Andrew Wright's work is described as multi-tiered inquiries into the nature of perception, photographic structures and technologies, and the ways we relate to an essentially mediated and primarily visual world. With linkages to practices as diverse as Alfred Stieglitz and Iain& Baxter (with whom Wright worked in the 90s), Wright's use of photography is decidedly non-conventional as it eschews lyricism and traditional pictorial aims. HIs practice is at the intersection of traditional and conceptual forms of artmaking. He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. He has also participated in residencies including the Banff Centre and Braziers Workshop (U.K.), and as a 'war artist' with the Canadian Forces Artist Program aboard Canadian warship H.M.C.S. Toronto. He is the founding Artistic Director for Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA). Wright is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2010 he was awarded a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for high resolution digital capture. In 2001 he was the winner of the Ernst & Young Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Waterloo Regional Arts Fund, and the Ontario Arts Council. In 2011 he won the inaugural BMW Exhibition Award at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto. Andrew Wright is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Ottawa. He is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art and Interim Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa

Andrew Wright 2000
 “Chinese Communist”
Lead on Embossed paper