Prof. Wright is an interdisciplinary artist focused on socially engaged media art, including site-specific projects addressing gentrification and environmental issues. She creates media projects and public art about the urban experience that explore the changing city and investigate avenues for intervention. Her work encompasses video, installation, interactive sculpture, mapping and poetic design.
Wright’s current project, THE NEWTOWN CREEK ARMADA, is an public art event exploring contaminated waterways with a participatory remote control model boat pond that uses video and water quality sensors to document pollution. Recent projects include BROOKLYN MAKES (2009) – a site-specific video installation about manufacturing in North Brooklyn, and LOCATIONS & DISLOCATION (2008-present) – a project about displacement in the urban environment.
She has exhibited in diverse New York venues, including Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, CONFLUX, The Center, PowerHouse ArtSpace and Bring To Light, as well as in Mostra de Artes in San Paulo, Brazil, and ACVic in Vic, Spain. She has received grants from Brooklyn Arts Council, Hudson River Foundation, North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition, Brooklyn Community Foundation and FEAST Brooklyn.
Wright teaches digital media production and cultural studies courses about the Internet.