Gaylia Wagner is a mixed media artist working primarily in etched metal. She utilizes pattern, repetition, and variation in her artwork to explore concepts of memory and loss. Her background in product design influences her practice, which focuses heavily on material and process. She is currently creating pieces for her first solo and two-person shows, slated for 2022.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program awarded Gaylia grants for 2019 through 2022, and in 2020 she was a CAH-NEA Cares Act grantee. Gaylia holds a BFA in Product Design with a minor in Art History from Parsons School of Design, and a BA in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University. Presently she resides in Washington, DC, where she has a studio.