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Cindy Wright

Belgium 1972


Cindy Wright
Cindy Wright
August 22, 2017

Cindy Wright is a highly talented Belgian artist best known for her dark and morbidly beautiful large-scale photorealistic paintings and drawings. Born in Herentals, Belgium in 1972, she graduated with a Master in the Visual Arts in Painting from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – K.A.S.K.A. in Antwerp, and got a Postgraduate Laureate from The Higher Institute for Fine Arts also in Antwerp, in 2006.

photorealistic painting by cindy wright
Cindy Wright – Foxed, 2015

Photorealistic Art by Cindy Wright

Cindy Wright works around the vanitas theme – a still-life painting of a 17th-century Dutch genre containing symbols of death or change as a reminder of their inevitability. Influenced by the still life paintings of Dutch Baroque artists, her subjects include dark elements such as skulls and rotting meat, bees and fruit, butterflies emerging from their chrysalis. These symbols, used as a visual reminder to be prudent and grateful for all that life has to offer, portray an immediate reality of decline, life and death. As an end result in oil or charcoal, Cindy’s paintings and drawings at the same time display masterly painting technique and a sense of an essential understanding of the subject.

Death, decay and raw flesh are often presented in Cindy Wright’s paintings

garden painting by cindy wright
Cindy Wright – Garden, 2016

Exhibitions and Collections

Cindy Wright’s art has been exhibited widely, in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Belgium, and internationally in the United States, Netherlands, Germany and France. In 2014, she was included in a group show celebrating Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten’s inspiration at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Her work is held in a private and public collections including The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Las Vegas Art Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.

