Shirley Wagner

"In the same studio where I build sculptures, I now construct contemporary jewelry. I have altered the scale of this work so it relates to the human body."

In her jewelry, Shirley Wagner continues a lifelong interest in texture and relief. She brings parts and pieces together to build form. To do this, she relies on the inherent character and subtle nuances of the found object.

Found materials such as repurposed wood and recycled metal have always been the mainstay of Shirley Wagner's work. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary jewelry, she has introduced unusual and unexpected materials to this mix. She relies on layering of materials to build form. She then forges a handmade bail of stainless steel or brass and engraves her signature on the back.

Shirley Wagner graduated with a fine art degree from Youngstown University in Ohio. Her work has been widely shown in Arizona, including at the Mesa Museum of Art and Tucson Museum of Art. She has also been nominated for the Governor's Art Award, recognizing her contributions to the arts in Arizona.

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Art Necklace 397
Mixed-Media Necklace

$ 380
Art Necklace 336
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$ 600
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Art Necklace 347 by Shirley Wagner (Mixed Media Necklace)
Art Necklace 347
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Art Necklace 292
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$ 425
Art Necklace 293
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$ 350
Art Necklace 399
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Art Necklace 317
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$ 420
Art Necklace 402
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$ 310
Art Necklace 333
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$ 400
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Art Necklace 330 by Shirley Wagner (Mixed-Media Necklace)
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Art Necklace 400
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$ 625
Art Necklace 339
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$ 600
Art Necklace 466
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$ 600
Art Necklace 250
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$ 490
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Art Necklace 125 by Shirley Wagner (Mixed-Media Necklace)
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Art Necklace 356
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$ 500
Art Necklace 309
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$ 325
Art Necklace 337
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$ 600
Art Necklace 85
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$ 275
Art Necklace 75
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$ 260
Art Necklace 344
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$ 325
Art Necklace 93
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$ 375
Art Necklace 271
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$ 425
Art Necklace 242
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$ 260
Art Necklace 311
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$ 425
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
38th Annual Contemporary Craft, Mesa, Arizona USA, Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017
Wearable Expressions, Los Angeles, California USA, Palo Verdes Art Center, 2017
Sustainable Beauty, Tucson, AZ USA, University of Az School Architecture, 2017
10x10 art jewelry Invitational , Tucson, AZ USA, Tohono Chul Gallery, 2019
Body Sculpture, Tucson, Arizona, Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, 2019
Architectonics/Art Relating to Architecture, St. Charles, Missouri, Foundry Art Center, 2019
On the Desert/ An Exploration of fibers, Tucson, Arizona, Tohono Chul Gallery, 2019
Royal Bank of Canada, Semi Annual Art Show, Tucson, Arizona, Royal Bank of Canada, 2019
Mujeres Mujeres Mujeres, Tucson, Arizona, Raices Taller Gallery, 2019
Cross Pollination, Tucson, Arizona, Visual Arts Gallery, Pima Community College, 2019