Antonia Wright investigates the universal human condition through a multifarious, process-oriented art practice combining photography, performance, poetry, video, installation and sculpture. A poet and photographer, Wright introduces social critique into a broad conceptual framework with imagination and conviction. She received an M.F.A. in poetry from the New School University in New York City, studied at the International Center of Photography, and has worked for Clyde Butcher, Patrick Demarchelier and VICE Magazine among others.
Last year, Wright was recognized as one of Miami’s top “100 Creatives” by the Miami New Times. Her work is currently included in the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse’s 2011-2012 Exhibition and she has a solo show at the Mosquera Collection’s alternative art space, Art@Work. Her recent exhibits include shows at the David Castillo Gallery, Dorsch Gallery, The Tampa Museum of Art with the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection, The Invisible Dog curated by Steven and William Ladd in New York, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, The Frost Museum at Florida International University, Amnesty International’s exposé on Cuban-American Artists at A+D Museum in Los Angeles and a solo show, Are You OK? at Spinello Projects. She was a finalist in MOCA’s Optic Nerve 2011 video contest. She has an upcoming show at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Project Space in April.
Wright has been featured in New York Magazine’s article, “The New Talent Show: Pot-Luck Culture,” on the burgeoning salon scene in New York City, which she helped create. She is currently an artist in residence at the ArtCenter South Florida and works for Martin Margulies as the curator for The Wynwood Art Fair.
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2008.
One-year General Studies Graduate.
New School University, New York, NY, 2005.
Masters in Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry. Thesis: Poetry and Performance Art
University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2002.
Bachelor of Arts, English. Emphasis Creative Writing and Literature
March 2012, Fireflies, Areoplastics, Brussels, Belgium
March 2012, Video lounge, ArteAmericas, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Grela Orihuela
April 2012 Project Space, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood FL
April 2012, Artist in Residence, The Lotus House Shelter for Women and Children, Overtown, FL
November 2011, Where All of Your Dreams Come True, The Mosquera Collection, Miami, FL
February 2011, Are You OK?, The Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL
Deep Water Horizon, The Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Cricket Taplin.
Happy Stomach, Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL
New Exhibition, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
Electric Wedding, MB Cinematec, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Grela Orihuela
Job Creation in a Bad Economy, The Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL
Newly Juried Artist Show, ArtCenter South Florida Gallery, Miami, FL
MOCA Optic Nerve XIII Finalists, The De la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL
MOCA Optic Nerve XIII Finalist, MOCA, Miami, FL
The Martin Hadley Fisher Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Base Paint, Cite Soleil, Haiti, L’Athletique d’Haiti
Noise Field, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL, curated by Annie Hollinsworth
DCG, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Base Paint Auction, Ideobox Artspace, Miami, FL, curated by ANTUAN
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood's (Florida) Fifth All Media Juried Biennial, Art and
Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL. 66 works were selected from 825 entries submitted by 294 artists.
Obstacle, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, curated by William and Steven Ladd
Aesthetics and Values Exhibition, Frost Museum at FIU, Miami, FL.
Miami Meets Zurch, Daniel Tanner Gallery, Zurich
Are You OK?, Scope NY, Spinello Projects, New York, NY
Are You OK?, Spinello Projects, MIA Fair, Miami, FL.
Abracadabra: Fourth Annual Fund-raising Art Exhibition and Raffle, Art and Cultural
Center of Hollywood, Hollywood FL
Base Paint, travelling tents painted by international artists for children in Haiti, Frost
Museum at FIU, Arte America Fair, Epic Hotel, Miami, FL. Curated by Antuan Rodriguez
Little Sister Art Fair, Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL.
Heart Happening, The Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE, Miami, FL
New Media Festival, HardCore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL.
Slideluck Potshow, Mau Mau, Barcelona, Spain.
Winning Art!, ArtCenter/ South Florida Gallery, Miami Beach, FL.
