Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
Master of Fine Arts in Time Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Shannon Wright earned her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990, and her MFA in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She is the Spatial Art Program Coordinator, and teaches upper-level and graduate-level classes including installation art, sculpture and furniture construction. She is particularly interested in the zones of intersection between sculpture and industrial design.
Wright frequently uses “the module” and the grid in her work, largely for their associations with Modernism, utopian failures and economic utility, but also because of the undeniable allure of repetition and her longtime fascination with connective systems. In her newest work, she puts forth fictitious "products” that might appear to have been government-issued or sold by Home Depot–– and subsequently allowed to fall into a state of ruin. With these objects she acknowledges the global attrition of regional cultural forms, while also hoping that her industrial parodies will project their own poignant elegance and subtle humour. Shannon Wright is represented by Mulherin + Pollard Projects in NYC and ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.