Andrew Wright
Photographie | Photography

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Corona #5 (detail) (2011), chromogenic print, mounted on Dibond
Untitled Photograph # 1 (Fissure) (2013), chromogenic print, mounted on Dibond
Nox Borealis (2012), chromogenic prints, dimensional plywood substrates

Biographie

Andrew Wright est un artiste ayant rapidement gagné une reconnaissance répandue. En 2007, il a été l’un des demi-finalistes du Sobey Art Award, le plus grand prix canadien décerné à un artiste de moins de 40 ans, et a été nominé à ce même concours un total de six fois. En 2011, il a gagné l’inauguration BMW Exhibition Award au Festival de photo Contact à Toronto. Il a aussi été nominé pour le prestigieux Karsh Award in Photography en 2010 et en 2012. Il a reçu l’acclamation des critiques pour son travail dans de nombreuses publications telles que le Canadian Art, le Border Crossings et le Globe & Mail.

Andrew Wright a exposé ses œuvres aux niveaux national et international, notamment : l’Université de Californie, Berkeley, Oakville Galleries, Photo Miami, Roam Contemporary (à New York), ARCO ’05 (à Madrid), Presentation House, Vancouver et au Art Gallery de Calgary, pour ne nommer que ces endroits. Il a également participé à des résidences, y compris au Banff Centre, et en tant qu’artiste de guerre avec le Programme d’artistes des forces canadiennes au sein du Canadian warship H.M.C.S., à Toronto. En 2014, Andrew Wright sera le sujet d’une tournée nationale de mi-carrière pour une exposition-sondage

Andrew Wright est professeur agrégé et directeur intérimaire dans le Département des Arts Visuels de l’Université d’Ottawa. Il est représenté par la Gallerie Patrick Mikhail, à Ottawa.

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Biography

Andrew Wright's work is described as multi-tiered inquiries into the nature of perception, photographic structures and technologies, and the ways we relate to an essentially mediated and primarily visual world. With linkages to practices as diverse as Alfred Stieglitz and Iain& Baxter (with whom Wright worked in the 90s), Wright's use of photography is decidedly non-conventional as it eschews lyricism and traditional pictorial aims. HIs practice is at the intersection of traditional and conceptual forms of artmaking.

He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions at Peak Gallery, Toronto, the University of California, Berkeley, Oakville Galleries, Photo Miami, Roam Contemporary (New York), ARCO '05 (Madrid), Presentation House, Vancouver and the Art Gallery of Calgary, to name a few. He has also participated in residencies including the Banff Centre and Braziers Workshop (U.K.), and as a 'war artist' with the Canadian Forces Artist Program aboard Canadian warship H.M.C.S. Toronto. He is the founding Artistic Director for Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA).

Wright is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2010 he was awarded a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for high resolution digital capture. In 2001 he was the winner of the Ernst & Young Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Waterloo Regional Arts Fund, and the Ontario Arts Council. He has received critical acclaim for his work in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and The Globe & Mail .

He has been nominated six times for the Sobey Art Award and 2007 he was named a semi-finalist for the award. He was also nominated for the prestigious Karsh Award in Photography in 2010 and 2012. In 2011 he won the inaugural BMW Exhibition Award at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto.

Andrew Wright is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Ottawa. He is an Associate Professor of Visual Art and Acting Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.

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