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Born: 1966, Jersey City, New Jersey

EDUCATION
1995 Bachelor of Science, Painting + Printmaking, Portland State University, Portland, OR

AWARDS
2014 Contemporary Northwest Art Award Nominee, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2013 Regional Arts & Culture Council Professional Development Grant, Portland, OR
2012 Contemporary Northwest Art Award Nominee, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2012 Honorable Mention, Cascade Aids Project Art for Life Auction, Portland, OR
2010 Oregon Arts Commission, Career Opportunity Grant
2008 Best in Show, Pacific Northwest Art Annual, Oregon Cultural Trust
2008 Oregon Arts Commission, Percent for Art Project, Portland State University Smith Center
2006 University Honda Award, Art About Agriculture
2004 Sue Lynn Thomas Juror’s Honor Award, Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University
2001 Vermont Studio Center Residency
2001 Regional Arts & Culture Council Technical Assistance Grant
1998 Press Award, Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University
1996 Purchase Award, Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 Uncharted Territories, Butters Gallery, Portland OR
2013 Opposing Cartographies, Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA
2012 Event Horizons, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2011 Quantum + Creative Connections, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
2011 Quantum Singularities, Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Elise Wagner: A Decade in Painting, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2010 New Work, Hallway Gallery, Bellevue, WA
2010 Solar Flare, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 50 Gestures, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK
2009 Celestial Cartographies, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2008 New Paintings, Hallway Gallery, Bellevue, WA
2008 Particle Maps, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 New Paintings, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Loss and Flow, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 New Encaustic Paintings, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 Residual Narratives, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 Remote References, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Works on Paper, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Degenerate Era, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Fire & Water: Contrasts in Expression, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
2014 Swept Away, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2014 Artistic License, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Love in Print, Bite Studios, Portland, OR
2014 Wicked, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
2013 Debut Group Show, Frederick Holmes & Co., Seattle, WA
2013 Infused, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Sitka Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2013 Silver, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Organic, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Swept Away, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Denis, MA
2013 Conference Instructors Exhibition, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2013 Terrain, Portland International Airport, Terminal B, Portland, OR
2013 Waxing Poetic: Five Oregon Encaustic Painters, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2012 Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2012 Cross Section Invitational, Six High Achieving PSU Alumni – MK Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Terrain, Spoke Gallery, Medicine Wheel Productions, Boston, MA
2012 Conference Instructors, The School House Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2012 Hotel Fair, 6th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
2012 Going Postal, Pronvincetown Inn, Provincetown, MA
2012 Wax: Medium Meets Message, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2011 Not Just Wax, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2010 22, Butters Anniversary Group Show, Portland, OR
2009 Summer Group Show, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 Butters 21st Anniversary Group Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Red Dot Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2008 Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
2008 Summer Group Show, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2008 In Focus: Butters Gallery Artists, SAM Gallery Art Sales & Rental, Seattle, WA
2008 Red Dot Fair, New York, NY
2007 Red Dot Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2007 Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2007 Red Dot Fair, Park South Hotel, New York, NY
2007 Winter Group Show, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 The Shape of Things, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Aesthetics/Analytics, SAM Gallery Rental & Sales, Seattle, WA
2006 This Bountiful Place, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR
2006 Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Center, New York, NY
2004 Art About Agriculture, Statewide Tour, OSU, Corvallis, OR
2004 Introductions, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

COLLECTIONS
Saks Fifth Avenue National Collection
LPL Financial Services
Kodiak Venture Partners
Bullivant, Houser, Bailey PC
University of Oregon Collection
Regional Arts and Culture Council Portables Collection
City Center Parking
Oregon State University Collection
Ater Wynne LLP
Portland State University Collection
Boly Welch

