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Merrill Wagner

1935
born in Tacoma, Washington
 

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

1959 – 63
Art Students League


 

SELECTED AWARDS

2006
Academy Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Andrew Carnegie Prize, National Academy of Design

2002
Hassam Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters

1992
Northwest Design Award

1991
Certificate of Excellence, AIGA Book Show 1990

1989
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant


 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (selection)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA
Chase Manhattan Bank, NYC
Coopers and Lybrand, Boston, MA
Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Holland
Richard Gluckman, Architects, NYC
Goldman Sachs Company, NYC
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf
Long Island University, Brookville, NY
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY
Project Studios One, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY Charles Schwab Company, San Francisco, CA
Sears Merchandising, Chicago, IL
Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University Museum at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2022

Merrill Wagner, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin 

Merill Wagner, David Zwirner, New York
 

2021

Merrill Wagner, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
 

2020

Merrill Wagner, Taro Nasu, Tokyo
 

2019

Merrill Wagner: Landscapes of Colour/Landschaften der Farbe, Große Kunstschau, Worpswede

Merrill Wagner: Works from the 80s, Zürcher Gallery, NY
 

2018

Frieze NY, Zürcher Gallery, NYC

Amidst Chance and Order, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
 

2017

Works from the 70’s, Zürcher Gallery, NYC

Small Works, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, PA
 

2016

New York Studio School, NYC
 

2013

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

Stone and Steel, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin
 

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

Flowers, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC
 

2006

Looking at the Land, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

Renate Bender, Munich

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
 

2005

Paintings, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC

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

The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
 

1999

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

New Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1998

Copper Drawings, Garner Tullis Workshop, NYC

Green Landing Renovation, PS1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, LIC, NY
 

1997
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
 

1996

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
 

1995

Stark Gallery, NYC
 

1994

William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

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

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, Miami, FL

The Sandpaper Gallery, Tacoma, WA
 

1984

Tacoma Art Museum, 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 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2023

Papel Papel, Galerie Zürcher, New York
 

2021

Painting Deconstructed: Selections from the Northwest Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
 

2020

Fresh Air, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA 

Lines, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
 

2019

Group Exhibition, Zürcher Gallery, NY 

Hanne Darboven, Charlotte Posenenske, Merrill Wagner, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Postwar Women, The Art Students League of New York

Trois Américaines de New York, Galerie la Forest Divonne, Brussels, Belgium
 

2018

Women Artists, Neuberger Museum of Art, NY

Between the Lines, American Abstract Artists Women's Exhibition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Minimal Difference. Selected Work by Women Artists 1960s ­­– 1970s, The Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York Purchase
 

2016

1970’s: Women and Abstraction, Zürcher 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, OH

Julian Pretto Gallery, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY

8 Women/8 Stories, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China 

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 Bloo, Islip Art Museum, 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

Holiday Salon,Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC

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

This Cool, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

American Abstract Artists International, The Aragonese Castle of Otranto, Otranto, Italy

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, cologne 

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,Björn 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

One, Björn 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

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

Paper +-, Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC

Hands on Color, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
 

1997

After the Fall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

Drawing from Life, Stark Gallery, NYC

Better Color through Chemistry, The Islip Museum, NY
 

1995

All about Edges,”University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 

Geometric Abstraction, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

10 x 10: Artists Select a Painter of their Choice, New York Studio School, NYC

Alchemy, Proctor Art Center; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
 

1994

Fashion in Metal; Metal in Art, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC

Red, White Walls, and Blue, The Woodstock Guild’s Kleinert Art Center, 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, WA

Fallen Timber, Tacoma Art Museum, WA. 
 

1993

Impermanence. Andy Goldsworthy and Merrill Wagner, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Silent Echoes, Tennisport Arts, L.I.C.

Artists Select, Artists’ Space, NYC

Artists of the Aughts, Fulcrum Gallery, NYC
 

1992

Breakdown!, Rose Art Museum; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Inaugural Show: Tennisport Arts, Long Island City
 

1991

Large Scale, Stark Gallery, NYC

AIGA Book Show 1990

Books as Art, Boca Raton Museum, 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

Plane Into Form, mezzanine, One World Trade Center, New York

100 Drawings by Women, Hillwood Art Gallery; C.W. Post Campus; Long Island University; Traveling through America and Europe

Celebrating the Permanent Collection, The Tacoma Art Museum, WA

A Decade of Abstraction, 1979-1989, Seattle Center, WA
 

1988

The Legacy of Surrealism in Contemporary Art, The Ben Shahn Gallery; William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

Out of Order, Anne Plumb Gallery, NYC

Route 27, John Gibson Gallery, NYC

A Living Tradition: Selections from the American Abstract Artists, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC

Seattle, Before and After, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

The $1000 Show, John Davis Gallery, New York, NYC
 

1987

Seattle Sculpture 1927-1987, A Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition, Seattle Center, WA

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

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, NY
 

1985

Color and Field, Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL

Abstract Painting as Surface and Object, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island 

