Ken Wright highly regards tools and precision, yet creates graceful stained and fused glass mosaics. Eschewing gentle pastels in favor of a bold and brilliant palate, Ken’s glass images are urban, figurative, ancestral, and narrative. He selects and cuts glass in a way that makes it flow like a painting.
A native of Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Ken’s first art medium was photography. His exhibition credits include Rush Arts Philadelphia and New York City; Akwaaba Gallery, Newark, NJ, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY; Kenkeleba, New York City; Hamilton Art Gallery, Harlem, NY; Parrish Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Skylight Gallery, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
Ken’s publication credits include Unity: The African American Heritage Issue, The Dorsey Art Gallery: Celebrating 30 Years of Giving Back, Glassroots, Inc.: Highlighting Established and Up and coming African-American Glass Artists, and Brooklyn on My Mind: Black Visual Artists from the WPA to the Present, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA
Among Ken’s collectors are NEA jazz master Randy Weston, Honorable Randy Jackson, Dr Cynthia Barnes, Latisha James, and Danny Simmons. An active member of the Weusi Artist Collective, the National Conference of Artists, and Black Art In America, Ken is also a conservator and master framer who works with the most outstanding African-American artists in New York City.