Wesley T. Wright is a Northern California based ceramic and mixed media artist known for his highly detailed and eccentric imagery. His work addresses environmental and existential issues with humor, grit, and imagination. Wright’s evocative sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including the Glassell Fine Arts Museum in Houston, Texas, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco, California. Wright has work in a number of collections including the Crocker Museum Permanent Collection in Sacramento, California. His work has appeared in 500 Figures in Clay – Volume 2 and other notable publications. After growing up in Berkeley, California Wright attended Humboldt State University where he became involved in ceramics and circus arts. He then went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University. Wright has taught at various institutions including Santa Clara University, Delta College, De Anza College, and the Academy of Art University. His studio is located in Oakland, California.
I was born in 1983 and grew up in Berkeley, California. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Humboldt State University in 2007. Having spent nine years living in Humboldt County, my creativity was nurtured by the magnificent natural environment, as well as the quirky and vivacious community. I received my Master of Fine Arts Degree from San Jose State University in the spring of 2013. Living in downtown San Jose for four years I became inspired by technology and industry, and its relationship to the natural environment. I recently moved to Oakland where I have a new studio. I currently teach Ceramic Sculpture at Santa Clara University.