Jason Wright is an artist working across a variety of media, from drawing and painting, to sculpture, video, and installation. In addition to having roots in the fine art tradition, Wright’s practice is informed by a wide range of everyday and vernacular art-making traditions; through his work, Wright seeks to engage with people from all walks of life.
Wright grew up in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and attended UCSB and UC Berkeley, where he studied Philosophy and Art History. Wright first began exhibiting artwork in and around New York’s Lower East Side in 1987, including exhibits at Willoughby Sharp Gallery, Alleged Gallery, Thread Waxing Space, and Max Fish. In 1996, Wright returned to California and earned an MFA at UC Berkeley. In 2001, Wright relocated to Michigan where, in addition to maintaining his studio practice, Wright taught studio art and art history, with a focus on self- taught and vernacular artists, at the University of Michigan (2001 – 2016). He is currently working in the studio full time. Wright has recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Ship in the Woods San Diego, and the Water Street Commons Sculpture Park in Ypsilanti, MI.
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