The Artist-in-Resident program, celebrating the artistic and creative energy of the Berkshires continued this past summer at the Red Lion Inn. This year’s artist was Bill Wright of Pittsfield, an accomplished photographer and active local citizen. Wright was invited to create work, both on site and off, using the Red Lion Inn spaces as his studio and inspiration for the entirety of the residency. The residency was in partnership with is183 Art School of the Berkshires, whose mission is increasing access to the visual arts for all.
Bill Wright was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and graduated from the Colorado Art Institute in 2000.
He is currently a resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. After working in the commercial photography industry
for a decade, he embarked on a monumental artistic project on American Veterans that became VETS.
Other projects include Papermakers, a portrait series of the employees of Crane Paper Company, and ongoing projects such as The Answer is Never the Answer, and Chefs & Farmers. He shares his time between personal art projects and other commissioned work. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the U.S. Bill Wright, is also a member of IS183 Art School’s esteemed faculty. He is actively involved in the improving the quality of life in the Berkshires through cultural, political, and social engagement. www.BillWrightPhoto.com
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