Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner lives and works in Melbourne. Drawing from life – the figure and the landscape – is central to her practice, as is translating that experience into collage and paint and allowing ideas to develop. Her art co-exists with her working life in book publishing (she produces books for children & young adults at Allen & Unwin and is a co-partner in Twelve Panels Press).

Instagram:                              ericawagner98

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Sanctuary, No Vacancy, Federation Square, Melbourne

2012    Retreat, Decoy Cafe, Melbourne

2011    Dark Horse, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016      Life that is Still, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood

2016      Cast Off, Resident Artists’ Program Exhibition, Nyora Studio Gallery, Eltham

2013      Celebration, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood

2013      Affordable Xmas Show, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Point Lonsdale

2011      Melbourne Studio School, Bright Space, St Kilda

2010      Paint Speak 2010, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood

2010      A Brush with Reality, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood

2009      Paintings and Drawings of the Melbourne Studio School, Glen Eira Gallery

2007      Paint Speak, Melbourne Studio School, Manningham Gallery

2002      A Master Artist and his Protegées, Spectrum Gallery, Balwyn


2017      Winner: The George Hicks Foundation VAS Contemporary Exhibition

2016      Highly Commended: Victorian Artists Society Winter Exhibition

2014      Deans Award, Acrylic Prize: Camberwell Art Show

2013      Highly Commended: St Kevin’s College Art Show

Bibliography and Talks

2014 Erica Wagner Profile, Outline, Issue 1, 2014, Illustrators Australia

2015 Artist Talk, Hawthorn Artist Society

2016 Art Diary, The Art and the Curious blog by Celeste Hawkins

Workshops and Residencies

2017 Lightning Ridge Artist Residency, July 2017

2017 Paperclay workshop, Koala Kids, Royal Children’s Hospital

2017 Collage workshop, No Vacancy Gallery School Holiday Program

2014-2016 Resident Artists’ Program, Nyora Studio Gallery, Eltham


Victorian Artists Society

Hawthorn Artist Society

Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors