Arthur Wright was born in Chicago and raised in Wilmington, Delaware were he was an Art Major at Wilmington High School. Excelling in the arts during his early years, he secured a full scholarship to the Columbus College of Arts and Design where he majored in Advertising and Graphic Design.
After college he relocated to New York where he found a position with the Caroline Jones Advertising Agency and served as Art Director.
While at the agency he personally won three prestigious Clio awards.
After returning to Chicago in 1993, he has shown works at the National Black Fine Art Show in New York, and in Chicago at the Cook County Assessor’s Office, Nelah Art Expressions Gallery, Gallery Guichard, Nicole Gallery and the Little Black Pearl Gallery.
Arthur has also shown as part of Chicago’s Artist Month in a solo show in 2012, “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!” at a pop-up gallery in Bronzeville, as well as solo and group showings at Faie African Art in Bronzeville Gallery.
An April 16th solo show at the Fulton Street Collective featured Arthur’s series: “One In a Million”, an ongoing series of one million pen and ink drawings, studies, paintings and collages of varies subject matter.
For three months artists Kenrick McFarlane, Arthur Wright, and David Anthony Geary participated in Rebuild’s One Canvas fellowship – a project that invited three artists to work both independently and collaboratively in a shared public studio space at the Stony Island Arts Bank.
Occasioned by Rebuild’s Noah Davis, 1975 Paintings exhibition, the fellows selected photographs from a communal South Side Family Album to serve as inspiration for three paintings, each of which was completed over the course of four weeks.