Mark Wagner

Press Name
Bird Brain Press
Lancaster, PA USA
Mark Wagner is a co-founder of Booklyn and the proprietor of the Bird Brain Press. His book, Smoke in my Dreams, has been exhibited at the Brooklyn and Metropolitan Museums and was featured in The Getty Research Institute's show "The Artist Turns to the Book". It has been collected and exhibited by dozens of museums and libraries across the United States and abroad. Wagner is now enjoying considerable status as a world class artist, recent receiving a laudatory review of his recent solo exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York City in the December 2008 issue of Art in America.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, BFA 1995
X-ing Books / X-ing Art: partner (2008-present)
Ugly Duckling Press(e): board member (2011-2013)
International Collage Center: advisory board member (2011-present)
Booklyn Artists Alliance: founder, president emeritus, publisher (1998-present)
BirdBrain Press: proprietor (1997-present)
Ruth Lingen: print and binding assistant (2000-2004)
Art Industry: designer (1998-2000)
State Historical Society of Wisconsin: paper conservator (1994-1996)
2013       Money, Power, Sex, & Mark Wagner, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
2012       Voting with Your Pocketbook, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2011       Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
2010       Face Value, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell Colege, IA
2008       My Portfolio, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
                 Creative Accounting, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2006       Tags and Bills, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2003       Library in a Book in a Library, Parson’s School of Design, NYC
1997       Would I, Wood Eye, Gallery 214, Madison, WI
1996       New and Used Art, Memorial Union Gallery, Madison, WI
2013       Sex, Money and Power, Maison Particuliere, Brussels, Belgium
                 Love Me Tender, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2012       Diamond Leaves, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
                 Rorschach, Phillips De Pury, NYC
                 Thenceforward and Forever Free, Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI
                 Party Headquarters: Art and Political Absurdity, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC
                 We Have Relocated to our New Location, Picture Farm Gallery, NYC
                 Remix: Selections from ICC, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
2011       Americans Now, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, DC
                 People Don't Like to Read Art, Western Exhibition, Chicago, IL
                 Sweet and Savory, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
                 The Bank and Trust Show, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY
                 Borders and Frontiers, Oakland University Art Gallery, MI
                 Extreme Materials 2, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
                 Paper Cuts, Fullerton College Art Gallery, CA
                 Remix: Selections from the ICC, Samek Art Gallery, Lewisberg, PA
2010       Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NYC
                 Size Does Matter, Flag Art Foundation, NYC
                 Pop Goes the World, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
                 A Reader's Art, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
                 Nothing To Say, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                 Under the influence of Fashion and Finance, Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
2009       Text / Message: Books by Artists, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
                 Wall Rockets, FLAG Art Foundation, NYC and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
                 Moving Money, SAC Gallery, NYC
                 Liberty, special project Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL
                 Collage, London / New York, FRED, London, England
                 Paper Trail v.5, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
                 The New Deal, Art and Currency, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008       1968/2008: The Culture of Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
                 Messages & Magic, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
                 Attention to Detail, FLAG Art Foundation, NYC
2007       The Colonial Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
                 Money, Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount College, NYC
                 Making the Most of It, Islip Art Museum, East Islip , NY
                 Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2006       Alternating Currency, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
                 The New Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, NYC
                 Money Changes Everything, Schroeder Romero, NYC
2005       The Artist Turns to the Book, Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, Los Angeles, CA      
2004       Jonathan Mason, Christian Uhl, and Mark Wagner, 7/3 Split, Chicago, IL
                 A Perfect Union...More or Less, Renaissance Society / University of Chicago, IL
                 What the Book?, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
                 Another Voice, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
                 Artists Interrogate Politics and War, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
                 Selfish: Self portraits by 128 artists, Gallery 128, NYC
                 This Thing We Do, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
                 Making Meaning: The Artist Book, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
                 So Far..., Occasional Art, St. Paul, MN
2003       Rutgers Books Arts Symposium Exhibition, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
                 Overlooked and Looked Over, Occasional Art, St. Paul, MN
                 Home Office, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NYC
