Artist Statement 

My process is fluid, staying open to different materials and methods but find traditional supports, oil on canvas and wood are my go to.  Art History is omnipresent in my work, always thinking of the Greats, what to take, what to avoid. In the studio I get inspiration from Classical and Contemporary music, as well as wonderful silence.

One theme that gets woven into my work consciously or not, is Time. Its speedy passage is motivation to get to work.  Being an artist in middle age I encourage a youthful sense of discovery always searching for the rush of novelty in the process while relying on my experience and commitment to give depth to the work.

Bio

Mark Perry is represented by:

Lawrence Fine Art, currently Virtual,  https://www.1stdibs.com/creators/mark-perry/art/

Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI. http://www.cadetompkins.com/artists/mark-perry/

Perry, mainly a self-taught painter resides in East Hampton NY & NYC. Born and raised in Providence, RI.  He studied Portraiture and Life Drawing, Evening Division at the Rhode Island School of Design, while working for ten years as an Electrical Draftsman for an architectural engineering firm in Providence.

In 1987, Perry entered the Providence Art Club's "Open Painting Show" and won the Milton Halladay prize for his portrait, "Bonnie." He also worked weekly with a small group of RISD affiliated artists throughout his twenties. In 1989, Perry moved to NYC and continued his studies at The Society of Illustrators and the Spring St. Studio. In the mid-1990's He began spending time on the Eastern tip of Long Island, leaving figurative work behind and entering the next phase, of Abstract Landscape paintings.   Last edited, Jan. 2018

COLLECTIONS

NYU Langone Medical Center, NY.

SOLO SHOWS

2017    Quogue Library, Quogue, NY.

2017    MARK PERRY REAL ABSTRACT - The Gallery at Lillian August, Norwalk Ct.

2015    SUMMERTIME,  ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY. http://illearts.com/exhibition_MarkPerry.php

2015    FOR THE ROSES,  Elizabeth Dow Home, EH NY.  http://elizabethdow.com/mark-perry/

2009   LANDSCAPES, New Century Gallery, NY.

2008   INTERLUDE,  The Surface Library Gallery, EH, NY.

GROUP SHOWS

2017    50thANNUAL SPRINGS INVITATIONAL, Ashawagh Hall, EH

2017    ALT EGOS,  Curator: Scott Bluedorn for CRUSH Curatorial, Amagansett, NY

2017    FORCES OF NATURE, Curator: Mary Laspia, Ashawagh Hall, EH, NY.

2017    Guild Hall Members Show, EH, NY

2016     HOLIDAY SHOW,  ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY.

2016    ZINEFEST,  ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY.

2016    Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, NY.

2015    Zoya Tommy Gallery, TX.

2015   ZINEFEST,  ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY. 

2015    ILLE Arts,  Amagansett, NY.

2013    ILLE Arts, Amagansett NY.

2013   SUMMER BREEZE,  Zoya Tommy Gallery, TX.  with DANVILLE CHADBOURNE

2013   Neoteric Fine Art Gallery, Amagansett, NY.

2012   ILLE Arts, Amagansett, NY.

2012   ILLE Arts, 216 Main Street, Amagansett NY. Studio Tour  

2012   I DIGRESS,  The Surface Library at Ashawaugh Hall, EH.

2010    The Surface Library Gallery, EH., NY.

2010    Ashawagh Hall, EH, NY

2010   Curated by James Kennedy, Ashawagh Hall, EH, NY.

2009   ART BAZAAR,  Lyons Wier Gallery, NY, NY.

2010    WIDE OPEN SHOW,  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists

2009   DIALOG 1, The Surface Library Gallery SYDNEY BUTCHKES + Mark Perry Curatot James Kennedy

2008 - LTV Station, Wainscott, NY. Curator: James Kennedy

PRESS

2017    http://www.folioeast.com/new-gallery-4/

2017    http://nijimagazine.com/2016/06/meet-mark-perry/

2016    http://lipulse.com/2016/07/07/mark-perry/

2015    http://www.cottages-gardens.com/Hamptons-Cottages-Gardens/July-2015/Three-Mile-Harbour-Hamptons-House-Tour-Mark-Perry/

2009    http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Other/193392/Mark-Perry-sees-landscapes-from-another-angle

2009    http://www.hamptons.com/article.php?articleID=6957#.WPdxoY4pD_8

VIRTUAL, FAIRS, SHOWROOMS, BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

2018   1stdibs: https://www.1stdibs.com/search/?q=mark%20perry

2017   ZINE FEST, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

2017    Amagansett Historical Association, Annual Show, Jackson Carriage House, Amagansett, NY.

2017    Mecox Gardens, Southampton, NY

2017    SAG HARBOR FLORIST, Sag Harbor, NY

2017    WALTER ATTAWAY, THE SHOP, Southampton, NY

2016    IFPDA 2016, Cade Tompkins Projects, RI

2016    Amagansett Historical Association, Annual.

2015    Artsy:  https://www.artsy.net/artist/mark-perry-b-1959

2015    Amagansett Historical Association, Annual.

2013   ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY. Vogelsang Gallery

2014   Select Contemporary Art Fair NY. Zoya Tommy Gallery

2013   Houston Fine Art Fair, ‘HFAF’ Zoya Tommy Gallery

2013   ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY. Vogelsang Gallery

2013   Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St. NY.

2012   74th Annual Guild Hall Member Show

2011   73rd Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Show

2011   Affordable Art Fair NYC,  Surface Library Gallery   

2011   Nest Interiors, NY. Home Design

2010   Balasses House Antiques, Amagansett, NY.

2010   72nd Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Show

2010   Affordable Art Fair NY,  ART BAZAAR,  NY. 

2009   71st Annual Guild Hall Members Show

2009   High Line Open Studios

2008   Four-Handed Lift, B, HIV Law Project at Moti Hasson Gallery, NY. Curator: Almond Zigmund.

2008   70th Annual Guild Hall Artist Member Show