Maura Wright is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in Ceramics and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013. She was a Resident Artist at the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskement, Hungary during the summers of 2011 & 2012 and participated in the Project Network symposium at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark in 2013. From 2014-2016 she was a Foundation Resident at Red Star Studios while working as a Gallery Assistant at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO. Before moving to upstate New York she was a 2016 Spring Resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.