Sarah Nelson Wright


Sarah Nelson Wright is a Brooklyn based artist and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. She creates interdisciplinary media projects about the urban experience that explore the changing city and investigate avenues for intervention. Her work encompasses video, installation, interactive sculpture and public art.

Wright’s projects include THE NEWTOWN CREEK ARMADA (2012-2014) – a public art project exploring a New York City Superfund site; LOCATIONS & DISLOCATION (2008-2012) – a project chronicling displacement in the urban environment; and BROOKLYN MAKES (2009) – a site-specific video installation documenting manufacturing in North Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals, including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (New York), Mostra de Artes (Sao Paulo, Brazil), ACVic Center for Contemporary Arts (Vic, Spain), UnionDocs (NY), Conflux Festival (NY), Dumbo Arts Festival (NY) and Proteus Gowanus (NY).

Wright holds a BA in American Studies from Yale and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. She has received grants from Brooklyn Arts Council, The Hudson River Foundation, Brooklyn Community Foundation & FEAST Brooklyn and has been an artist-in-residence at _gaia studio and the School of Making Thinking. She is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marymount Manhattan College.

Boats from The Newtown Creek Armada. Photos by Kerosene Rose.