Wright graduated from Brown in 2004, with a double major in Visual Art and Art History. After college, she moved to Paris to pursue fashion design, and ended up living in an art collective in an abandoned state building in Belleville with artists from all over the world. With a crowbar, Wright renovated a studio out of several secretarial offices that had been locked since the 80s. Each weekend there was an interminable reunion on such issues as where the “seat of the administration” should be (the kitchen). The inhabitants defended their project on a regular basis to the mayor of Paris, and as the youngest in the group and the only American, Wright also defended herself while confronting many cultural differences. Living, working, and upholding her vision and that of the group imprinted the possibility of a life supported by and for art-making. In late 2006, Wright returned to Austin to participate in the burgeoning art community in her hometown. Caroline’s work is on view at many Austin venues, including The Austonian, Lambert’s, and Jeffrey’s.
June 4, 2011 - July 9, 2011
Caroline Wright may be best known for her series, Migration, (below) which I featured back in February. These amorphous, dripped paintings are full of chaotic energy and, in my view, illustrate life’s unpredictability. Wright is now back with new work that shows a fascinating transition from her previous work. It turns out that Caroline experienced [...]