Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Richard Wright

A photograph showing a wall painting of a repeating pattern of black six-pointed stars on a curved white ceiling. The stars diminish in scale from the top of the image to the bottom as the room recedes
A close-up of a complex geometric pattern composed of various triangles which come together to form hexagons, rendered in gold leaf on a plain grey concrete ceiling.
A black and white photograph showing the outline of a six-pointed star being painted in black on a white ceiling. The artist’s hand is visible in the foreground of the image and the bristles of his brush are gently compressed against the ceiling.
An open blue door in a small arched alcove opens onto a curved room. The white walls are painted with a repeating pattern of curved black triangles. Outside this door a garden is just visible along with a black cast iron railing. Sunlight streams through the door and from a window above it.
A photograph of a ceiling replete with an ornate circular alcove bordered with golden floral-styled cornicing. In the centre there is a symmetrical design in gold leaf. The shapes that make up the pattern resemble abstract flowers or avian forms.

Richard Wright lives and works in Norwich. Wright has exhibited internationally since 1994 and was awarded the Turner Prize in 2009. He has produced several major commissions including those at Tottenham Court Road Station, London 2022; Queen’s House, Greenwich 2016; Tate Britain, London 2013; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 2013; and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh 2010. Selected solo exhibitions include: The Modern Institute, Glasgow 2022; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Thesus Temple, Vienna 2013; Works on Paper, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego 2007; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Le Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan 2005; DCA, Dundee 2004; and Tate Liverpool, Liverpool 2001.

Selected group exhibitions include: Kunst und Philosophie, NBK Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin 2011; Draw A Straight Line and Follow It, Tate Modern, London 2008; Intelligence, Tate Britain, London 2000; Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2002; My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen; and Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis 2001.