Artist Statement 

Color relationships and subtleties of color interest me. The unforced, immediate moments keep the process fluid, the simplest means to an end. I use the Automatic Drawing method in my process, I find it to be a great jumping off point. Art History and the contemporary Giants, feel omnipresent in the studio. The challenge is what to take, and avoid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealist_automatism

Bio

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

Perry, mainly self-taught resides in East Hampton & NYC. Born and raised in Providence, RI.  He took Evening Division Portraiture and Life Drawing at RISD, while working 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" winning the Milton Halladay prize for: "Bonnie, Portrait of a Woman." He worked weekly with a small group of RISD affiliated artists through his twenties. In 1989, he moved to NYC and continued drawing at The Spring St. Studio. In the mid-1990's He began splitting time between NYC and Eastern Long Island.  Today he makes mostly Abstract paintings.   Edited, July. 2018

COLLECTIONS

NYU Langone Medical Center

SOLO SHOWS

2017    THE NATURE OF  -  Quogue Library,  Quogue, NY.

2017   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

2018   Old & New, A Group Show, JUNE 2018 First Curatorial Endeavor of Mark Perry, https://mark-perry-tdvq.squarespace.com/config/ w/ RoyNicholson, JamesKennedy, DeniseGale, DonChristensen, AnneRaymond, SydneyAlbertini, GusYero, ScottBluedorn, & others @ AshawaghHall,EH. June 15-24, 2018

2018   80th ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW, GUILD HALL, EH, NY

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    79TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW, GUILD HALL, 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