Eliot Wright is a visual artist/photographer whose work primarily focuses on the complexities of the constructed landscape. His subjects frequently explore the plurality of the environments humanity has created.
His photographs have been exhibited throughout Canada and presented in notable publications such as the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, Canadian Art, and the Chronicle Herald. Wright has received numerous academic scholarships and artist grants, including funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a creation grant for the collaborative two-year project What Remains, presented at the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry in 2014–15. An enthusiastic photography instructor and arts administrator, Wright was the Assistant Director of ViewPoint Gallery and the Co-Chair of the DocNow Festival in 2017.
Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Eliot Wright received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography from NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2012. Wright recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Ryerson University and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Eliot with Robert Frank, © Allen Crooks, 2014