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M. Wright

Associate Professor, Communication Design
Office: JCM 3114
Office Phone: 245-2193

M. Wright is a graphic designer whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Montréal, and has been recognized in national and international design competitions. Her book designs have received praise in the New York Times Book Review, Art Monthly, and The Daily Telegraph, and have been recognized by AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, the New York Book Show, Type Director’s Club, the Association of American Museums, the Chicago Book Clinic, the Washington Publishers Book Design Awards, and the Association of American University Presses. Her work resides in the permanent collections of the National Design Archives, the Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia University’s Butler Library. She works for regional and national clients including museums, scholarly publishers, and other cultural institutions; these include the Blanton Museum of Art, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Performing Arts Chicago, Johns Hopkins University Press, and Oxford University Press. She also collaborates on co-authored projects with artists and designers. She is a founding member of the art and design collective AK/OK, whose projects have been presented at Brown University, the Oakland Museum of California, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Bishopsgate Institute in London. She holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an AB in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.