Peri Schwartz

Studio XXV,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XXV, 2014
Oil on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Bottles & Jars XXII,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars XXII, 2011
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches

Bottles & Jars XXXII,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars XXXII, 2013
Oil on canvas
22 x 32 inches

Bottles & Jars XIX,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars XIX, 2011
Oil on canvas
22 x 36 inches

Bottles & Jars XII,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars XII, 2011
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches

Studio #17,

Peri Schwartz
Studio #17, 2013
Charcoal on mylar
44 x 36 inches

Studio XVIII,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XVIII, 2007
50 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches

Studio XVI,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XVI, 2007
61 x 49 3/4 inches

Studio XIX,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XIX, 2007
Oil on canvas
54 x 46 inches

Bottles & Jars 4,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars 4, 2010
22 x 34 1/2 inches

Bottles & Jars #1b,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars #1b, 2008
22 x 29 3/4 inches

Bottles & Jars III,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars III, 2012
Charcoal on mylar
32 x 42 inches

Bottles & Jars VIIa,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars VIIa, 2009
14 1/2 x 22 inches

Bottles & Jars #2,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars #2, 2012
Watercolor on paper
14 x 22 inches

Studio XIII,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XIII, 2006
54 1/4 x 44 1/4 inches

Studio XXX,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XXX, 2012
Oil on canvas
48 x 38 inches

Bottles & Jars #4,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars #4, 2012
Watercolor on paper
15 x 22 1/2 inches

Studio XI,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XI, 2006
68 x 47 inches

Bottles & Jars #3,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars #3, 2012
Watercolor on paper
14 x 22 inches

Studio XVII,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XVII, 2007
Oil on canvas
54 x 46 inches

Studio #9,

Peri Schwartz
Studio #9, 2012
Color monotype
34 1/2 x 30 inches

Studio Window XV,

Peri Schwartz
Studio Window XV, 2004
27.5 x 37 inches

Bottles & Jars #11,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars #11, 2008
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Born 1951 Brooklyn, NY


Queens College, MFA

Boston University, BA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Composing Paintings, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
In the Studio, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
Garvey/Simon Art, New York, NY
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Compositions, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
In the Studio, Gallery NAGA Boston, MA
The Architect Within, Tinney Contemporary Gallery, Nashville, TN

Color Prints, Abbott & Holder, London, UK

Reflections, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Working With The Grid, Port Washington Library, Port Washington, NY

Reflections, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY

Objects Considered, Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ

Recent Work, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Kasten Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
Interior Perspectives, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT

Studio Paintings, Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY

Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, Adler & Co, San Francisco
Paintings, Drawings, and Prints Page Bond Gallery, Richmond
Working from Life, duPont Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Paintings & Drawings, Concordia Gallery, 
Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

The Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Gallery 18, Pawling, NY

Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

Gallery A, Chicago, IL

Stiebel Modern, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
Face to Face, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Illuminate, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Art Of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

The Architect Within, Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver, CO
On The Wall/ Off The Wall: Modern American Masterpieces From The Permanent Collection, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Gallery Artists, Etherington Fine Art, Marfa, TX
Old & New: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection, Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

Great River Arts Faculty Exhibit, Spheris Gallery, Hanover, NH

Collectors Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Whatever Meredyth Wants Now, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
6th Biennial International Miniature Print Show, Center for Contemporary
Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, Juror David Kiehl, Whitney Museum

Hot Pics/06 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Single Impressions: Monotypes & Monoprints, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT                          
Whatever Meredyth Wants, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
Edgy & Elegant, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY

6th American Print Biennial, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
7th Annual Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
48th Annual National Juried Print Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art

The Drawing Show, Westchester Art Council, White Plains, NY
8th Annual Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
Contemporary Prints, Old Print Shop, New York, NY
The Perceived Object:Directions in Contemporary Still Life, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Group Exhibition, ADLER & Co.Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Roy Lichtenstein and Beyond: Recent Acquisition of Modern Prints, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
25th Grassroots Exhibition, Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Women in the Arts, UFA Gallery, New York, NY
The Human Presence: Interpretations, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY

