Artist: Dion Wright
Description: Welded Steel
Title/Subject: Hawk / Bird of prey
About the Artist: Dion [Bruce] Wright is a native of New York. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara followed by graduate study at the Institute Allende, San Miguel, Mexico; later studied with Robert Thomas, Lothar Kestenbaum, Howard Warshaw. Wright's work features the creation of human and animal forms in welded steel. He has exhibited at U.C. Santa Barbara, the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, Galerie Allende; Batman Gallery, San Francisco; All California Open; National Orange Show, Pomona; Laguna Beach Art Association; Albatross Gallery; Bryant M. Hale Galleries, Los Angeles; and a solo show at Laguna Studio Gallery. Mr. Wright has received many awards including First Award Sculpture, Laguna Beach Festival of Arts (5 times); Orange County Art Association; Purchase Award University of California Traveling Student Show; Laguna Beach Art Association (twice); Scholarship Award Instituto Allende and Graduate Student Exhibition, Instituto Allende.