Cindy Wright currently lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

Featured image: portrait of the artist
All images copyright of Cindy Wright

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2017Nature MorteThe four Domes pavilion of the National Gallery, Wroclaw, PLGroup
2017Celebataire Diva’sAbdij van Herkenrode, Hasselt, BEGroup
2017Arture #6, De PastorieHerzele, BEGroup
2017XY 10 years glazen huisLommel, BEGroup
2017Between Earth and Heaven 2 - A tribute to Willy Van Den BusscheHuis De Lombard, Brugge, BEGroup
2016Will it bloom(re)D Gallery, Antwerp, BESolo
2016Glamoured by decayDe Buck Gallery, New York, USASolo
2016Monumenten voor de doodKunstencentrum Ten Boogaerde, Koksijde, BEGroup
2016Kunstenfestival Watou - Verzamelde verhalenOver kracht van mededogen, Watou, BEGroup
2016Drawing FrontKunstvereniging en Drawingcentre Diepenheim, NLGroup
2016Nature Morte - Contemporary artists reinvigourate the still Life TraditionKonsthallen Bohuslän Museum, Uddevalla, SWEGroup
2016In love with beauty, Exhibition and auction at Sotheby’sArt-Transfo, Transfostraat 3-15 ZwevegemGroup
2016The proof of the pudding is in the eating, a painting showKusseneers Gallery, Brussels, BEGroup
2016Verzamelde verhalen, over de kracht van mededogenkunstenfestival Watou, Poperinge, BEGroup
2015Carnal DesireMuseum villa Rot, Burgrieden, DEGroup
2015Dries Van Noten Inspirations MMModemuseum Antwerpen, BEGroup
2015Occupied emotionsBroelmuseum, Broelkaai 6, Kortrijk, BEGroup
2015Art Brussels 2015Galerie Van De Weghe, Brussels,BEGroup
2015Art View Atomiumexpo, Brussels, BEGroup
2015Vanitas extendedhistorical sites and musea of Ypres, BEGroup
2015Nature MorteHa gamle prestegard, NOGroup
2015Ways of recordingGalery Baton, Seoul, KRGroup
2015TrashEastmengallery, zuivelmarkt 50, 3500 Hasselt, BEGroup
2014Dries Van Noten, InspirationsLes Arts Decoratifs Museum, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Dries Van Noten InspirationsMusee des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FRGroup
2014Duo’s 2, Organised by Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten AntwerpenKoningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp, BEGroup
2014Art BrusselsGalerie Van De Weghe, Brussels, BEGroup
2014Museum to scale 1-7Artis-Naples – the Baker Museum, Florida, USAGroup
2014Happy Birthday Dear AcademyMuseum Aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerpen, BEGroup
2014Vanitas revisitedGalerie Ronny Van De Velde, Knokke, BEGroup
2014Museum to scale 17-Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, BEGroup
2014The mind of the artisGalerie Ronny Van De Velde, Knokke, BEGroup
2014Pop-Up Expo Art AttackHasselt, BEGroup
2014C in art, Cindy Wright & Renato NicolodiMaurus Moreelhuis, Mechelen, BEGroup
2014In BetweenKasteel Van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, BEGroup
2013Dark SeedsGalerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, BESolo
2013Happy Birthday Dear AcademyMuseum Aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerpen, BEGroup
2013Vanitas revisitedGalerie Ronny Van De Velde, Knokke, BEGroup
2013Museum to scale 17-Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, BEGroup
2013In BetweenKasteel Van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, BEGroup
2013The mind of the artistGalerie Ronny Van De Velde, Knokke, BEGroup
2013Pop-Up Expo Art AttackHasselt, BEGroup
2012Silence of the nightRonMandos Galerie, Amsterdam, NLSolo
2012Belgium contemporary nowGalerie Baton, Seoul, South-KoreaGroup
2012Open studio's 2012Antwerp, BEGroup
2012Ernest Albert - Price for paintingCultuurcentrum Mechelen, BEGroup
2012Pop-Up artistic linksMuseum van Elsene, Brussels, BEGroup
2012Museum op schaal 1-7Galerie Ronny van De Velde at Brafa, Brussels, BEGroup
201280 daysTorrance Art Museum, Torrance, CAGroup
2011Reality can be the strangest fantasyMark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, USASolo
2011Pulse Art Fair N.Y.with Mark Moore Gallery, booth A3, Metropolitan PavilionSolo
2011En faceCultural center Ter Dilft, Bornem, BEGroup
2011Revisited PortraitsThe foundation Liedts-Meesen, Gent, BEGroup
2011Van Ensor tot nu (From Ensor till now)Delen Private bank, Antwerp, BEGroup
2011LASM, Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman FoundationBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USAGroup
2011The Brevard Art Museum, Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman FoundationEau Ga, Melbourne, Florida, USAGroup
2011A 25th anniversary show at Mark Moore GalleryMark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, USAGroup
2011You and meScientific library of the National Bank of Belgium, Brussel, BEGroup
2010Elements of natureContemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LouisianaGroup
2010When will they finally See the power of drawingGalerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, BEGroup
2010mEATing 2Perron 58, Tilburg, NLGroup
2010Leerling-meester expositie (Professor- student exposition)Kunstpodium-T, Tilburg, NLGroup
2010For your eyes onlyBrussel, BEGroup
2010Art Brusselswith Galerie RONMANDOS, Brussels Expo - Halls 1 & 3, Brussels, BEGroup
2010The reflected gaze - Self portraiture today at TAMThe Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USAGroup
2009Cindy WrightGalerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam,NLSolo
2009Cindy WrightArtbrussels (solo booth Galerie Ronmandos), Brussels,BESolo
2009mEATingPerron 58, Tilburg, NLGroup
2009Curators' choice: New work from MmoCA's Collection of contemporary ArtMadison, Winsconsin, USAGroup
2009Fadingthe Museum of Elsene, Brussels, BEGroup
2009Cruel intentionsthe Paardenstallen, Kortrijk, BEGroup
2009Un-SCR- 1325the Chelsea Art Museum, NY, USAGroup
2008Cindy WrightMark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USASolo
2008Belle du jourCollette Blanchard, NY, USAGroup
2008FuturARTextiel'08Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BEGroup
2008Reflections from the Artist's EyeFrederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, CA, USAGroup
2008Insightscollection of the Nationale Bank van Belgie, ECB, Frankfurt, DEGroup
2008Bloody Beautiful part 2Galerie Ronmandos, Amsterdam, NLGroup
2008The Hands of ArtSMAK, Gent, BEGroup
2008Designed By ArtistsDNA LAB, Z33, Hasselt, BEGroup
2008UN-SCR-1325Geukens & De Vil contemporary Art, Antwerp, BEGroup
2007Cindy WrightCindy Wright AON price 2007, Indian Caps, Antwerp, BESolo
2007DegustibusBroelmuseum, ING Kortrijk, BEGroup
2007Pushing the canvascultuurcentrum Mechelen, BEGroup
2007BloedmooiHistorisch museum Rotterdam, NLGroup
2007Welcome home - The little cavaliersMUHKA, Antwerp, BEGroup
2007Waaruit bestaat een kus?Monumental, Bornem, BEGroup
2007Bloody beautiful part 1Galerie Ronmandos, Rotterdam, NLGroup
2006Cindy WrightMark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USASolo
2006Cindy WrightLas Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, USASolo
2006Open studio'sH.I.S.K., Antwerp, BEGroup
2006BarrackFinal show H.I.S.K., Antwerp, BEGroup
2005Cindy WrightGalerie Mercator, Antwerpen, BESolo
2005Planet GenderHet Achterhuis, Gent, BEGroup
2005Open studio'sH.I.S.K., BEGroup
2005Jeune Peinture BelgePalais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, BEGroup
2005Slow ArtDutch and Flemish Contemporary Art, DE Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, DEGroup
2005Back to the Picturede Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NLGroup
2005RewindNassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, DEGroup
2004Cindy WrightGalerie Annie Gentils, Art Brussels, BESolo
2004Frissiras Museum Painting AwardFrissiras Museum, AthensGroup
2004K.U.R.K.C.C. De Warande, Turnhout, BEGroup
2004Prize for Painting Maior Camille HuysmansSt. Jorispand, Antwerp, BEGroup
2004FreundschaftsmaschineGalerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, BEGroup
2003Cindy WrightGalerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, BESolo
2003BP Portrait Award 2003National Portrait Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery, GBGroup
2003Sugar and SpiceGalerie Annie Gentils, Antwerp, BEGroup
200310th International Prize Hoppeland for Painting 2003Gasthuiskapel, Poperinge, BEGroup
2002The LeakThe Far Site, Brasschaat, BEGroup
1998Cindy WrightBernarduscentrum, Antwerp, BESolo
1998Jan CocksLet's Find Gallery, Boechout, BEGroup
1998Pas geverfd 2Temse, BEGroup
1997Spring '97Koningin Fabiolazaal, Antwerp, BEGroup
1997Pas geverfdMoerzeke, BEGroup