Catherine Wagner is an American conceptual artist. For over thirty years she has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities, using photography to investigate how we shape the world. She has created site-specific public art, lectured extensively at museums and universities, and received many major awards, including the Rome Prize (2013-2014), a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowships, and the Ferguson Award. In 2001 Ms. Her work is represented in major collections, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, MFA Houston.