Crystal Wagner received her MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2008, her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004, and her AFA from Keystone College in 2002. After teaching as a college art professor for five years, Crystal left academia to focus exclusively on her studio practice. She is represented in the United States by Hashimoto Contemporary and abroad by Galerie Openspace in Paris. She is a recipient of the highly coveted Pollock-Krasner Grant.
Wagner’s interest in combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms, alternative use of materials, and massive site-specific installations, have led to her artwork being exhibited extensively internationally. Notable commissions include a large-scale installation for the internationally recognized band The Flaming Lips. a large-scale installation piece for NIKE, presented in the Shrine Auditorium for The KOBE X Blackout Experience, and most recently two installations for Viacom, one of which is a 117 ft piece at their headquarters in Times Square. She has been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Artnet, Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz Magazine, among countless others.