Catherine Wagner

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Born 1953, San Francisco, CA
1970-71, Instituto del Arte, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (Full Scholarship)
1971, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1972-73, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1975, Cum Laude, Bachelors of Fine Arts, San Francisco State University, CA
1977/81 Masters of Fine Arts, San Francisco State University, CA
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

Solo exhibitions

2019
Catherine Wagner: Paradox Observed, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2018
Selections, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco CA
Archeology in Reverse, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland CA
Near Abstraction, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA

2017
Frieze, Spotlight, New York, NY
In Situ: Traces of Morandi, Museum of Modern Art Bologna/ Museo Morandi , Bologna, Italy In Situ: Traces of Morandi, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco CA
Frankenstein? Unicorn Art Center, Beijing

2016
Archeology In Reverse, 1275 Minnesota Street, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

2015
Rome Works, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
Rome Works, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Catherine Wagner, Lee Eugean Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013
trans/iterate, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
trans/literate, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
Reparations, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Morphology, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

2007
A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Re-Classifying History, 101 California Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA

2005
Re-Classifying History, de Young Museum (inaugural), San Francisco, CA
Catherine Wagner: Early Works 1975-1981, California Landscapes and Moscone Site, Gallery
Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

2004
Trilogy: Reflections on Frankenstein, the Arctic Circle, and the History of Science, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Cross Sections: Catherine Wagner, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA

2002
12 Areas of Concern and Crisis, Installation at Comme des Garçons, Kyoto, Japan

2001
Cross Sections: Catherine Wagner, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Catherine Wagner: Selections 1980-2000, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
Realism and Illusion: Catherine Wagner Photographs the Disney Theme Parks, Nelson Atkins
Museum, Kansas City, MO

1999
Realism and Illusion: Catherine Wagner Photographs the Disney Theme Parks, Modern Art
Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Art & Science: Investigating Matter, Photographs by Catherine Wagner, Mead Art Museum,
Amherst, MA
Catherine Wagner, Selections 1978-1998, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Catherine Wagner: Art & Science, Investigating Matter, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA; Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA; International Center Of
Photography, New York, NY; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Realism and Illusion: Catherine Wagner Photographs the Disney Theme Parks, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Armand Hammer, Los Angeles, CA
Catherine Wagner Photographs: Investigating Matter, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Art & Science: Investigating Matter and American Classroom, Johnson County Community
College, Kansas City, MO

1996
Art & Science: Investigating Matter, Kemper Gallery of Art, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1994
American Classroom, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, at Amerika House, Frankfurt, Germany
(Netwerk Kulture catalog)
Home and Other Stories, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

1993
Home and Other Stories, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Home and Other Stories, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
American Classroom: Photographs by Catherine Wagner, University Gallery Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA

1991
American Classrooms: The Photographs of Catherine Wagner, Cuesta College, San Luis
Obispo, CA
Catherine Wagner, Selections, Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990
American Classroom: The Photographs of Catherine Wagner, Laurence Miller Gallery, New
York, NY

1989
American Classroom: The Photographs of Catherine Wagner, The Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
Photographs 1978-1988, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988
Catherine Wagner: Photographs from the American Classroom Project and the George
Moscone Site, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Changing Places, Photographs by Catherine Wagner, Farish School of Architecture,
Rice University, Houston, TX (catalog)
American Classroom, The Photographs of Catherine Wagner, Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston, TX (publication)

1987
Catherine Wagner, 1976-1986, Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (catalog)

1985
American Classroom, Oakland Museum – Oakes Gallery, Oakland, CA (brochure written by Lewis

1983
New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

1982
Equivalents Gallery, Seattle, WA
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

1978
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected group exhibitions

2019
Inside/Out, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA
Academic Bodies, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Selection of Photograph, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA
Aesthetics of Learning, Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY

2018
Way Bay, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Permanent Collection Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Permanent Collection Galleries for Photography, Chicago, IL

2017
Lumen, Granoff Arts Center Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Recollected, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2016
Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Chain Reaction 12, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones: Still Life, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

2015
Missing Persons, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Tongues Untied, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, Lumen, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, History Recast, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, Concrete Ghost, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

2013
Art on Paper, Datz Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
Tradition of Mayhem, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

