Art in Conversation
with Ana Wagner
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jewelry Designer | Romania
Ana Wagner is a visual artist, born in 1976 in Transilvania, Romania. In 2000, she graduates the graphic department of The Art Academy and around 2002 she starts to paint on porcelain thinking that her graphics and paintings can be put on a functional object, not only on a bidimensional paper or canvas. That was her first thought and it worked!
After a few years, this field of painting on porcelain became a real business for her and her sister, Irina Wagner, who represents the marketing and management department of our art workshop & showroom – Wagner Arte, which now is a representative Romanian brand of decorative art and jewelry design.
At present, Ana Wagner leads the creative department of Wagner Arte workshop, where she leaves her mark on the porcelain design. Furthermore, besides painting the porcelain, she designs the pieces for the jewelry made under the name of Wagner Arte. The creator is passionate about designing and painting porcelain jewelry that is mixed with metals like silver or gold and precious stones. Also, Ana Wagner works carefully for the design of many different types of porcelain objects like lamps, photophore objects, decorative panels, etc.
From time to time, she designs book covers and she is a teacher of painting on porcelain in middle schools. She signs works of personal branding and graphic design.
She participates with her creations in international design fairs like Inhorgenta - Munich (Jewelry International Fair), Maison&Objet – Paris (International Design Fair), or Sieraad – Amsterdam (Jewelry International Fair) and, of course, in most the Romanian design fairs.
She also has special collaborations with Stefan Caltia (a famous Romanian painter) – ”The garden among the waters” – exhibitions & art album and another special collaboration with Vista Alegre – porcelain factory where she collaborates with the design department in an international design program organized by the most famous Portuguese porcelain factory.
All her work represents her wish of bringing beauty in this world we live and this is her way of telling people that nature, which inspires her, is the source of finding harmony and ourselves. Also, her work speaks, in essence, about Love and The Journey which we do for finding Love. Our life is The Journey.
ANA WAGNER (B. 9 September 1976 / Deva / Romania)
Founder and co-owner of the art gallery – shop “Wagner – Fine Arts and Fairy Tales” . Founder and co-owner of the Wagner workshop (hand painting on porcelain).
Leader of the professional artists team of Wagner workshop.
Exclusive designer and performer of the prototypes / decor of object, created under the Wagner brand.
Creator of “Wagner Fine Arts and Fairy Tales” brand
Art Academy “Nicolae Grigorescu” – Bucharest – Romania / ( 1995–2000 ) / Graphic Department / prof. Mihai Manescu si Stela Lie
Drawing and painting training in prof. Stefan Caltia’s workshop.
SPECIALIZATION COURSES / SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship / engraving – aquaforte aquatinta / Romanian Cultural Center / Venice, Rome / Italy ( 1999 )
Specialization course / woodcut / Art Academy – Budapest – Hungary ( 2001–2002 ) Scholarship / painting and graphic / Art Center Can Serrat / Barcelona / Spain ( 2002 ) Specialization course / woodcut / Thessaloniki / Greece ( 2003 )
Specialization course / documentary travel in famous porcelain factories / Paris / France (2008-2009)
Contemporary Jewellery courses, Bucharest (2012)
EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS
Bella Center – engraving exhibition/ Copenhague / Danemarque – 1999 “The Cat in the City” / woodcut / Posibila Gallery / Bucharest – 2002
“The house of the midget Pedro” / graphic and painting / Bucharest – 2002
“The golden donkey“ / hand painted porcelaine / Bucharest - 2002
“Trienal of Small Sized Prints“ / engraving / Chamalliere - France – 2003
“Mixed Rememberances“ / painted porcelain and graphic / Adrian Iordache gallery – Germany
“ From A.I.F kingndom” / hand painted porcelain / Cartu bookshop - Bucharest – 2005 The oppening of art gallery “Wagner Arte Frumoase si Povesti” / Bucharest – 2006
“The laces collection” / painted porcelain / Hotel Novotel – Bucharest – 2008 (partner Villeroy&Boch)
The launching of the jewellery collection B by Wagner / painted porcelain – 2009
The launching of spring collection / painted porcelain / Opera House / Bucharest – 2009 The launching of Christmas collection / painted porcelain / Opera House / Bucharest – 2009 The launching of Christmas collection / painted porcelain / Wagner showroom / Bucharest (partener – BMW) – 2010
The launching of Christmas Collection / painted porcelain / Artmark gallery / Bucharest 2011/2012/2013
“Photophore” / lamps and porcelain photohore objects exhibition / Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest/ (partner – Mini BMW and Phillips) – 2011
Focus Designer / “Autor” Contemporary Jewellery Fair / Bucharest – 2012
Participations at International Design Fairs / Inhorgenta – Munich, Germany - 2012 / Maison Objet – Paris, France – 2013 / London Fashion Week – 2014
“The Garden among the Waters” / graphic and hand painted porcelain / Ana Wagner & Ste- fan Caltia exhibition / Bucharest 2013
Participations at Contemporary Jewellery Fair / “Autor”– 2015 / 2016 / “V for Vintage” – 2016 / 2017 / 2018
Extraordinary Porcelain Collections created in Wagner manufactory by Romanian famous artists / Stefan Caltia – painter 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / Vadim Cretu – painter 2018 Participation at Jewellery International Fair - Sieraad - Amsterdam - 2019
COLABORATIONS and other activities
Interior design ( 2005–2012 )
Invited at the «Pasarela» festival ( porcelain jewellery ) / Bucharest ( 2009
Invited of the action “Mission Tendances” – Renault Design Department / Bucharest (2009) Peroni – Cina Amici di Peroni 2012
Web & Graphic Design / Book illustrator (2002 – present)
Participation at ID POOL - design residency - Vista Alegre (porcelain factory) - Ilhavo/ Aveiro - Portugal - 2019