Eleanor Wright, On Some Motifs (paravent), 2017
180 x 60 x 210 cm, birds-eye maple wood, brass
Eleanor Wright, Six Views, 2018
242cm x 260cm x 22cm, powder coated steel, tinted glass
Eleanor Wright, Chora, 2018
7cm x 15cm x 60cm, Custom hand dyed rayon, handmade into a curtain tie
exhbition view Petra Rinck Galerie
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Mentis) I, 2017/2018
40 x 21 x 21cm, bespoke rope, dyed cotton, glazed ceramic, beech, various colours and pattern, unique
exhibition view Petra Rinck Galerie
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
88 x 72 cm, Inkjet print on archival paper, stained tulip frame, Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
88 x 72 cm, Inkjet print on archival paper, stained tulip frame, Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
88 x 72 cm, Inkjet print on archival paper, stained tulip frame, Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
single channel video still
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
single channel video still
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
single channel video still
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2018
single channel video still
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2019
24 x 30 cm (11,5 x 16 cm), pigment print on Photorag Baryta, Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Eleanor Wright, On Some Motifs 3, 2016/2019
240 x 175 cm, felt, brass, polyamide
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2019
24 x 30 cm (11,5 x 16 cm), pigment print on Photorag Baryta, Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Eleanor Wright, A Gradual Stiffening (Rea) I, 2019
24 x 30 cm (11,5 x 16 cm), pigment print on Photorag Baryta, Ed. 3 + 2 A.P.
Eleanor Wright, On Some Motifs 3, 2016/2019
240 x 175 cm, felt, brass, polyamide

Eleanor Wright’s sculptural work explores the ambiguity of things and how they should be used, generating an interplay of values around utility, display, craft and industrial processing. Working at differing scales with an eclectic material language, particularly textiles, her work often suggests the performativity of materials and everyday objects in relation to the body. Her spatial assemblages are influenced by the places she spends time in, negotiating the juncture between private and public spheres.

Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions


Art Cologne, Köln

10.-14.04.2019
“New Positions”

Hotel Ufer, Düsseldorf, Germany
2018
“Artist Room”

 

M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
2017
“Gradual Stiffening”
Drop City, Lodgers invited by M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp and AIR Antwerp, Belgium

RIDDLE & LUST Action for voice, text and electronics, performance by Christian Jendreiko

Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects/Berwick Film & Arts Festival
2016
“Catcher Pressure Pusher”
Stage set for World is Sudden: Part 1, Berwick Film and Media Festival
Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects

CV

Eleanor Wright

* 1984
in London
Lives and works in Antwerp , Belgium

2015-16
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, guest student, class of Prof. Rita McBride

2008-10
MFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2004-07
BA Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

since 2014
Drop City, founder and co-director of curatorial initiative

 

Fellowships/Awards/Residencies

2021/22
Vlaanderen Departement Cultuur,
Jeugd & Media Artist Scholarship: Perspectives on Weaving and Motherhood

2018
Helsinki International Artists’ Programme, Finland

2017
Lodgers, Drop City in residence at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
ARCOmadrid PREMIO Award
Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award

2016
Villa Ruffieux/Fondation Mercier, Sierre, Switzerland
The Elephant Trust Production Grant
British School at Athens Prince of Wales Artist Fellowship
Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award

2015
Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC) Durham University Research Grant
Cove Park, Scotland, UK
Arts Council England Individual Grant for the Arts Award
Liverpool Biennial International Showcasing, nominated and shortlisted

2014
Chisenhale Gallery Create Commission, nominated and shortlisted
Metal Culture, Southend-on-Sea, UK

2013
BxNU BALTIC Institute of Contemporary Art Travel Scholarship

2012
Warwick Stafford Research Fellowship, BxNU BALTIC Institute of Contemporary Art
East London Printmakers, UK

2010
Duveen Travel Scholarship
The Kennith Armitage Foundation Young Sculptors Award
Red Mansion Art Prize, nominated

 

Soloexhibitions (selection)

2018
Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf Germany

2017
A Gradual Stiffening, M HKA Musum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
A Pattern Language, South London Gallery, young people’s programme, London, UK
ARCOmadrid, PREMIO Award, Madrid.

2016
Arena, British School of Archeology at Athens, Greece
Roßstraße 68 (learning from Ella Steigelman), Drop City, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunst am Bau, workshop series with Montessori Gesamtschule, Dusseldorf, Germany

2015
Continuous Material, Durham Castle Museum, UK

2014
Soft Start, The Northern Charter, Newcastle, UK

2013
Tuned Cities, BALTIC 39, Newcastle, UK
Thin Cities, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK

2011
The Harrow, Hastings Art Space, Hastings

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2021
British School at Athens Arts Bursary 20 Year Anniversary, Europe House, London

2020
In Vitro, M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

2019
Dark Lantern, (curated by Paul Morrison), Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich

2018
A Gradual Stiffening (Rea), HIAP, Helsinki
To Be Kept For Some Future Time, South London Gallery, London, UK

2017
Works in-situ, Drop City, Düsseldorf, Germany
Choreography, Arcade, London, UK
Warming Up, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2016
World Is Sudden, Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects/Berwick Film & Arts Festival
Drop City Centre, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

2015
SO, MAUVE, Vienna, Austria
Graphics Interchange Format Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK
Foam, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA), Sunderland, UK

2012
Switch (curated by Phyllida Barlow), BALTIC 39, Newcastle
Summer Exhibition (by invitation), Royal Academy, London

2011
Mister Mercer, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Wrexham
American Mountains, Grand Union, Birmingham

2009
Kodachrome, LimaZulu, London

 

Public Commissions and Collections

South London Gallery, Wellcome Library London, Pioneer Health Foundation, London, Art Hotel Ufer, Düsseldorf, Durham Castle Museum UNESCO World Heritage Site, More London and Beverley Knowles Fine Art Commission, The Southbank, London

 

Publications

An Athens City Reader, Artist Book published by MHKA Antwerp, 2017
Continuous Material, Artist Book published by Drop City, 2015
Soft Start, Artist Book published by AND London, 2014
Thin Cities, published by BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Newcastle, 2013

Publications

An Athens City Reader, 2017

texts: Christian Jendreiko and Tilly Fowler
published: Drop City and M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
pages: 88
english
edition: 100

News

Vlaanderen Departement Cultuur,
2021/22
Jeugd & Media Artist Scholarship: Perspectives on Weaving and Motherhood