2012
Yale University Art Gallery Re-Opening, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Recent Acquisitions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Silver Curtain, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
The Altered Landscape, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Polaroid [Im]possible, WestLicht – Museum of Photography, Vienna, Austria
HERE, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

2010
Know the Rules – Then Break Them, di Rosa, Napa, CA
The Gallery of California Art, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
State of Mind: A California Invitational, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Masterworks of American Photography: Popular Culture, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Real and HyperReal, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The View From Here, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
State of Mind, A California Invitational, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

2009
75 Years of Looking Forward: The Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area Part One: San Francisco Plays Itself, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)

2008
Selections from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
New Work: Photography and Sculpture, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
CCA Alumni & Faculty Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Home Sweet Home, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Rembrandt to Thiebaud: A Decade of Collecting Works on Paper, The Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
Bios 4, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC ), Seville, Spain
Take 2: Women Revisiting Art History, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2006
The Target Collection of American Photography: A Century in Pictures, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Wallarch Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2005
150 Works of Art, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Worth a Thousand Words: The Book as Image, University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
The Altered Landscape, National Academies of Science, Washington D.C.
New Work: Squeak Carnwath, Mildred Howard, Catherine Wagner, di Rosa Preserve Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
AxS: At the Intersection of Art and Science, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Recent Acquisitions, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (catalog)
Boxed Sets: Portfolios of the Seventies, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Tree, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

2004
Kurzdavordanach, SK Stiftungkultur, Koln, Germany
Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Ditto: Multiples from the Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
The Altered Landscape, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
What’s Doin,’ Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Visions of Passage, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Altered Landscape, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2003
How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Public Record, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Altered Landscape, Norsk Museum of Fotografi Preus Fotomuseum, Horten, Norway
The Altered Landscape, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2002
Constructing the 1930s, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Parallels And Intersections: Art/Women/California 1950 – 2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
National Millennium Survey, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 3, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Altered Landscape, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand

2001
A Love Affair with Pictures: 25 Years of Collecting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Depicting Absence/Implying Presence, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Architecture in Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
The Altered Landscape, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2000
Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Foreign Bodies, Untitled (Space) 13, New Haven, CT
Paradise Now: Creating the Genetic Revolution, Exit Art, New York, NY
American Perspectives: Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Our Quarter Century: The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography Turns Twenty-Five, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Into Our Prime: Acquisitions Since 1996, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Neural Notations, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Noise, The Wellcome Trust’s Two10 Gallery, London, England (catalog); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (catalog)

1999
Historically Speaking, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Body as Commodity, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Outside the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Museum Pieces: Bay Area Artists Envisioning the de Young, de Young Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA (brochure)
The Altered Landscape, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Bay Area Now, II, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
Into the Next Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (catalog)

1998
Home Sweet Home, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Inside These Walls, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
American Vernacular, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Interface: Art & Tech in the Bay Area, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Prime Focus, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

1997
Absolute Landscape: Between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Scientia Artifex, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

1995
Assembled Photographs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Selections From the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Landscape: A Concept, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Facing Eden:100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

1994
Family Lives, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.
Old Glory, New Story, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Discards, Secession Gallery at Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Shrines, Symbols & Cherished Objects, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

1992
Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures VI, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Passages, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
To Collect the Art of Women: The Jane Reese Williams Collection of Photography, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM (catalog)

1991
Past / Present: Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Upper Jones Gallery, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
SITE WORK: Architecture in Photography since Early Modernism, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
Silent Interiors, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalog)
California Cityscapes, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (catalog)

1990
Natural History Recreated, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Perspectives on Place: Attitudes Toward the Built Environment, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

1989
Picturing California, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalog)
Theme and Variations: The Photographic Still Life, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1988
Cross Currents/Cross Country, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA (catalog)
Evocative Presence: Twentieth-Century Photographs in the Permanent Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (catalog)

1987
A Look at Photography Books of 1987, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
New American Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1986
Midtown Review: A Look at Photography Books of 1986, International Center of Photography/Midtown, New York, NY (Publication: San Francisco Observed)
Bay Area Biennial, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Mills College Faculty Retrospective, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA (catalog)
New American Photography, Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (catalog)

1985
20 x 24 Polaroid Exhibition, Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA
Photography from the Permanent Collection, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Settings – The Civic Center Project, A.P. Giannini Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
La Photographie Creative, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

