Laura C. Wright is an artist and educator exploring communication through the intersections of fiber arts, digital technology, visual media, and participatory practices to amplify stories and histories that go unrecognized in our landscape. This work manifests as site-specific installations, interactive projects, and community-based programming responding to issues relevant to the people and locations in which she works. Her artistic practice is defined by a desire to develop new pedagogical models for supporting creativity and empowerment on a grassroots level.
She is the creator and organizer of a six-year community-based filmmaking project in Seattle called the Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival, has worked with teachers in Accra, Ghana to develop sustainable art education practices, and is continually developing projects to address the impacts of the tech-boom on housing and quality of life in her Seattle neighborhood.
Laura received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington in 2004. In 2013, she completed a second MFA from the UCSC Digital Arts and New Media program to provide her with a greater understanding of the tools and language of communication in the digital age.
The Latest from Laura Wright
Reflections on the Amplified Voice Workshop and Narrowcasting in Kochi
I have thought a lot about what I would have done differently now that I have completed the exchange in Kochi, juggling tight deadlines within a demanding program. My first thought was that I should have chosen an easy personal project — something that I was...
Narrowcasting: Working Towards an Intersectional Feminist Art Practice
Pepper House is one of the locations my partner organization, The Kochi Muziris Biennial Foundation, uses for exhibitions, artist talks, and residencies. It's also the home of their art library. I have been spending many days running workshops and ironing out the...
Amplified Voices: Exploring Gender Equality Through Audio in Kochi, India
Teaching is no less a work of art than the creation of artwork itself. For the past ten years my artwork has evolved into platforms and objects that aspire to give people a place to find their voice, express their individual and collective beauty, and learn more...
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