Jimmy Wright was born in Union City, Tennessee in 1944. He earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1967. After graduating, he received a fellowship enabling him to study art around the world and he traveled to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa before going on to earn an MFA from Southern Illinois University in 1971.
Wright’s work has been seen in solo exhibitions at Tavelli Gallery in Aspen , Colorado (1993-94), Midtown Payson Galleries in New York City (1994), DC Moore Gallery in New York City (1997) and Roger Ramsay Gallery in Chicago (1997). He has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions across the country.
Jimmy Wright lives in New York City.