Rachel Wright was born in Mesa, Arizona in 1985. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she graduated with a BFA in sculpture in 2008. She has participated in a number of exhibitions along the East Coast over the course of the last 7 years. Some venues include Pratt University (Brooklyn, NY), GoggleWorks Gallery (Reading, PA), and Gallery 263 (Cambridge, MA). Having her first child on August 2, 2010; a burst of new work addressing pregnancy and motherhood through large-scale burlap figures and objects has flourished, melding with her previous breadth of work which examined the limits of human strength through ephemeral body performances.

Wright is currently located in Palo Alto, California where she is working out of the Palo Alto Studios and pursuing exhibition opportunities.