Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2015–2017 — Ryerson University, MFA in Documentary Media, Toronto, ON

2009–2012 — NSCAD University, BFA in Fine Art: Major in Photography, Halifax, NS

2007–2008 — Memorial University of Newfoundland, General Studies, St. John’s, NL

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017On Dupont, Site-Specific Exhibition, City of Toronto Archives, Toronto, ON

2017On Dupont, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017On Dupont, Public Installation, Galleria Shopping Centre, Toronto, ON

2015 — I AM NSCAD Alumni Exhibition (Group Show), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2014–2015What Remains: The Nova Scotia Industrial Project (Collaboration with jeweller Liz van Allen) The Museum of Industry, Stellarton, NS

2014Observations from an Odyssey, PHOTOPOLIS: The Halifax Festival of Photography, Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax, NS

2013Observations from an Odyssey, Coburg Coffee House, Halifax, NS

2012NSCAD University 2012 Graduation Exhibition (Group Show), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2012Observations from an Odyssey, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2011Antlers, (Group Show), Gallery 2053, Halifax, NS

2011 — Starfish Student Art Awards Exhibition (Group Show), Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS

 

Auctions     

2014Roar: An Art Auction for NSCAD, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

 

Grants/Awards 

2017 Ryerson Gold Medal, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2016 — Joseph Armand Bombardier Award (CGS-M), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

2015 — Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2014 — Arts Nova Scotia Presentation Grant, Halifax, NS

2013 — Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant, Halifax, NS

2011 — Roloff Beny Photography Scholarship, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2011 — Starfish Student Art Award Runner-up, Halifax, NS

2011 — Alan and Christine Hunt Award, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2010 — Alexander J. McDonald Memorial Award, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2007 — NL Government Electoral Scholarship, St. John’s, NL

2007 — Memorial University of Newfoundland Entrance Scholarship, St. John’s, NL

 

Selected Employment

2017 — Curator, Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition, Ryerson University Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto, ON

2016–2017 — Teaching Assistant, 4th Year Undergraduate Photography Thesis, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2016 — Teaching Assistant, CDFP 418 Landscape Photography, Ryerson University: Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto, ON

2014–2015 — Special Events Coordinator and Alumni Relations, Office of University Relations, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2010–2015 — Photographer, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2012–2013 — Photography Instructor, Intro to Black and White, NSCAD University School of Extended Studies, Halifax, NS

2013 — Assistant Director, ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Halifax, NS

2012 — Recruitment Officer, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2010–2011 — Student Photography Assistant, Photography Department, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2010 — Student Multimedia Assistant, Multimedia Dpt, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

 

Volunteer/Activities

2016–2017 — Co-Chair, Doc Now 2017 festival, Toronto, ON

2016 Opening Night Event Coordinator, Doc Now 2016 festival, Toronto, ON

2013–2015 — Vice President, Photopolis Society, PHOTOPOLIS: The Halifax Festival of Photography, Halifax, NS

2015 — Jury Member, 2015 ViewPoint Gallery Photography Competition, ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, NS

2014 — Presenter, “Life as a Photographer”, PHOTOPOLIS Symposium, Halifax, NS

2014 — Artist Talk, “Observations from an Odyssey,” Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax, NS

2014 — Lecturer, Second Friday Series: “What Remains,” ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, NS

2014 — Photography Seminar Instructor, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, NS

2014 — Jury Member, 2014 International Feature Photographer Competition, ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, NS

2013 — Lecturer, Second Friday Series: “Observations from an Odyssey,” ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, NS

2012 — Artist Talk, “Observations from an Odyssey,” Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2010 — Guest Instructor, Extra-Curricular Art Program, St. Bon’s College, St. John’s, NL

2009 — Media Arts Representative, Student Union of NSCAD, Halifax, NS

 

Publications/Reviews   

2016 — Flash Forward 2016, published by the Magenta Foundation, Toronto, ON

2016 — Function Magazine, Issue 17, Page 71, published by Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

2015 — NSCAD University Annual Report, 2014–2015. Photography: cover, portraits and events (see credits), published by NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2014CBC Radio One interview for “What Remains” on Mainstreet 90.5 fm,

December 15, 2014, Halifax, NS

2014The Chronicle Herald: “Weekend Focus: Industrial Art—born of toil and sweat,” written by Aaron Beswick. Saturday, December 13, 2014, V65 N296, Cover + page 4.

2014 — Nova Scotia Communities, Culture, and Heritage “Featured Stories.” What Remains: The Nova Scotia Industrial Project. http://cch.novascotia.ca/stories/what-remains-nova-scotia-industrial-project

2014Pictou Advocate: “Industry and art collide.” Review by Heather Brimicombe. Wed, October 22, 2014. Vol 121, No 43, Cover + page 3.

2014New Glasgow News: “Art and industry intersect in new exhibit.” Review by Amanda Jess. Monday, October 20, 2014, Cover + pg 2

2014 — NSCAD University Annual Report, 2013–2014. Photography: cover, campus details + portraits and events (see credits), published by NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2013 — Arts East Blog: “The Family Tree.” Holiday Feature, December 18, 2013. http://artseast.blogspot.ca/2013/12/holiday-perspectives-eliot-wright.html

2013 — NSCAD University Annual Report, 2012–2013. Photography: pages 2, 4, 7, 10, 16, 20, 26, published by NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2012The Coast, Volume 20, Number 39, Feb 21–27, 2013, Page 23, “Career Minded: I’m a Photographer” article by Allyssa Gallant, Halifax, NS

2012Canadian Art, Observations #3 in “Smart Guide” Canadian Art Foundation,

Winter 2013, Page 54, Toronto, ON

2012PhotoEd Magazine, Photography Education in Canada: Feat. Artist for Observations from an Odyssey, Fall 2012 – Issue 35, Page 12, Toronto, ON

2012 — NSCAD University 2012 Graduation Catalogue, Published by NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2012 — NSCAD University: “Eliot’s Odyssey,” January 23, 2012, Halifax, NS. http://nscad.ca/en/home/abouttheuniversity/news/eliot-230112.aspx

2011 — NSCAD Now: Eliot Wright, Student Spotlight, October 27, 2011, Halifax, NS. http://nscadnow.tumblr.com/post/11986006783/eliot-wright

2011 — Starfish Student Art Awards 2011, Exhibition catalogue, Halifax, NS

2010The Scope, Cover Photo, Issue 106, vol. 5, #10, March 20, 2010, St. John’s, NL

On Dupont MFA thesis exhibition at Art Square Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2017.

On Dupont exhibit at the City of Toronto Archives, summer 2017.

On Dupont installation at the Galleria Shopping Centre, 1245 Dupont Street, Toronto, 2017.

What Remains at the Museum of Industry, Stellarton, NS, 2014–15.

What Remains at the Museum of Industry, Stellarton, NS, 2014–15.

Observations from an Odyssey at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2012.

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