Cindy Wright

°1972
Lives and works in Antwerp (Belgium)

www.cindywright.org

Works

Wright

PERSIPOSA - oil on canvas (2014) - 126x145cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 1) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 155x122cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 3) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 68x54cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 4) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 89,5x70,5cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 5) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 68x54cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 6) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 89,5x70,5cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 7) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 46x36,5cm

Wright

TRUE COLORS (No 8) - charcoal and watercolor on paper (2016) - 155x122cm

Biography

Cindy Wright works on the vanitas theme, and she does so explicitly in drawing and painting. Her interpretations go beyond the historical reverie about the futile and the transitoriness. The symbolic objects are replaced with strong direct images of degeneration, life and death. These images result from studies and experiments with rotting meat and vegetables, and butterflies emerging from chrysalis. The scenes are recorded in a tangible image, but the underying experiments that happen in the intimacy of her studio are never shown to the audience. What matters is the end result in oil or charcoal.

In 2006 Cindy Wright post-graduated on the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (H.I.S.K.), Antwerp. The same year she had a solo exhibition in the Las Vegas Art Museum (LVAM). Wright was selected for Pushing the canvas (CC Mechelen, 2007) and Fading ( Museum Elsense, 2009). Some of her most important works were published in Nature Morte (Michael Petry, Thames and Hudson, London).

Curriculum Vitae

2017
Nature Morte, The four domes pavilion (National Museum), Wroclaw
Will it bloom? (re)D. Antwerp
2016
Will it bloom? (re)D. Antwerp
Monumenten voor de dood, Kunstencentrum Ten Boogaerde, Koksijde
Duikboot, KASKA, Antwerp
Nature Morte, Konsthallen Bohuslän Museum, Uddevalla
Glamoured by Decay, De Buck Gallery, New York
Carnel desire (Fleischeslust), Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot
2015
Works on paper, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp
Vanitas Extended, CC Het Perron, Ieper
Occupied Emotions, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk
2014
Museum op Schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny van De Velde at Kunsthal Rotterdam
Museum op Schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny van De Velde at The Baker Museum, Artis, Naples, Florida
Dries Van Noten - Inspirations, Musée Les arts Décoratifs, Paris
2013
Dark Seeds, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp (solo)
Shadow of a Dream, Salon Blanc, Oostende (solo)
Museum op Schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny van De Velde at KMSK, Brussels
Siege, Lattice Gallery, Malta
Art Attack, Oud-pand Sodermans, Hasseltnewn
In Between, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek
2012
Silence of the night, RonMandos Galerie, Amsterdam (solo)
Belgium contemporary now, Gallery Baton, Seoul, Korea
Museum op schaal 1/7, Galerie Ronny van De Velde at BRAFA, Brussels
80 days, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 90503
2011
Reality can be the strangest fantasy, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles/Culver City (solo)
Solo booth, Pulse Artfair N.Y., Mark Moore Gallery
Elements of nature, selections of the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, L.A.S.M., Louisiana
Elements of nature, selections of the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, The Brevard Art museum, Florida
A 25th anniversary show at Mark Moore Gallery, Culver city
En Face, Cultural center “Ter Dilft”, Bornem
Revisited Portraits, The foundation Liedts-Meesen, Zebrastraat, Gent
From Ensor till now, Delen Private Bank, Antwerp
2010
(When will they finally see) The power of drawing, Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp
Elements of nature, selections of the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Contemporary Art center, New Orleans, Louisiana
For your eyes only, De Markten, Brussels
Meating, Perron 58, Tilburg
Leerling-Meester expositie, Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg
Art Brussels, Ronmandos Galerie, Brussels Expo
The reflected gaze - Self portraiture today at TAM, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA
2009
Solo Show, Ronmandos Galerie, Amsterdam (solo)
Solo Booth, Ronmandos Galerie, Art Brussels (solo)
mEATing, Perron 58, Gasthuisring 58, Tilburg
Curators’ choice: New work from MmoCA’s Collection of contemporary Art, Madison, Winsconsin
Fading, The Museum of Elsene, Brussels
Cruel intentions, De Paardenstallen, Kortrijk
Un-SCR-1325, The Chelsea Art Museum, 556W 22nd street New York
2008
Solo Show, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver city, California (solo)
Belle du jour, Collette Blanchard, New York
FuturARTextiel’08, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk
Reflections from the artist’s eye (contemporary art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation), Frederique R. Weisman Museum of Art, CA
Insights (works from the art collections of EU central banks), collection of the Nationale Bank van België, ECB, Frankfurt
The hands of Art, SMAK Gent
Designed by artists, DNA LAB, Z33, Hasselt
Un-SCR-1325, Geukens & De Vil contemporary Art, Antwerp
Bloody beautiful part 1, Galerie Ronmandos, Rotterdam
Bloody beautiful part 2, Galerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam
2007
Solo Show, Cindy Wright AON prize 2007, Indian Caps, Antwerp (solo)
Degustibus, Broelmuseum/ING Kortrijk
Pushing the canvas, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
Waaruit bestaat een kus?, Monumental, Bornem
Bloedmooi, Historisch Museum Rotterdam
Welcome home/ The little cavaliers, MUHKA, Antwerp
2006
Solo Show, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
Solo Show, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada (solo)
Open studio’s, H.I.S.K., Antwerp
Barrack, Final show H.I.S.K., Antwerp
2005
Solo Show, Galerie Mercator, Antwerp (solo)
Planet Gender, Het Achterhuis, Gent
Open studio’s, H.I.S.K., Gent
Jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Slow Art, Dutch and Flemish Contemporary Art, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Back to the Picture, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Rewind, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
2004
Solo Booth, Galerie Annie Gentils, Art Brussels (solo)
Frissiras Museum Painting Award, Athens, Crete and Salonica
2003
Solo Show, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp (solo)
Sugar and Spice, Galerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp
BP Portrait Award 2003, National Portrait Gallery, London and Aberdeen Art Gallery
2002
The Leak, The Far Site, Brasschaat
1998
Solo Show, Bernarduscentrum, Antwerp (solo)
Jan Cocks, Let’s Find Gallery, Boechout
Pas geverfd 2, Temse
1997
Pas geverfd, Moerzeke
Spring ’97, Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp
1996
4a, Campo, Antwerp
1997
Pas geverfd, Moerzeke
Spring ’97, Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp
1998
Jan Cocks, Let’s Find Gallery, Boechout
Pas geverfd 2, Temse