sept./Oct., p. 20
Hackett, Regina. Artsjournal.com., “Merrill Wagner - the astringent flourish,” http://www.artsjournal.com/anotherbb/2009/07/merrill-wright---the-astringen.html

2008
La Rocco, Ben. The Brooklyn Rail. “Merrill Wagner: Thoughts of Form and Color,” Nov., p.45
Modern Home. “Sundaram Tagore Gallery,” June, p.223

2007
Lovelace, Carrie. Art in America. “Merrill Wagner at Sundaram Tagore,” Nov., p.215
Wei, Lilly. ART News. “Merrill Wagner,” May, p.160
Newhall, Edith. Philadelphia Inquirer. “When Peach is Yellow...,” Oct. 26, www.philly.com/inquirer/weekend/10795222.html
McAdams, Shane. The Brooklyn Rail. “Merrill Wagner: Flowers,” April, p.40 Powell, Dan. Mercury. “Hide and Seek,” Jan 31-Feb 5, pp.12-13
Siclen, Bill Van. Providence Journal. “One-person show at URI is a celebration...” Feb. 1, p.E7
Norris, Doug. South County Independent/NE Independent. “Winter Landscapes,” Jan. 11, pp.C1, C6

2006
Johnson, Ken. The New York Times. “For a Broad Landscape, An Equally Wide Survey,” May 31, p.E5
Heise, Rudiger. Applaus. “Galerie Renate Bender: Merrill Wagner, Uwe Jonas,” June, p.56
Enrique, Lucia. Seattle Times. “Visual Art and Poetry are Merely a Wall Apart,” April 23

2005
Leffingwell, Edward. Art in America. “Merrill Wagner at Sundaram Tagore,” December, pp.138-139
Schira, Ron. Reading Eagle. “Artist’s Abstract Paintings Alter the Landscape,” November 26, p.B9
Strauss, R. B. Art Matters. “Merrill Wagner Steels Herself,” February, p.19
Fallon, Roberta and Rosof, Libby. Artblog.com “Wagner’s Rustoleum,” March 14
Graves, Jen. Proquest.com. “Art in Tacoma’s present links past with uncertain future,” January 26

2003
“Merrill Wagner,” Published by A.R.T. Press, New York, Edited by William S. Bartman, Essay by Lily Wei, Interview by Ann Messner and William S. Bartman, 2003
Frank, Peter. LA Weekly. “Merrill Wagner,” June 27 – July 3
The News Tribune South Sound. “Tacoma’s 1st High-Profile Gallery,” October 31, p.B1
Wagonfeld, Judy. Seattle Post Intelligencer. “Traver Gallery Opens Tacoma Branch,” November 7, p.16

2002
Boyce, Roger. Art In America. “Merrill Wagner at Stark,” October, p.159
Hall, Emily. The Stranger. “Visual Art: Visual Silence,” April 11
Anderson, Jack. The New York Times. “Dance Review; A Solo Influence in Group Works,” Jan. 18, p.32, section E

2001
Hackett, Regina. Seattle Post Intelligencer. “What’s on Display,” Feb 16, p.22
Hoffberg, Judith. Umbrella. “Oil and Water by Merrill Wagner,” vol 24 #2, August, p.51
Princenthal, Nancy. Art on Paper. “Artist’s Book Beat,” vol 5 #3, Jan/Feb, p.95
Wagonfeld, Judy. Seattlecitysearch.com. “New Paintings on Steel,” Galleries at a Glance, Jan

2000
Braff, Phyllis. New York Times. L.I. Edition, Art Reviews, “Punk and Bloat,” Molloy College Art Gallery, Rockville Center, L.I., Dec. 10
Seidel, Miriam. Art in America, “Merrill Wagner at Larry Becker Contemporary Art,” April 2000, p.160
Anderson, Jack. New York Times, “With Movements Stepping to Flute, Cello, and Silence,” Feb. 28, Section E, p.28
Hamilton, Judy. Casper Star Tribune, “Wagner Steels the Show,” Feb. 17, section C, pp.1-2
Jowitt, Deborah. The Village Voice, “Unchartered Terrain,” Feb. 22

1999
Kangas, Matthew. Sculpture Magazine. “Merrill Wagner, William Traver Gallery,” June, vol. 18, No. 15, p.63
Schwabsky, Barry. The New York Times. “Abstract Introspection in 2 Distinct Styles,” New Jersey section, On the Towns, Sunday Oct. 31, p.13
Sozanzki, Edward J. The Philadelphia Enquirer, “Rustoleum Never Sleeps,” Nov. 12

