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TheArthur Wright

TheArthur Wright

Special Events: Information about satellite exhibitions coming soon!

About: A little about myself. I use bleach as my medium for fine art and items that are drawn from that creation include, greeting cards, tee shirts, and a newly released art book.

I was born in Little Rock Arkansas in 1940. Three years later during the Second World War, the family moved to Seattle where my father found defense work at Boeing. My career has given me a lot of interesting things to do, including a call to Hollywood, short-lived, however, and then becoming a board member of the Artship, a renovated ship of war that became a seaborne arts venue in Oakland, during which time I took care of much of the electrical work aboard the ship, even getting my name in the credits of two indie film made aboard-ship and some minor voice-overs. The ArtShip was forced to terminate in 2004. My first internet sale in 1997 was to a person of Zulu heritage from South Africa and one of the most recent to a Swedish representative of the Carnaval, a huge and sprawling global celebration that deals intensively with the peoples of the African Diaspora. For the 2003 Carnaval in San Francisco my bleach rendering of ‘Califia, Queen of California’ was chosen as the poster cover for that event. I have since been shown and honored in various schools and colleges such as Stanford, UCLA, Sonoma State, and Santa Rosa JC and a much longer and growing list. The introduction of bleach into my art has been a huge catalyst and in it, I find enough nuances to explore to take me the rest of the way. Until recently I was a member of the board of directors for Prescott-Joseph, a non-profit located here in Oakland.


I currently have work that has been shown or sold in 15 plus countries, volume-wise, not as much as I would like but enough to tickle my ego. Even at my advanced age I still have a high level of energy and intend to play with the bleach into a far distant future. At least, I will give it a very good try.
Please contact me via my website at
Follow me on Instagram @thearthurw

Figure 1 SiGiDiArt_ SAX A’FIRE aka, “MR!”_1
Figure 2 SiGiDiArt_SPIRIT FLIGHT_2
*giclée prints available, please visit online store for prices in variable sizes, or email the artist

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