REVIEWS + PUBLICATIONS

2014 Goetz, Janet, The Oregonian, Fire & Water: Contrasts in Expression, Portland, OR 
2014 Swept Away, Exhibition Catalog, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2013 Swept Away, Exhibition Catalog, Essay - Joanne Mattera, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
2013 Nash, Catherine, Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, Tucson, AZ
2013 Pederson, Jean, The Painted Surface, Northlight Books, Blue Ash, OH
2013 100 Artists of the Pacific Northwest, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA
2011 Lecture: Layers of Discovery- Strata of Memory: The Art of Elise Wagner, Ronald Bernier, Ph.D., WIT, Boston
2011 Lecture: The Creator and the Observer – Dual Roles of Artist and Scientist, James O’Brien, Ph.D., WIT Boston
2011 Elise Wagner - A Decade in Painting, Exhibition Catalog, Essay - Ron Bernier PhD, Wilkes University, PA
2010 Speer, Richard, Review, Art Ltd., Los Angeles, CA
2010 Rankin, Lissa Encaustic Art: Creating Fine Art With Wax, Random House, New York, NY
2009 Chase Gallery, Art in America Full-Page Advertisement, June-July Issue, New York, NY
2009 Portraits of Portland Magazine Feature, Portland, OR
2008  American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA
2008 Open Studios Press, Studio Visit Magazine, Boston, MA
2008 Womack, Linda and William, Embracing Encaustic, Hive Publishing, Portland, OR
2008 Libby, Brian Cosmic Creativity, The Oregonian, Portland, OR
2008 Walker, Stephanie Particle Maps,  Exhibition Catalogue, Blurb Publishing
2007 Speer, Richard Flying Below the Radar, Willamette Week, Portland, OR
2006 This Bountiful Place,  Art About Agriculture: The Permanent Collection, OHS Press
2005 Anderson, Jennifer, Portland Tribune, Artist Finds Kindred Spirits and Inspiration in NoPo
2005 Speer, Richard, Willamette Week, Portland, OR
2003 Smart, Paul, Encaustic Comments, Ulster Publishing Almanac, November
2003 Wilton, Beth Elaine, Lucid Dreaming/Slow food for the Eyes, Chronogram, Poughkeepsie, NY
2003 Cassai, Mary, Marist Exhibit Validates Encaustic Process, Daily Freeman, New Paltz, NY
2003 Row, D.K., Creating Cosmic Images of Post 9/11 Hope, The Oregonian
2001 Boas, Pat, Elise Wagner at Laura Russo Gallery,  Artweek, July/August
2001 Rumler, John, Alum Notes, PSU Magazine, Spring
2001 Portland Tour, Portland Tribune, May
2001 Hicks, Bob, Mel Katz and Elise Wagner at Laura Russo Gallery, The Oregonian, April
1999 Row, D.K., Art Trek: The Next Generation, The Oregonian
1998 Gragg, Randy, The Degenerate Era, The Oregonian
1998 Gragg, Randy,333 Artist’s Future Hope Award, The Oregonian
1998 Row, D.K., All in the Name of Progress, The Oregonian
1997 Gragg, Randy, Life on Easel Street, 333 October Show, The Oregonian
TEACHING
2014 The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ
2014 R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY
2014 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2013 Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill, Truro, MA
2010 Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR
2008 Atelier Meridian, Portland, OR
2007 Oregon College of Art & Craft Extension Program, Portland, OR
2009 Encaustic Collagraph Monotype, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR
2009 Guest Instructor, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2008 Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
2003 Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR
2002 Guest Instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1996 Art Media Workshop Instructor, Portland, Portland, OR

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
2013 Presenter and Instructor, Collagraph Mania, 7th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown MA
2012 Panelist, Igniting the Spark: Creativity in Our Practice, 6th Int’l Encaustic Conference,  Provincetown, MA
2011 Visiting Artist, Quantum + Creative Connections, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
2011 Prop placement for the television show Portlandia, IFC Network
2011 Panelist, Women’s Studies Conference Women in Popular Culture, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA
2011 Juror, Portland Open Studios, Portland, OR
2011 Juror, Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards, Lake Oswego, OR
2010 Guest Artist, Encaustic Collagraph Monotype, Ink & Drink, Atelier Meridia, Portland, OR
2010 Television News Interview, KJRH NBC Tulsa, OK
2010 Guest Speaker, Portland State University Art & Social Practice, Portland, OR
2009 Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation Charity Art Auction, Sotheby's, New York, NY
2009 Eva Lake Studio Visit Video, Elise Wagner Studio, Portland, OR
2009 Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR
2007 Major Motion Picture Prop Placement, Boston, MA
2007 Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR
2006 Juror, “Impulse: A National Encaustic Exhibition”, Portland Art Center
2006 ArtStar Radio, Featured Guest Interview, KPSU, Portland, OR
2006 Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR
2005 PULSE Auction, Children’s Heart Foundation, Oregon Chapter Portland, OR
2005 Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR
2003 Prints for PICA, Portland, OR
2003 Metropolitan Learning Center, Portfolio Presentation Panelist Portland, OR
2002 Regional Arts and Culture Council Review Panelist, Portland, OR
2002 Oregon Arts Commission Public Art Selection Committee, Portland, OR
2001 Oregon Public Broadcasting, “Oregon Art Beat” Artist Segment Portland, OR