Mark Perlman

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Although there is seldom a pre-conceived image that I start with, there is a clear determination of where I want to travel with each painting. It is rather like being blindfolded and asked to walk around the land you have lived on most of your life. Also, imagine cliffs surrounding all the exterior edges. Although there is a familiarity of the space you have walked many times, there is the danger of going too far in any one direction.  Continued >

 

Biography


Over the years I have been continually fascinated and in search of combining luminosity with the layered surface of buried or forgotten images. In an attempt to record my present and past thoughts and memories, I place as many images, markings and words as possible into the process of each painting. I am continually editing myself in hopes of reaching a balance of noise and solitude. The images and textured surfaces represents the energy and activity level I experience throughout the day, while the light and open space of the paintings signifies the more reflective moments.

 

BORN

1950 Pittsburgh, PA

 

EDUCATION

 

1978 Master of Fine Arts, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WA

1974 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 


 

2017-18  Serbia Museum of Contemporary Art-Invitational, Serbia

              Shasta Community College-25 year survey, Shasta, Ca.

              R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, Ca.

2016      Perlman/Kemp  Collaboration, Sonoma County Museum Of Art,

             R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla Ca.

2015      Perlman-Eight large Encaustics –Montgomery, San Francisco, Ca.

            New Work, Large Format, Fremont, Ca

            Drawing Invitational, Inside /Outside Museum , Beijing, China

            Ellins and Eagle-Smith Gallery, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, Ca.

            Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas Texas 

2013    Mark Perlman"A 25 year Survey" Sonoma State University

           Pryor Gallery 3 person Exhibition, Atlanta, Ga.

           Erdreich/White FIne Art, Boston, Ma.

2012   Museum of Contemporary Art(Inside Outside) Beijing, China

           RB Stevenson Gallery, New Encaustic Paintings, La Jolla, Ca.

2011

           Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

           Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

           Aurobora Press, San Francisco, Ca.

           R.B.Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, Ca.

2010   Addington Gallery,Chicago,Illinois

2008   R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla,Ca.

           Terrasanti, Two Person Ex.-Penngrove, Ca.

2007   R.B.Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla,Ca.

            State Capitol Invitational, Sacramento,Ca.

            Seattle Art Museum-Bay Area Invitational,Seattle, WA

            Aurobora Press, Two Person Ex., San Francisco,CA

2006 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005 R.B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA

          Toomey/Tourell, San Francisco, CA

2004 Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Miami University, Oxford, OH

2003 R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

East Louisiana State University

2002 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Toomey/Tourel1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA R.B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA

2001 R.B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA

2000 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA

Mesh Gallery, Sebastopol, CA (2 Person)

R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1999 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1998 Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997 Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1996 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

James Gallery, Houston, TX

Himowitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Collaborative with Kurt Kemp

University Art Gallery, CSU Chico

Collaborative with Kurt Kemp

Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995 California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Napa, CA

C. G. Jung Center, Houston, TX

1994 Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Charlotte Jackson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1993 Moscow Central House of the Artists - Moscow, Russia

"Manege" Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992 Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1991 James Gallery, Houston, TX

Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Sena Galleries West, Santa Fe, NM

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, TX

1989 Moss/Chumley Gallery, Dallas, TX

1988 Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

James/Schubert Gallery, Houston, TX 1987 Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2010    Sonoma Museum of Art-Kemp/Perlman Collaboration, Sonoma, Ca.

            Terrasanti- Kemp and Perlman-25 years of collaboration  ,Penngrove,Ca.            

2009    Dan Addington Gallery-Chicago, Ill.

           S.R.J.C. -Northern Ca. Encaustic Painters Invitational

2008    Seatlle Art museum-S.F. Artists

            State Capitol Invitational, Sacramento,Ca.

            Seattle Art Museum-Bay Area Invitational,Seattle,

2007    Aurobora Press, Inaugaural Ex, San Francisco, Ca.

2006-   Lowe gallery, Atlanta

           Toomey Tourell, S.F.

           R.B.Stevenson ,La Jolla ,Ca.

2005 "Abstraction", Aurobora Press, Bolinas, CA

5 Person Invitational, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA

2004 Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts (SMOVA), Santa Rosa, CA

R.B. Stevenson Gallery, LaJolla, CA

Toomey/Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

2003 R B Stevenson, San Diego, CA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, CA

Inaugural Exhibition, Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

"Underfoot," Brazil Traveling Exhibit (2001-03)

Eastern Louisiana University, New Orleans, LA

2002 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

"Underfoot," Brazil Traveling Exhibit (2001-03)

Eastern Louisiana University, New Orleans, LA

2001 Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA

Toomey/Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1999 Tuomey/Tourell, San Francisco, CA

1998 Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

James Gallery, Houston, TX

1998 Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

Auroboro Press, San Francisco, CA

1997 "Onto the Next Millennium," Monterey Art Museum, Monterey, CA

"Contemporary Drawing," Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA

Himowitz Gallery, New Space, Sacramento, CA

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA Collaborative Prints with Kurt Kemp

