Eliot Wright is a visual artist/photographer currently living in Toronto, Ontario. His work primarily focuses on the complexities of the constructed landscape, frequently exploring the implicit duality of the environments humanity has created.
His photographs have been exhibited throughout Canada and presented in notable publications such as Magenta’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 Vice President of PHOTOPOLIS: the Halifax Festival of Photography.
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 is currently completing his Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Ryerson University, Toronto, where he continues to investigate Canada’s built environment.
Eliot with Robert Frank, © Allen Crooks, 2014