David T WrightDavid T Wright Incdavidtwright49@gmail.com
Photograph of painter David Wright
E-mail: davidtwright49@gmail.com
Born: Coventry, England
Status: Canadian since 1972

Education

1970 - 1972 Postgraduate studies in Fine Art
University of Reading, England
M.F.A. - 1972

1966 - 1970 King's College
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
B.A. - First Class Honours in Fine Art - 1970

 


Commisions & Awards

2006 Commissioned painting - 60"x 120" Los Senderos, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2004 Series of three small landscapes, East Dell Vineyard, Ontario.
2003 Commissioned painting, 48" x 48", Eastman Vineyard, Ontario.
1999 McGregor Park Mural, 144"x1080", City of Toronto, Ontario.
1992 John Chapman Portrait, 48" x 60" - Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
1991 Mural, 133" x 128" - Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1991 Mural, 180" x 126" - Constitution Square, Ottawa, Ontario.
1991 Mural, 54" x 78" - M.T. Assoc. Investment Counsel, Toronto, Ontario.
1990 Mural, 54" x 90" - Andersen Consulting, Toronto, Ontario.
1990 Mural, 54" x 84" - Mitchell Partnership, Toronto, Ontario.
1990 Series of five commissions, 60" x 48" - Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa, Ontario.
1990 Mural, 74" x 102" - Herity Corporation, Toronto, Ontario.
1989 Mural, 48" x 108" - Sears Financial, Chicago, Illinois.
1988 Mural, 60" x 120" - Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Toronto, Ontario.
1982 Mural, 120" x 300" - Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario.
1973-82  Regular recipient of Ontario Arts Council Project and Materials Grant Awards
1976 Canadian Society of Graphic Art, Silkscreen Purchase.
1973 Mural, 60" x 120" - Watts Henderson, Toronto, Ontario.
Jack Reppen - Best in Show Award, Toronto City Hall, Ontario.
1972 Stowell's Trophy Silver Medallion, awarded by
Sir Norman Reid, Director of the Tate Gallery - London, England
1971 Mural, 36" x 180" - Playboy Club, London, England.

Public & Corporate Collections

ABN Amrobank, Toronto Marriott Corp., Toronto
Adriatic Insurance, Toronto Marsh, Chusid, Lipson & Friedman, Toronto
Allstate Insurance, Chicago Marsh & McLennan Ltd., Toronto
American Airlines International, Toronto Mazda Canada Inc., Toronto
Andersen Consulting, Toronto McKinsey & Co., Toronto
Antamex Inc., Toronto McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton
Bell Canada, Toronto Michael White Ltd., London, England
Bentor, Toronto Midland Walwyn, Toronto
Bramalea Ltd., Toronto Mitchell Partnership, Toronto
Bregman & Haman Architects, Toronto Mitsubishi, Toronto
Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky. Moore Corporation, Toronto
Campeau Corporation, Toronto Norex Leasing, Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa Ontario Lottery Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie
Canada Life Assurance Co., Toronto Oshawa Foods, Toronto
Cdn. Fed. of Independant Business, Toronto Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa
Cdn. General Insurance, Toronto Palace Pier, Toronto
Cdn. Life Investments Management, Toronto Pannell, Kerr, McGillvray, Toronto
Campeau Corporation, Toronto Pave-Lock Ltd. Toronto
Carbone Management, Toronto Peat Marwick Thorne, Toronto
Cassels, Brock & Blackwell, Toronto Peelco, Mississauga
Cerrito Gathering Co., San Antonio, Texas Personal Insurance Company of Canada
Citibank, Toronto Playboy Club, London, England
Corporation of the City of Toronto P.O.I., Toronto
Clifford Elliot, Oakville Proctor & Gamble, Toronto
Constitution Square, Ottawa Reading University, England
Coopers & Lybrand, Toronto RioCan , Toronto
Crown Life, Toronto Roberts Motors, Toronto
Cyanamid, Toronto Rostland Corporation, Toronto
Digital Equipment, Toronto Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto
Donalda Club, Toronto Sears Financial, Illinois
Enterac Property Management, Toronto Sears-Roebuck, Chicago
Equitable Bank, Toronto Queen's General Hospital, Liverpool, N.S.
Fidelity Investments, Toronto Security Pacific Bank, Toronto
First City Trust, Toronto Sedgewick Tomenson Inc., Toronto
Four Seasons Inn on the Park, Toronto Sherwood Market, Toronto
Gardiner Roberts, Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto
Glenview Corporation, Ottawa Slough Estates Canada Ltd., Toronto
Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Toronto Standard Desk Business Furniture, Toronto
Goodman & Carr, Toronto Stelco, Hamilton
Greenwin Collection, Toronto Steelcase Ltd., Missisauga
Guaranty Trust, Toronto Sunlife of Canada, Toronto
H & R Developments, Toronto Tandem Lighting, Toronto
Herity Corporation, Toronto Telesat Mobile Inc., Ottawa
Hewlett Packard (Canada) Ltd. Templeton Management, Toronto
Household Finance Corp., Toronto Terracan Capital, Toronto
Houser, Henry, Loudon & Syron, Toronto The Cooperators, Guelph
Husky Injection Molding Systems, Toronto The Fitness Institute, Toronto
John Craig Eaton, Toronto The Wyatt Company, Toronto
JDM Robson & Co. Toronto Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
Kellog Salada, Toronto Toronto Stock Exchange
Koskie & Minsky, Toronto Touche Ross Inc., Toronto
Laventhol & Horwath, Toronto Traders (Insider Productions Co.), Toronto
Lee Developments, Toronto Transamerica Inc., Mississauga
Levi Strauss Canada Ltd., Toronto Tridel, Toronto
Lighting Dimensions, Toronto Uniroyal, Toronto
M.T. Assoc. Investment Counsel, Toronto V & A Properties, Toronto
Macauly, Chusid, Lipson & Friedman, Toronto Watts Henderson, Toronto
Marathon Realty, Toronto AGF Management, Toronto
Marion, Merrell, Dow, Toronto RGS Design, Toronto
Mark Michaud Design, Toronto Eastman Vineyard, Beamsville, Ontario
Markborough Properties, Toronto Numerous private collections in Canada, Mexico, the U.S.A. and Europe.

