Judith Wright is well-known for works spanning painting, drawing, video and installation, often sustaining dialogues between different media. She came to her art practice from a background in classical dance, having performed with the Australian Ballet for four years, a history revealed in the performative aspects of her work. Often dealing with the impermanence and the vulnerability of life, recently, Wright has drawn on her enduring themes in new ways, making videos and figurative sculptural installations.
Wright received a fellowship from Arts Queensland in 1993 and was awarded a professional development grant from the Queensland Government in 1998. In 2002, Wright received a Master of Fine Arts from Queensland University of Technology. She has lectured at both the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. From 1999-2002 Wright served as a board member of the Queensland Art Gallery.