Nicholas Wright Curriculum vitae
Education 1991-1996 Dayncourt Comprehensive School.
GCSE- English Language Grade C
English speaking & listening Grade A
Science Double Award Grade C
Science Double award Grade C
Art Grade C
1996 1998 South Nottingham College of Art and Design
GNVQ Advanced Art and Design (Distinction)
1998 2000 Swindon College of Art and Design
2003 2005 Nottingham Trent University
BA(Hons) Graphic Design
References John Hamilton Trent university Graphic Design Course Tutor
Jenny Melia City Arts project coordinator
Serena A.P.N.A Arts Project coordinator
The work I produce is on subject of urban living architecture and community. The people and places painted in my work reflect how the world around us is simultaneously part of us and us part of our environment. When walking through any city I am constantly aware of the people buildings and how they move within each other. The paintings I produce create a sense of moving reportage they capture the ever moving landscape of the urban environment and the different people that move within it. I never try to make the images I paint anyone view of a place but paste in many different perspectives and views of the places I paint. This in turn creates a sense of knowing in the viewer while avoiding the traditional landscape views but referencing to them through the use of traditional media. I am constantly aware of the interaction between people and the places they inhabit to this end, I have been involved in community projects involving the community in their environment. The projects have formed part of the research on the urban architectural and social history of Britain which I find so interesting and have in turn fed into and informed my professional practise. Working in conjunction with other artists and collaborating on projects is at the core of how I produce my work, and it is the collaborative aspects of community arts which drives and inspires me in the production of high quality outcomes, which is the core strength I bring to any project. Recently I have just undertacken a months recidency at T.R.O Arts factory gallery Berlin were I have been creating new works on the industrial skyline of this imposing city, I have an upcoming exhibition at T.R.O arts in September which will further raise my profile internationally. I have been invited back by T.R.O arts next year to continue my practise in Berlin.
Drawing the Urban Environment - Blackfriars arts center 2002
Workshops in which the school children created huge scale (up to ten meters in length) drawings of their urban environment.
Boston Town- Blackfriars arts center 2004
Cooperative workshops with artist Nazir Tanbouli and 6 different school groups investigating the local townscape through a series of painting and 3d models which were combined together in one installation.
Master Classes- Blackfriars arts center 2004
Workshops with school children on recycling interactive installation which highlighted many environmental issues in relation with the local landscape.
The Forest Utopia
Recreating the Art exchange and forest fields workshops in conjunction with Artist Nazir Tanbouli photographer Imogen Gray, and in association with Regeneration East Midlands, Focus Consultants and the new art exchange.
The workshops were both 2d and 3d and, involved 6 different schools in the forest fields area. The children created their own version of the forest fields area and their own vision for the new art exchange building, they were encouraged to create a utopian version of their urban environment. The finished work created by the children will be reinstalled in the art exchange in an exhibition in june.
Wall painting training with Nazir Tanbouli and video editing training with Gillian McIver on the Urban History Project a project in which the community were invited to write tag and draw on the wall, Nazir Tanbouli then created a wall mural out of the drawings the community created.
Community Artist Training day in conjunction with Next Stage, City Arts and Nazir Tanbouli.
Exhibitions 2002 Differing Structures successful solo exhibition at Surface gallery Nottingham opened by the lord mayor of Nottingham
2003 solo exhibition at Winsor Arts Centre
2003 solo exhibition at Blackfriars Arts Centre
2003 solo exhibition in conjunction with Walsall Artists Network
2004 organised and exhibited in group show at Blackfriars Arts Centre Which included the work of Nazir Tanbouli and ran i conjunction with the Boston town workshops.
2005 exhibition at the art exchange to showcase the work created in the forest utopia workshops, the exhibition will also include newly commissioned artistic responses to the workshops by both Nicholas Wright and Nazir Tanbouli