Keith Perelli, MFA - Artist - The Cover Art for Variations on a Theme of Desire
Keith Perelli b. 1968
1994 MFA, Painting and Sculpture, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1991 BA, Painting and Printmaking, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Keith Perelli is an artist working in painting and printmaking with a specialization in monotype painting. His figurative mixed media work focuses on socio-political and personal themes of conflict and discord. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and teaches painting and drawing at New Orleans Center for Creative Art, a pre-college conservatory for the arts. In addition to seven solo exhibitions in New Orleans, he has had solo exhibitions at Found Gallery Los Angeles, California and Nau-haus Art Space, Houston, Texas.
His work has been featured internationally in Innsbruck, Austria by invitation of the University of New Orleans, and in Italy in the cities of Como and Milan by invitation of Artist Alan Kaprow and the Ratti Foundation. His work was also featured in “Culture of Queer,” Leslie Lohman Foundation, New York, NY and an exhibit titled “Hurricane Katrina, Catastrophe and Catharsis,” at the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado by invitation of Arthur Roger Gallery. He was awarded a commission for a public works project on Canal Street in New Orleans in 2010.
Mr. Perelli has received numerous grants and Individual Fellowships from the SURDNA Foundation, Louisiana Division of the Arts and Ratti Foundation. He has studied with artists Alan Kaprow and Ron Pokrasso through fellowship awards. A mid-career survey of his work was exhibited at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana in the summer of 2012. His work was featured in book created in Tianjin, China in 2012 as part of a collection of American Contemporary figurative realism. In 2013 A traveling exhibit of the artist’s paintings and prints were exhibited in a show titled “of Paper and Paint; The figurative work of Keith Perelli at Gallery 308 Munice, Indiana, Southeastern University in Hammond Louisiana and The Issac Delgado Museum in New Orleans in 2014.
The artist Keith Perelli describes Tread, as a post hurricane Katrina image that explores mans tenuous relationship with nature. It's of great importance here as we live and harvest on the water’s edge in New Orleans.
Variations by David-Glen Smith
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