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Lori Wright graduated from Emporia State University with a BFA in Photography. She received a MFA in Drawing from Kansas State University.
Mrs. Wright has exhibited in over sixty regional and national exhibitions combined in the last ten years. Over ten exhibitions have been solo or two person exhibitions.
Mrs. Wright is considered to be a Post Modernist artist whose work focuses on identity and the role that ones childhood plays on their adult lives. She is a mixed media artist who works in a variety of mediums including: drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Artist Statement- Characters Exhibition
Identity of an individual begins in the womb. As one grows their personality evolves and their true character is revealed. The transition of ones identity has fascinated me and dominated my artwork for many years. I am driven by the understanding that ones life as a child directly effects one happiness, personality and success as an adult. I enjoy visually documenting the past, particularly the actions, imagination and behavior of children.
Everyday objects that we interact with through our lives hold stories of our lives as well. From the clothes we wear to the toys we played with; we can connect with each item with a story from our lives. However, as we go through our lives, one cannot keep everything and not spend there days living in the past. One must grow, change and move on. The items and stories become the documentation of one’s true identity.
These particular paintings and prints are created to narrate the story of my child’s personality and act as a journal to record the real and the make believe. I hope the overall concept that is told can be universal, as we all are characters in our own stories.