Iris Wright (xe/xem/xyr) is a queer, multimedia artist. 
Xe grew up in the Chicago suburbs and trained as an artistic writer before pursuing a degree in Visual Arts and Literary Arts at Brown University in Providence, RI. Xyr poetry is featured in various publications, including Grain Magazine and Susquehanna Review, and has won numerous awards, including the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award and the Southwest Prairie Conference Critic’s Choice Award in Poetry judged by José Olivarez. Xyr sculptures and prints have been on display at various prestigious venues in Providence, including the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. Iris makes art that is worn, spoken, and touched to demonstrate communication’s futility, especially where it attempts to capture queer identity. 
Iris' first solo exhibition will be on view March 24th-April 6th in the List Art Center in Providence, RI with a reception April 5th, 6:30-9pm.
Xe lives in Providence, works at the John Hay Library, and is a teaching assistant in Visual Arts, an illustrator at The College Hill Independent, and Head Editor of XO Magazine.
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