ONSITE PROGRAM – Discover the local art community of Hamilton and Trenton, New Jersey at Grounds For Sculpture with an in depth look into their creative practice, technique and histories. This gathering will feature a new artist each month sharing their perspective in conversation with the public. This month, meet with artist Autin Wright and explore identity and expectation in art.
Curated and moderated by Áine Mickey.
Autin Dean Wright was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. A graduate of the Edna Manley School of Visual Art in Kingston, he was honored with a Certificate of Merit as well as a gold, a silver, and two bronze medals at Jamaica’s Annual Festival of Fine Arts Exhibition. His work was included in the National Fine Arts Exhibition in Jamaica and he was the recipient of the Simon Bolivar Sculpture Competition Award hosted by the Venuzeula Embassy in Jamaica.
Wright moved to the United States in 1987. After graduating from the Connecticut Institute of Art in Greenwich, he became the Technical Supervisor for Paint and Patina at the Johnson Atelier Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, NJ. Autin has 6 sculptures installed at the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ and Camille is at Penn Medicine’s Princeton Health Care System in Plainsboro, NJ. Wright currently resides in Trenton, NJ.