Shirley Wagner graduated with a Fine Art Degree from Youngstown University in Ohio. Her favorite art class was sculpture where she developed a love of form and relief. For nearly two decades she has been fabricating sculptures and assemblages. In the same studio where she builds sculptures, she also constructs contemporary jewelry. In each case, she relies on the inherent character and subtle nuances of the found object to fabricate her work.
Further Reading: Shirley Wagner, Tucson Lifestyle 2017