Andrea Wagner

Biography

Andrea Wagner  

 Amsterdam/Netherlands

Born in Germany, grew up in Canada;

jewelry studies  Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam;  graduation 1997.

Based in Amsterdam since 1994 with own studio.

Curator and organizer of  touring exhibition GOLDEN CLOGS, DUTCH MOUNTAINS to seven venues in the US and Canada in 2007 and 2008.

Co-curator for WALKING THE GRAY AREA in Mexico City 2010.

Regular participation in national and international exhibitions. Her work is represented in various national as well as international public and private collections. Occasional lecturing  and teaching experiences.

Recipient of several larger stipends from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and  project financings through the National Mondriaan Foundation and Dutch Consulates abroad.

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series:          “The Architect Who Faced His Jardin Interieur

pieces:
„Magnolia Lane“
„Flora’s Boardwalk“
„Fountain Crest Urbania“

(main material: stained bone china porcelain made with combustible mould method)

Jardin interieur”: French for the private landscape – inside garden – in our mind

The title as a playful metaphore for an architect who takes a deep look at his personal inside longing and discovers that he actually always wanted to be a gardener or landscape artist and then starts melding nature and architecture together.
The pieces of this series are like playful little models to the question of where architecture ends and nature begins.

The diversity of materials and forms in this series are like layered impressions of an extended travel log.
In my frequent travels pops out the excited tension I feel of leaving behind my ’safe‘ haven of home, discovering new impressions, and returning home to the familiar with a head full of fresh perceptions, all the while sharpening my own connection to the intimate sheltering space of home.