ArtFiction at Lawndale Art Center

September 9, 2016

Caroline has created work for ArtFiction: Ten Fictional Modernists from Texas.

ArtFiction is a collaborative project developed by Rino Pizzi and involves exchanges between writers, visual artists and actors/performers. This project addresses a broad range of cultural perspectives on the relations between art production and critical narratives and the effect of artists’ biographies on the public perception of their work. Ten writers were invited to write about ten fictional Texas artists supposed to be living and working any time between the 1940’s and the early 1980’s. Ten actual artists responded by creating work that could be attributed to the imagined artists, and ten actors sat for photographic portraits of the fictional personas. Ten actors studied the biographies and impersonated the artists for photo sessions in photographic styles current with their time and consistent with their personas. In the broad landscape of Texas modern art history, the narratives of the various fictional artists will create a symbolic counterpart to for the actual historical experience, which to date is still far from being fully researched and assessed.

For this eccentric collaboration, Caroline created the work of fictional artist Morris Blodgett. The piece in the show is a 14-foot metal painting-sculpture on corrugated steel. ArtFiction is on view at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas until October 22nd.

Morris Blodgett and his metal work, created by Caroline Wright

Low-Residency MFA Show at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

July 15-30

Sullivan Galleries

33 S. State St., 7th floor


Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join us for the inaugural thesis presentations of the Low-Residency MFA program. The exhibition, along with a reading and performance event, will showcase the culminating achievements of 35 graduating students working in a variety of media and methodologies.




Low-Residency MFA Live
A Performative Lecture and a Reading by Graduating Low-Res Students

Friday, July 29

SAIC Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave.

2:30 p.m. Reception
3:00 p.m. Performative Lecture by Alissa Chanin
4:15 p.m. Reading by Imran Shafi

The Low-Residency MFA Open Studio Night will follow from 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Performances and readings will also occur in the Sullivan Galleries throughout the exhibition. For more information on participating artists and thesis events, visit the Low-Residency MFA Show website.

Workshop and Performance with Simone Forti

February 1, 2016

Caroline had the privelege of participating in a weekend workshop with performance artist and choreographer Simone Forti at Northwestern University. On February 1, as part of the In>Time Performance Festival, and in conjunction with the Block Museum’s exhibition on Charlotte Moorman, workshop participants recreated Forti’s seminal piece, “Huddle,” from 1964, while reading excerpts of their writing from the workshop. An interview with Forti and Art 21 about the weekend can be found here.

Just Some Me Time at Museum of Human Achievement

November 14, 2015

Caroline was among a group of artists who made time-based installations for the exhibition Just Some Me Time. A counterpoint to the crowded spaces of the East Austin Studio Tour, the entire exhibition was only open to one viewer at a time, for seven minutes.

Swinging Mind, Unfolded Senses

July 10, 2015

Caroline was selected by jurors Naomi Beckwith (Curator, MCA Chicago) and artist Fareed Majeem to be part of the exhibition of low-residency MFA candidates at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her piece, Variations no. 3 is featured here.

"Unwinding Landscape" Preview

March 5th, 2014

Preview Caroline's work in her show "Unwinding Landscape", located at Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans until March 29th.

Unwinding Landscape Exhibition

January 14th, 2014

Caroline will be exhibiting new works in a show entitled "Unwinding Landscape", to be featured at Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans from February 1st - March 29th, 2014.

SoundSpace: Graphic Notation Video

January 14th, 2014

If you were unable to attend Caroline's performance at ‘SoundSpace: Graphic Notation’ in October, you can view a short video of the collaboration here.

Drawing Show

November 12th, 2013

Please join Caroline this Thursday, November 14th from 6-9 pm, for the opening of a drawing show! This show will include dream drawings and drawings from music, early works and the most recent things Caroline has made.

Drawing Show

Thursday, November 14 6-9 PM

Saturday, November 16 2-6 PM

1312 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702

SoundSpace Performance

October 26th, 2013

Caroline performed at ‘SoundSpace: Graphic Notation’ at the Blanton Museum of Art on October 20. New York City-based soprano Kate Bass sang works composed by 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium while Caroline created a live score.

SoundSpace: Graphic Notation

October 20th, 2013

The Blanton Museum of Art presents "SoundSpace: Graphic Notation", a series featuring a lineup of music composed using graphic notation, on Sunday, October 20. Caroline will create a live drawing/score in tandem with a musical performance in the Blanton's Rapoport Atrium.

Performance Sunday, October 20, 2PM

Blanton Museum

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Visitors Exhibition

June 2013

As a part of Caroline's collaborative exhibition, "Visitors", DinnerLab hosted a dinner in the gallery at the Lewis Carnegie.

Visitors Exhibition

May 21st, 2013

Caroline is a part of a collaborative exhibition opening this weekend with photographers Leon Alesi and Rino Pizzi, entitled "Visitors". A description of the process of working with the photographers from Caroline:

"I invited them into my studio to photograph anything that pleased them. Nothing was off-limits - finished and in-progress paintings as well as walls, floors, supplies, and myself. Meanwhile, I was turning my floor mats and cardboard pieces into art objects and incorporating them into paintings."

Opening Firday, May 24, 6-9PM.

Gallery hours Saturday, May 25, 12-5 PM.

Viewable through June 9th by appointment.

(512) 925 - 6508

Gallery at Lewis Carnegie
1312 E Cesar Chavez
Entrance on Navasota Street

Image: "Untitled" by Rino Pizzi

Dream Architecture Collaboration Featured in Austinist

April 29th, 2013

Caroline's collaboration with Ethan Greene and Steve Parker has been featured in Austinist! Click here to read the article about Dream Architecture.

Dream Architecture Collaboration

April 10th, 2013

On April 30 and May 1, Caroline will be producing a performance in collaboration with two composers, Ethan Greene and Steve Parker. The events will be a composed and improvised live-painting projection and musical performance called "Dream Architecture". This is the next iteration of a process begun in collaboration with Ballet Austin dancers as part of the Califa Arts Collaborative. See documentation of that event here.

This event will take place at Henry Pearl Studios, a new photography studio owned and operated by Romy Suskin on South 1st Street, during the week between the West Austin Studio Tour. The unique layout of the space is especially suited for projection, with room for audience both inside and outside after nightfall. Caroline will also have an exhibition of Dream Architecture pieces upstairs open during the tour, April 27/28 and May 4/5 from 11am-6pm.

Nominated in the Austin Visual Arts Awards

October 31st, 2012

Caroline has been chosen as a finalist in the 2D category of the 2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards! The awards ceremony, put on by the Austin Visual Arts Association, will take place November 15th.

Art Alliance Preview Night Tour

October 31st, 2012

Caroline's studio will be part of a curated and chauffeured preview tour for the East Austin Studio Tour, hosted by Art Alliance Austin on Thursday November 8, 6-10 pm.

New Studio, Featured in L Style / G Style!

September 6th, 2012

If you haven't seen the sign on your way down Cesar Chavez yet, then it's time to stop by the new studio space! You can wait 'til EAST of course, or you can come on by. As the sign says, open sometimes and by appointment.

Read the article about Caroline and her new space in this month's L Style / G Style!

Aquatints made at Flatbed Press

September 6th, 2012

Over the past several months, Caroline has been collaborating with the master printmakers at Flatbed Press to translate her Dream Architecture into a small edition of spit-bite aquatints with drypoint. This series of four works were editioned by Clarke Curtis and are now on view at Flatbed Press and at Caroline's studio.