The Tall Trees of Portland

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In The Tall Trees of Portland, the second book in the “Tall Trees” series, Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery shines a light on the contemporary art world in the city he’s called home for 19 years. Featuring work from 40 Portland-based artists alongside their handwritten questionnaires about some of their favorite spots in the city, Wagner paints a portrait of a vibrant art scene that nurtures originality and independence in a way few other US cities do.

Artists in this book include APAK, Ryan Bubnis, Stephanie Buer, Keith Carter, Brad Delay, Meredith Dittmar, Tripper Dungan, Morgaine Faye, Blaine Fontana, AJ Fosik, Cole Gerst, Jason Graham, Peter Gronquist, Maryanna Hoggatt, Zach Johnsen, Susannah Kelly, Josh Keyes, Brin Levinson, Jen Lobo, Jon Macnair, Keegan Onefoot-Wenkman, Martin Ontiveros, Jennifer Parks, Neil M. Perry, Amy Ruppel, Ren Sakurai, Souther Salazar, J. Shea, Brett Superstar, Craig Thompson, Beth Wagner, Cathy Zwicker and Torie Nguyen of Crafty Wonderland, Ben Love and Van Havig of Gigantic Brewing, Rebecca Gilbert and Eric Bagdonas of Stumptown Printers, and Sam Huff of Tanner Goods.

Winner - Silver Medal - IPPY Awards

245 pages | ISBN-13 9780983491712 | 245 color pages

What people are saying about this book

The Tall Trees of Portland is a documentation of a love affair between a city and an unlikely curator. . . Wagner’s family of artists resists the conformity of the art world and creates from a fearless, independent point of view.” John C. Jay - President of Global Creative, Uniqlo

“Matt Wagner is on the front lines of the Portland art scene. Prepare yourself for a visual feast, as well as a tour of the city’s highlights from the artists themselves.” Tsilli Pines - Co-Director, Design Week Portland


 Matt Wagner, art director, owner, and curator of Portland, Oregon’s Hellion Gallery is also the author of The Tall Trees of Tokyo and The Tall Trees of Paris. He founded Hellion Gallery in 2010 and travels the world with the simple goal of finding captivating culture-makers and sharing their art. Wagner also co-founded Forest For The Trees in 2013, a non-profit public mural project in Portland, Oregon, which features local and international artists. He lives in Portland.