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Vicky Wright

Vicky Wright (b. 1967, Bolton, UK) makes work that is dense and iconoclastic, overpowering in its purpose and preoccupied — among other things — with the apparatus of power; labour and mobilization in the industrial British north; patriarchy and opportunity; and the provisional relationship between technology and the planet. Her first solo instutional show was at Bloomberg SPACE in 2009 as part of the acclaimed COMMA series and she has been the subject of five solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley since 2010. In 2018 she represented the gallery in a solo presentation at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Vicky Wright lives and works in London.

Education

2008, MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London
1993, Royal College of Art, London
1991, John Moores University, Liverpool

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Hard-Light Hologram, Josh Lilley, London

2018
Solo Presentation, Art Basel, Hong Kong

2017
Night Shift, Josh Lilley, London

2015
Poor Joys Asylum Level 71, Josh Lilley, London

2012
The Garments of the Dominators, Josh Lilley, London

2010
The Informants, Josh Lilley , London

2009
Comma 14, Bloomberg SPACE, London
Solo Presentation, VOLTA Josh Lilley, New York

Group Exhibitions

2021
Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley, London
(forthcoming) Emotionarama, PEER, London - touring BALTIC Gateshead and CCA Glasgow

2020
Beyond Other Horizons, Iasi Palace of Culture, Romania

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London

2018
21st Century Women, Unit, London
Destroyed by Shadows, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool

2017
Unnatural Vibers, Unit 3, London

2016
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London

2014
Show - Off , LeandaKateLouise, London
The Threadneedle Prize 2014: Figurative Art Today, Mall Galleries, London
Asymmetric Dance Class curated by Vicky Wright, VITRINE Bermondsey, London

2013
2Q13 Women Artists | Women Collectors, Lloyds Club, London
The Hecklers, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
MUTAGEN, ASC Gallery, London

2012
The Dorian Project, Second Guest, New York
Making Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
This Is London, Shizaru, London
Paintings, Max Wigram Gallery, London
Hallogallo, Sir John Cass Gallery, London

2011
Among Flesh, Alison Jacques Gallery, London

2010
Gifted, Josh Lilley, London
the milkplus bar, Josh Lilley, London
Special Effects in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany
SV10 Members’ Show, Studio Voltaire, London
Il alla a lai d’ail, Crimes Town, London

2009
Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley, London

2008
John Moores Painting Prize 2008, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Extraction Series, MOT International, London
Latitude, NYCAMS Gallery, New York

2007
Jerwood Painting Prize 2007, Jerwood Space, London
Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
Ein Grosser Schwartzer, Alfred Camp, London

2006
Celeste Painting Prize, The Bargehouse, London

2004
Esoterica, IBID Projects, London

2003
Snip Decisions, Chisenhale Gallery, London
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
Charlie’s Place, Annelly Juda Gallery, London
Full English, MOT International, London

2001
Temporary Accommodation, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
2001 Daniel Spoerri’s Eat Art, Aktionsforum Munich, Munich