1996 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

"Text ConText," Arts Benecia Center Gallery, Benecia, CA

"Mysterium" Invitational, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

Joan Roebuck Gallery, Layfayette, CA

1995 "The Painted Poem," Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

"U.S.A. - Within Limits," Sau Paulo, Brazil-

Susan Cummins Gallery, 4 person, Mill Valley, CA

Nineteenth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, Emporia, KA

1994 "Company of Light," Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Aurobora Press, New Monoprints, 3 person, San Francisco, CA

California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Eve Mannes - 2 person, Atlanta, GA

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Napa, CA

1993 Stremmel Gallery, 4 person - Reno, NV

1992 Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center

Michael Dunev, San Francisco, CA

James Gallery, Houston, TX

Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

Noblett Gallery - 4 person - Boyes Hot Springs, CA

"Day of the Dead," Invitational Exhibition - Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, EI Paso, TX

1991 "11 x 14" - Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

"1/1 Contemporary Monotypes from the Smith-Andersen Press," Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"New Work," James Gallery, Houston, TX

"Large Format," Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Glen Ellen Winery Imagery Series Collection," Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Gallery 70, Omaha, NE

"Painted Statements by National Artists," Alzo Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

1990 Adair Margo Gallery, EI Paso, TX - 2 person Works on Paper, Omaha, NE

Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

Michael Dunev, Painted Monotype, San Francisco, CA

Adair Margo Gallery, EI Paso, TX

James Gallery, Monotypes, Houston, TX

1989 "Introductions 89," Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"The Mid-America Biennial," Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Invitational, Kansas City, MO

Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

1988 "Contemporary Painting InvitationaL" Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY

"Texas Triennial Exhibition," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

"Drawing InvitationaL" San Diego State University, Mandeviile Gallery, La Jolla, CA

"Invitational Painting," Yeshiva Institute, New York, NY

1987 Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY

Moss/Chumley, Dallas, TX Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

"New American Talent," Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX

"Amarillo Statewide Juried Exhibition," Amarillo, TX - Award

"Contemporary Southwest InvitationaL" Gibson Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Invitational, L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

"Artists Liaison 86," National Juried, Los Angeles, CA

Adair Margo Gallery, EI Paso, TX

Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery, Houston, TX

Gallery K, Washington, DC

"Drawing Invitational," Drake University, Des Moines, IA

1985 "Texas Annual Juried Exhibition," Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX - Award

"All Texas 2D Juried Exhibition," Texas A&M, College Station, TX - Award

"Images 85," National Juried Exhibition, EI Paso, TX - Award

"Works on Paper," National Juried Exhibition, Brainard Art Gallery, Potsdam College, NY - Traveled for one year

"Biennial," Arkansas National Juried Exhibition, Arts and Sciences Center, Pine Bluff, AR

"Re-Encounter: U.S. - Mexico," Invitational, Imperial Palace, Juarex, Mexico

1984 "New Work, New Artists, New York," National Juried Exhibition,

Vantage Gallery, New York, NY

"Dimensional Houston," Juried Exhibition, Houston, TX

"5th Annual Paper in Particular," National Juried Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

"Emotional Renditions," National Juried Exhibition, Northern Arizona University, AZ

"NMJC NEEA; 5 State Juried Exhibition," University Gallery, Hobbs, NM

"New Horizons," Juried Exhibition, Silver City, NM

1983 "Contemporary Masters & American Emerging Artists," Tokyo, Japan

Invitational Harrisburg State Capitol, Juried, Harrisburg, PA

"Amarillo Competition," Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX

"National Juried Competition," Brainard Art Gallery, New York Univesity, Potsdam, NY - Traveled for 1 year

GRANTS

 

1996    National Endowment for the Arts -WESTAF Grant

1988     NEA Mid America Grant

 

SELECTED  COLLECTIONS

 

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid

Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

Spanish Embassy, Washington, DC

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Ashland Oil Company, Ashland, KY

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

KTR Capitol Partners, New York, New York

Transwestern, Boston, Ma.

Acadian Asset Management, Boston Ma.

Health Dialog, Boston, MA

Tokio Millenium Re.LTD  Hamilton,Bermuda

Wolf Greenfield, Boston, MA

Fenway Venture LLCC, Boston MA

Westfield Capitol, New York New York

Mc Carter English, Boston MA

Boyle and Chase, Boston MA.

Wetzler Collection,La Jolla Ca.

Estelle and Elliot Silverstein, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Walkush Collection,La Jolla, Ca.

John Rogers, La Mesa, Ca.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack White, La Jolla Ca.

James and Laurie Brosnakin, Berkeley, Ca.

Bea and Robert Epstein, La Jolla, Ca.

Thiel College, Greenville, PA

University of Texas at EI Paso, EI Paso, TX

California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Heilman Brewing Company, Chicago, IL

Arkansas Art Center

Margolis Collection, FL

The Gap

Saks, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Wisely Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Weber State College, Ogden, UT

GLG Grand, Atlanta, GA

Charleston Museum, Charleston, WV

Fifth Group Restaurants, Atlanta, GA

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, GA

IBM Corporation

Saks Fifth Avenue

Cartoon Network

Dean Gardens, Atlanta, GA

Dreamworks

Halle Berry

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith