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pigment studio: friday inspiration

23 JUNE 2017
A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the incredibly talented painter, Grace Wright, who is the current artist-in-residence at Parlour Projects in Hastings. We talked about her recent body of work as well as her journey through her degree in fine arts and her painting process...


The denizen: Grace wright's artist in residence exhibition opens soon at parlour projects

30 MAY 2017
Colour is a key element of Grace Wright’s work. The young painter graduated from Elam with honours in 2014 and has since held multiple solo and group exhibitions throughout the country, gaining a remarkable reputation in the process...

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Art News Magazine: viewing process and practice

Parlour Projects in Hawke's Bay has recently established its first artist-in-residency programme and selected Auckland artist Grace Wright as the inaugural recipient. The programme, which will be an annual event, is about bringing an artist to Hawke’s Bay for research and development of a new work which responds to the environment and landscape of the Hawke's Bay region... 10 christchurch galleries to visit this february

13 FEBRUARY 2017
PG Gallery 192 opens with Afternoon Delight, new works by Aiko Robinson and Grace Wright, who are sharing the exhibition's title of a hit song from 1976, famous and infamous for its lyrics by the Starland Vocal Band...

tearaway Art kit: grace wright

24 JANUARY 2017
I see painting as a construction process. I start with a colour, and then build upon it, contrasting and harmonising each layer until the final work surfaces. I don’t know what it’s going to look like when I start. The writer Jan Verwoert talked about artist Tomma Abts in this way. The tension between intention and intuition allows the final work to ‘emerge.’...

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Elam highlights: connectivity sparks early career success

JULY 2016
The snowball effect speaks of something, initially small in significance, building upon itself, gaining momentum and increasing in size, substance and impact. For Elam alumna Grace Wright, since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2014, opportunities have emerged exponentially as a result of her involvement in other projects....

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stuff: art collector alert - here's five kiwi artists who are going places

10 JULY 2016
There was a time when abstract expressionist painting was completely out of fashion. So much of it had been done around the world that the style seemed exhausted. Grace Wright is one of a number of young New Zealand artists who are giving gestural painting a new lease of life. Anyone can splash paint around – the challenge is to make art, not a mess....