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32C / 356 Blunder Rd  Durack, Qld 4077

PH : 07 3278 7816 / 0412 470 366

Email:  perrysculps@bigpond.com

Artist Background

Perry Wagner-Grose : born 1937 in the USA , holds dual Australian  & USA Citizenship.  After retirement from a classroom and in-service teaching career, Perry joined Sculptors Queensland and has continuously served on the SQ Executive Committee since 2003.  More recently, Perry became a member of Sculptors Society Gold Coast,  the ASV & CSA in Victoria , plus the International Creative Community, which mounted ex-change group exhibitions between South Korean and OZ Artists on the Gold Coast, QLD / NSW and Ulsan, S. Korea.

Artist Statement

"My interest in creating physical representations of the animate & inanimate ‘images & things’ in the world around me began early in my life.    Now I am always looking for & observing sculpturally inspiring subjects, especially during my numerous world travels.

Since my first Sculptors Queensland Exhibition, I became determined to harness my visual imagination and hands-on skills into creating diverse sculptures, using a variety of mediums - recently stone and polystyrene. Numerous sculpture skills workshops have developed my sculpting capabilities. Among my favourite sculptural subjects are the human female form, animals & all nature.

My exaggeratedly enlarged, cut-a-way seashell sculpture series are common objects seen from a perspective that challenges the viewer’s perceptions.   My Polar Bear & Koala sculptures are my attempt to create a series of small, simplistic, stylised animal sculptures, inspired by the simplest form of animals created via Hot Glass. In future, I plan to devote more of my time & energy to expressing my sculptural imagination through a variety of sculptural Media & Subjects."    Perry Wagner-Grose

Exhibitions

Since 2003, Perry has exhibited in over 70 exhibitions via:


    Sculptors Queensland;

    Sculptors Society Gold Coast;

    Jugglers Art Space - Artists-in-Residence program

    Gallery 54 - Brisbane, Qld

    Gold Coast Art Fest – Qld / ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Exhibitions & SWELL- Currumbin - Qld

    Brunswick Street Gallery, ‘2011 Small Art Works + Small Art Sculptures Exhibitions' - Melbourne, Victoria;  

    Brighton Jetty - S.A.

    International Creative Community in Queensland - NSW, Australia

    Hyundai Art Gallery - Ulsan, South Korea;


Prizes

    2005 - ‘Peachester Hebel Prize’ in Sculptors Queensland’s Annual Exhibition, Mt Coot-tha – for hebel sculpture: ‘Wolves Baying at Eclipse’.

    2008 - ‘Wall Hung Sculpture Prize’ in SPC Expressions Exhibition, Sandgate – for hebel sculpture: ‘Standing Seagull I’.

    2009 - ‘Robyn Bauer Outdoor Sculpture Award’ in Sculptors Queensland’s Annual Exhibition, Mt Coot-tha - for polystyrene sculpture: ‘Unicorn Seashell III’.

    2010 – ‘Representative Sculpture - 3rd Prize’ in the Royal National Association Arts & Crafts Exhibition,Brisbane, - for hebel & cement sculpture: ‘Grazing Hippo’.

    2011 – ‘Stylised /Abstract Sculpture – 2nd Prize’ in the Royal National Association Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Brisbane, - for polystyrene & poly-acrylic sculpture: ‘Napping Koala V’


Sculptural Workshops Participant

    2011: National Limestone Symposium - Mt Gambier, South Australia

    2008 + 2010: Southern Downs Sandstone Sculpture Symposium - Warwick, Queensland

    2006: Anatomy Drawing courses at Julian Aston Art School - The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

    2005: Stone Carving Courses I & II at Queensland TAFE

    1974 to 2011:  

          Hand-Built Clay Sculpture = ICC – Ulsan, S. Korea + B.I.A.- Brisbane:  Mosaic = B.I.A. – Brisbane

          Stone Carving ; Sculpture Armatures ; Metal Welding ; Hebel Sculpture ; Wire Sculpture ; Cement Render Sculpture = Sculptors Qld

          Body Casting = Sculptors Society G.C. /  Polynesian Wood Carving = Community College of Micronesia – Ponape, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.


WAGNER-GROSE, Perry

‘Wind in the Willow’

stained pine wood 2014

 ‘Femmina Sargoma’

white Italian marble from my Jan 2014 Course at Graham Radcliffe’s studio on Mt Glorious.

‘Muddled Wombat’

 rendered hebel 2013.