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M. Wright

Associate Professor, Design and Computation Arts

M. Wright

M. Wright is a graphic designer whose practice and research interests include book and exhibition design, publishing culture, feminist and queer histories and archives, and public interventions. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Montréal, and has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Print magazine, the American Association of Museums, the New York Book Show, and AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Her book designs have received praise in the New York Times Book Review, Art Monthly, and The Daily Telegraph, and reside in the permanent collections of the National Design Archives (US) and Columbia University’s Butler Library.

She is the co-founder, with Kate Jarboe, of the art and design collective AK/OK. Their work has been presented at the Brooklyn Museum (New York), Bishopsgate Institute (London, UK), SOMA (Mexico City), the Oakland Museum of California, the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island). Their artists' books are distributed by Printed Matter in New York City.


MFA in Visual Communication Design, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
AB in Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Research interests

typography, graphic design, exhibition design, book design, print culture, publishing, interactive narrative, feminist and queer studies, activist art, participatory design, archives

Teaching activities

Fall 2017: DART 498/Design Studio, DART 631/Special Topics in Visual Communication

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