Rusted Away © Sharon L Wright

Rusted Away © Sharon L Wright

Sharon L. Wright

Sharon L. Wright is an award-winning fiber artist, with work recently on view in the 2nd Biennial Wings & Water exhibition at the River Arts Center in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.


A native of the Chicago area, Sharon Wright began her art studies at Northern Illinois University, where she earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Art Education. She left the university to study ceramics for two years at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Jemappes, Belgium, returning to complete her degree program with a concentration in fiber. Studies with Dr. M. Shahzaman greatly influenced her decision to pursue fiber art. After working as a public school teacher, she continued her education taking master’s level classes in fiber once again under the direction of Dr. Shahzaman at NIU.

Widely exhibited, Wright is a member of Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, Chicago Artists Coalition, Surface Design Association, and the Chicago Artist Network. She currently divides her time between studios in Illinois and Wisconsin.