Solo Exhibitions

2015  Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
2014  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2013  Fiore Botanica, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
2010  Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, Ontario
2010  A Mano Libera Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario
2009  Centre for the Arts, Brock University, Ontario
2009  Artspace, Oakville, Ontario.
2008  Centre for the Arts, Brock University, Ontario
2006  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2005  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2004  The Beamhouse Gallery, Ontario
2003  The Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
2002  Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
2001  Jordan Gallery, Jordan, Ontario
2001  Angel Food Café, Grimsby, Ontario
2000  Contor Galleries, Toronto, Ontario - Survey show of paintings 1985 - 2000
2000  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1996  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1995  El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
1994  Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1992  The Algoma Gallery, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
1992  The Emerging Collector, Toronto, Ontario.
1990  Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1989  Rosing Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.
1986  The Elmwood Club, Toronto, Ontario.
   The Fitness Institute, Toronto, Ontario.
1985  The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
1984  McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario.
 - Survey show of thirteen years work.
1983  Ponova Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
 Ethel Flavelle Gallery, Lindsay, Ontario
1982  Gallery O, Toronto, Ontario.
 Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.
1980  Gallery O, Toronto, Ontario
 Koffler Gallery, Toronto
1979  Woodstock Public Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario
 A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1978  Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery (Cycle Gallery), Ontario.
1977  The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
 Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario.
1976  Founder's College Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
 St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario.
 Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto.
1974  Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1973  Eaton's Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  The Warehouse, Port Medway, Nova Scotia.
2013  Flight of Fancy, Bear River, Nova Scotia
2012  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2011  M Gallery, Catskill, New York
2010  A Mano Libera Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario
2009  The Barber Gallery, Guelph, Ontario
2008  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2007  Meyer Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
 Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2006  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2006  Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2005  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2004  Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
2003  Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario.
2003  "A Sense of Place", Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario.
2002  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2002  Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
2001  Harbour Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
2001  Peterson Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
2000  Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City
2000  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1999  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
 Canadian Art Foundation Auction, CBC Centre, Toronto 
 T.S.A. Faculty Show, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto 
 Shayne Gallery, Montreal
1998  Elaine Tennyson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 
 Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
 Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City
1997  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 
 Otto Freeman Gallery, Mexico City
1996  Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1995  El Prado Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994  "Hidden Values", McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario 
 El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico 
 Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993  El Prado Gallery, Sedona, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico 
 Costin & Klintworth Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1990  Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989  Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
 O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
1988  Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987  Bonnie Kagan Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Artworks, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Altinian-Laing Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
1986  O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Mazelow Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1985  Helander Rubinstein Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
1984  Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Gallery Delta, Toronto, Ontario. 
 Elmwood Club, Toronto, Ontario.
1983  Gallerie E. Delacroix, Tangiers, Morocco. 
 Salle de la Bibliotheque, Tetuan, Morocco. 
 Spanish Cultural Centre, Fes, Morocco. 
 Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec. 
 Pauline McGibbon Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
1982  The Canadian Embassy, Rabat, Morocco. 
 Robert L. Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.
1981  "Connections, Krizan, McAulay, Wright", York University Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1980  "Connections, Krizan, McAulay, Wright", McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London,     Ontario.
1979  "Imaginary II", Factory 77, Toronto, Ontario.
1977  "Painting Now", Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario. 
 "Abstractions: An Exhibition of Ontario Painting," Centre Cultruel, Paris France. 
 "Abstractions: An Exhibition of Ontario Painting", Canada House, London, England. 
 "Ontario Now Part II", Hamilton Art Gallery, and Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery, Ontario.
1976  "A.C.T. at Harbourfrount", Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. 
 "Abstractions", The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario. 
 "Abstractions", Mosaicart Exhibition, 1976 Montreal Olympics. 
 "On View", Visual Arts Ontario Travelling Exhibition
1975   "Director's Choice", Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. 
 "Young Contemporaries", London Regional Art Gallery, Ontario. 
"Graphex 3", Art Gallery of Brant, Ontario.
1973  "Five Young Painters", Hart House Art Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario.
1972  "Stowell's Trophy Exhibition", Mall Galleries, London, England.
1970  "Young Contemporaries", Royal Academy, London, England.
1969  "Northern Young Contemporaries", Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England.

