April Arts Lab: Could Study | Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge | New York

Inspired by the exhibit of plein air paintings of Fort Tilden by artist Chris Wright, the April Arts Lab will feature a discussion and exploration of different cloud formations. Everyone will leave with their own interpretation of a cloud study.

National Park Service, Jamaica Bay Spring 2018 Program Guide

photo credt: Francesca Magnani


National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Visitors Programs and Events Spring 2018

Jamaca Bay, New York

studio visit volume thirty-five

I have two paintings from my vehicles series featured in studio visit volume thirty-five.


Pratt in Venice Summer 2016

June 8–July 20, 2016

Pratt in Venice is a six-week, fully-accredited summer program that takes place in June and July. Undergraduate students may enroll for six to eight credits; graduate students may enroll for six to nine credits. Students study painting, drawing/printmaking, art history, and/or materials and techniques of Venetian art on site in Venice. The program integrates studio art with art history, and welcomes the interaction of the disciplines. Pratt collaborates with the Università Internazionale dell’Arte and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. Group visits outside of the city, including to Padua and Bassano/Maser, are included. Students from any department at Pratt may apply; applications from non-Pratt students are also welcome.

New York Foundation for the Arts


$642,000 Awarded To 95 New York State Artists
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists’ Fellowship Program. The organization has awarded a total of $642,000 to 95 artists (including four collaborations) throughout New York State in the following disciplines: fiction, folk/traditional arts, interdisciplinary work, painting, and video/film. Fifteen finalists (three per discipline), who do not receive a cash award, but benefit from a range of other NYFA services, were also announced. A complete list of the Fellows and finalists follows.
The Artists’ Fellowship Program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding five per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 2,606. Since it was launched in 1985, the program has awarded over $27 million to more than 4,000 artists. This year’s announcement marks the 30th anniversary of the program and NYFA, with regional partners, will be celebrating that milestone with public programming around New York State this coming year.

“The grants give our new Fellows the chance to create freely, support their communities, inspire their audiences, and make our society richer in the process,” said NYFA Executive Director Michael L. Royce, “The leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts has been essential and we are grateful to them and our other funders for enabling us to continue the encouragement of New York State artists.”

Fiction Fellow Bill Cheng from Brooklyn mirrored this sentiment, stating that for him “it’s really the affirmation that your work has potential that I find the most nourishing as an artist.” He continued to say that “so much of writing is done by yourself, in your own head that it’s easy to lose track of how you think your work is. I feel privileged to be a winner of a NYFA Fellowship this year”.

For Onondaga-based artist Biboti Ouikahilo the award is providing him with the opportunity to continue the work with his community. He expressed that “everything I’m doing is not about me. So upon receiving the grant, my first thinking was how can everybody enjoy this? This Fellowship will help with essential dance studio maintenance, the repairs of all Djembe and Dundun drums, and it will assist me in giving remuneration to my two consultants, who are incredibly helpful.” 
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(Source: nyfacurrent)

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.
155 Suffolk St, NY, NY 

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"

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 sga@pratt.edu 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."

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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