Wesley Wright

Wesley Wright.  Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics
Position: 
Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics

 

 Picture of Westly Wrights initialsEDUCATION

2013  M.F.A. Spatial Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2007  B.A. Studio Art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

2005 Spanish Language Certificate, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 Lecturer, Ceramics, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Lecturer, Ceramic Sculpture, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Lecturer, Animal Sculpture, Online Course Designer, Academy of Art University

2016 Lecturer, Ceramic Sculpture, (all levels), Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Lecturer, Beginning drawing, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

2015 Adjunct Art Professor, Sculpture - 3D Design, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

2014 / 2013 Lecturer, Beginning & Intermediate Ceramic Sculpture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2012 Teaching Associate, (Instructor of Record) Ceramics, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 To Be Titled, Roscoe Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016 “Animalia” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2015 “A Natural State” FM Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Beneath The Real”, Art Space Gallery, Fresno Community College, Fresno, CA

2014 “New Work”, Roscoe Ceramics Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 “Being Human”, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “NCC NCECA Concurrent Exhibition”, Antler PDX Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 “Master Blasters of Sculpture” Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, CA

“Neo Cali Clay”, Mendocino Art Center Gallery, Mendocino, CA

“Burning Ice”, Euphrat Museum, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

“Roar” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 “Strange Figurations”, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

“No More Horizons” Modern Eden Galley, San Francisco, CA

“American Made”, NICHE Awards Gallery, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

“Golden”, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“America’s Clay Fest 2015”, Juror; Tip Tolland, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA

“Neo Cali Clay”, Smart Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery Davis, CA

2014 “San Jose Art Party” Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

“Real/Surreal”, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Community Matters”, San Jose City Hall, San Jose, CA

“The Fourth World” Arch Enemy Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

“Grotesque”, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Looking At Fire” Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA

2013 “Ceramics Annual of America”, San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA

“Oakwilde Ranch Annual Sculpture Exhibition”, Oakwilde Ranch, Valley Springs, CA

“New Generation Student Showcase”, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

“Totems And Plates”, Blue Line Gallery, Curator; Tony Natsoulas, Roseville, CA

2012 “NCECA Student Showcase”, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

“Animals In Clay”, Grand Theatre Center For The Arts, Tracy, CA

“Beneath The Surface”, FM, Oakland, CA

“Material Culture”, 111 Mina Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“2012 Art Auction”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

“New Generation Student Showcase”, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2011 "Feats Of Clay", Gladding McBean Terra Cotta Factory, Lincoln, CA

“Anne & Mark’s Art Party”, fundraiser for the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

“Humboldt State University Alumni Invitational” 1st Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

“Human Nature”, (2 person show), Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2010 “A New Decade Of Clay”, Northstar, Juror; Richard Shaw, Incline Village, NV

“Hands In Clay”, Mistlin Gallery, Juror; Tony Natsoulas, Modesto, CA

2009 “Small Works”, John Natsoulas Art Gallery, Davis, CA

 PUBLIC & COMMUNITY BASED ART

2016 Youth Spirit Artworks, Frances Townes Honorary Ceramic Mural & Bench, Berkeley, CA

2015 Art Space Orinda, Art In Public Places, Orinda Public Library, Orinda, CA

 AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS / RESIDENCIES

2016 Artist in Residence, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2015 NICHE Magazine Award Finalist, Professional Category for Mixed Media

2014 Aftosa Award, California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA

2013-2014 Artist In Residence, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2013 Leslies Ceramic Award, California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA

Finalist, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Art Acquisition, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Elizabeth Heil Scholarship, SJSU, San Jose, CA

2010 First Place, Hands In Clay, Juror; Tony Natsoulas, Modesto, CA

Elizabeth Heil Scholarship, SJSU, San Jose, CA

 LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS/ WORKSHOPS

2016 Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Quyle Kilns, Murphys, CA

Round Table Discussion, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Leslies/Aftosa Ceramics Supply, Richmond, CA

Workshop, Bas Relief Compositions, Maybeck High School, Oakland, CA

Workshop, Sculpting Animal Heads, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2015 Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2014 Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Building With Molds, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Workshop, Mold Making For Ceramics, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

Workshop, Mold Making For Interior Design, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2013 Visiting Artist Demo, Ceramics Annual of America, SF Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture, College Of The Redwoods, Eureka, CA

2012 Visiting Artist Lecture/Demo, College Of Marin, Kentfield, CA

 BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 “Tile Mural Pays Tribute To Frances Townes”, East Bay Times, 4/27/16

2015 “NICHE Awards”, NICHE Magazine, Winter Issue 2015 p.60

“Wesley T. Wright: Ceramic Hand builder”’ Studio Visit LA, studiovisit.la/artists/wesleytwright

“The New Collectors Book 2015”, Published by Basak Malone LLC, p.91

2014 “500 Figures In Clay Volume 2”, by Nan Smith, Lark Books, p. 21

“Lore”, Composite (Arts Magazine) issue 16, p. 6-11

“Looking At Fire”, Morris Graves Museum, show catalogue

2013 Access Ceramics, Contemporary Ceramic Resource, accessceramics.org

“Mythologische Skulpturen”, Creative 100.de, creativ100.de/skulpturen/wesley-t-wright

“Ceramics Annual of America”, Catalogue image reproduction.

“Wesley T Wright”, The Unapologetic Youth; http://theunapologeticyouth.com/archive

2012 “Humor In Craft”, by Brigitte Martin, Schiffer Publishing, p.197, back cover

2011 “Wesley Wright Amazes and Amuses”, Artshift San Jose, artshiftsanjose.com/?p=4654

 COLLECTIONS

2013 Eugene Fleischer Collection, Augusta, GA

2012 Grant and Karen Hutchinson Collection, Sacramento, CA

2009 Crocker Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Sacramento, CA

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2016-Present Association of Clay and Glass Artists (ACGA) Board Member, Social Media Manager

2014-Present National Council on Education for Ceramics

2012-2013 San Jose State Ceramics Guild, Event Coordinator

2009-2010 Humboldt Arts Festival, Co-Founder

2008-2010 Accident Gallery, Preparator / Member, Eureka, CA