About MLW

Mark Lewis Wagner, MA is an internationally known illustrator, painter, digital artist, author, and educator. He has worked with Pixar/Disney, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, SpaceX, Target, Samsung, Oakland Museum, and Oakland Zoo.

With his master’s degree in the Arts, Wagner specializes in visionary art, and has an in-depth understanding in the psychology of imagery, symbolism, mythology, shamanism, and storytelling. Wagner has created 2 self-published books, “Drawing on Earth: The Making of a World Record,” and “The Art of Being a Dad.”

His nonprofit Drawing on Earth has a Guinness World Record for the largest chalk drawing. They have drawn on 3 continents and have creatively worked with 30,000 kids and adults. He has taught in state prison, graduate school, digital art school, and elementary school. Wagner was awarded an digital art NEA grant in the early 80’s, he teaches and daily works with Photoshop.

Wagner has created 5 pieces of art photographed by satellite, one being at Burning Man. He spends half the year in Oakland CA, and the other half in his studio in New Mexico, and can sometimes be found exploring an abandoned psych hospital, and a decommissioned military base with the spirit of a dog known as Mr. Z.

Wagner is currently painting commissions and working on his own graphic novel called Graffiti Wars.