Contemporary Still Life: Vanitas to Veritas, Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

Westchester Arts Council Invitational Open Studios 2000, White Plains, NY
National Juried Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ Juror: Darsie Alexander, Assistant Curator, Museum of Modern Art
Face to Face: Contemporary Portraits, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY Curator: Kathryn Markel
Self As Metaphor, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO

Selected Collections

Arkansas Art Center
Ashmolean Museum
British Museum
Benton Museum of Art
Boston Public Library
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fogg Art Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Hood Museum of Art
Mead Art Museum
Memorial Art Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of the City of New York
New Orleans Museum of Art
Syracuse University Art Collection
UCLA Hammer Museum
University of Alberta Art and Artifact Collection
William Benton Museum of Art
Washington and Lee University
Yale University Art Gallery
Zimmerli Art Museum
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Free Library of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
New York Public Library
Capitol One
Clorox Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Harris Bank
Parisol Press
Pfizer Inc
Wellington Management

Selected Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

Merit Award: Wrapped Object #9, pastel, Third National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery Juror: Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator, Corcoran
Gallery of Art Merit Award: Studio Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, International, Juried Show ‘98 Juror: Nan Rosenthal, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Grumbacher Award: Woman in White Shirt, oil on canvas, 48th Annual Art of the Northeast U.S.A., Juror: Cora Rosevear, Curator, Museum of Modern Art

SUNY Purchase Continuing Education Outstanding Faculty Award

Honorable Mention: Still Life #6, oil on paper, Guild Hall Members Exhibit Juror: Diane Waldman, Deputy Director and Senior   Curator, Guggenheim Museum

Purchase Prize: Wrapped Object #1, pastel, Rutgers ‘90 National Works on Paper Juror: Ned Rifkin, Chief Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Martha Beck, Founder and Director of the Drawing Center

Materials Award: Still Life, monotype, The 40th Annual Print Exhibition
Juror: James Welu, Director, Worchester Museum

Purchase Award: North Carolina National Bank: Sandy in Profile II, monotype Juror: David Kiehl, Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Juror’s Commendation: Sandra, monotype, Thirty-Sixth Boston Printmakers National Exhibition. Juror: Clifford Ackley, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Selected Publications

The Sun, Geri Serino, Wrapped Objects, February 28, 2002

The New York Times, Irina Rich Langer, Painting Self as Link to Masters, February 6, 2000
Women’s News, Andrew Pludrzynski, Peri Schwartz Visits the Straight and Narrow, March 2000
The Sandpaper, Larry Savadove, By Any Other Name, Please,
July 19, 2000

The New York Times, William Zimmer, Recognizing Self-Portraits
by Americans, February 8,1998

The New York Times, William Zimmer, A Certain Coherence for 115 Works, June 8, 1997
Darien News, Kate F. Jennings, Silvermine’s Art of the Northeast Packed with Surprises, May 15.1997

The East Hampton Star, Rose C.S. Slivka, From The Studio,
March 11, 1993

The New York Times, Phyllis Braff, Juried Show Combines Works of Vitality and Complexity, May 20,1984

The New York Times, Vivien Raynor, Art: Four Galleries Present Group Exhibitions, September 9, 1983

The New York Times, Helen Harrison, An Art Show That Has Become a Fixture, March 25, 1979

For the last decade, Peri Schwartz ’s primary subject has been the interior of her own studio.  One might expect this narrow subject matter to be limiting.  On the contrary, the exercise has allowed Schwarz to uncover a seemingly boundless reserve of compositions, colors, and surfaces. The history of each image is often visible in the traces of grid lines or the ghosts of objects she has decided to reposition.  Invited to observe the painting’s progression in this way, the viewer has a sense of working through the compositional puzzle along with the artist.  Process is paramount, and her paintings are more investigations or studies of an object than polished final products, giving the impression that the artist could pick up her brushes again at any time to adjust one.  In turning her attention to her immediate surroundings, she employs the patient discipline of intensive visual study.  Her introspective vignettes demonstrate the simple elegance of jars and painting tools arranged on a table, well-used art books stacked on an industrial stool, or of sunlight reflecting on glass.