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Gail Wight

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Gail Wight

Associate Professor
Art Practice
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1994
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, 1988


Gail Wight has taught in the Art Practice program at Stanford since 2003, focusing on Experimental Media. Wight holds an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute where she was a Javits Fellow, and a BFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. Her exhibition record includes nearly two dozen solo exhibits throughout North America and Great Britain, and her work has been collected by numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yale University, and Centro Andaluz de Art Contemporaneo, Spain.  Among her many artist residencies are western Australia’s Symbiotica, Art & Archaeology at Stonehenge, the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, and San Francisco’s Exploratorium. You can read about her works of art in Art and Science Now and Information Art by Stephen Wilson, Art in the Age of Technoscience by Ingeborg Reichle, Evocative Objects by Sherry Turkle, and Kunst nach der Wissenschaft by Susanne Witzgall, among other publications. Her work is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco.


May 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
April 17, 2018 to May 6, 2018
December 4, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Mohr Student Gallery
July 18, 2017 to August 27, 2017

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