ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Curtia Wright is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist who received her BFA at OCAD University in Drawing and Painting. Her work focuses on the body and its relationship to its environment, incorporating elements of mythical and sci-fi imagery and subject matter.
Curtia works prominently in oil, marker and pencil crayon; these materials contrast in their uses and perceptions in art, especially in their relation to fine art. Curtia’s goal is to challenge these perceptions; she believes pieces made with ‘cheap’ materials should not determine their value and that value should be placed rather on the creative use of these materials. Her art practice revolves around the idea that the human body is in constant collaboration with its surroundings, often in ways that exceed the boundaries of physical reality. The images she creates exist on both analog and digital planes through their production and execution; Curtia believes these alternating layers of production reference the discourse between the human body and environment.