Teaching & Professional Experience

2007-2012 Drawing and Painting Instructor, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University, St. Catharine`s, Ontario
  Painting Instructor, Haliburton School of the Arts, Ontario.
  Drawing and Painting Instructor, Burlington Art Centre, Ontario.
  Drawing Instructor, Dundas Valley school of Art, Ontario
2003-2004 Contractually Limited Appointment ,Studio Art, SOTA, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
2003-2004 Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education, Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario.
2003 Painting Instructor, Dept. Fine Art, Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario.
2003 Instructor, School of the Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
1984-2003 Painting Instructor, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario.
Painting Instructor, The Pumphouse, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
Sessional lecturer, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.
Painting Instructor, Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
Painting Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.
Combining Media Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario.
Painting Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario Adult Programme, Toronto, Ontario.
Drawing Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario Adult Programme, Toronto, Ontario.
Design and Colour Instructor, School of Fashion Desigh, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario.
Visual Communication Instructor, School of Fashion Design, Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario.
Painting Instructor, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario.
Visiting Artist:
Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie (1991). Sheridan College, Oakville (1985).
Fanshawe College, London (1990). McMaster University, Hamilton (1984).
York University, Toronto (1986). Brock University, St. Catherines (2002)
Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas (1985).
1977-1984  Coordinator and Teaching Master, School of Fine Art, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario.
  Coordinated daily operations of the Fine Art department of eleven full-time faculty and 150 students.
Teaching duties included: drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design, colour theory, mixed media and art theory at all levels in the programme.
1972-1977 Sessional lecturer in drawing, painting and foundation studies, University of Guelph, Ontario.
Conceived, designed and executed numerous "Artists in the Schools" projects for the Ontario Arts Council
Adult Education courses for the North York Board of Education and the Koffler, Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
Summer School painting programme for Sault College, Elliot Lake, Ontario.
Visiting Artist:
Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario. (1975 & 1976).
York University, Toronto ,Ontario.(1975).

Related Experience

2010 Exhibition Juror, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario.
2004 Exhibition Juror, Grimsby Public Gallery, Ontario.
2002 Exhibition Juror, Rodman Hall, St. Catherines, Ontario.
1988 -1989  Board of Directors, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario
1987 -1989  Board of Directors, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.
1974 -1982  Freelance artwork for studios preparing television commercials
Special effects for Magder Films, Toronto, Ontario.
Freelance artwork for Toronto's "Festival of Festivals".
Mural and graphic art restoration work for Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario.
1973 -1976  Part-time scenic artist, C.B.C., Toronto, Ontario.

