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John Philip Wagner – Artist Background


BFA University of the Arts (Phila College of Art 1965)
MFA Maryland Institute of Art 1967

Visiting Artist / Academic Positions

1965-1967  Assistant Professor, Sculpture – Maryland Institute of Art
1965-1967  Drawing Instructor, Maryland Institute of Art
1970-1971  Artist in Residence – Schools of Las Vegas, New Mexico
1973  Visiting Artist in Schools program – Abiqui, New Mexico
1975  Guest Artist – Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, NM
1976  Guest Artist, Santa Monica Schools, Malibu, California
1976  Professor of Drawing, Free Arts Forum, Santa Fe, NM
1982  Guest Artist – Mount Wheeler School, Taos, NM
1985  Guest Artist – Summer in the Parks, Philadelphia, PA
1986  Drawing Instructor – Painters Galleries Southhamton, PA

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

1969  The Painters Gallery –  Santa Fe, NM
1970  The Court Gallery, Las Vegas, NM
1971  Jamison Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1972  Jamison Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1973  Jamison Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1974  Jamison Galleries, Houston, Texas
1975  Martin Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1975  The Discovery Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1976  Hall Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1982  The West Gallery, Taos, NM
1986  Utopia Parkway Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1987  Peddler’s Wagon, Cape May, NJ
1996  The Sculpture Garden – New Hope, PA
2013  Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO
2019  Canon Framing – Canon City, CO

Selected Group Exhibitions

1967 Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
1969  Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
1970-1973  New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Biennial – Santa Fe, NM
1975  New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, “Mgic Realism” – Santa Fe, NM
1976  Anhault Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1982  University of New Mexico – La Galeria, Alburquerque, NM
1982  Stables Gallery, Taos Art Association – Taos, NM
1985  “Refuse Show”, Philadelphia Convention Center – Philadelphia, PA
2012  Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO
2014  “Day of the Dead” Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO
2018  REM Gallery, Canon City, CO
2018  A Florence Gallery, Florence, CO
2019  Worldwide Treasures, Florence, CO

Live Performance “Wagner Marionettes”

2001  Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Ballroom during “The Nutcracker”Philadelphia, PA
2002  The Italian Festival – Mercer Park, NJ
2003  The Kimall Center, Philadelphia, PA
2003  Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
2004  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA


1967  “Logos” Underground Newspaper, Montreal, Canada
1968  “Evergreen Review”, Grove Press, New York NY
1968  “Avant Garde Magazine” New Your, NY
1968  “Spokesman for Freedom” Crowell Collier Press, NY
1969  “Cherokee Chief” Crowell Collier Press, NY
1970  “Flights by David A. Leeminef – Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1974  “Black Range Tales” Ballantine Books
1974  “Wipe Your Face, You Just Swallowed My Soul” Hugh Prather, Doubleday
1970  New Mexico Magazine, March/April, May/June
1974  “Southwest Art” –  A Daring Artist by Hugh Prather with Poetry
1973  “Southwestern Art” Austin, TX
1975  “Arizona Living” Scottsdale, AZ
1997  “Milk & Honey” Art Cards of Gods and Goddesses of Eqypt
2007  “Ascended Masters” Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue. Hay House, Inc. “Thoth”, “Horus”
2019  “Journey to Spiritland” Southwest Paintings by John Philip Wagner, Spiritland Publishing

Public Collections

Oklahoma City Center for the Arts, Oklahoma City, OK
New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe NM
Pikes Peak Historic Railway Foundation – Trolley Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
“Consolidation” (2-8-0) 8 ft. CO
“Frontier City” HO Train Layout
“Fremont Center for the Arts
“Madonna and Child in Venice”
“Saint Christopher”

Film Credits

“The Man Who Fell to the Earth” David Bowie, 1976 – 2 paintings “The Sybil” and “Bigfoot”