1983
California Sharp School, facets of the collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Landscape Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Rental Gallery, Eats Hampton, NY
University Memorial Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (two-person exhibition)

1982
Slices of Time – California Landscape, 1860-1880, 1960-1980, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalog)

1981
University of California at Santa Cruz (two-person exhibition with Gail Skoff)
Landscape Photography, 1850-1980, Sacramento, CA (catalog)

1980
Faculty Exhibition, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Contemporary California Photography, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)

1978
Memorial Union Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA (two-person exhibit with brochure)
Equivalents Gallery, Seattle, WA (two-person exhibition with Walker Evans)

1977
Cityscapes, Downtown Center Invitational Group Show, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

Publications

2019
Seeing Science, How Photography Reveals the Universe, Aperture, UMBC, pg. 100-101

2017
Baggage Claims, Orlando Museum Catalogue
Photo Rx: Pharmacy in Photography Since 1850, Damiani Press

2016
Photographs Reproduced, American Classroom, Missing Persons exhibition catalogue, Stanford University Press.
Profile and Photographs Reproduced, Rome Works, San Francisco Cottages and Gardens Feb/Mar

2014
Photographed Reproduced, Various bodies, Photodot Korea, pg. 58-61, October
Photograph Reproduced, Utopia, Blind Spot 47, Vik Muniz and Barney Kulok, April.
Multiple Exhibition Reproductions, Cinque Mostre, Cinque Mostre: Time & Again, Posa Edizioni, Feb.

2013
Photographic Series and Interview, Catherine Wagner, Magazine Gitz
Photograph Reproduced, Northern Vista, George Moscone Site, San Francisco, CA, Arts for the City: San Francisco: Civic Art and Urban Change, Susan Wels, pg. 117

2012
Introduction, My San Francisco, San Francisco City Guide, 2013, Louis Vuitton, pg. 10-11
Photographs Reproduced, Early California Landscapes, HERE., Pier 24 Photography, section

2010
Profile and Photograph Reproduced, -86 Degree Freezers, Twelve Areas of Concern and Crisis, American Art & Philanthropy, Peter C. Marzio, pg 351 – 352
Photograph Reproduced, Green Energy, Le Monde Diplomatique, Cedric Gossart, “Quand les technologies vertes poussent a la consommation”. July.
Photograph Reproduced, Emerson College, Southwick Hall, The New York Times Magazine, David Leonhardt, “Half a Degree”. May 9

2009
Photographs Reproduced, Portrait Wall, Blind Spot, Issue 39.

2008
Profile, California Home + Design, Dorka Keehn, “Frame of Reference”. June. Pg 135
Profile, Bay Area News Group Sunday A&E, “The arts of motherhood”, May 11th.
Preview, Flavorpill, Ashley Tibbits, “A Narrative History of the Light Bulb”, March
Photograph Reproduced, The New York Times Style Magazine, Alice Rawsthorn, “Lights Out: An Ode to the dimming incandescent bulb.” Design & Living Spring. Pg 52.

2007
Profile, Mills Quarterly, Glen Helfand, “Illuminating Culture”, Fall. Pg 14-15.

2006
Photograph Reproduced, Diagnosis [Art]: Contemporary Art Reflecting Medicine, pg. 139
Photograph Reproduced, Exploring the Bancroft Library, pg. 80
Photograph Reproduced, Exposure, Spring 2006, pg. 1, pg. 51.
Photograph Reproduced, New York Times Magazine, January 15. pg. 18.

2005
de Jesus, Melinda, Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory, Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience, pg. 302- 303
“Object Lessons,” Mickey Rapkin, New York Times Style Magazine, Fall, p. 48.
“San Francisco’s New Heights,” Lynne Yaeger, Travel and Leisure, September, p. 204.
“Sitting or Standing, an Ovation,” Zahid Sardar, San Francisco Chronicle, November 12.
Photograph Reproduced, New York Times Magazine, Nov. 27, pg. 19
Re-Classifying History: Catherine Wagner, de Young Museum (museum brochure)
Crist, Steve, The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collection of Photography, Taschen, p.241

