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
SOLD

Studio #17,

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

Studio XVIII,

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

Studio XVI,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XVI, 2007
Charcoal
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
Watercolor
22 x 34 1/2 inches

Bottles & Jars #1b,

Peri Schwartz
Bottles & Jars #1b, 2008
Monotype
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
Monotype
14 1/2 x 22 inches
SOLD

Bottles & Jars #2,

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

Studio XIII,

Peri Schwartz
Studio XIII, 2006
Charcoal
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
Charcoal
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
SOLD

Studio Window XV,

Peri Schwartz
Studio Window XV, 2004
Monotype
27.5 x 37 inches

Bottles & Jars #11,

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

Born 1951 Brooklyn, NY

Education

1975
Queens College, MFA

1973
Boston University, BA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR
Garvey/Simon Art, New York, NY
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012
Compositions, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
In the Studio, Gallery NAGA Boston, MA
The Architect Within, Tinney Contemporary Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010
Color Prints, Abbott & Holder, London, UK

2010
Reflections, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Working With The Grid, Port Washington Library, Port Washington, NY

2009
Reflections, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY

2008
Objects Considered, Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ

2007
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

2006
Studio Paintings, Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY

2004
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

2003  
The Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

2002  
Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

2001  
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2000  
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Gallery 18, Pawling, NY

1996  
Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1994  
Gallery A, Chicago, IL

1992  
Stiebel Modern, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
Illuminate, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Art Of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2010
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

2008
Great River Arts Faculty Exhibit, Spheris Gallery, Hanover, NH

2007
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

2006
Hot Pics/06 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2005
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

2004  
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

2003  
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

2002  
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

2001  
Contemporary Still Life: Vanitas to Veritas, Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

2000  
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
BankAmerica
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

1998  
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

1997
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

1996  
SUNY Purchase Continuing Education Outstanding Faculty Award

1993  
Honorable Mention: Still Life #6, oil on paper, Guild Hall Members Exhibit Juror: Diane Waldman, Deputy Director and Senior   Curator, Guggenheim Museum

1990  
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

1988  
Materials Award: Still Life, monotype, The 40th Annual Print Exhibition
Juror: James Welu, Director, Worchester Museum

1985  
Purchase Award: North Carolina National Bank: Sandy in Profile II, monotype Juror: David Kiehl, Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1984  
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

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

2000
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

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

1997
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

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

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

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

1979
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.