Judith Wright lives and works in Brisbane. She came to her work as an installation artist with a background in dance having performed with the Australian Ballet. Wright received a fellowship from Arts Queensland in 1993 and was awarded a professional development grant from the Queensland Government in 1998. In 2002, Wright received a Master of Fine Arts from Queensland University of Technology.
She has lectured at both the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. From 1999-2002 Wright served as a board member of the Queensland Art Gallery.
Wright has participated in several projects and collaborations overseas including: ‘Fire and Life in Calcutta’ (India / Australia exchange, 1996); ‘Fire and Life’ (residency, Institute of Modern Art Brisbane); ‘Celebrate Australia’ (Tokyo, 1993); ‘Sonorous Bodies’ (collaboration with composer Lisa Lim and Elision, 3rd Asia Pacific Triennial and the Hebbel Theatre, Berlin).
In 2002, Wright was commissioned by Elision to produce a video work for ‘Inferno’ with composer John Rodgers.
In 2005, Wright completed a residency at the Australia Council’s Greene St. studio in New York.
Wright has presented 26 individual exhibitions and has been represented in over 50 group exhibitions including the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (1992); Australian Perspecta (7989,1997 and 1999); Australia: Familiar and Strange, Seoul Arts Centre (1996); Another Landscape: Life / History / Language, Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama (1998); Phenomena New Painting in Australia:1, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2001); Meridian: Currents in Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2002); and Your Sky, Gigantic Art Space [GAS] New York (2005).
Wright’s work is well represented in several University collections and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and the Kawaguchi Museum of Contemporary Art, Saitama.