EDUCATION

2013                M.F.A. Spatial Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

2007                B.A. Studio Art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

2005                Spanish Language Certificate, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2018                  Lecturer, 2D Design Chabot College

2017 - Present    Lecturer, Ceramics (Visual Theory & Practice), Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

2016 - Present    Lecturer, Ceramic Sculpture, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

2016 - Present    Lecturer, Animal Sculpture & Ceramic Sculpture, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2016 - Present    Online Course Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2016                  Lecturer, Beginning drawing, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

2015                  Adjunct Art Professor, Sculpture - 3D Design, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

2014 / 2013         Lecturer, Beginning & Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2012                  Teaching Associate, (Instructor of Record) Ceramics, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

 

SELECTED SOLO & 2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018                “Symbiosis”, Malia Landis & Wesley Wright, Roscoe Gallery, Oakland, CA

                      “Natural Paradox”, Malia Landis & Wesley Wright, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017                “New Work”, Roscoe Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016                “Animalia”, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2015                “A Natural State”, FM Gallery, Oakland, CA

                      “Beneath The Real”, Art Space Gallery, Fresno Community College, Fresno, CA

2014                “New Work”, Roscoe Ceramics Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010                “Being Human”, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS                 

2017                    "Neo Cali Clay", Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                          "AAU Faculty Exhibition", Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                          "Flower Child", Modern Eden Galley, San Francisco, CA

                          “NCC NCECA Concurrent Exhibition”, Antler PDX Gallery, Portland, OR 

2016                   “Master Blasters of Sculpture” Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, CA

                        “Neo Cali Clay”, Mendocino Art Center Gallery, Mendocino, CA

                        “Burning Ice”, Euphrat Museum, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

                        “Roar” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015                    “Strange Figurations”, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

                        “No More Horizons” Modern Eden Galley, San Francisco, CA

                        “American Made”, NICHE Awards Gallery, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

                        “Golden”, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, CA

2014                    “San Jose Art Party” Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

                        “Real/Surreal”, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        “Community Matters”, San Jose City Hall, San Jose, CA

                        “The Fourth World” Arch Enemy Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

                        “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

                        “Grotesque”, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                        “Looking At Fire” Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA

2013                    “Ceramics Annual of America”, San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA

                          “Oakwilde Ranch Annual Sculpture Exhibition”, Oakwilde Ranch, Valley Springs, CA

                          “New Generation Student Showcase”, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

                        “Totems And Plates”, Blue Line Gallery, Curator; Tony Natsoulas, Roseville, CA

2012                    “NCECA Student Showcase”, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

                        “Animals In Clay”, Grand Theatre Center For The Arts, Tracy, CA

                        “Beneath The Surface”, FM, Oakland, CA

                          “Material Culture”, 111 Mina Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                          “2012 Art Auction”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

                          “New Generation Student Showcase”, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2011                    "Feats Of Clay", Gladding McBean Terra Cotta Factory, Lincoln, CA

                        “Anne & Mark’s Art Party”, fundraiser for the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

                          “Humboldt State University Alumni Invitational” 1st Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

                          “Human Nature”, (2 person show), Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2010                   “A New Decade Of Clay”, Northstar, Juror; Richard Shaw, Incline Village, NV

                         “Hands In Clay”, Mistlin Gallery, Juror; Tony Natsoulas, Modesto, CA

2009                  “Small Works”, John Natsoulas Art Gallery, Davis, CA       

 

PUBLIC & COMMUNITY-BASED ART

2018                Miraflores Cement Seat Wall Project, with Vallier Design INC, Richmond, CA

2016 - 2017        Youth Spirit Artworks, Frances Townes Honorary Ceramic Mural & Bench, Berkeley, CA

2015                Art Space Orinda, Art In Public Places, Orinda Public Library, Orinda, CA

                       

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS / RESIDENCIES

2017                Belle Foundation Grant, San Jose, CA

2016                Artist in Residence, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2015                NICHE Magazine Award Finalist, Professional Category for Mixed Media                                 

2014                Aftosa Award, California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA

2013-2014         Artist In Residence, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2013                Leslies Ceramic Award, California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA

                       Finalist, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Art Acquisition, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

                       Elizabeth Heil Scholarship, SJSU, San Jose, CA

2010                First Place, Hands In Clay, Juror; Tony Natsoulas, Modesto, CA

                     Elizabeth Heil Scholarship, SJSU, San Jose, CA      

 

LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS

2018                  Animal Sculpting & Mold Making, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

                        Visiting Artist Lecture, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

                        Visiting Artist Lecture, California State University Chico, CA

                        Visiting Artist Lecture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2017 & 2018        Sculpting Animal Busts, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA

                        Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Leslies/Aftosa Ceramics Supply, Richmond, CA

2016                  Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Quyle Kilns, Murphys, CA

                      Round Table Discussion, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

                      Workshop, Bas Relief Compositions, Maybeck High School, Oakland, CA

                      Workshop, Sculpting Animal Heads, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2015                  Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

                      Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

                      Visiting Artist Lecture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2014                  Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

                      Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Building With Molds, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

                      Workshop, Mold Making For Interior Design, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2013                  Visiting Artist Demo, Ceramics Annual of America, SF Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

                      Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

                        Visiting Artist Lecture, College Of The Redwoods, Eureka, CA

2012                  Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, College Of Marin, Kentfield, CA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016                “Tile Mural Pays Tribute To Frances Townes”, East Bay Times, 4/27/16

2015                “NICHE Awards”, NICHE Magazine, Winter Issue 2015 p.60

                      “Wesley T. Wright: Ceramic Hand builder”’ Studio Visit LA, studiovisit.la/artists/wesleytwright

                      “The New Collectors Book 2015”, Published by Basak Malone LLC, p.91                    

2014                “500 Figures In Clay Volume 2”, by Nan Smith, Lark Books, p. 21

                      “Lore”, Composite (Arts Magazine) issue 16, p. 6-11

                      “Looking At Fire”, Morris Graves Museum, show catalogue

2013                Access Ceramics, Contemporary Ceramic Resource, accessceramics.org

                       “Mythologische Skulpturen”, Creative 100.de, creativ100.de/skulpturen/wesley-t-wright

                       “Ceramics Annual of America”, Catalogue image reproduction.

                       “Wesley T Wright”, The Unapologetic Youth; http://theunapologeticyouth.com/archive

2012                “Humor In Craft”, by Brigitte Martin, Schiffer Publishing, p.197, back cover

2011                “Wesley Wright Amazes and Amuses”, Artshift San Jose, artshiftsanjose.com/?p=4654           

 

COLLECTIONS

2013                Eugene Fleischer Collection, Augusta, GA

2012                Grant and Karen Hutchinson Collection, Sacramento, CA

2009               Crocker Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Sacramento, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2016-2017         Association of Clay and Glass Artists (ACGA) Board Member, Social Media Manager

2014-Present    National Council on Education for Ceramics

2012-2013         San Jose State Ceramics Guild, Event Coordinator

2009-2010       Humboldt Arts Festival, Co-Founder

2008-2010       Accident Gallery, Preparator / Member, Eureka, CA