Paul Frank Wagner is a French born Contemporary Artist, based out of Northern Italy. Paul’s singular work is fruit of his extensive travels and exposure to Modern and Contemporary Art in his youth, having grown up in NYC in the late 1970’s to 1990’s.

Paul’s use of rope as his first medium can be attributed to his life-long relationship with the ocean, which dates back to 1975, when his parents first brought him to St. Barth’s. Here he created his first installation in nature in 1991 using nylon ropes in the rugged landscape of Washing Machine and was already recognized by the press at the tender age of 21.

Between 1994 and 2010 the Artist lived in Miami, where he developed his unique style to create his first Rope Paintings. In 2005, his singular works had a captivated audience and was sought out to be 1 of 30 interpretations of How to Make a Painting, in a show together with other established artists such as Christo, Nam June Paik and Allan McCollum.

In 2010, Paul broke loose from his established life to undertake an adventurous life across the 7 seas. There he framed his fleeting experiences with a metal frame, dyed ropes, anchoring them to anything he could find in the wanderlust locations he explored around the world.

In 2013, with the birth of his youngest son, Paul extended his passion in Art to arts education, running contemporary art workshops around the world. During this time, his art practice was mainly focused on ink drawings and process driven works. He wrote Sticks & Stones during his stay in Sardinia, as a way to bring land art, and environmental awareness to children.

Today, Paul’s work is strongly influenced by his work with children. He uses sticks, stones, and rope in his most recent pieces.


 

Biography


2019 . Parabolica, Monza, Italy (Press)

2018 Abstract Drawings, California, USA

Farley’s Solo Exhibition, San Francisco (CA) USA

Installation Bal.ance: \ ˈba-lən(t)s physical equilibrium, Berkeley (CA) USA

2017 Launch of Sticks & Stones Art Curriculum, San Francisco (CA) USA

2016 Installation Soleminis, Sardinia, Italy and author of “Sticks & Stones” Art Curriculum

2015     Installation Fearless, Wales, UK

2014       Installation For the Animals of the Forest, Sologne, France

              Installation Intersections, Paris, France

              Installation Homeward Bound, Vietnam (Press)

              Installation Re-Constructing History, Malta

              Installation Baliwood, Bali, Indonesia (Press)

              Installation Organically Grown, Oman

2013       Installation Family Ties, Wales, UK

              Installation 35 Knots to the East, Istanbul, Turkey

              Installation Life at the Dead Sea, Amman, Jordan

              Installation Over the Stairs, Sardinia, Italy 

2012       Installation Waiting for the end of the World, Dolomites, Italy

2010      Art Basel Miami Beach first suspended installations at Wynwood Walls (FL) USA

The Kitchen Project, Miami, USA

2009      Exhibits at Scope Miami Beach (FL) USA

2005     NYU Broadway Windows Show, New York City (NY) USA

              Carl Solway Gallery 30 Ways to make a painting Cincinnati, USA show with Alan McCollum,

Nam June Paik, Keith Sonnier, Christo

              Installation at the Delano Hotel, Miami Beach (FL) USA

1991 First Installation, Washing Machine, St. Barths, FWI

Jeeps in Bondage, Burlington (VT), USA

1989-93  First works using rope as a medium, University of Vermont, USA

1970      Born in Paris February 27

 

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