Elise Wagner painter, printmaker, and teacher, is originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, Elise relocated to Portland, Oregon 31 years ago. Her initial captivation with the geology, and the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, lead her to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree at Portland State University. She studied painting, sculpture, art history, printmaking, geology, physics and environmental biology which wove into what would become the conceptual fabric of her work.
"My most current body of work is inspired by the effects that climate change has had on our planet. My work imbues and interweaves elements inspired by the subjects of science, aerial photography, geology and astronomy. I am greatly influenced by satellite images from the International Space Station, NASA and the National Geologic Survey."
Elise is a 2015-16 recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant as well as numerous other grants and awards. Her work is among corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and has been published in several books and catalogs.
Terra Warming 2
Elise Wagner. Encaustic collagraph monotype on Rives BKF paper, 2017. Image/plate size 10x10 in