Carlyn Wright-Eakes


Location: ST13

Carlyn Wright-Eakes is an artist and educator from Durham, North Carolina. Her advocacy work, in survivor support and assault prevention education, greatly influences her art. Her public and community artistic work – from murals to installations and interactive exhibits – center around themes of identity, community, storytelling and social justice. Her paintings, primarily abstract ink paintings on rice paper, are reflections on perspective and mindfulness. At first, one may observe the overall landscape, and move inward to notice intricacies and details potentially overlooked on first glance. In our own lives and in others, we are reminded to attend to the intimacy of moments, portents of small actions, and the beauty of details that, moving too fast, may be entirely missed. She also dabbles in collage, encaustic painting, book making, PMC jewelry, and likes to turn just about anything into art.