Painting Underground: Chris Wright

Arts advocacy in the NYC subway

New York Academy of Art, Continuing Education, Fall 2013

CE-P405 – Painting the Figure

(Introductory – Advanced)

Chris Wright



September 18 - December 4

2pm – 5pm / 630pm – 930pm


$525 (Half-day) = $450 Tuition + $75 Model Fee

(3 CEUs – Twelve 3-hour Sessions)

$1000 (Full-day) = $850 Tuition + $150 Model Fee

(6 CEUs — Twelve 6-hour Sessions)


Click here for course description

Click here for materials list

National Geographic

"People feel connected to the @Gowanus Canal for different reasons. @Artist Chris Wright is drawn to the forms he finds in the @landscape of industry. He was rendering these large storage tanks in small scale to carry them away. @FritzPhotos by natgeo"

Postcards for Chris

Thank you to everyone at Pratt Institute and the Educational Alliance who made postcards and came out to support me on November 8th. I am currently undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and making progress toward recovery.

Auto-Paint, USA

On May 27th I'll be a guest artist on a rooftop in Bushwick Brooklyn for an afternoon of plein-air painting to help support Auto-Paint, USA.  This group consists of Eric Diehl and Jackson Hunt they are two of my former painting students who are planning a painting trip across the USA.

Please help support their painting trip on Kickstarter by clicking the link above.

One Story Benefit and Art Auction

One Story’s Second Annual Literary Debutante Ball
Friday, April 29, 2011, 7pm - 11pm
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St. (between. Court St. & Smith St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

"This year’s Literary Debutante Ball will celebrate five One Story authors who published their first book in the last year, and honor novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro for her role as a mentor to so many emerging writers. The night will feature the debutante procession, an art auction, and a signature BULLDOG gin cocktail, “The Six Poisons,” named for One Story issue #69 by Dani Shapiro."

Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sweetness and Light

Hampden Gallery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Curated by Linda Griggs

September 19 - October 14, 2010

A catalogue of the exhibition is available on the Download page

Richard Baker, Tom Bogaert, Ya Ya Chou, Sally Curcio, Lori Ellison, Emily Eveleth, Linda Griggs, Julia Jacquette, T. Charman Lewis, Christina Marsh, Tracy Miller, Mary Schiliro, Rebecca Siemering, Lynn Talbot, Mary Jo Vath, Jessica Westbook, Chris Wright