medial 3. art biennial [2016]
Monte Wright. Canada



1.Creation 2, mixed media 30 inches diameter., US$ 5,000.00.   2.Creation 3, mixed media 30 inches diameter., US$ 5,000.00.   3.Formation 3, mixed media 3 dimens work 36x40 in., US$ 5,000.00.   4.Seascape, mixed media on canvas 30x40 in., US$ 5,000.00.   5.A New Earth, acrylic, 24X30 in., $1,200.00   6.Enclosed, acrylic, 24x72 in., $3,500.00 .   7.Life Alive, acrylic, 18x24in., $1,200.00.   8.Thrusting forward, mixed media, 42x42 in., US$ 3,000.00
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Monte Wright is an international artist who constantly innovates through mixed-media and a dynamic exploration of the world around him.

Monte Wright was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, but is based in Ontario, Canada. He presently works in a Kitchener home studio. The accomplished artist's latest project sees Monte being featured as a Modern Master in the upcoming New York publication "Art in Focus." Today, Monte Wright is an internationally recognized artist. In 2010 and 2011 his art has been shown in New York, N. Y.; New Haven gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Florence, Italy; London, England and Argentina. His work is found in many collections throughout Canada and the United States. Example locations are as follows: The Brandon Sun collection in Manitoba; The Fogarty House, Chester, Vermont, U.S.A.; Kitchener Farmers market, Kitchener, Ontario; Creelman Hall, University of Guelph, Ontario; Fellowship of Christian Police officers, Toronto, Ontario; and Tony Flanagan House, Bosham, United Kingdom. Since 2000 Monte has been exploring a series of digital landscapes. Painter and artiste extraordinaire, Monte herein establishes himself once again as an artistic force to be reckoned with. A powerful painter, Monte's overture places him with the likes of Lucian Freud and Kandinsky. Yet, while Monte's works have the swirling energy of many great artists, they also suggest something quite different: the murmuring of numerous voices beneath each layer. The artist's work has changed greatly over the years, and is seldom simple. He courageously goes beyond the given and familiar, pioneering new techniques and materials in order to expand his own vision. Many of his recent projects are exemplars of Monte's penchant for monolithic, eccentric, dynamic forms and bursts of emotion. His art is impulsive but not violent and more seductive than confrontational. Monte's works don't want to assault you, but they suck you into their oceanic swirl, carrying you along for the ride. The magic emerges in the tension between control and spontaneity, and the result is invariably surprising, open-ended, poetic and spiritual. He explores the series by illustrating the concepts of portraying angels in swirling landscapes of vivid colours. Through all these unique works Monte creates a sense of viewing a new, yet relatable world. His work takes us back to our very beginnings, before written laws, received wisdom and force of habit all but shackled our individual creativity and freedom of expression. At the center of the dense storm of shape and color, he contrasts the extreme movement of the background with the stillness and drama of the figure. While the background can be read as representing past, present or future, the existence of the brilliantly embedded figure signals a rich interior. A master of color, Monte is equally adept in his use of pure colour in his digital prints. He uses soft brown or black to neuter the surrounding cacophony of colors. The artist's intent is to block out the outside world in order to give the viewer space in which to roam freely. Monte's work impacts our senses, awakens our emotional memory, and empowers us to see the universe and beyond. He teaches us that a painting should not end on the canvas. It should encourage viewers to create worlds of their own. And, with each and every brushstroke, Monte's work allows us to do just that. Since 1962, Monte has shown his work in many private and public galleries, both nationally and internationally. After retirement in 1992, Monte pursued a full-time career in art. His interests continue to vary in scope, from monumental murals to contemporary, abstract art, social issues and computer- generated images.

Group Exhibitions
2010 Museum of the America, Traveling exhibit, Argentina
2010 Primo Piano Living Gallery: "Nuages", Leece, Italy
2010 Brick Lane Gallery: "Art in Mind", London England
2010 Art Book: Freedom to Explore, Artist Haven Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
2010 Art Book: Talent Next Door, Kitchener-Waterloo Region

2010 Museum of the Americas, Miama, Florida, U.S.
2010 Vivid Arts Network, International Art Exhibit, Florence, Italy
2009 Ben Navaee Art Gallery: "Photography in Art" Toronto, Ontario
2009 Art Book: Contemporary, Neopoprealism New York, N.Y., U.S.
2009 Group Exhibit Primo Piano Living Gallery: "Anima Mundi" Lecce, Italy
2009 Group Exhibit Ben Navaee Art Gallery, Miniature Exhibit Toronto, Ontario
2009 Group Exhibit Amsterdam Whitney, International Fine Arts Gallery New York, N.Y., U.S.
2004 Group Exhibit 10th Anniversary, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall Kitchener, Ontario
2000 Juried Exhibit Tyndale Bible College Toronto, Ontario
1995 Commission Kaufman Footwear mural, Downtown Mural program Kitchener, Ontario
1994 Invitational Official Opening exhibit, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall Kitchener, Ontario
1992 Group Exhibit Hitite Gallery Toronto, Ontario
1989 Invitational Waterloo Region Artists: 1960-1990, K-W Art Gallery K-W, Ontario
1979 Commission Mural at St. James Rosemount United Church Kitchener, Ontario

1979 Group Exhibit Hamilton, Ontario | Burlington, Ontario | Milton, Ontario
1976 Commission Farmers Market Mural for City of Kitchener, Kitchener, Ontario
1968 Survey Exhibit 20-20 Gallery


Solo Exhibitions

2010 Artists Haven Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
2010 Wellington Art Gallery, Fergus, Ontario
2008 Solo Exhibit Bainton Gallery, Blyth Festival Blyth, Ontario
2008 Solo Exhibit Index Galleries Toronto, Ontario
2007 Solo Exhibit Behind the Red Door Gallery Kitchener, Ontario
2005 Solo Exhibit Circleworks Gallery Waterloo, Ontario
2002 Solo Exhibit Cambridge Centre for the Arts Cambridge, Ontario

1998 Solo Exhibit Tyndale Bible College Toronto, Ontario
1996 Solo Exhibit The Robert Langen Gallery, WLU Waterloo, Ontario

1987 Solo Exhibit Art Gallery, Preston Library Cambridge, Ontario

1977 3 Solo Exhibits South Central Regional Library System

1976 Solo Exhibit Glenhyrst Art Gallery Brantford, Ontario

1975 Solo Exhibit St. Thomas-Elgin Art Gallery. St. Thomas, Ontario
1975 Solo Exhibit Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature - 4 months Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975 Solo Exhibit Allied Arts Centre Brandon, Manitoba
1974 Solo Exhibit Moose Jaw Art Gallery Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
1974 Solo Exhibit Western Development Museum, North Battlefield, Yorkton, Saskatoon, Saskatchewn North Battlefield
1973 Solo Exhibit Gallery 93 Ottawa, Ontario
1971 Solo Exhibit University of Waterloo Arts Centre, Waterloo, Ontario
1969 Solo Exhibit Davis Galleries London, Ontario