Mario Wagner was born 1974 in Germany and now lives and works as an artist and illustrator in Berkeley, CA. His work regularly appears in publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Esquire and WIRED Magazine and has been published in renowned anthologies, including Illustration Now! and 3x3 Magazine. He also contributed work to advertising campaigns for clients such as Ikea, Adidas, Stussy, and Absolut Vodka. His bottle design was part of the Absolut Blank artist series which also featured contemporaries such as Dave Kinsey, Brett Amory, David Bray & Jeremy Fish. Wagner's fine art has been shown at art fairs such as SCOPE, NADA, Aqua and Art Basel Miami and at numerous exhibitions in Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London. He has been exhibited in galleries such as Fifty24SF, LeBasse, Cinders and Lazarides. Recently, his work was included in the science fiction-themed exhibition Memory Palace, based upon author Hari Kunzru’s futuristic vision of a dystopian London, at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum.