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JOAN PERLMAN

Born New York, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Gallerí Klaustur, Skriđuklaustur Museum, Iceland, 2013
The Niche at the Fine Arts Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2013
Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA, 2008
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland, catalogue, 2007
Ojala Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Ucross Foundation Art Gallery, Clearmont, Wyoming, catalogue, 2001
Katrina Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 1998
Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA, 1997
University of San Diego, Founders Gallery, San Diego, CA, catalogue, 1997
Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA, 1990


Selected Group Exhibitions
Tufts University, Aidekman Art Center, Medford, MA, Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic, 2014
Hafnarborg, Reykjavík, Iceland, Ţitt er Valiđ/Your Choice, 2014
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, Incognito, 2014
Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, In Direct Light, 2013, Curator: Tim Nolan
Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Headlands at 30, 2012
POST Gallery, LA, Transmute: Nancy Cohen/David McDonald/Joan Perlman, 2011
Long Beach Museum of Art, CA, Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water, 2011
Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, TBA: A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts, 2011
Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 5 x 5 Invitational, 2011
Wall-Space Gallery, Seattle, WA, Life Support Japan, 2011
Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA, Second Nature: Reinvestigating Landscape, 2011
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, Incognito, 2011
Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, Linda Day/Joan Perlman/Hovey Brock, 2010
Exit Art, New York, NY, What Matters Most, 2010
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, Group Show, 2009
Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, Fourth of July, 2009
Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, The Artists of ZYZZYVA, 2009
Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, Cool and Austere, 2008
Baer Art Center, Iceland, Opiđ hús, 2008
Wave Hill, Bronx, New York, Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress, 2008
Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs/LAX, Alternative Places, 2008. Curator: Jay Lizo
Riverside Art Museum, CA, Plein Air Abstraction, 2008. Curator: Peter Frank
Pharmaka Art, Los Angeles, CA, Small Wonders III, 2007. Curator: Holly Myers
David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA, Strange Weather, 2007
Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Pillow Talk, 2007. Curator: Mery Lynn McCorkle
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Darkness and Light, 2007. Curators: Jay Belloli, Elise Barclay
Pharmaka Art, Los Angeles, CA, Small Wonders II, 2006. Curator: Tyler Stallings
New York Museum of Water/Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY, Hydrophilia, 2006
Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, Iceland, The North, 2006
Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, H2O, 2003. Curator: Jo Anna Isaak
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, Small Work (Invitational), 2002
Michael's, Santa Monica, CA, Joan Perlman and Judy Glantzman, 2001. Curator: Kim McCarty
Katrina Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Traces: New Drawings, 2000
San Francisco International Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, 2000
New York University, New York, Small Works, 1998. Curator: Ealan Wingate, Director, Gagosian Gallery, NY
Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA, 20/20: The Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, 1998
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, Modern Art Council, 1998
Hebrew Union College, New York, NY, Drawing from the Source, catalogue, 1997
Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Inaugural Exhibition: Gallery Artists, 1997
Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, West Coast Painting and Sculpture, catalogue,1997
Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA, About Drawing, 1995. Curator: Peter Selz
Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, Light Interpretations, catalogue, 1995
Bank of America World Headquarters, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, Further Investigations, 1994. Curator: Bonnie Earls-Solari
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, The Women's Mentor Show, 1994
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, New Drawing, 1994
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, Drawing First, 1993. Curator: Ann Philbin
Opts Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Private Investigations: Four Painters, 1993
The Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, Recent Acquisitions, 1992
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, Recent Acquisitions:Tradition & Innovation 1500 -1989, catalogue, 1989
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Then and Now: Nine Artists, 1989
San Francisco Art Institute, Walter/McBean Gallery, Overview: Alumni Invitational, 1988,
Curator: Nathan Oliviera
The Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, Northern California Artists: Jewish Themes, 1988
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, Connected by Nature: Five Views, 1986. Curator: Sylvia Lark
The Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA, Through Darkness to Light, 1986
Newspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Gestural Drawing, catalogue,1984. Curator: Andrea Liss
World Print Council, San Francisco; National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore; National Gallery, Bangkok; Malmo Kunsthall, Sweden Amerika Haus, West Berlin; Museo Carilo Gil, Mexico, Prints USA, 1984
San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, CA, Contemporary California Prints, 1984