Voices Miami, Seriously Speaking, SPACE 4004, Miami, Fl.
A Great Disorder is An Order, 777 Gallery, Miami, FL.
On The Other Hand, Pool Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY.
Pressure/Release, Pool Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY.
Art For Haiti, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL.
Master's Mystery Art Show, The Ritz Carlton, Miami, FL.
I'm Starting to Realize Sleep is a Metaphor for Everything, Sleepless Nights Art Festival, Miami Beach, FL.
Across The Pond, Dacra Developments (Craig Robins), Miami, FL.
At The Ventanita, Salon Adelphi VI, Brooklyn, NY.
Hope Blossoms, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL.
Where We Begin and End, Life is Art, Miami, FL.
The Nature of Things, The Cisneros Foundation, Miami, FL.
HOT PINK: I Need To Figure Out The Difference Between Insecurity and Intuition, La
Barra, New York, NY.
The Nature of Things, Alliance Française, Miami, FL.
Get Off My Lawn, 777 Gallery, Miami, FL.
Stimulate the Arts, South Florida/ Art Center Gallery, Miami, FL.
The Nature of Things Clyde Butcher and Antonia Wright, Renee Gallery, Miami, FL.
I heart ART Auction, D.U.M.B.O. Art Center, NY, New York.
Open Studio, Art Studio Miami, Miami, FL.
Transition: Selected ICP Alumni For Obama, N&D, Brooklyn, NY.
The Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, D.U.M.B.O. Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.
You Make Me Sick, performance/video, Envoy Gallery, NY, New York.
Slideluck Potshow XII, McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn, NY.
Reflect, International Center of Photography Gallery, New York, NY.
Brooks School Alumni Show, Henry Luce III Library, North Andover, MA.
LightPicturePaintEtc., 717 Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
The Water's Just Fine, Chung King Studios, New York, NY.
Free Air, Salon Adelphi III, Brooklyn, NY.
You're Such an Animal, Salon Adelphi I, Brooklyn, NY.
Artists For Amnesty International, A & D Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 Guest Curator, The Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL. Employed by Martin Z. Margulies
2006 The Keys Project, photography and installation, The Moksha Family Space, Miami, FL.
2006 The Keys Project, photography and installation. 14th and Wythe Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY.
RESIDENCE PROGRAMS, AWARDS, AND CONTESTS
2011 September, Creative Capital Miami Artist Mentorship Program
August 2011, Optic Nerve XIII, Finalist, MOCA, Miami, FL
February 2009 to present, Artist in Residence, Art Center/ South Florida, Miami Beach, FL.
SIN!, photography and video, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL. Judged by Silvia
Cubina, Bass Museum of Art, and Cathy Leff, The Wolfsonian Museum
2010 September Creative Capital Miami Artist Mentorship Program
August 2010, Artist in Residence, Elsewhere Residency Program, Greensboro, NC.
September 2008 to January 2009, Artist in Residence, Art Studio Miami, Miami, FL.
LECTURES AND PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAMENTS
2011, Lecture, Funding Arts Broward January Luncheon, The Tower Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
2011 Newly Jurried Artist Talk, ArtCenter South Florida, curated by Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator of MAM
2011 ArtTable, HardCore Contemporary Art Space, moderated by Anne Tschida
2011 The Lotus House Women's Shelter, Cookies and Tea Talk, Miami, FL
2011 Artist Talk: Antonia Wright with Bonnie Clearwater, Director of MOCA, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL
2010 Wynwood Radio, Yada Yada WADA, with Thea Goldman, Miami, FL
APPRENTICESHIPS AND ASSISTANT WORK
Ray Charles White, New York, NY, June 2005 to May 2007.
Patrick Demarchelier, New York, NY, April 2006 to May 2007.
Clyde Butcher, Everglades, FL, summer 2004.
OTHER RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Photographer, VICE Magazine, New York, NY, September 2006 to October 2007