Name:

Richard Wright (MFA 1995)

Job Title:

Artist, 2009 Turner Prize winner

Department:

GSA Alumni

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Richard Wright to create stained glass windows for Tate Britain
The new work by MFA alumnus and Turner Prize winner Wright will form part of the gallery's refurbished entrance

Richard Wright to create stained glass windows for Tate Britain

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Richard Wright (MFA 1995)

Richard Wright graduated from the MFA programme in 1995, and continues to live and work in Glasgow. Wright decorates architectural spaces with intricately geometric patterns in paint and gold leaf. He has produced a wide range of works made on paper, from prints on poster paper to elaborate and complex large-scale works that can include thousands of hand drawn and painted marks. His paintings are often short-lived and are painted over at the end of the show. Wright won the Turner Prize in 2009 for his golden fresco on the walls of Tate Britain's second room.