Video Screenings/ Installations
Tufts University, Aidekman Art Center, Medford, MA, 2014
Hafnarborg, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2014
Nan Rae Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, 2013
The Niche at the Fine Arts Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2013
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2012
Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Venice, CA, Natural Causes, video installation with dance performance, 2010
Wave Hill, New York, 2008
Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, 2008
David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, 2008
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2007


Awards and Residencies
The American-Scandinavian Foundation, Grant for the Creative Arts, New York, NY, 2013-14
Puffin Foundation, Visual Arts Grant in Photography, New Jersey, 2014
Ragdale Foundation, Cross Cultural Fellowship, Artist Residency, Chicago, IL 2014
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA, Artist Residency, 2014
Bćr Art Center, Hofsós, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2014
Klaustriđ, Skriđuklaustur Museum, Artist Residency Fellowship, Iceland, 2013
Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Birgir Andrésson Residency Fellow, Iceland, 2013
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Karen Shea Silverman Fellow, Artist Residency, 2012
Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2012
Bíldudalur Residency Program, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2011
Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, Artist Residency, 2009
SIM (Association of Icelandic Visual Artists) and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2009
Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2009
Bćr Art Center, Hofsós, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2008
Durfee Foundation ARC Grant, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2007
American Embassy, Reykjavik, Iceland, Cultural Grant, 2007, 2006
SIM (Association of Icelandic Visual Artists) and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, Artist Residency, 2004
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Here and Now Program, 2003
Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, Artist Residency 2003
Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, Terra Foundation for the Arts, Giverny, France, Artist Residency, 2000
Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, Artist Residency, 1999
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, California, Artist Residency, 1990
MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, Artist Residency, 1981
Individual Artist's Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1980


Education
Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Highest Honors, California College of the Arts, Oakland
The New School, New York, NY
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Lectures
Tufts University, Aidekman Art Center, Medford, MA, Artist's Talk, 2014
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, Artist's Talk, 2012
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, Artist's Talk, 2011
Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, Artist's Talk, 2008
Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik, Iceland, Artist's Talk, 2005
California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, Artist's Talk, 2002
Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Wyoming, Artist's Talk, 1999
Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Artist's Talk, 1998
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1996
Nýlistasafniđ (Living Art Museum), Reykjavik, Iceland, Artist's Talk, 1995
Djerassi Foundation Resident Artist's Program, Woodside, CA, Artist's Talk 1990


