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The Australian National University

Ben Wright

Country: USA

visited in 2017

Workshop: Glass

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.  His background in Biology figures strongly in his artwork, which delves deeply into the every evolving relationship between humans and their environment.  Through work ranging from interactive visual installations to sonic landscapes he engages all of his viewer’s senses and often bridges the gap between art and science.

Wright is both a thinker and a maker who has curated recent exhibitions at Islip museum and the American Museum of glass and has taught his unique approach to art making at numerous schools including Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and abroad in Germany, Turkey, Denmark and Japan.  He is currently the Director of Education at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York.

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