CV

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Utopia Primordia  by Vicky Wright, 2020
Fractured Suprematism by Vicky Wright, 2020
SM as Sparta escapes; saves Giacometti’s victim by Vicky Wright, 2019
Kupka-karaoke. Future systems deliver from evil. Astral planing, walk towards light by Vicky Wright, 2019
Clean Hands Extraction Principle by Vicky Wright, 2020
Sad-solar 5G Earth wipes its nose on mother’s mobile, prays for peace planet by Vicky Wright, 2019
Installation View: Hard-Light Hologram, Josh Lilley by Vicky Wright, 2020
TELEGENIC by Vicky Wright, 2018
COLLAPSING (new people) by Vicky Wright, 2018
MCM CIRCUIT (run faster - enhance productive apparatus) by Vicky Wright, 2018
MCM CIRCUIT (run faster - enhance productive apparatus) by Vicky Wright, 2018
DOPPLER-EFFECT by Vicky Wright, 2017
TURPS BANANA by Vicky Wright, 2017
Installation View: Night Shift, Josh Lilley by Vicky Wright, 2017
five parts MACHINE, one of DESIRE (perpetuates a self-replicating monadic structure) by Vicky Wright, 2017
Electron Organ Discharge Summoning (03:33:48) by Vicky Wright, 2016
Installation View: Poor Joys Asylum Level 71, Josh Lilley by Vicky Wright, 2015
Cruel Hillock: Normal File I by Vicky Wright, 2014
Path of Exile: Poor joys Asylum II by Vicky Wright, 2014
A Silver Branch Can Drop Without Seeds by Vicky Wright, 2014
Path of Exile: Poor joys Asylum I by Vicky Wright, 2014
Out of a Centre Which is Neither Dead Nor Alive II by Vicky Wright, 2013
Scythe by Vicky Wright, 2012
Energies of a Disciple Betrayed by Vicky Wright, 2012
The Tensor by Vicky Wright, 2011
The Wrath of Don Aguirres by Vicky Wright, 2011
Expedition- 'The Wrath of Don Aguirres' by Vicky Wright, 2011
The Goddess of LIberty's Naked Shame by Vicky Wright, 2011
Caput Mortuum by Vicky Wright, 2010
Installation View: The Informants, Josh Lilley by Vicky Wright, 2010
PSYOPS by Vicky Wright, 2010
Solar Sorrow by Vicky Wright, 2013
Guardian XLI by Vicky Wright, 2010
Guardian XXXV by Vicky Wright, 2010
Guardian XLII by Vicky Wright, 2010
Guardian XLIII by Vicky Wright, 2010
Installation View: Comma 14 by Vicky Wright, 2009
Installation View: Comma 14 by Vicky Wright, undefined
Guardian XVII by Vicky Wright, 2009
Guardian XXXII by Vicky Wright, 2009
Guardian XL by Vicky Wright, 2010
Guardian VIII by Vicky Wright, 2009
The Informants by Vicky Wright, undefined
Reversion of the Beast II by Vicky Wright, 2014

Exhibitions

Time Takes a Cigarette at Josh Lilley, presenting Brandi Twilley, Celeste Rapone, Gareth Cadwallader, Genesis Belanger, Harold Mendez, Ian Davis, Kathleen Ryan, Oska Gutheil, Peter Shire, Rachel Maclean, Sarah Pichlkostner, Tau Lewis, Vicky Wright & Victor Seaward

Time Takes a Cigarette

Group Show

Hard-light Hologram at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright

Hard-light Hologram

Solo Show

Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez, Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Art Basel Hong Kong at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright

Art Basel Hong Kong

Solo Show

Night Shift at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright

Night Shift

Solo Show

A New Kitchen Sink at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Dickon Drury, Gareth Cadwallader, Lucy Stein & Tom Anholt

A New Kitchen Sink

Group Show

Water Biscuit at Josh Lilley, presenting Belén Rodríguez, Carla Busuttil, Kathleen Ryan, Matt Lipps, Nicholas Hatfull, Nick Goss, Peter Linde Busk, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Dwyer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Vicky Wright & Yana Naidenov

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Poor Joys Asylum Level 71 at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright

Poor Joys Asylum Level 71

Solo Show

The Garments of the Dominators at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright

The Garments of the Dominators

Solo Show

The Informants at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright

The Informants

Solo Show

the milkplus bar at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright, Edward Fornieles, Jeanine Woollard, Luke Dowd, Cerith Wyn Evans, Justin Eagle, Conrad Ventur, Bradford Bailey, Robin Kirsten, Neal Tait, Mauro Bonacina, Ben Newton & Matthew Musgrave

the milkplus bar

Group Show

Daily Miracles at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright, Sarah Dwyer, Peter Linde Busk, Carla Busuttil, Nick Goss, Ryan Mosley, Matthew Musgrave, Matthew Burrows, Ian Whitfield & Valerie May

Daily Miracles

Group Show