Everton Wright (Evewright) is a British artist, with parentage from Jamaica. His work is a conscious ‘mash up’ of drawing, sculpture, combined with digital film and live installations. Evewright’s work explores the intricate connections between the body and our experience of the modern environment, and he communicates this through bold interactive art, also using urban and rural landscapes as his canvas.
Evewright studied graphic design at Middlesex University, received a first class degree and continued on to train as an artist in mixed media painting at Central St Martins College of Art, where he did his foundation. He also trained in film and video production at Four Corners London.
With a professional background in commercial graphic design, Evewright is also an award-winning creative director, responsible for creating iconic imagery. However, art has since become his focus and Evewright has participated in several group and solo exhibitions including: Royal Academy of Arts Exhibition, London, Jeanne Kahn Gallery 2012 and Porters Gallery 2014. Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Medulla Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 2013, Nominated for the Young Masters Art prize 2014. ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial, Tampa Florida USA 2015, Ripon Cathedral. Great North Art Show 2015, Guildhall Gallery. No Colour Bar Exhibition 2015. BFI British Film Institute. Firstsite gallery Britishness exhibition 2018, Caribbean Takeaway Takeover 2018.
Selected Exhibitions include:
2018. Solo Exhibition | SS Caribbean Takeaway Colchester – 'Caribbean Takeaway takeover: Identities & Stories'
Artist EVEWRIGHT devised an intervention in the takeaway café space created wall and table collages in conjunction with special limited-edition portraits of the participants using photo etching as a medium. The art installation is an immersive experience which depicts present images but also fading thoughts, aspirations and memories created to document and reflect participants lives. http://www.caribbeantakeawaytakeover.wordpress.com
2018. Group Exhibition | FIRSTSITE Gallery, Colchester – 'The Britishness Project'
‘The Britishness Project’ is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores national identity through art. The residencies have created content for a major exhibition at Firstsite, showcasing work made by young people in a gallery with an international profile. Evewright worked with the students at Harwich & Dovercourt school, using drawing, stop motion animation to produce an exciting film installation. http://www.evewrightstudio.com/firstsite-1/ | March 2018
2017. Group Exhibition | THE MAZE – MAMÜ Galleria | Budapest
Evewright showcased a series of new works developed around the theme of Labyrinths within an artist residency in Hungary. http://conta.cc/2vODSBw | September 2017
2016. Group Exhibition | Platform Open Arts
Featured Artist. Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen and Shown as an installation. Exhibition showed work of established and emerging artists from around the UK
Morphets of Harrogate Gallery | July 2016
2015. Group Exhibition | No Colour Bar
Canvas and Sand African Odysseys presents the screening two art films in partnership with BFI South bank and No Colour Bar: Mark of the Hand by Imruh Bakari Caesar and Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries by Evewright Guildhall Art Gallery & BFI Brtish Film Institute | 12 September 2015
2015. Group Exhibition | Great North Art Show 2015
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen will be featured at theGreat Northern Art Show, in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire. The installation is an exploration of Britain’s natural coastal heritage, diverse people and horses, bringing the rural seascape to engage with audiences in the city.Great Northern Art Show 2015, Ripon Cathedral: 29 August 2015 – 20 September2015| http://www.greatnorthartshow.com
2015. Group Exhibition | ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial ,Tampa Florida USA
Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries has been chosen to be screened and exhibited at the prestigious ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial in Tampa Florida
ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial | January 27—March 6, 2015
University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery | http://ealive.utarts.com
2014. Group Exhibition | Young Masters Arts Prize, London
Evewright has been shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize and will be showing his Walking Drawing Across the Estuaries film installation at the exhibition.Young Masters 2014 | Lloyds Club | 17 September - 5 December 2014 The Cynthia Corbett Gallery | www.young-masters.co.uk
2014. Group Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts, London
Curated and displayed in the Porter Gallery at the Royal Academy by Prof. Chris Orr MBE and Emma Stibbon RA theme of light. Evewright’s Film installation Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries was selected from 12,000 entries for one of the coveted spaces in the academy’s summer exhibition. The work curates along sides James Turrell’s RA HON’s installation Sensing Thought
2013. Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago
Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries was selected as part of the Special Programmes segment of the film festival and was screened at the Medulla Art Gallery in September 2013
2012. Group Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts, London
On display in the Jeanne Kahn Gallery at the Royal Academy. Evewright’s Walking Drawings: Cumbrian Heavy Horses (i) print was selected from11,000entries for one of the coveted spaces in the academy’s summer exhibition. Curated by Barbara Rae RA with the collaboration of Chris Wilkinson RA. The Jeanne Kahn gallery focuses particularly on landscape and the works selected feature natural and built environments, with many artist examining how people inhabit and often leave their mark on the land.
