Andrea Wagner / Subset Synergism – Tales of Migration
In today’s multi-cultural world many people live in a place where they were not born. This presents challenges as well as cause for celebration for those who must fuse more than one culture into their psyche. For jewelry artist Andrea Wagner, the expression of her own experience is palpable in her most recent collection of jewelry.
Born in Germany, raised in Canada, and residing for 16 years in Amsterdam, Andrea has a trifecta of cultures to meld into her identity…and she chooses her work to explain how that has coalesced for her.
Andrea Wagner studied at the Staaliche Zeichenakademie in Hanau, Germany and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Maintaining a studio in Amsterdam, she has had numerous solo exhibitions at galleries including: Gallery Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal; Petra Spuybroek and Gallery Louise Smit, both in The Netherlands, Gallery Aurum, Frankfurt, Germany and Galeria Reverso, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Landesmuseum, Zurich, as well as others. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and artist-in-residence programs.