Jaclyn Wright is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from the Great Lakes region. Her work combines traditional analog photographic techniques with contemporary digital methods and fabrication processes. Through this hybridized approach she draws connections between historical conceptions of photography’s material connection to reality and contemporary notions of its representational infidelity. In 2014 she was the visiting artist at the University of Cincinnati and was granted an artist residency at Latitude Chicago. In 2015 she served as the guest co-editor of Papersafe Magazine, “Turbulent Bodies / A Cross, A Wild Sea”. In 2016 Wright released her first monograph, “Afterglow: Compact, Orientable, Spacelike” which was included in the top ten artist books at LA Art Book Fair. In 2017 she wrote an essay and contributed images for the publication Too Good to be Photographed, which explores the various sides of photographic failure. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published widely.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions of her work include: RE: Art Show (NYC), Perspective Gallery (Chicago), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NYC), Sala Muncunill (Barcelona, Spain), Filter Space (Chicago), David Weinberg Gallery (Chicago), and SCAD, Museum of Art (Savannah, GA). Her work has been included in the collections at the the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection in Chicago, IL. She received her BA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and her MFA from Indiana University.