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JIMMY WRIGHT, NA: LA - NY 73 - 74

  • M+B 612 North Almont Drive Los Angeles, California 90069 (map)

M+B is proud to present a career spanning exhibition of paintings and works on paper by artist Jimmy Wright, NA, his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

The exhibition runs from February 16 through March 30, 2019, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 16 from 6 to 9 pm.

Jimmy Wright, NA,  Hustler , 1975 Graphite on paper 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

Jimmy Wright, NA, Hustler, 1975
Graphite on paper
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)

Jimmy Wright, born in 1944, is a Kentucky native. He earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1967. Upon graduation, he received the George D. Brown Travel Fellowship, which enabled him to study and travel in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Wright earned an MFA from Southern Illinois University in 1971. His work hangs in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. His work was recently on view at Cooper Cole, Toronto, in a group exhibition curated by Ashton Cooper titled “Terribly Vulnerable and Terribly Hard,” Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC; Brattleboro Museum, VT; Nassau County Museum of Art, NY; Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan and Hang MingShu Museum, Suzhou, P. R. China. His book, Jimmy Wright New York Underground 1973-90, was released by DAP.