Time Will Tell, Squibb International Headquarters, Princeton, NJ

Invitational, Condeso-Lawler Gallery, NYC

Diversity – New York Artists, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
 

1984 ­­­­– 5

Large Drawing, Independent Curators Incorporated, traveling exhibition
 

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

Fifteen Abstract Artists, Susan Montezinos Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 

1983

American Abstract Artists, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

55 Mercer – 12 Years, 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC

Group Exhibition, John Weber Gallery; Lucio Pozzi, NY

Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

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
 

1981

Painting About Painting, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

American Abstract Artists, Summit Art Center, NJ

Group Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

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
 

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

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
 

1977

American Abstract Artists Exhibition, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

Outside the City Limits, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY

Group Exhibition, Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC

Christmas Show,Truman Gallery, NYC

Summer Group Exhibition, Droll/Kolbert, NY
 

1976

American Abstract Artists Memorial Exhibition, Westbeth, NYC
 

1974

55 Mercer Traveling Group Exhibition, Gallery Association of New York State
 

1972

Grids, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
 

1971

26 Contemporary Women Artists,”Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Christmas Show, Penthouse Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
 

1970

55 Mercer Gallery, NYC

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 
 

2017

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). New York Studio School Gallery, New York, (exh. cat.)
 

2004

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). Public: Five Outdoor Paintings 1993 - 2003, Private: More Notes On Paint 1983 - 2003 (Set of two books)
 

2000

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). Oil and Water
 

1996

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). Painted Sun Trails
 

1994

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). Time and Materials
 

1990

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). Notes on Paint
 

1982

Wagner, Merrill. (ed.). A Calendar, September 1982 - December 1983
 

GROUP CATALOGUES
 

2018

Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artist 1936 - Present, (exh. cat.)

2017

Fenstermaker, Will. What’s Left Behind in The Brooklyn Rail, Jul./Aug.

Micchelli, Thomas. Merrill Wagner’s Puzzles in Color and Tape in Hyperallergic, Jun.
 

2010

Newhall, Edith. Starring Stripes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 24

Sulcas, Roslyn. When Styles Converge and Diverge, The New York Times, Mar. 30
 

2008

La Rocco, Ben. Merrill Wagner: Thoughts of Form and Color, The Brooklyn Rail, Nov.

Jonson, Ken. Hunting a Tribe of Minimalistic on the Street of the Upper East Side, The New York Times, Jan. 5
 

2007

Wei, Lilly. Merrill Wagner, ART News, May

Newhall, Edith. When Peach is Yellow...,  Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 26

McAdams, Shane. Merrill Wagner: Flowers, The Brooklyn Rail, Apr.

Norris, Doug. Winter Landscapes, South County Independent, Jan. 11
 

2006

Johnson, Ken. For a Broad Landscape, An Equally Wide Survey, The New York Times, May 31

Enrique, Lucia. Visual Art and Poetry are Merely a Wall Apart, Seattle Times, Apr. 23
 

2005

Schira, Ron. Artist’s Abstract Paintings Alter the Landscape, Reading Eagle, Nov. 26

Strauss, R. B. Merrill Wagner Steels Herself, Art Matters, Feb.
 

2003

Frank, Peter. Merrill Wagner, LA Weekly, Jun./ Juli
 

2002

Hall, Emily. Visual Art: Visual Silence, The Stranger, Apr. 11

Anderson, Jack. Dance Review: A Solo Influence in Group Works, The New York Times, Jan. 18
 

2001

Hackett, Regina. What’s on Display, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Feb. 16

Hoffberg, Judith. Oil and Water by Merrill Wagner, Umbrella, vol. 24 no.2, Aug.

Princenthal, Nancy. Artist’s Book Beat, Art on Paper, vol. 5 no. 3, Jan./Feb.
 

2000

Braff, Phyllis. A Force in the Golden Age of Photojournalism, The New York Times, Dec. 10

Anderson, Jack. With Movements Stepping to Flute, Cello, and Silence, The New York Times, Feb. 28

Hamilton, Judy. Wagner Steels the Show, Casper Star Tribune, Feb. 17

Jowitt, Deborah. Unchartered Terrain, The Village Voice, Feb. 22
 

1999

Schwabsky, Barry. Abstract Introspection in 2 Distinct Styles, The New York Times, Oct. 31

Sozanzki, Edward J. Rustoleum Never Sleeps, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Nov. 12
 

1997

Princenthal, Nancy. Artist’s Book Beat, Art on Paper, vol.1, no.5, May/Jun.

