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Ursula Wagner

Ursula Wagner is a textiles designer, artist and researcher from Berlin, Germany. Her work explores the interplay between material, technology and aesthetics, with a focus on sculptural and three-dimensional aspects of textile construction.

Wagner studied textile design at Weissensee Academy of Art, Berlin (KHB) and Hiroshima City University, Japan and received an MA from KHB in Textile & Surface Design in 2013. She has worked with Italian weaving mills in Como, designed and produced custom-made fabrics for the fashion label PerretSchaad and collaborated with TheGreenEyl on a large-scale textile art installation for the museum Grimmwelt Kassel in Germany. As a research fellow at the Berlin University of the Arts, Wagner developed electronic and interactive textiles with partners from industry, universities and research institutes.

Since 2014 Wagner has been teaching in the Textile and Surface Design department at KHB; at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany; and at Shenzhen Polytechnic, China. She has been awarded several grants and prizes, including the Mart-Stam Prize, the Elsa-Neumann Scholarship of the Berlin State and a research grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for her studies in Japan. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of Grimmwelt Kassel (DE) and Audax TextielMuseum, Tilburg (NL).

Fall 2018 Courses

  • TEXT-4801-01 Fibers and Dyeing
  • TEXT-4801-02 Fibers and Dyeing
  • IDISC-2523-01 Textiles Transforming Into Furniture
  • TEXT-2523-01 Textiles Transforming Into Furniture

Spring 2019 Courses

  • TEXT-3702-01 Perform/transform: Designing Active Materials
  • TEXT-4898-01 Textile Degree Project
  • TEXT-485G-01 Textile Seminar II
  • TEXT-483G-01 Thesis Project