In Kate Oh Gallery’s inaugural solo exhibition, Metropolis, the gallery presents new paintings by Wagner. The exhibition takes its name from the 1920’s German film that presents a dystopic world of inequality between the glass and garden city of the wealthy and the underground, flooded city of the workers. Wagner turns this lens onto our own cities.
Virginia Wagner is a painter and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She received the 2016 Lotos Prize in Painting and has been granted residencies at the Edward Albee Foundation, Jentel Foundation, Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, and Yale Norfolk. Her portrait series, Outlaws, was made into a short documentary by Joe Rubenstein and was featured on BBC Radio’s Cultural Frontline. Wagner currently teaches fine art at Pratt Institute and Montclair State University.