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Wright, Arthur, (Al Jarreau)



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"Al Jarreau" by Arthur Wright
12x18 inches acrylic on canvas --unframed
Arthur Wright, after receiving his BFA from the Columbus School of Art and Design, relocated to New York where he found a position with the Caroline Jones Advertising Agency and served as Art Director. During that time, he received three prestigious CLIO Awards.Since returning to Chicago, he has shown works at the National Black Fine Art Show in New York, a solo show at the Cook County Assessor’s Office, Gallery Guichard, Nicole Gallery and the Little Black Pearl Gallery. At Little Black Pearl, he created the outdoor mural across from the King Community Center showcasing the Jazz idiom on the South Side of Chicago.

Arthur served as one of the Inaugural Artists in the Fellowship Program at Theaster Gate’s Stony Island Arts Bank. He collaborated with two other artist Kenrick  McFarlane and David Anthony Geary to create new work based on the 1975 Paintings by Artist Noah Davis. He has continued his relationship with the Arts Bank by being an integral member of the Ethical Redevelopment Symposiums.

Arthur has also shown as part of Chicago’s Artist Month in a solo show, “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!” at a pop-up gallery in Bronzeville, as well as solo and group showings at Faie African Art in Bronzeville Gallery and continuing live work with the Fulton Street Collective, documenting the live jazz scene in Chicago.