Harrison, Helen. Better Color Through Chemistry, The New York Times, Aug. 13

Hackett, Regina. Merrill Wagner Merges Spirits, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, Jun. 17

Smith, Cary. Reality in the Abstract, The News Tribune. Soundlife, Jun. 29

Kangas, Matthew. Merrill Wagner’s Stark Vision, The Seattle Times, Jul. 3
 

1996

Hackett, Regina. What’s Happening, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, May 24

Schwabsky, Barry. Three Painters Add a Human Touch to Abstraction,” The New York Times, Sep. 22
 

1995

Van Siclin, Bill. Geometric Art Crosses Line of Convention,The Providence Journal Bulletin, Feb. 10

McLennan, Douglas. The News Tribune. Art Walk Includes Look at Recent Museum Acquisitions, The News Tribune, Feb. 16

Dorsey, John. Grimaldis Abstract Show in Beautiful Shape, The Baltimore Sun, May 12
 

1994

Smith, Roberta.Artists’ Select, Part 1, The New York Times, Jan. 7

Kangas, Matthew. Wagner, Flavin Make Most out of Minimal Art, The Seattle Times, Mar. 7

Hackett, Regina, Painter Puts Her Signature on Lyrical Abstraction, The Seattle Post Intelligencer Mar. 23
 

1993

Zimmer, Williams. Industrial – Strength Sculpture with Economy – Size Politics, The New York Times, Mar. 28

Nathan, Jean. Game, Set, and Perspective, The New York Times, May 16
 

1990

Rice, Robbin. Cool Slate and Weathered Wood, Philadelphia City Paper, Mar. 15

Hoffberg, Judith. Notes on Paint, Umbrella, vol. 13 no. 2, Dec.
 

1989

Smith, Roberta. Galleries Paint a Brighter Picture for Women, The New York Times, Apr. 14

Faust, Gretchen. Merrill Wagner, Arts Magazine, Sept.

Mathieson, Karen. Artists Speak Vibrant Visual Language, The Seattle Times, Nov. 23
 

1988

Raynor, Vivien. At The Ben Shann, Surrealism’s Legacy, The New York Times, Feb. 21

Higuchi, Shoichiro. Merrill Wagner, Swimmer in the Stream of Time, Idea, Sep.

Kangas, Mattew. Banned in Puyallup, The Seattle Weekly, Nov. 29
 

1987

Kangas, Matthew. Time Travelers, The Seattle Weekly, Nov. 18

News of the Print World: People and Places: American Abstract Artists’ 50th Anniversary Print Portfolio 1987, The Print Collector’s Newsletter, May/Jun.
 

1986

Bell, Tiffany. Merrill Wagner, Arts Magazine, May

Brenson, Michael. The Landscape Maintains its Hold on American Artists, The New York Times, Mar. 9
 

1985

Artner, Alan. Color Field Painting Returns in an Impressive Exhibition, Chicago Tribune, Jan.18

Harrison, Helen. Treating the Canvas as an Object in Its Own Right, The New York Times, Mar. 3

Lyon, Christopher. Wandering Leads to Wonderland, The Chicago Sun Times, Jan. 18

Reynolds, Rosemary. The Arts, The Tico Times. Nov. 22

Wallach, Amei. Abstract Power, Newsday, Feb. 22
 

1984

Donohoe, Victoria. Is Abstract Painting Regaining Its Popularity?, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 14

Wotton, Warren. Sticking to Roots, Wagner Charms New York, The Tacoma New Tribune, Jan. 22
 

1982

Cohen, Joelle. NY Art Scene Lured Away Tacoma’s Merrill Wagner, The Tacoma News Tribune, Aug. 8

Feinberg, Andrew. Picking Up the Pieces in a Tight Art Market, Venture Magazine, Dec.

Glueck, Grace. Group Show Celebrates Pollack Legacy in Art, The New York Times. Sept. 10

Westfall, Stephen. Recent Aspects of Allover, Arts Magazine, Dec.
 

1981

Hafif, Marcia. Getting On With Painting, Art in America, AprilShirey, David. Art Sampler, The New York Times, Feb. 8

Shirey, David. Art Sampler, The New York Times, Feb. 8
 

1979

Glueck, Grace. Painting, The New York Times, Dec. 20

Larson, Kay. Art, The Village Voice, Dec. 24

Russell, John. Art, The New York Times, Dec. 14

Zimmer, William. Extensions of Form, Soho Weekly News, Dec. 13
 

1978

Bell, Tiffany. Merrill Wagner, Arts Magazine, Jan.

Frank, Peter. Schoolhouse Rock, The Village Voice, May 18

Lubell, Ellen. Installations, Soho Weekly News, Dec. 13
 

1976

Lubell, Ellen. Merrill Wagner, Arts Magazine, Jun.
 

1974

Bell, Jane. Grace Bakst Wapner and Merrill Wagner,  Arts Magazine, Jun.
 

1972

Pincus-Witten, Robert.  Merrill Wagner, Artforum, Feb.
 

1971

Bowles, Jerry. Merrill Wagner, Art News, Summer Issue

Brown, Gordon. 55 Mercer,Arts Magazine, Summer Issue

The Soho Statement. 55 Mercer, vol. 1, no. 1, Nov. 20 

Merrill Wagner

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Hanne Darboven - Charlotte Posenenske - Merrill Wagner

10. May 2019 - 27. Jul 2019
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Merrill Wagner

19. Jan 2018 - 10. Mar 2018
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Merrill Wagner

08. Mar 2013 - 20. Apr 2013
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