The sad, strange and beautiful vulnerabilities existing within the human condition are all deep considerations in the work of artist Antonia Wright. Wright explores the various politics and comic facets of human experience through a multifarious, process-oriented practice combining video, performance, photography, poetry, sound, sculpture and perception. In her work she brings everything to the body, creating powerful visual metaphors and symbols that at times might appear ambivalent but are never obscure. Wright acknowledges the layers of societal taboos and barriers between her artistic choices, and pointedly pushes them into the public realm for the viewer to examine and assimilate.
Antonia Wright was born in Miami, Florida in 1979. She graduated from the New School University in New York City with an MFA in Poetry as well as at the International Center of Photography. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Luis de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles and Spinello Projects in Miami, Trading Places 2 at The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Perfect Lovers (a Frieze New York special project) at the White Box Gallery in New York and Aeroplastics in Brussels, Belgium. Other venues in South Florida include The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, The Tampa Museum of Art with the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection, the Marty & Cricket Taplin Collection at the Sagamore Hotel, Art@Work at the Mosquera Collection, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, The Frost Museum at Florida International University and The Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation (CIFO). In April 2012, she became the first artist-in-residence at the Lotus House Shelter for women and children in Overtown, Miami. Wright and her work have been presented in publications including Art In America, New York Magazine, Daily News, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Art Newspaper, The Sun-Sentinel, ArtSlant and Miami Art Guide. She 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.