TRICIA WRIGHT was born and raised in England, and moved from London to New York in 1999. She divides her time between two homes and two studios, in Brooklyn, NY and in upstate NY. Tricia’s work explores aspects of the Home and the domestic environment; she approaches her subject both from a feminist position and also from a broader, gender-neutral base, that explores our complex relationship to this enclosed world.
Her work is in public, corporate, and private collections in the UK and US, including The Hove Museum of Art (UK), White & Case LLP, Alliance Bernstein, and the American Embassy. Tricia’s paintings have been featured in Modern Painters Magazine, Art News Magazine, and the New York Observer. Awards include the Royal Overseas League International Travel Scholarship, the NYFA MARK program, and a residency with scholarship from the Vermont Studio Center. She was educated in England where she received her BA (Fine Art (Hons)) at Camberwell School of Art, London, and her PG Dip. (History & Theory of Modern Art) at Chelsea School of Art, London.
Tricia is also a published art writer. Her books include American Art & Artists (Harper Collins, 2007) published in association with the Smithsonian Institute. She is also contributing author, editor, and consultant to numerous publications including: The Story of Painting (Dorling Kindersley Ltd. 1995) published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Other publications include Eyewitness Art; Edouard Manet and Eyewitness Art; Francisco Goya (Dorling Kindersley Ltd. 1993) published in association with the National Gallery, London.
Chelsea School of Art, London (P.G. Dip. History and Theory of Modern Art)
Camberwell School of Art, London (B.A. Hons. Fine Art)
Hertfordshire College of Art and Design (Foundation)
SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Mirror Stage Redux, Exhibit A, Corning NY
Interior Perspectives, Tria Gallery, Chelsea, NY
The Home Show (solo) KMOCA, NY2010
The View From Inside (solo) Houghton Gallery, Corning, NY
Interior Perspectives, Tria Gallery, Chelsea, NY
The Home Show (solo) KMOCA, NY
Double Duplex, HPGRP Gallery, Manhattan, NY
True Value (solo) HPGRP Gallery, Manhattan, NY
The Reflective Veil, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn NY
How To Live Elsewhere, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY
Strange Life (solo) Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Tricia Wright (solo) Savage Art Resources, Portland, Oregon.
Sense and Serendipity, The Lab Gallery, Manhattan, NY
Tricia Wright; Recent Paintings (solo) Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Tricia Wright; Recent Paintings (solo) Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, Chelsea, NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
SHE, ArtsW Gallery, White Plains NY
Domesticity Revisited, Pen + Brush, New York NY
Market Art + Design, presented by Exhibit A, Bridgehamton NY
Photo 15, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont NY
Strut, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY
Silhouette, curated by Bill Carroll, Elizabeth Foundation, NY
Forward, Exhibit A Contemporary Art, Corning, NY
Paper View, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY
Materiality, Curated by Kenise Barnes, WCC Gallery, NY
Legitimate Vagina, Miranda Arts Project Space, NY
The Big Mix, Exhibit A, Corning NY
Black & White Biennial, Exhibit A, Corning NY
Gender Matters, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, PA
AbstrACTION, WAC, New York
Postmark, Columbia-Greene College, NY
Black and White, Exhibit A, Corning NY
“5” Paul William Beltz Gallery, New York
Stayin’ Alive, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York.
Bradley International, Bradley University, IL
Local Growing Conditions, WAC, New York
Melissa Morgan Fine Art Palm Desert, California
Punchbowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York.
Crazy Beautiful, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, New York.
The Road So Far, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York.
Color Theory Kenise Barnes Fine Art and Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, NY
Group Show at Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York.
Group Show at Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York.
Remix (and) Mixed 2003, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York.
Bold, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York.
Director’s Choice, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, New York.
Love Shack, Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York.
Art Transplant British Artists in New York, UK with NYA Arts Festival, British Embassy in New York.
Color Aid Metaphor Contemporary Art, New York.
Breaking the Rules, Katonah Museum of Art, New York.
RESIDENCIES / AWARDS
MTA Arts For Transit Short-listed for public work commission.
NYFA MARK09 New York Foundation for the Arts Professional Program.
Vermont Studio Center Awarded residency and scholarship.
Westchester Biennial Director’s Choice Award.
Royal Overseas League Annual Exhibition International Travel Scholarship.
2009, Homebound Conjurations in the Work of Tricia Wright essay by Dominique Nahas
2008, Journal News Local Growing Conditions
2004, The NW Drizzle The Imports, solo exhibition review, Jeff Jahn
2004, New York Times Going for the Bold
2003, Art News Magazine, Driven to Abstraction, Amei Wallach
2002, The New York Observer, Exquisite Puddles, solo exhibition review, Mario Naves
2002, Some Like It Cool Essay by Lilly Wei
2001, Modern Painters Magazine, Abstraction and Nature, Lance Esplund
2001, Art Transplant, British Artists in New York catalog essay, Irving Sandler
1999, New York Times, exhibition review, Bill Zimmer
1998, Meditations on Silence A Way Through, Wendy Beckett, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Ltd.
1994, The Critic’s Choice New British Art, Wendy Beckett, Christies Contemporary Art Exhibition Catalog
1993, Finding the Narrow Way solo exhibition catalog essays, Blair French
1993, Tricia Wright catalog essays, Wendy Beckett
1993, The Guardian National Newspaper (UK) Solo exhibition review
1993 City Life Magazine, solo exhibition review, Sue Platt, UK
1993 The Catalogue of British Art Today, essay, Wendy Beckett
SELECTED LECTURES and PANELS
2012, Pussy Talk, Miranda Arts Project Space, NY
2010, Artist’s Talk Trinity College, Hartford, CT
2009, NYFA MARK Artist’s Talk Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
2009, NYFA MARK Artist’s Talk Rosendale, New York
2009, WSW Slide Slam; Artist’s Talk Rosendale, New York.
2009, Women and the Creative Process; Panel Discussion River Arts Council, NY
2008, Artist’s Talk, College of New Rochelle, New York
2008, Local Growing Conditions; Panel Discussion WAC, New York
2004, Color Theory; Artist’s Talk Schweinfurth Art Center, New York
2004, “7” Panel Discussion ROCA, New York
2001, The Size Show Panel Discussion, WestArts, New York
United States Embassy
Hove Museum of Art, 20th-century British Art Collection, UK University of Wales, UK
Kent County Council Contemporary Art Collection, UK
Maidestone County Council Contemporary Art Collection, UK
White & Case LLP
Metromedia International Group, Inc.