Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Elise Wagner

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Elise Wagner

On Tuesday January 22, 2019, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Elise Wagner. She talks about her encaustic painting and printmaking practice, the importance of social media and her business model for surviving as an artist in Portland.


My work is my own personal map towards understanding the inner and outer worlds that we as humans inhabit, and I create it with inspiration from scientific exploration and cartography. I draw upon colors and celestial atmospheres depicted in satellite images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, NASA and the National Geologic Survey. I interweave my materials with ideas and images inspired by aerial photography, geology, and astronomy. From our changing environment to the frontiers of scientific discovery, to the weather patterns, clouds and majestic landscapes of my Oregon home, my work is an expression of finding the beauty in our contemporary world.

IG: elisewagnerstudio


Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on

This show was recorded at KBOO on Jan. 20, 2019 in Production 3.



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