Based in Newark, NJ, Artist, educator Jesse Wright’s work champions promoting empathy through considering one another’s stories. Wright explores spiritual connections underlying daily experience through his paintings (often involving reclaimed materials from the streets), printmaking and video. His visual approach to this content references his blended Jamaican American heritage. Wright’s work is a communication of narratives inspired by humanitarian work at underserved and disenfranchised communities – orphanages, medical centers, schools, displacement camps – both globally and locally while simultaneously developing an ongoing series reconnecting the artist to his mother’s homeland of Jamaica. These depictions of locals and family members offer commentary on their life throughout the diaspora in it’s complex beauty and tension. Wright is based in Newark, New Jersey. He received his BA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and Middlesex Polytechnic in England.