New York Foundation for the Arts

I am honored to be a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting.

Montserrat College of Art - Summer Immersive Program

Painting the Still Life and More
Instructor: Chris Wright
Monday - Friday 9am – 4pm | June 29 - July 3, 2015
For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email

Armature Art Space, Inc., BUSHWICK, Brooklyn

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7pm-11pm (Show runs October 3-12, 2014)
"SHOWTIME: Underground Arts"
Artists include: Steven Bartoo, Yehuda Blum, Edwin "EQ" Class, David Everitt-Carlson, Joan Iaconetti, Ming Liang Lu, Ron Richter, Marina Ross, Michah Saperstein, Kalan Sherrard, Rie Shimamura, Lorena Toyos, Chris Wright, and Heidi Younger.

Brooklyn Gravity Racers at the Boiler

Brooklyn Gravity Racers
Twentieth Anniversary Event
at The Boiler,
dedicated to Gary Bachman
Racers on view: September 13-21  (noon – 6pm, Thursday  – Sunday)
Preliminary races:
Tuesday Sept. 16, 7-9pm
Wednesday Sept. 17, 7-9pm
Thursday Sept. 18, 7-9pm
FINAL races:
Friday Sept. 19, 7-10pm

Pierogi Flat Files

My Cloud Studies are now in the Pierogi Flat Files.

177 North 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tumblr Open Arts

Flushing Avenue G

August 16, 2013 (12:00-3:00 PM)

Painting Underground: Chris Wright, BuskNY

Arts advocacy in the NYC subway

New York Academy of Art, Continuing Education, Fall 2013

CE-P405 – Painting the Figure

(Introductory – Advanced)

Chris Wright



September 18 - December 4

2pm – 5pm / 630pm – 930pm


$525 (Half-day) = $450 Tuition + $75 Model Fee

(3 CEUs – Twelve 3-hour Sessions)

$1000 (Full-day) = $850 Tuition + $150 Model Fee

(6 CEUs — Twelve 6-hour Sessions)


Click here for course description

Click here for materials list

National Geographic Instagram

"People feel connected to the @Gowanus Canal for different reasons. @Artist Chris Wright is drawn to the forms he finds in the @landscape of industry. He was rendering these large storage tanks in small scale to carry them away. @FritzPhotos by natgeo"

December Picks | Local Artists

December Picks on
Online exhibition curated by Cathrine S. Hancher

Pratt Institute News

"Chris Wright, adjunct associate professor, Fine Arts, chosen by a majority of the student body for his inspirational teaching methods, will host a workshop on Painting and Figure Drawing open to all Pratt students. 

The workshop, sponsored by Pratt Student Government Association (Pratt SGA), will be held on Wednesday, April 11, from 2 to 4:50 PM, in Main Building, Room 501. 

Due to space constraints, registration is limited. If interested in signing up for the workshop, please contact SGA at immediately."

Postcards for Chris

Thank you to everyone at Pratt Institute and the Educational Alliance who made postcards and came out to support me on November 8th. I am currently undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and making progress toward recovery.

Auto-Paint, USA

On May 27th I'll be a guest artist on a rooftop in Bushwick Brooklyn for an afternoon of plein-air painting to help support Auto-Paint, USA.  This group consists of Eric Diehl and Jackson Hunt they are two of my former painting students who are planning a painting trip across the USA.

Please help support their painting trip on Kickstarter by clicking the link above.

One Story Benefit and Art Auction

One Story’s Second Annual Literary Debutante Ball
Friday, April 29, 2011, 7pm - 11pm
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St. (between. Court St. & Smith St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

"This year’s Literary Debutante Ball will celebrate five One Story authors who published their first book in the last year, and honor novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro for her role as a mentor to so many emerging writers. The night will feature the debutante procession, an art auction, and a signature BULLDOG gin cocktail, “The Six Poisons,” named for One Story issue #69 by Dani Shapiro."


Feature Issue 65 March 23 - April 5

New Artists Feature, Winter 2011

Lydia Anne McCarthy, Chris Wright, Brian Gillis, Matthew Gamber

A juried selection of work by David Andrew Frey and Tema Stauffer

The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas

The Dining Room Project: Food, Art & The Ritual of Eating, The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas

March 20 - May 15, 2011

Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sweetness and Light

Hampden Gallery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curated by Linda Griggs

September 19 - October 14, 2010

A catalogue of the exhibition is available on the Download page

Richard Baker, Tom Bogaert, Ya Ya Chou, Sally Curcio, Lori Ellison, Emily Eveleth, Linda Griggs, Julia Jacquette, T. Charman Lewis, Christina Marsh, Tracy Miller, Mary Schiliro, Rebecca Siemering, Lynn Talbot, Mary Jo Vath, Jessica Westbook, Chris Wright

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