Talia Silveri Wright (aka little talia / lil’t) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Seattle, by way of Buffalo, NY. Fascinated with dimension, scale, digital media, and ephemera, Talia’s work manifests in the form of sculpture, installation, stories, wearables, photography, animation, and mixed media assemblage.
With an MA in Arts Management and a career in fundraising for nonprofits, Talia has dedicated her artistic practice to navigating life as an empath and supporting her mental health. Her creations are derived from the beauty, magic, and horror of history and modern life—amplifying causes and indulging in whimsy.
Talia has received corporate and public art commissions such as Art Interruptions 2016, which was funded by Seattle Department of Transportation in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. As a teaching artist, Talia shares her passion for miniature sculpture with youth and adults alike.
There are three factors that drive my creative process:
1. I am obsessed with scale.
2. I am a junker: lover of trash, talismans, treasures, and cast-aside objects.
3. I create things as a way to harness reality.
Most of my work remains ephemeral, temporary, and free. I lead a practice called Minis in Situ, where I create street art in specific environments for passersby to view or collect. All installations are documented and shared through social media and print, contributing to an ongoing collection. Minis in Situ is a steadfast body of work that serves as a catalyst for other artistic pursuits.
No matter the inspiration - mundane or earthshattering - I feel the need to erect monuments that commemorate a moment of life.