2004
Kurzdavordanach: Gegenwart als Zwischenraum, Revolver & Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Koln, Germany
Susan Anker, Dorothy Nelkin, The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age, pg 145-146, 175, 179
Selections: The San Jose Museum of Art Permanent Collection (catalog)
Art & Biotechnologies (CD-Rom), Groupe de Recherche en Arts Médiatiques (GRAM), Université du Québec à Montreal (Anthology)
Camera Arts, “Curators as Collectors: Notes on Recent Museum Acquisitions and Gifts,” by Erin O’Toole, August/September 2004, pages 30-35.
SEED, Portfolio, “Cross Sections,” Summer 2004, pages 70-79.
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, “Time Passages: Artists Catherine Wagner and Loretta Gargan’s Changing World,” by Zahid Sardar, February 15, pages 20-25.
Trilogy: Reflections on Frankenstein, the Arctic Circle, and the History of Science, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)

2003
How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography (catalog)
Epicenter: San Francisco Bay Area Art Now, by Mark Johnstone and Leslie Aboud Holzman
SEED, Portfolio, “-86 Degree Freezers,” Jan/Feb 2003, pages 74-83.

2002
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001, by Sylvia Wolf and Andy Grundberg
Trajekte, “Catherine Wagner’s Laboratories,” Nr. 4 April 2002

2001
Calendar live, “A Master’s Long Shadow,” August 26, 2001

2000
Paris Photo, “Catherine Wagner: Cross-Sections + Annotations,” Issue 10.
Blind Spot, “Catherine Wagner: Cross-Sections + Annotations,” Issue 15.
Limn, “Catherine Wagner: Miracles and Madness,” Issue 5, Page 15.
Noise, The Wellcome Trust’s Two10 Gallery, London, England. (catalog)
Noise, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England. (catalog)
Foreign Bodies, Untitled (Space) 13, New Haven, CT. (catalog)
Wired Magazine, Heather Sparks, “The Essential James Watson,” issue 8.09

1999
The Altered Landscape, Peter E. Pool, University of Nevada Press,
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. (catalog)
Museum Pieces, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA. (brochure)
Into the Next Century, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. (catalog)
Phenotypology, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. (brochure)

1997
The New Yorker, photograph, May 19, page 28.
The Village Voice, Critics Choice, photograph, April 1, page 13.

1996
SEE: A Journal of Visual Culture, Issue 2:2, pages 32-41.
Zyzzyva, Vol. XII, No. 2, pages 74-79.

1995
Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA. (catalog)

1994
Family Lives, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Kunst in Frankfurt, “Ein Dialog Europa-Amerika,” Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.

1993
House & Garden, “Portraits Without People,” June, page 52.
Los Angeles Times Magazine, “Interiors,” May 23, page 18.

1992
To Collect the Art of Women: The Jane Reese Williams Collection of Photography, Essay by Eugenia Parry Janis, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM.

1991
California Cityscapes, Mary Stofflet, Curator, Essay by James A. Clapp, San Diego, CA.
SITE WORK: Architecture in Photography since Early Modernism, by Martin Caiger-Smith, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England.
The Science of Words, George A. Miller, Scientific American Library, New York, NY, page 3.

1990
Changing Places: Photographs by Catherine Wagner, Farish Gallery Rice University (catalog)
Metropolis, Richard Gehr “Insights & Reviews,” May, page 35.
The New Yorker, “Goings On About Town,” April 16, page 19.
Details, “I Left My Art in San Francisco,” April, pages 149-153.

1989
SF Magazine, Vicki Bates “Catherine Wagner: Photographing the Construction Site as Art Object,” November.
Harpers Magazine, “Who Needs the Great Work?,” September, pages 47-51.
The Sciences, “The Stage is Set – Photographs by Catherine Wagner,” July/August, pages 30-33.
Metropolitan Home, Andy Grundberg “The New Hot Shots,” July.

1988
Connecting Conversations, Edited by Moira Roth “Interviews with 28 Bay Area Women Artists,” Eucalyptus Press.

1987
Aperture, “Technology and Transformation,” No. 106.
Athletes, Ruth Silverman, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

1986
Zyzzyva Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 3.
Bay Area Biennial, Newport Harbor Art Museum. (catalog)
Mills College Faculty Retrospective, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA. (catalog)
New American Photography, Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. (catalog)
San Francisco Observed, Chronicle Books.