1998
Murdock, Robert. Review Magazine. “Scott Reynolds and Merrill Wagner,” April 1, 1998, p.10

1997
Princenthal, Nancy. On Paper. “Artist’s Book Beat,” vol 1, #5, May – June, pp.43-44
Harrison, Helen. The New York Times. “Better Color Through Chemistry,” Aug. 13, p.18
Hackett, Regina. The Seattle Post Intelligencer. “Merrill Wagner Merges Spirits,” June 17, pp.C1, C3
Smith, Cary. The News Tribune. Soundlife, “Reality in the Abstract,” June 29, pp.B1-2
Kangas, Matthew. The Seattle Times. “Merrill Wagner’s Stark Vision,” July 3, Tempo, p.G22
Clayton, Alec. The City Paper. “Surface Syntax,” Arts and Leisure, June 26, p.4, Tacoma, WA
Wagonfeld, Judy. Tacoma Weekly. “The Eclectic Life of an Artist,” July 10 – 17, vol VII Issue 25, pp.4-5

1996
Dorsey, John. The Sun. Baltimore, MD, “Too Much ‘Different’ Makes Show Uneven,” Jan 14. Arts section K, p.1
Heartney, Eleanor. Art in America. “Merrill Wagner at Stark,” April, p.115
Hackett, Regina. The Seattle Post Intelligencer. “What’s Happening,” May 24, p.15
Schwabsky, Barry. The New York Times. “Three Painters Add a Human Touch to Abstraction,” Sept. 22, New Jersey section, On the Town, p.14
Watkins, Eileen. Newark Sunday Star Ledger. “Artistic Trio’s Exhibitions Target the Natures of Time and Space,” October 6, Section 4, p.10

1995
Van Siclin, Bill. “Geometric Art Crosses Line of Convention,” The Providence Journal Bulletin, Feb. 10, Section D, Lifebeat, p.1
McLennan, Douglas. The News Tribune. “Art Walk Includes Look at Recent Museum Acquisitions,” Feb. 16, SL-11, Tacoma, WA
Princenthal, Nancy. The Print Collectors’ Newsletter. “Artist’s Book Beat.” vol XXVI, #2, May – June, p.71
Dorsey, John. The Sun. “Grimaldis Abstract Show in Beautiful Shape.” May 12, Baltimore, MD

1994
Smith, Roberta. The New York Times. Art in Review, “Artists’ Select, Part 1,” Jan 7, p.C23
Kangas, Matthew. The Seattle Times. “Wagner, Flavin Make Most out of Minimal Art,” March 7, Section F, p.1
Hackett, Regina, The Seattle Post Intelligencer. “Painter Puts Her Signature on Lyrical Abstraction,” March 23

1993
Kangas, Matthew. “Late Modernist Painting in the Pacific Northwest,” Modernism and Beyond: Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest. Edited by Laura Brunsman and Ruth Askey, New York, Midmarch Arts Press, p.98
Zimmer, Williams. The New York Times (Connecticut Edition). “Industrial – Strength Sculpture with Economy – Size Politics,” March 28
Nathan, Jean. The New York Times. “Game, Set, and Perspective,” May 16, Styles p.9

1992
Bell, Tiffany. Artstudio. “Looking at Kelly’s Paintings Now,” Spring 24, pp.158-175
Massera, Jean-Charles. Arte Factum. “Merrill Wagner: Galerie l’A, Liege,” Feb-March, p.29
Heartney, Eleanor. Art in America. “Merrill Wagner at Stark,” Oct., p.147

1991
Princenthal, Nancy. The Print Collector’s Newsletter. “Artist’s Book Beat,” Vol. XXI, No.6, Jan-Feb., p.237
Heyting, Door Lien. NRC Handelsblad. “The Order Chaos, and Disappearing Process of Merrill Wagner,” Holland, July 18 Massera, Jean-Charles. Art Press, La Haye, “Merrill Wagner, Gemeentemuseum,” Nov., p.100

1990
Rice, Robbin. Philadelphia City Paper. “Cool Slate and Weathered Wood,” March 15-23
Hoffberg, Judith. Umbrella. “Notes on Paint,” vol. 13, #2, December, p.45

1989
Smith, Roberta. The New York Times. “Galleries Paint a Brighter Picture for Women,” April 14, p.C29
Brunsman, Laura. The Arts – Newsletter of the Kings County Arts Commission. “Decade of Abstraction: Expressionism,” August
Faust, Gretchen. Arts Magazine. “Merrill Wagner,” Sept., p.94
Nesbit, Lois. Artforum. “Merrill Wagner: Fawbush Gallery,” Oct., p.172
Mathieson, Karen. The Seattle Times. “Artists Speak Vibrant Visual Language,” Nov. 23, p.K3

