Chantae Elaine Wright

Chantae Wright is an American mixed-media artist. The context of her work is influenced by her multi-cultural familial history, personal narratives, and portraiture, whether it be painting or photography. Her developing style around figuration begins with portraits and scenes from various photoshoots and expands into an ardent exploration of polymorphism. She uses photographic source material as the seed for her expression, the imagery evoking a new picture. The viewer is offered a brief glimpse into the characters' lives, and is encouraged to reflect on histories that are divergent from societal ideologies. Wright's work is centered on expanding the narrative of otherness to be more inclusive of the everyday lived experience. Her studio process involves the overlapping of acrylic, oil, China marker, pastel, charcoal, spray paint, marker, and ink onto photographed canvas.