1985
The American Classroom, essays by Therese Heyman and Lewis Baltz, Oakland Museum, CA. (brochure)

1983
Picture Magazine, No. 20.

1982
Slices of time, Oakland Museum, CA. (brochure)

1981
Archetype, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. (brochure)

1980
Large Spaces in Small Places, “Survey of Western Landscape Photography 1850-1980,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. (catalog)

1979
35mm Photography, Winter.
Picture Magazine, No. 11.
Latent Image, No. 2.
Latent Image, No. 3.

1978
New West Magazine, Peter Plagens and Carol Field “Eye The Collector,” Nov. 6.
Untitled, essay by Marla Katz Westover, Guest Curator, University of California, Davis, CA. (brochure)
Untitled, essay by Jack Welpott, The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, No. 14.
Contemporary California Photography, Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, CA. (catalog)
Arts Contemporary, essay by Hal Fisher “Contemporary Bay Area Photography,” LaMamelle, exhibition page.

1977
College of Marin Times, interview.
Pacific Sun, exhibition page.

 

Monographs

2018
Place, History and the Archive, Damiani

2017
Vecchi, Benson Miller, Wagner, In Situ: Traces of Morandi. Edizione MAMbo.

2001
Butler, Helfand, Peat, Catherine Wagner: Cross Sections. Twin Palms Publishers.

1996
Homburg, Gass, Longino. Art &Science: Investigating Matter. Nazraeli Press and Washington University Gallery of Art.

1993
Conkelton, Sheryl. Home and Other Stories, Photographs by Catherine Wagner. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico Press.

1990
Changing Places: Photographs by Catherine Wagner. Houston: Farish Gallery, Rice University

1989
Tucker, Anne Wilkes. American Classroom, The Photographs of Catherine Wagner. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts.

1987
Catherine Wagner, 1976-1986. Tokyo: Min Gallery.

 

Awards

2017
Inaugural Nancy Cook Endowed Chair, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2013-2014
Fellowship, The Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

2007-2009
Artist-in-Residence, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

2007
Award, Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue

2005
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2002
Joan and Robert Danforth Distinguished Professorship in the Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2000
Dorothea Lange Award/ Oakland Museum of California

1998
Visual Arts Fellowship, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

1997
Visual Arts Fellowship, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1995
Visual Arts Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation
Fellowship for Art & Science Project, Research Corporation

1994
Cypress Award, Center for Photographic Arts
Visiting Artist Fellowship/Chancellor Scholar, Art and Science Project, Washington
University, St. Louis, MO
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1993
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1990/91
Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

1987
Visual Arts Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1985
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1984
Ferguson Grant, Friends of Photography

1983
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Mellon Foundation Grant

1982
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1981
Mellon Foundation Grant
Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

1980
Faculty Research Grant, Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

Teaching positions

2017-present
Nancy Cook Endowed Chair in Photography, Mills College, Oakland CA

2000-present
Professor of Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2007
Visiting Professor of Art, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Professor of Art, University of California Los Angeles, Graduate Art Program, Los Angeles, CA

2004-2006
Chair, Art Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2003-2005
Joan & Robert Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1995-2003
Full-time Professor of Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1994
Visiting Distinguished Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1992-94
Chair, Art Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1979-94
Associate Professor of Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1979-85
Lecturer of Art, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1978
Part-time Lecturer of Fine Arts, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Lecturer of Art, University of California-Berkeley Extension
Part-time Lecturer of Fine Arts, College of San Mateo, CA

1977
Full-time Lecturer of Fine Arts, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

1975
Part-time Lecturer, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

 

Public collections

The Art Museum, University of Kentucky
Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Bibliotheque National de Paris
Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
CCA Montreal
Center of Creative Photography
Chase – Manhattan Bank
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KANSAS
E.L. Wiegand Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hewlett Packard Corporation
International Center of Photography, New York
La Salle Bank
Levi Strauss Corporation
The Library of Congress
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art Bologna, Bologna, Italy
National Museum of American Art – Smithsonian Institution, New York,
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, MA
Portland Museum of Art, ME
Progressive Corporation
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Sprint Corporation
Tate Modern
Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Walker Art Center, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, CT