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 contemporay art in his youth, having grown up in NYC in the late 1970’s to 1980’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. He has visited the island many times and created his first installation in nature in 1991 using nylon ropes in the natural landscape of Washing Machine.
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 starting from age 3.
Today, Paul’s work is strongly influenced by his work with children. He uses sticks, stones, and rope in his most recent pieces.
2018 Farley’s Coffee Installation, San Francisco (CA) USA
Installation “ La vie en Rose” , 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
Installation “Re-Constructing History” Malta
Installation “Baliwood” Bali, Indonesia
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
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
1989-93 First works using rope as a medium, University of Vermont, USA
1970 Born in Paris February 27