                 Five Degrees, White Couch Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                 Even the Birds Were on Fire, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
                 Hamady’s Problems, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2002       Rare Books of the Future, Center for Book Arts, NYC
                 Parallel Botany, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
                 Highlights from the Kohler Art Library, Memorial Library, Madison, WI
                 Chance Encounters, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2001       Million Dollars, 16 Beaver Group, NYC
                 Scott’s Tissues, 16 Beaver Group, NYC
                 Growing Books, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
                 Lawn D’Art, Pyramid Art Center/Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
2000       Artists Books, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
                 Recent Acquisitions from the Print Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
                 Made in Book Land, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
                 Books by Artists, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC
1999       Artwork from the 1999 Progressive Calendar, Ground Zero Gallery, Madison, WI
                 Supermarket II, Slop Art Shop, Kansas City, MS
1997       Document-uh, performance arts festival, Madison, WI
                 Documents and Documentation, Gallery 214, Madison, WI
                 Supermarket, Madison, WI
1996       Well-Worn Text, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
                 That’s Incredible (the fantastic, the grotesque, and the banal), Gallery 214, Madison, WI
                 Elective Surgeries, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
                 Pieces and Pieces of Pieces, BFA exhibition, Humanities building, Madison, WI
Bibliotheque National de France, Paris
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC
Clark Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Dennison Library, Mills College, Claremont, CA
Elmer L. Anderson Library, Minneapolis, MN
Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, Los Angeles, CA
Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee, WI
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttle, Germany
Houghton Art Library, Cambridge, MA
Klingspoor Museum of Art, Offenbach am Main, Germany
Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Long Island University Library, Brooklyn, NY
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Mata and Arthor Jaffe Collection, Boca Raton, FL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Milwaukee Public Library, WI
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Multnomah Public Library, Portland, OR
Museum of Modern Art, Library Collection, NYC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
New York Public Library, NYC
Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Reed College, Portland, OR
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT
Swarthmore College Library, Swarthmore, PA
University of California, Irvine, CA
UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
UVM, Burlington, VT
Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
2013       "The King of Cash," cover image, Pacific Standard Magazine, November
                 "M," Le Monde magazine supplement, included artwork, September 27
2012       Harvard Business Review Russia, cover image and included artwork, United Press
                 Metaphysiques du Dollar, by Malek Abbou, cover image, Fage Editions
                 The Baffler, No 19, included artwork, MIT press
                 Money Multiplier, NY lottery Ad Campaign, November
2011       Paper Promises, by Philip Coggan, cover image, Penguin UK
2010       Fortune's Daughter, Bird Brain Press
                 Mr Handshake's Last Gasp (with Jeremy Schmall), X-ing Art
                 "Piece by Piece" essay for "C. K. Wilde, Tender" catalog, Pavel Zoubok Gallery
2009       Alphabet City, with Scott Teplin, X-ing Art
                 "The Capitalist Manifesto," cover essay by Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, June 22
                 "Infinite Debt," essay by Thomas Geoghegan, Harpers Magazine, April
2007       Scream at the Librarian, with Joel Rane, Raymond Pettibon, and Cristin Sullivan, Booklyn Artists Alliance
                 The Slapdown, with Damara Kaminecki and Jeremy Schmall, Booklyn Artists Alliance
                 "Twenty questions poems," The Agriculture Reader Number 2
2005       ABC (Another Booklyn Chapbook), Volume 1, with various artists
                 Tag, with Kathryn Gritt & Dylan Graham, Bird Brain Scriptorium
2004       Dylan Graham’s Library in a Book, Bird Brain Press
                 The Tragic Tale of Dan Foreman of Construction, with Dylan Graham, Bird Brain Press
                 "In This Together," essay, Turn a New Page Catalog, Booklyn
2003       A Revisioning of the Preamble, with Jen Benka, Booklyn Artists Alliance
                 IX XI MMI, with Mac McGill, Booklyn Artists Alliance
                 Souvenir, with Marshall Weber & Amy Mees, Booklyn Artists Alliance
2002       “If Libraries were Cafeterias”, short story, Link Magazine
                 Library in a Book (Seven Books in One), BirdBrain Press
2001       12/11, with Marshall Weber, Booklyn Artists Alliance
                 Japanese Vending Machines, with Kathryn Gritt, BirdBrain Press
                 Tag, BirdBrain Press
                 Professor Plumb and the Kissing Report, BirdBrain Press
                 The Fastener Incident, BirdBrain Press
                 The Man Who Married the Sky, BirdBrain Press
                 The Honey Broker, BirdBrain Press
                 Incident at the Butcher’s, BirdBrain Press
                 Printing Wheel, BirdBrain Press
2000       Fortune, with Scott Teplin, BirdBrain Press
                 Lvs., with Patrick Flynn, Ding Dang Press, Madison, WI
1999       “The Princess and the Pee”, review of the Madison Museum of Bathroom Tissue, Artzine Magazine, October
                 Cover Illustration, Progressive Magazine, February
