SUSAN WAGNER  Visual Artist

Susan has Midwestern family roots in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She lived in St. Paul, MN and Clearwater, FL as a child and teen, and New York City and Minneapolis, MN as an adult.

Susan has spent her entire career in visual arts. She worked as a professional, union film and sound editor on feature, documentary and network projects in New York City through the 1980’s and 1990’s, while studying painting and drawing.  In 2005, she joined the artist community of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and continues to have a studio in NE Minneapolis.

Most of her influences and career experience have been in visual media—and these have served as guides to her process.  Internal and external landscape environments continue to be a through-line in her work.

She has exhibited in many juried shows in the Twin Cities. She has won awards for her paintings and has garnered the attention of media journalists and respected museum and gallery leaders in the arts community. In addition to the Twin Cities, her work is in private collections in New York, NY, Roanoke, VA, Dallas, Portland OR, Utah, Las Vegas.


Drawing classes, Art Students League, New York

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts


Arts Community Leadership

Board of Directors, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), 2008-2013

Board President, 2011 and 2012


Exhibitions and Galleries

2018  Resident Artists Exhibition, Jean Stephens Galleries, St. Louis Park, MN

2018  Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Class I, Oil and Acrylic Painting

2018  Uptown Art Fair, Entries Juror: all categories, Minneapolis, MN

2017 Public Functionary Gallery, Wintertide Biennial Juried Show, Mpls, MN Winner, Third Place, Mixed Media.

2016 -2017 Tres Leches Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2015 Traffic Zone Center for the Arts, Individual Show: The Art of The Line

2015 Phipps Center for the Arts, Member Show: Judge. Hudson, WI

2015-2016 Art4Good: Minnesota Museum of American Art, curated fundraiser. Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN

2015  Public Functionary Gallery Wintertide Biennial Juried Show, Mpls, MN. Winner, First Place: Painting and Drawing

2014 Phipps Center for the Arts/Hudson Hospital group exhibition, Juried. Hudson, WI

2013 Forecast for Public Art Installation, juried, Hennepin County Public Library, Northeast Minneapolis

2013 Jungle Theater Lobby Gallery/Opening Night Gallery, Fool for Love, Opening Night Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Playwright’s Center Lobby Gallery, Flesh and the Desert, Workhaus Collective, Minneapolis, MN, Selected by playwriter Carson Kreitzer

2012 Two Tigers Gallery, Landscape, curated show. Minneapolis, MN

2012 Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minnesota State Fair Finalist, Hopkins, MN

2011 Altered Aesthetics Gallery, juried, NE Minneapolis, MN

2009 Open Door 5, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Juried by Colleen Sheehy, Director, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2008 Theatre de Juene Lune, Silent Auction Benefit, Minneapolis, MN

2007 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Showplace Home Tour, Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN

2007-2016 NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, NE Minneapolis, MN


Private collectors in NYC, Roanoke, Twin Cities, Dallas, Portland OR, Las Vegas, Utah

 Images & Content © Susan Wagner 2006-2018. All rights reserved.