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. Wright first began exhibiting work in New York’s Lower East Side after moving there from California, in 1987, including exhibits at Willoughby Sharp, 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 his studio practice, Wright taught studio art and art history, with a focus on self-taught and vernacular artists, at the University of Michigan, from 2005 to 2016. 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. Wright has most recently taken part in a number of installments of The Other Art Fair, in both Los Angeles and New York, along with other juried exhibits, and a variety of group shows across the country.
Masters of Fine Arts, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
(Selected Exhibits) 2019 Boyz Keep Swinging, Keyes Gallery, Sag Harbor NY; 2018 Other Art Fair LA & NYC; 2017 Atlas Gallery Newburgh, NY; 2016 Ship in the Woods, San Diego, CA; 2015 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, 2014 Water St. Commons Sculpture Park, Ypsilanti, MI; 2012 Max Fish NYC; 2011 The Peripheterists, Apex Art NYC; 2000 - 2011 Black Rock City NV; 2009 Ever Gold SF, CA; 2005 Outrageous Look Brooklyn, NY; 2004 Tabor Hill Gallery Ann Arbor MI; 2003 Dreamland, Ypsilanti, MI; 1998 MFA ’98, Berkeley Museum, CA; 1995 City Folk, Holly Solomon, NYC; 1994 Thread Waxing Space, NYC; 1993 Urban Analysis, Barbara Braathen NYC, 1992 East of Abstraction, NYC; 1991 Two Mavericks, Willoughby Sharp NYC