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|Christopher Wright||Biography: Biography for Christopher Wright
Born November 19, 1974 in London Ontario
The Son of Larry & Janette Wright
I discovered my love for drawing in Grade 2, often drawing
in my spare time.
In grade 4 my public teacher had us keep a journal in which
we had to draw or write everyday. I've always believed
practice is the talent. My drawing development that year was
proof for I still use tricks I learned that year.
Roughly around age 12 I was making my money painting tiny lead
miniatures and selling them. They were finely moulded
miniatures -Ral Partha and Citadel Miniatures; once I
adorned them with paint, they sold weekly. It was due to this obsession that
I learned the qualities that allow me to paint the ultra fine
details that I am known for.
I went to Medway High School located in Arva for grades
9-11, clashing with all of my art teachers there. The school
made me see a psychiatrist due to an interesting story I wrote
to entertain my friends. Then the school destroyed the story
and erased it from the network: I'd love to show you all
now. I have mostly very bad memories of this school and
wouldn't recommend it.
Westminster High school for grades 12 and OAC, and was
encouraged in my arts there, creating political works that the
principal would come to view; before it was me visiting
Recommended for BealArt, and what a great place it was. Two
years of study encompassing Life Drawing, Painting,
Lithography, Etching, Textiles, Animation, Film,
Photography, ceramics, Commercial design and Art History.
Year End show sales showed me the business sides of art.
Mad hours of practice. I do a minimum of 2 hours a day in regards to practice and or creating. Practice practice
practice. I could teach anyone what I know but with practice
they could do the same. It's a fancy idea to think that I was
born with all my talent but I know thats not the case. I
watched as my artwork progressed faster than those who
didn't practice. It's all a practice race.
Country: Canada Birthyear: 1974 Galleries: thenationalgallery.com
London arts festival
1994-5 BealArt Year End Show
1995 Londons Prescribed Art Show , group show
1995 Restored as a beautifull restaurant- Century Theatre
1996 My first ever solo show at The London New Arts
Festival Gallery. with the success of the show (over 140
people packed into the tiny gallery on opening night) I
nominated myself new gallery manager and was given control
of the public space. The gallery (while being a permanent
Chris Wright retailer) grew to three locations with about 22
volunteers. I turned it into a piece of art itself, hearing about
the stories that were occuring with vistors when I wasn't
there, always a slice of crazy weirdness.
1997 - The Green Tomato Restaurant - They also have a very
good vegetarian menu.
1997 - S.A. Cafe Restaurant - I designed the storefront and
look of this fancy place and it hosted a full supply of Chris
Wright for several months.
1997-2000 St. Pauls Cathedral Art Exhibition. The largest
annual art show in London. Over 100 artists. I love trying to
show off, I never have any idea of what to expect. From the
Kitch to the Wonderfull. Mostly nature watercolours and it
isn't strange to see people walking around with wallpaper and
couch samples looking to find matching artwork.
1998 The Funky Find Store Retailing Chris Wright prints.
1998 Hired to teach art classes at Grafix Art Supply Store.
1999-2001 King Street Gallery
2000 Forest City Gallery ,Member Show and Sale (poster can
be found in the commercial section)
2000 The Jonathon Bancroft Gallery, BealArtists reunion
show and others.
2001 Galleries in Galleria - three seperate showings
2001 London Regional Art and History Museum LRAHM
Sales and Rental Gallery- Oil and Acrylic Paintings for sale
Awards: What constitutes an award. Recognition does not have to take the form of a trophey. Media: acrylic, Limited Edition Print Style: surrealistic Subjects: cityscapes, nudes|