Bachelor, Hamline U., 1962; postgraduate, National U. Mexico, Mexico City, 1963; Master of Fine Arts, Ohio U., 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Iowa, 1972.
Instructor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1964-1966;
assistant professor, U. North Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1970-1971;
assistant professor, U. Nebraska, Omaha, 1972-1975;
associate professor, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, 1975-1982;
director Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, 1982-1994;
administrative director printmaking workshop, 1994-1995;
associate director curatorial affairs, Neuberger Museum Art, State University of New York, Purchase, since 1996. Critic, columnist Waterloo (Iowa) Courier, 1971, Omaha World Herald, 1972-1975. Critic Arts magazine New York City, since 1984.
Director public art program Long Island University, 1985-1994. Chair, pa nelist New York State Council Arts, New York City, 1986-1991. Panelist Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, 1989.
Panelist on art New York City Department Cultural Affairs, 1989. Member art advisory board Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City, 1989. Member International Association Art Critics (American section).
1 child, Brien Gray Van Wagner.