Daphne Wright was born in Ireland in 1963.
The artist has presented solo exhibitions at many venues including, Where Do Broken Hearts Go at Douglas Hyde Gallery (2002); Nonsense with Death , Sligo Art Gallery (2001), and Daphne Wright, Limerick City Art Gallery (2006), Cornerhouse, Manchester (1994), The New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery and The Lowry (2001).
She has also participated in various group exhibitions at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2008), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2000), P.S.1 in New York (1999), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (1997), and Tate Liverpool (1995).
Daphne Wright has further produced a number of large scale commissions including Listening Posts (2006), a collaboration with Theatre Director Johnny Hanrahan for Cork City Council; Home Ornaments (2005) for The Gorals, Glasgow; Croon (2004) a further collaboration in Cork with Johnny Hanrahan and Meridian Theatre Company; Ballymun Project (2003) in association with Breaking Ground, Dublin; and The Witness Tree (2003) for Castlebar Courthouse, Co. Mayo.
She exhibited Stallion (2009) at the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow, and a large-scale video installation, Prayer (2009), at Quad in Derby and Picture This in Bristol. Her most recent show Traits of Sidney (2010) was on view in London at the Frith Street Gallery.