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Born out West, Gerald Wagoner became a poet and a sculptor. In NYC since 1984, he made art, exhibited, taught, wrote and worked long into the future.

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University at Albany, State University of New York                                                                                     Graduated 1983

·    M.F.A Sculpture

University at Albany, State University of New York                                                                                     Graduated 1982

·    M.A. Sculpture

University of Montana                                                                                                                                      Graduated 1970

·    B.A. Creative Writing


Poets House Workshop: Elena Rivers,The Open Mind 2018

Poets House Workshop:  Neal Shepard, The Whole Poem 2017

BrooklynPoets Workshop: Jay Deshpande, Ending on Surprise 2017

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York  

  • 1988-1990, Education, 2017 Studio Art   

Museum Art School, Portland, Oregon

  • 1975 drawing and sculpture


Secondary School for Journalism, Brooklyn, NY English Language Arts Teacher                                 2001–2017

  • Taught ELA grades 6-12

  • Taught various electives including Model United Nations and Drama

  • New Teacher Mentor

  • Student teacher Mentor

  • 2012-15 ELA Department Chair

  • 2014-16 Grade 12 Team Leader

Sunset Park Prep Academy, Brooklyn, NY English Teacher                                                                   2000–2001

·        Taught ELA and Humanities grades 6-8

·        Collaborated on the development of thematic unit designing

The George E. Wibecan School, Brooklyn, NY Common Branches Writing Teacher                             1995–1999

·    Cluster Teacher Writing  K-6 Classroom teacher grades 2 and 5

·    Published student literary magazine

·    Produced annual school plays and presentations

Thaddeus Stevens P.S. 81, Brooklyn, NY Common Branches Art Teacher                                              1990–1994

·    Organized in school art exhibition

·    Permanently installed three student created large art works

·    Presented student work of tribal masks at the New York City

Principal’s conference

Thaddeus Stevens P.S. 81, Brooklyn, NY Artist in Residence                                                                       1985–1987

·    Studio-in-a-School-Association Artist in Residence

·    Created and maintained visual arts studio K-6

·    Taught various mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking

and sculpture




1981 Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1980 Anyart Contemporary Art Center, Providence R.I.

1979 Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA

1977 Myla Keller Gallery, Salem OR



1996 Eighth Floor Gallery, NY, NY

Fulton Ferry Empire State Park Outdoor Sculpture Show (juried: BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront   Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY

Rotunda Gallery, Small Works (juried: BWAC), Brooklyn, NY

1995 Kentler International Drawing Space, BWAC Brooklyn, NY

Pier Show III, BWAC Brooklyn, NY (juried)

Rotunda Gallery, Small Works (juried: BWAC), Brooklyn, NY

1994 Pier Show II, BWAC Brooklyn, NY (juried)

1992 A.T.W (Around the World) Project “Sounding Room”:  Tokyo, Japan, Cape Town,

South    Africa, Amsterdam, Holland

Haena-Kent Gallery, New York, NY

A.T.W. Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany, “Bilder Vom Neuen Deutschland”.

A.T.W. Past-Present-Future: P.S.1. Museum, Long Island City, NY & Language Plus, Alma Quebec, Canada

1989 Brownson Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

1988 Artists Space, New York, New York. “Studio in a School Association Artists”

1986 Flushing Arts Council Gallery, Flushing, NY (juried)

Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY

Museum of Art and Science, Bridgeport, CT “Please Touch: Sculpture for the Blind”

1985 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA (juried)

The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Queens Museum, Flushing, NY  “Annual Juried Exhibition 85” (Juror: Grace Gluck)

1983 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA (juried)

1982 MASS: Major Albany Sculpture Sites, Albany NY

1978 Portland Art Museum “Artists of Oregon Annual Exhibition” Portland, OR



1985–1988 Studio-in-a-School-Association Artist in Residence

2018 Visiting Artist; Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation



2018 Right Hand Pointing May issue #122 poem "Dear Richard Hugo",

August issue #125 poem "Chance Encounters in Spacetime"


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