Selected Bibliography
Moeller, Robert. "The Melting Ice", Art New England, April 16, 2014
Lamuniére, Michelle. "Seeing Glacial Time", caa.reviews, Oct. 22, 2014
Feeney, Mark. "At Tufts, Going Far North to Look at Climate Change", The Boston Globe, February 10, 2014
Schlegel, Dr. Amy Ingrid. "Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic", catalogue essay, Tufts University, Aidekman Art Center, 2014
Robertson, Drew. "'Seeing Glacial Time" Vividly Captures Climate Change", The Tufts Daily, February 2, 2014
Valentine, Ben. "Finding Beauty and Art in Iceland", Hyperallergic, August 30, 2012
Tucker, Geoff. "Contemporary Art from LA", Notes on Looking, Jan. 26, 2011
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Nature's Struggle to Survive", The New York Times, April 27, 2008
Ross, Leigh. "Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress - Joan Perlman", Wave Hill catalog essay, 2008
Frank, Peter. "Plein Air Abstraction", catalog essay, 2008
Rinder, Lawrence. "Element/Frumkraftur" catalog essay, Hafnarborg, Iceland, 2007
Brydon, Anne. "Element/Frumkraftur" catalog essay, Hafnarborg, Iceland, 2007
Tegman, Dale. "Flux", San Francisco Art Magazine, May 2008
Sigurđardóttir, Ragna, "Náttúra samtímans/Contemporary Nature", Morgunblađiđ, Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug. 24, 2007
Stephensen, Sigríđur, "Viđtal í Víđsjá/Interview: Joan Perlman", RUV (Icelandic National Broadcasting), Aug. 8, 2007
Iceland Review, "Event of the Week: Joan Perlman at Hafnarborg", Aug. 20, 2007
Baker, Kenneth. "Strange Weather at DCP", San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 8, 2007
Swanhuyser, Hiya. “Weather or Not”, SF Weekly, Aug. 30, 2007
"Studio Visit", Film Art, Los Angeles, 2004
Baldinger, Jo Ann, "Reflections on the Faces of Water", The Santa Fe New Mexican, Nov. 21, 2003
McConnell, Gordon, "Subterrain", Ucross Foundation, catalog essay, 2001
"Subterrain: Ucross Foundation", Wyoming Public Radio (NPR), 2001
Francesca, Rose, "Residences", MAAG Online, Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, Giverny, France, 2001
Thompson, Sandy, "Joan Perlman and Catherine Lee at Sonoma State", Artweek, January 1998
Tromble, Meredith, West Coast Weekend "New Art", KQED (NPR) San Francisco, January 1998
California Society of Printmakers, 85th Anniversary Catalogue of Prints, 1998
Cartwright, Dr. Derrick, "Distant Latitudes: Recent Work by Joan Perlman", catalogue essay, 1997
Rosensaft, Jean Bloch, Drawing from the Source, Hebrew Union College, catalogue essay, 1997
ZYZZYVA, V.12, No. 1, Spring 1996, San Francisco
Saitowitz, Stanley, Light Interpretations, exhibition catalogue, 1995
Baker, Kenneth, San Francisco Chronicle, November 26, 1993
Clagett, Leslie, SF Magazine, Featured Artist, June 1990
Johnson, Robert F., "Recent Acquisitions: Tradition and Innovation 1500 -1989", Triptych /Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, September 1989
Baker, Kenneth, San Francisco Chronicle, September 17, 1989
ZYZZYVA, V.5, No.3, Fall 1989, San Francisco
Telford Anne, "Art: Joan Perlman", Northern California Home & Garden, August 1988
Shere, Charles,Oakland Tribune, March 16, 1987
Kaufman, Tamar, The Jewish Bulletin, February 20, 1987
Helzel, Florence; Braufman, Sheila, The Magnes Museum, catalogue essay 1987
Brunson, Jamie, "Nature as Spirituality", Artweek, Sept. 20, 1986
Shere, Charles, "Two Contrasting Art Shows Find Balance in a Third", Oakland Tribune, September 16, 1986
Liss, Andrea, Gestural Drawing I, catalogue essay, 1984
Johnson, Robert F., Prints USA, catalogue essay, 1984


Selected Collections
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (Achenbach Foundation)
Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, Terra Foundation for the Arts, Giverny, France
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
Bćr Art Center, Hofsós, Iceland
The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, Magnes Collection, CA
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming
Novell, Inc., Headquarters, Provo, Utah
ASI, Inc, San Jose, CA
The Dobkin Foundation, New York, NY
Anthony and Beth Terrana Collection, Boston, MA
John and Gretchen Berggruen, San Francisco, CA
Pamela and Richard Kramlich, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Derrick and Lauren Cartwright, San Diego, CA
Ruth Berson and Thierry d'Allant, San Francisco, CA
David Cunningham, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Irene Williams, San Diego, CA
David McDonald, Los Angeles
Cherie Benner-Davis, Los Angeles
Ellen Reid, Los Angeles


Professional Affiliations
The Drawing Center Viewing Program Artist Registry, New York, NY
NEA Visual Artist Fellowship Archive, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Panelist, Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles, CA



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