1998       Smoke in My Dreams, BirdBrain Press, Madison, WI
                 “Stain”, a real review of an imagined show, Artzine Magazine, November
                 Cityscape, print, Published by Artzine Magazine, Madison, WI
1997       “What’s in a (Written) Name”, essay, Artzine Magazine, September
1996       Cover Illustration, Progressive Magazine, December
1994       Travel By Dancing, self-published, Madison, WI
2013       "A Yen for Art", WSJ.Money Magazine, March 9
                 Money, Power, Sex, and Mark Wagner Exhibition Catalog
2012       Remix: Selections from ICC, Exhibition Catalog
2011       "Mark Wagner: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Lance Esplund, Wall Street Journal Metro NY, August 6th
                 "The Phantoms of Liberty" Howard Hurst, Hyperallergic, July 13
                 "The New Moneyed Art" Adrian Brune, Huffington Post, August 4
                 The Art Economist, feature and back cover, December 2011
                 Borders and Frontiers, exhibition catalog
                 Papercraft 2, Gestalten, Berlin
2010       Size Does Matter, exhibition catalog
                 Face Value, exhibition catalog
2009       "Million Dollar Babies," Nicole Pasulka, The Morning News, April 6, 2009
                 "Mark Wagner: Fortune's Daughter," Francisco Vaz Fernandes, Parq, March 2009  
                 Wall Rockets, exhibition catalog
2008       My Portfolio, exhibition catalog
                 "Chuck Close as Curator", Lapiz Magazine, April 2008
                 “Mark Wagner: My Portfolio,” Art in America, December 2008
                 “Creative Accounting,” New City, April 17, 2008
                 “Cut-and-Paste, Then and Now”, The New York Sun, July 3, 2008
                 “Mark Wagner: My Portfolio”, Gallery Listing, The New York Observer, September 9, 2008
                 Attention to Detail, exhibition catalog
                 Messages & Magic, exhibition catalog
                 The Culture of Collage, exhibition catalog
2007       The Colonial Show, exhibition catalog
                 “Collages Go to College, And Behave Accordingly”, The New York Times, December 16, 2007
                 “Hang, Man,” Trader Monthly, September 2007
                 “Schein-Welten” Hauke Herffs, Maxim Fashion 2007
2006       “Money Changes Everything”, The New York Times, July 14, 2006
                 “Alternating Currency,” Museum and Gallery Listing, New York Times, September 29, 2006
                 Alternating Currency, exhibition catalog
                 The New Collage, exhibition catalog
2005       “Making Meaning”, Review Magazine, February 2005
                 Overlooked and Looked Over, show catalog
2003       “Booklyn: an artist defined aesthetic...”, Artist’s Book Yearbook, Impact Press, 2003
                 Hamady's Problems, show catalog
2000       Made in Book Land, show catalog
                 Artists Books, show catalog
1999       Supermarket II, show catalog
1997       “Mark Wagner, Would I Wood Eye”, Artzine Magazine, July, 1997
                 “WalmART: Slop Art wallows in consumer culture”, Isthmus, February 21, 1997
1996       "Well-Worn Text," Chicago Reader, November 29, 1996
1995       “Scavenger hunters”, Isthmus, July 14, 1995
In Collection
University of Miami
University of Miami
Swarthmore College
Boston Athenaeum
University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Long Island University
Wellesley College
Yale University; Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
San Diego State University (SDSU)
The University of Chicago Library
Louisiana State University
University of Minnesota
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
The University of Iowa (UIowa)
University of Colorado at Boulder
Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly)
The University of New Mexico (UNM)
University of Louisville
Nelson-Atkins Museum
Florida Atlantic University (FAU), The Jaffe Book Arts Collection
Columbia University, Butler Library
Franklin and Marshall College
Amherst College
Klingspor Museum
State University of New York (SUNY) University at Buffalo
Arizona State University (ASU)
The Ohio State University (OSU)
Brown University, John Hay Library
Winchester School of Art
Kandinsky Library
The Poetry Library
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
University of Pennsylvania (UPENN)
University of California at Irvine (UCI)
University of Cincinnati, DAAP (Design, Architecture, Art and Planning) Library
Stanford University
Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)
University of Nevada, Reno
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Cornell University
University of Cincinnati
Rutgers University
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz, Kunstbibliothek
University of Vermont (UVM)
Manitou Springs Public Library
Hendrix-Murphy Foundation
Midwest Library Service
Printed Matter, Inc.
University of Washington
Herzog August Bibiothek
Otis College of Art and Design
Smithsonian Institution Arthur M Sackler Gallery
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
The Claremont Colleges
California State University, East Bay
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Temple University
College of Saint Benedict; St. John's University
Sacramento Public Library
Oberlin College
Emory University
Bucknell University
University of Utah
University of San Diego (USD)
The Getty Research Institute
Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum
Occidental College
Universitat fur angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
University of Virginia (UVA)
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Dartmouth College, Hood Museum
The New York Public Library (NYPL)
Multnomah County Public Library
Scripps College, Denison Library
Chapman University
Wesleyan University, Olin Library
Lafayette College
University of Kansas
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)
Harvard University Art Library
University of Delaware Library
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room
Princeton University
British Library
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Trinity College
Occidental College
Library of Congress (LoC)
Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts, Wits Art Museum (WAM), The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa