Approved: 06.03.2019

Theo Wright

Artist, Maker

Approved: 06.03.2019

I am a weaver and textile artist based in Coventry. Originally trained as a computer scientist, I worked for many years in software development and technology research before gradually changing career. 

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Artist Statement

I am a weaver and textile artist based in Coventry. Originally trained as a computer scientist, I worked for many years in software development and technology research before gradually changing career. 

I started working as a professional weaver after graduating in 2011. Since 2014, I have woven textile collections that explore pattern, contrast and colour, inspired by ideas in mathematics and physics. I like to ensure my work is supported by information about the design and weaving process.

In addition to my artistic practice I also weave practical accessories for men & women.

CV & Education

Employment
Self-employed textile artist & weaver, 2011 – present
Previous career in technology research

Selected Exhibitions
Handweavers Studio & Gallery, London 2018, 2019
NCCD, Sleaford, 2019
Made In The Middle, touring UK Midlands venues, 2016 - 2018
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham 2018
CET Building, Coventry 2018
Walford Mill, Dorset 2017
Weavelength solo show, Craft Central, London, 2016
Complexity, Illinois USA, 2016
Nesta, 2015-16
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, 2015

Press/Articles
"When Waves Collide", Complex Weavers Journal 113 (February 2017) pp 6-9
"Theo Wright: Handweaver", Craft & Design 250 (March/April 2017) pp 42-44
"Weaving Permutations", Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers 258 (Summer 2016) pp 29-32

Grants and business development
Arts Council England  funding - Out of Synch project 2018/19
Arts Council England & Coventry City Council - When Waves Collide project 2016-18
Arts Council England - Permutations project 2014/15
Crafts Council Hothouse 4 - Professional development programme 2014

Education
BA (Hons) Textile Design (1st class) - University College Falmouth 2009 – 2011
HNC Fashion & Textiles - Bradford College 2007 - 2009