Sarah Perry has been exhibiting her sculptures professionally since 1983. She has been in over 150 shows including 15 solo exhibits and a retrospective at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. Perry has received awards from the James Irvine Foundation - 2007, The Alliance of Artists Communities Visions From the New California Award - 2007, City of Los Angeles Grant for Individual Artists, C.O.L.A. 2000-2001, and California Community Foundation, Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Individual Artists Fellowship - 2000. She has taught undergraduate as well as graduate level sculpture at Otis Art Institute led workshops and lectured extensively at Museums and Universities including Claremont Graduate School and USC. The Frostig Collection, City of Albuquerque Library and private patrons have commissions and her pieces reside in numerous collections.
Each unique sculpture is meticulously created in a seamless presentation of indistinguishable yet familiar materials that were found, reinvented and fabricated at the hand of the artist. Perry’s palette isn’t constrained by any man-made or natural material. Thus, her sculptures are formed from her own distinct visual language, based on forgotten histories and the artist’s constant exploration of our universe, both terrestrial and celestial. Sarah Perry’s work takes the viewer on an otherworldly journey that engages the viewer in a multifaceted and enduring way.
A constant observer and appreciator of all manners of life forms and their patterns, Perry is particularly fascinated by the fundamental and oft-overlooked. Whether Perry is studying the mesmerizing path of a honeybee or the ordinary task of turning on a home faucet, her imagination opens a world of limitless visual possibilities. Each enigmatic artwork is a stepping stone along a path of discovery.
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