1988
Raynor, Vivien. The New York Times. “At The Ben Shann, Surrealism’s Legacy.” Feb. 21, p.18
Higuchi, Shoichiro. Idea, “Merrill Wagner, Swimmer in the Stream of Time.” Tokyo, September, p.102
Kangas, Matthew. The Seattle Weekly. “Banned in Puyallup,” Nov. 29

1987
Hackett, Regina. The Seattle Post Intelligencer. “Paul Heald Paintings Line up a Spirited Struggle,” Nov. 16
“Lenore Gray Gallery Shows Abstracts by New York Artists.” Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Newton, Connecticut, Dec. 18, p.101
Kangas, Matthew. “Time Travelers,” The Seattle Weekly, Nov. 18, p.45
“News of the Print World: People and Places: American Abstract Artists’ 50th Anniversary Print Portfolio 1987,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter. May – June 1987. p.58

1986
Bell, Tiffany. Arts Magazine. “Merrill Wagner,” May, p.100
Brenson, Michael. The New York Times. “The Landscape Maintains its Hold on American Artists,” March 9, p.H33
Henry, Gerrit. Art In America. “Merrill Wagner at John Gibson,” Sept., p.139

1985
The Trentonian. “Actual Exhibit at Squibb,” Trenton, New Jersey, June 4
Star-Ledger. “Art”. Newark, New Jersey, June 7
Artner, Alan. “Color Field Painting Returns in an Impressive Exhibition,” Chicago Tribune, Jan 18, section 7, p.10
Bell, Jane. “Abstract Painting, John Gibson,” Art News, Sept., p.142
Harrison, Helen. The New York Times,Long Island edition. “Treating the Canvas as an Object in Its Own Right,” March 3 Lyon, Christopher. The Chicago Sun Times. “Wandering Leads to Wonderland,” Jan. 18, p.47
Reynolds, Rosemary. The Tico Times.“The Arts,” San Juan, Costa Rica. Nov. 22
Wallach, Amei. Newsday. “Abstract Power,” Long Island, New York, Feb. 22
Zimmer, William. The NY Times. “At Squibb: A Display of How Little Change There Really Is,” July 28

1984
Donohoe, Victoria. Philadelphia Inquirer. “Is Abstract Painting Regaining Its Popularity?” Sept. 14
Wotton, Warren. The Tacoma New Tribune. “Sticking to Roots, Wagner Charms New York,” Jan. 22

1983
Glueck, Grace. The New York Times. “A Group Exhibition Curated by Lucio Pozzi,” July 8
Westfall, Stephen. Arts Magazine. “Merrill Wagner/ Peter Brown,” March

1982
Cohen, Joelle. The Tacoma News Tribune. “NY Art Scene Lured Away Tacoma’s Merrill Wagner,” Aug. 8
Feinberg, Andrew. Venture Magazine. “Picking Up the Pieces in a Tight Art Market,” Dec., p.42
Glueck, Grace. The New York Times. “Group Show Celebrates Pollack Legacy in Art,” Sept. 10
The Tacoma News Tribune. “Merrill Wagner Works,” Sept. 17
Westfall, Stephen. Arts Magazine. “Recent Aspects of Allover,” Dec.

1981
Hafif, Marcia. Art in America. “Getting On With Painting,” April
Shirey, David. The New York Times, “Art Sampler,” Feb. 8
Skoggard, Rose. Art in America. “Merrill Wagner at Hal Bromm, May
Watkins, Eileen. The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey, Jan. 25
Deschamp, Madeleine. La Peinture Americanine, p.266

1979
Glueck, Grace. The New York Times.“Painting,” Dec. 20
Larson, Kay. The Village Voice. “Art,” Dec. 24
Russell, John. The New York Times. “Art,” Dec. 14
Zimmer, William. Soho Weekly News. “Extensions of Form,” Dec. 13

1978
Bell, Tiffany. Arts Magazine. “Merrill Wagner,” Jan.
Frank, Peter. The Village Voice. “Schoolhouse Rock,” May 18
Lubell, Ellen. Soho Weekly News. “Installations,” Dec. 13

1976
Lubell, Ellen. Arts Magazine. “Merrill Wagner,” June

1974
Bell, Jane. Arts Magazine. “Grace Bakst Wapner and Merrill Wagner,” June

1972
Pincus-Witten, Robert. Artforum. “Merrill Wagner,” Feb.

1971
Bowles, Jerry. Art News. “Merrill Wagner,” Summer Issue
Brown, Gordon. Arts Magazine. “55 Mercer,” Summer Issue
The Soho Statement. “55 Mercer,” vol. 1, #1, Nov. 20 

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