Peter Wright

Peter Wright

I am a sculptor who's primary medium is hot glass. No other material moves like glass when it's being sculpted hot. The many different ways it reflects, absorbs, and transmits light are unique. My pieces are usually acid etched or sand blasted to remove the shine. The viewer's first response should be to the form, not the material. Only on closer inspection should they discover that the work is sculpted in glass.

My work reflects a lifelong interest in native cultures around the world, both modern and ancient, including the tools, vessels, and ceremonial objects of everyday life. Traditional Japanese potters are an influence for their simple, almost primitive, but very elegant forms. Many of the glorious shapes and colors found in the natural world resonate deeply with me. I love working with color and surface, gesture and form. All of these things that attract me on a visceral level combine to influence the work that I make.

EDUCATION:
2011 Ross Richmond, Private Workshop, Santa Fe, NM
2010 Ross Richmond & Marc Petrovic, Penland School of Crafts, NC
2009 Shelley and Rik Allen, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
2008 Randy Walker, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
2007 Paula Stokes, Pilchuck Glass School, WA

EXHIBITIONS:
2015 SOFA Art Expo Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2014 “Sculptural Forms In Glass,” Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2013 “Body of Proof: Figures in Glass,” Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2013 “Distant Visions II: Celebration of Glass,” Duncan McClellan, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 “Taos Art Glass Invitational,” David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, NM
2012 “Glass, Wood & Bronze: Hib Sabin, Liz Wolf & Peter Wright,” Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY
2012 “NM Contemporary Glass,” Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2012 “Journeys: Travels in the Natural & Spirit Worlds,” Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 “Spirits in Wood & Glass: Hib Sabin & Peter Wright,” Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 “Distant Visions, Not So Local Glass,” Duncan McClellan, St. Petersburg, FL
2011 “Solstice Masquerade,” Stonington Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 “Peter Wright: One Man Show,” Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL
2011 “Featured Artist,” Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ
2011 “Glass Now!,” Childs Studio Arts, Great Barrington, MA
2011 “The Ultimate Goblet 2011,” Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL
2011 “A Night of Stars,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2010 “Dog & Pony Show,” Brandon Michael Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2010 “Contemporary Forum,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2010 “Pilchuck Glass 32nd Annual Auction,” Seattle, WA
2010 “28th International Glass Invitational,” Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL
2009 “Bird’s Nest Invitational,” Brandon Michael Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2009 “Poleturners,” Pilchuck Glass School Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 “Peter Wright: First Glass,” Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2009 “En Fuego Group Show,” Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2009 “SOFA West,” Santa Fe, NM
2009 “Pilchuck Glass 31st Annual Auction,” Seattle, WA
2008 “Totem Interpretations,” Liquid Light Glass, Santa Fe, NM

ARTIST LECTURE:
2015 “Incised and Blown Glass” SOFA Chicago
2013 “Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations,” Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

PUBLICATIONS:
Pilchuck Glass School’s 34th Annual Auction Catalog, page 67, Fall 2012
Pilchuck Glass School’s 33rd Annual Auction Catalog, page 125, Fall 2011
Best of Worldwide Glass Artists Volume I, pages 141 & 142
Best of Worldwide Glass Artists Volume II, pages 127 & 128
A Night of Stars Catalog, pages 28 & 51 Phoenix Art Museum, February 19, 2011
2011 Palm Beach Contemporary Glass Catalog, page 78, Habatat Galleries, 2010/2011
Pilchuck Glass School’s 32nd Annual Auction Catalog, page 106, Fall 2010
Contemporary Forum Annual Auction Catalog, page 26, February 2010
Pilchuck Glass School’s 31st Annual Auction Catalog, page 13, Fall 2009
Pasatiempo: Santa Fe New Mexican, page 61, June 5-11, 2009
Learning Vacations, Dallas Morning News, Life/Travel Section, February 12, 2009
Glass Plus: Pilchuck Glass School, page 11, Spring 2008

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