Craft / Material Studies

Ben Wright holds a BS in Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, a BFA in Glass from the Appalachian Center for Crafts, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.  While at Dartmouth, he explored forests in various regions from New Hampshire to Jamaica to record and map song birds for the renowned ornithologist Richard Homes.  

Wright’s work ranging from interactive visual installations to sonic landscapes engages the viewer’s senses while bridging the gap between art and science.  He has taught in Germany, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Belgium, Poland and Australia in addition to teaching at Penland School of Craft, the University of the Arts, and Pilchuck Glass School where is is currently the Artistic Director.

Visiting Artist Lecture:
Thursday, October 3rd at noon
Fine Arts Building, 2nd floor, room 238