2012. Group Exhibition | ‘Pop-up New Orleans’,New Orleans, USA
Art Below – Popup Exhibition in New Orleans USA 20 advertising billboards have been curated to showcase artistic expressions. bringing local and international artists together and enhancing the city’s unique city scape during the most festive time of the year - Mardi Gras 2012
2012. Group Exhibition | ‘Art of Angel, Angel Tube Station, London
Art Below - Art on the underground Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries-image ‘Cumbrian Heavy Horses was selected along with 14 other artists as a poster exhibition
2011. Commission. www.blackbrtish.me, National tour, UK Commissioned to produce Installation for renowned Theatre Company Talawa Evewright Studio created a new media public interactive art installation
2011. September Group Exhibition | Nunhead Cemetery, London Woodland Wonders
Curated By Jolanta Jagiello
Evewright exhibited a series of arresting sculptures using royal insignias
and coats of arms exploring the relationship between identity, race and class
2011. April Solo Exhibition | Four Corners Gallery, London
Walking Drawings Across the estuaries A captivating art exhibit consisting of three films and photography conceived and directed by artist Evewright.
2011. Group Exhibition | RSA (Royal Society ofArts) London Evewright Studio Showcase
2011. Solo Exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre,Kendal,
UK Walking Drawings Across the estuaries Photographic
2010. Group Exhibition | Morley College Gallery, London
Made at Morley Exhibition Evewright exhibited one new Sculpture works at Morley Gallery as part of the Made At Morley Exhibition 2010.
2010. Morley Sculpture Society Exhibition, |Morley College Gallery, London
Evewright exhibited three new works at Morley Gallery as part of the
Morley Sculpture Society Exhibition.
2009. Salon - Open Exhibition | Four Corners Gallery,
London Evewright exhibited the installation Film Walking Drawings
2009. Portrait Competition | Morley College Gallery,London
Evewright was a finalist for the Morley College Annual Portrait Head Competition. The sitter was the award-winning National Theatre Actor Fiona Shaw. Winner of the People’s Choice Category.
2008. Stick*Stamp*Fly Exhibition | Gasworks Gallery,
London The exhibition features over eighty posters by a variety of practitioners across the UK
2005. Open Studios Group Exhibition, Cable Street Gallery,
London Part Of The Arts Unwrapped/Creative London Arts Council England initiative
2005. ‘Take 291 | 291 Gallery, London A showcase of experimental and underground films from emerging and established artists
2004. Six Of One | Menier Gallery,
London Premiere Screening Of Walking Drawings. Group Show
2004. Hastings Digital Film Festival,
Hastings UK, Special Screening Of Walking Drawings. Extracts of The Making Of Walking Drawings was featured on Out East, BBC News
Awards & Shortlists include: Walking Drawings Across the Estuaries Shortlisted for Young Master Art Prize 2014. The People’s Choice Prize, sitter was the award-winning National Theatre Actor Fiona Shaw (Morley College Annual Portrait Head Competition - 2010) Shortlisted For Channel 5 Great British Art Prize, curated Brian Sewell (Walking Drawings, Camber Sands, UK) – 2004