Local Voices S3 E6: Catherine Wagner

Duration : 33 minutes, 35 seconds

Hear from Catherine Wagner, a conceptual multidisciplinary artist, whose process emphasizes investigation and deep appreciation for science. Learn more about Wagner’s practice, collaborations, and site-specific installations all across the Bay Area and the world.

Over the course of her career, Catherine Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. In 2001, Ms. Wagner was named one of Time Magazine’s Fine Arts Innovators of the Year. Her work is represented in major collections such as the de Young museum, LACMA, SFMoMA, The Whitney Museum, MoMA, among others.

Learn more about Catherine Wagner and her upcoming projects.

book with text

Wagner, Registars Ledger (Text Page #6) 20 x 24 in,1999.


Wagner, ReClassifying History install at de Young, 2005.

Statures inside wooden crates

Wagner, Columbus Penelope Delilah, 49.5 x 69 in , 2005.

Tags hung from metal rods atop of long board

Wagner, Ship II, 40 x 60 in. 1999.

About Local Voices

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.

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