Bibliography

Peter Leventhal "Art at Galeria Atenea", Atencion San Miguel, Feb. 21, 2014, Peter Leventhal "The Determining Force of Our Being", Atencion San Miguel, July 28, 2006, International Artist magazine, Issue 41, Feb. - March 2005, eight page feature article."How Did You Paint That?" - "100 Ways To Paint Landscapes" Volume 1, 2004, cover painting and feature. "Art with Reason" - Half hour television documentary interview by Michael Reason, Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, aired on cable TV in 2004. Scott Rosts. "Grimsby Artist Featured in Escarpment Exhibit", The News, March 26, 2003. "Master Painters of the World Canada Showcase", International Artist, April/May 2002. Laura Arseneau. "Taste of Grimsby", The National Post, August 25, 2001. Deborah Churchill. "Painter Forced into Failure to be a Success", Hamilton Spectator, August 9, 2001. Grimsby Paints a Pretty Picture", The News, August 8, 2001. Alejandra Flores. "David Wright Exhibits at Atenea", San Miguel Weekly, February 27, 2000. Irene Rose. "David Wright, One of a Kind", Atencion San Miguel, March 20, 2000. Andrea Raymond. "A New Arrival at McGregor Park", Surface & Symbol, Sept. 1999. Irene Rose. "Making Mexican Magic", Atencion San Miguel - March 11, 1996. Gerald Needham. "David Wright Retrospective at McMaster University Art Gallery", The Art Post - Jan/Feb 1985. Grace Inglis. "Decade makes a Difference in Wright's Style", The Spectator, Hamilton - Oct 27, 1984. "Solo Show in Gallery features Painting by David Wright", The Courier, Hamilton - Oct 23, 1984. "One Man Show at Flavelle", Lindsay Daily Post - Aug 9, 1983. Doug Bale. "New Stability reflected in Wright's Art Exhibit", The London Free Press - Jan 9, 1982. John Bentley Mays, "Wright finds a New Beginning in a Dead End", The Globe and Mail - Sept 17, 1980. Ron Shuebrook. "Krizan, McAulay & Wright", Exhibition Catalogue, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario - 1980. Bob Pomerantz. "Cogs, Wheels caught in Paint, Pegboard", The Toronto Star - Feb 27, 1980. Gerry Needham. "Painting at the Galleries, September 1980", Artists Review, Vol, 4 - No. 1 - Oct 1980. Jim Tiley. "David Wright, Gallery O", Artists Review, Vol. 4 - No. 1 - Oct 1980. Ron Shuebrook. "Krizan, McAulay & Wright at the McIntosh Gallery", Art Magazine - Sept/Oct 1980. Trish Wilson. "Oddball Show - The Outcome of Art Experiments", Kitchener-Waterloo Record - Nov 13, 1978. "David Wright: Recent Paintings", Exhibition Catalogue, The Gallery, Stratford - 1977. Judy Malone. "Toronto Artists achieve Balance of Style, Theme", The London Free Press - Oct 1977. Pam Cornell. "Artist considers his Work something like Show Business", The Beacon Herald, Stratford - Oct 12, 1977. Judy Malone. "Wright's Works Defy Precise Labels", The London Free Press - Apr 30, 1977. Gary Michael Dault. "Painter likes Machines", The Toronto Star - Apr 2, 1976. James Purdie. "At the Galleries", The Globe and Mail - Mar 27, 1976. Kay Kritzwiser. "Trading A Sinecure for a Return to Student Life", The Globe and Mail - Sept 3, 1975. David Wright. "Artist Answers Critic", Art Magazine - Spring 1975. Robert Myers. "Flashes: David Wright at the Mazelow Gallery", Art Magazine - Winter 1975. Kay Kritzwiser. "At the Galleries, The Four", The Globe and Mail - Nov 9, 1974. "Vibrations and Standing in the Wings", Miss Chatelaine - Summer 1974. "In Review", Art Magazine - 1973. Lowell Fox. "A Newcomer Celebrates Technology", Art Magazine - 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Behind it all a Young Man's Dream", The Globe and Mail - Feb 27, 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Painter wins $1,000 at Outdoor Exhibition", The Globe and Mail - June 25, 1973. Kay Kritzwiser. "Hart House Five", The Globe and Mail - July 14, 1973. Sol Littman. "Splatters and Splashes", The Toronto Star - July 14, 1973.


Gallery Representation

Galeria Atenea, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Flight of Fancy Gallery, Bear River, Nova Scotia.
DeWayne Youts, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico