Walter Wright is a multimedia improviser. He plays with the Apocalypso Trio, bodydrama, and Loup-Garou. He has a Bugbrand Board Weevil, a Little Blue Boy, and a touch-sensitive BPNG. He practices music, video, and dance improvisation. In 2003, he enrolled in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, graduating in 2007. He focused on “improvisation as a way of being present in/to the world.”
In the early 1970s, Walter was one of the first video animators. At Computer Image Corp he animated letters, words, and titles for the Children’s Television Workshop. He was a video animator for Ed Emshwiller’s Thermogenesis and Scapemates, aired by WNET’s Artists Television Workshop. Scapemates was the first computer graphics video nominated for an Emmy Award (1971). He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, as artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe video synthesizer.
Walter develops software and hardware for artists such as the Video Shredder, a desktop video processor for the TARGA2000. Currently, he is working with Max/MSP and softVNS and Processing.
Walter is a co-founder of 119 Gallery, the first digital art gallery on the World Wide Web, reopened in 2005 in Lowell, MA.