|Percy Fortini-Wright is a Boston based artist who received both his BFA and MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. While in his youth he wrote graffiti, most active during the late 1990’s, becoming a technician of wild style graffiti letters, tags and bubble letters while simultaneously he evolved as a traditional painter of scenes, abstraction, and portraiture to his characters the Children from Beyond. In graduate school he mentored with artists Paul Rahilly, Ken Beck, Paul Goodnight, Vanessa Platacis, and Dike Blair. His inspirations range from painters like Anders Zorn to John Singer Sargent, to wild-style graffiti pieces and tags. Exhibiting within both the public and private spheres and creating large and small-scale pieces, Percy merges the worlds of classical painting and graffiti techniques boldly pushing the boundaries of his work, without being confined by stylistic stereotypes. Having experienced both the birth of his son and the loss of his mom, he has a deep understanding in the importance of finding balance through the chaos of change.
Percy has participated in many graffiti events including Meeting of Styles in the Bronx,NYC, Under Pressure in Montreal, Canada and Urban Basel in Basel Switzerland. His work has been selected in a juried exhibition by Jonathan LeVine at Parlor Gallery, NJ in 2013 and in 2014 a group exhibit at the Copley Society juried by Paul HA. His work has appeared in a number of art publications including New York Times, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Juxtapoz, ArtScope, Annie Selkie's Fresh American Style , American Art Collector and the centerfold of the Improper Bostonian magazine, PBS (Open Studios with Jared Bowens) and Nominated Bostons Best award by the Improper Bostonian in 2015. Past projects include work commissioned by Flank Steakhouse in Waltham, MA and by Adidas for the Boston Marathon which was featured in Hypebeast and Sports Illustrated.