Clockwise from Top Left Corner:
"Night Lights", acrylic on watercolor paper. 42x52";
"Summer Light", mixed media on rice paper, 42x72";
In Studio, April, 2013. Photo by Rino Pizzi; "Icarus", (detail)acrylic and ink on rice paper mounted on canvas. 39x72";
"Studio Floor, Chicon Street" no. 1. Mixed media on bamboo, 5x9';
"Another Veil" performance with Califa Arts Collaborative, June, 2011; "A Place for Cy", 26x40" Mixed media on rice paper mounted on panel
"Painting is a dance; it's a wordless response to what's in front of you and what's inside of you. Painting is tactile and messy. It's baking yourself into the pie. All I can do is show up, stay with the discomfort, and listen for the music."—Caroline Wright
Caroline Wright graduated from Brown in 2004, with a double major in Visual Art and Art History. After college, she moved to Paris to pursue fashion design, and ended up living in an art collective in an abandoned state building in Belleville with artists from all over the world.
With a crowbar, Wright renovated a studio out of several secretarial offices that had been locked since the 80s. Each weekend there was an interminable réunion on such issues as where the “seat of the administration” should be (the kitchen). The inhabitants defended their project on a regular basis to the mayor of Paris, while Wright defended herself as the youngest in the group and the only American.
Living, working, and upholding her vision and that of the group imprinted the possibility of a life supported by and for art-making. In late 2006, Wright returned to Austin to participate in the burgeoning art community of her hometown.