Crystal Wagner received her MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2008, her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004, and her AFA from Keystone College in 2002. She is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA. After teaching as a college art professor for five years, Crystal left academia to focus exclusively on her studio practice.
Wagner’s interest in combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms, alternative use of materials, hybrid approaches to printmaking, and massive site-specific installations, have led to her artwork being exhibited extensively in the across the world. She has completed commissions include a large-scale installation for the internationally recognized band The Flaming Lips. A large shadow box for GNU a snowboard company out of Portland, OR, NIKE, two installations for Viacom, one of which is a 117 ft piece at thier headquarters in Times Square and was featured by the New York Times and broadcast on national television on VH1's Top 20 Countdown, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Her work has been featured in countless publications across the globe; most notebly a 13 page spread in Juxtapoz Magazine, a 10 page spread in Hi Fructose Magazine, Drawing Magazine, Graffiti Art Magazine and been featured online by Architectural Digest, Design Boom, VICE, USA Art, Art News, Colossal, Complex Magazine among so many more. She is a recipient of the highly coveted Pollock-Krasner Grant.