Sarah Wright (b. 1995, Canada)
Trinity Western University, BA, Art + Design, 2018
Emily Carr University, BFA, Critical + Cultural Practices, 2020
Sarah begins her work with a question about the structure of the world, the daily absurdities we encounter, our views of the other. This question swells to conversation, combining social interactions and art making. Through the practice of empathetic listening, she places herself in the larger narrative of her current environment, while exploring issues of power relations, injustice, marginalization and identity. Drawing from street art, comics and discarded garbage, her work moves fluidly through a world of carefully constructed systems and boundaries to trace the story hidden beneath.
Originally from London, Ontario, Sarah currently resides in British Columbia with plans to escape suburbia.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018     Losing Home, Finding Hope, Juried Exhibition, Fort Gallery, BC
2018     Midnight Milk Run, Norma Jean Alloway Library, BC
2018     Field Notes, Fort Gallery, BC
2018     Coalesce, Trinity Western University, BC
2017     Best of 2017, President's Gallery, BC
2016     Lighthouse Voyage, Lost + Found, BC
2016     Best of 2016, President's Gallery, BC
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018             Best Graphic Design/Illustration, NASH Journalism Awards, Canada.
2017             Best Illustration, Fifth, ACP Awards, North America.
2015-2017   President's Award Scholarship, Trinity Western University, BC.

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