Jeff Perrott

Contact: website

Artist Statement
I work in many media and styles, employing diverse conceptual, formal, and methodological approaches to explore the interrelationships of contingency and determinism, chaos and order.  Most recently, my abstract  ‘Random Walk’ paintings combine a random process with intuitive mark making to develop a dialogue about chance and intention.  The processes I employ often comprise some negotiation between choice and non-choice—between methods outside of control and determined elements.  To me this offers a metaphor for the contingent flow of life and points to the fragility and impermanence of things.

Jeff Perrott  (Oct 2013)

Biography
Born 1966, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lives and works in Holliston, Massachusetts

Represented in Boston by LaMontagne Gallery

Solo Exhibitions
2012 | Vitavulnus, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston
2012 | The View From Nowhere, solo project in Volta NY 2012 with LaMontagne Gallery, Boston
2010 | Random Walks in Endless Fields, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2010 | Random Walks in Endless Fields, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2009 | Empty Canvas, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
2006 | La Vie Éternelle, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2005 | Nature of Things, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
2005 | Vanitas, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
2002 | Gethsemane, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2001 | Current Work, The Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut
1999 | More or Less, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1996 | Events and Additions, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1995 | I.,Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 | On The Road, curated by Lynn Cooney, Boston University Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 | Love’s Secret Domain, curated by Seze Devres and Tracey Norman, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York
2007 | It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2006 | Fall Group Exhibition, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
2004 | Beautiful Male Objects, Sarah Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, New York
2003 | Flow: Urban Organic 2, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
2002 | Urban Organic, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, New York
2002 | Urban Organic, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
2000 | Polar Bear in a Snow Storm, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
2000 | Center Street Studio (prints), Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1998 | Black and White, Forrest Scott Gallery, Milburn, New Jersey
1998 | A Gathering, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1998 | The Space of Speech, curated by Elizabeth Michalman, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
1998 | Pattern, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1997 | The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1997 | Summer Group Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1995 | Gone Later Today To Ward Off Further Hilarity “Happy to Have Saved Us All” & La Chute de Camus, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1995 | RipArte Mostra Internazional e di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
1994 | A Garden, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1994 | Tickets, curated by Geoffrey Young, Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, New York, New York
1994 | The Studio Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1994 | Summer Group Exhibition, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1993 | Anything-But-Paper Prayers, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Museum Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Whitney Museum of Art (prints), New York, New York

Selected Corporate Collections
Digitas Corporation, New York, New York
Wellington Management, Boston, Massachusetts
The Abbey Group, Boston, Massachusetts
KPFG, San Francisco, California
Bingham McCutcheon, Boston, MA

Education
1992 | M.F.A., Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut
1988 | B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Recent Publications
Christopher Stackhouse: “Jeff Perrott – Recent Paintings,” catalogue essay in Jeff Perrott: Vitavulnus, published by the artist and LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, 2012.
Francine Koslow Miller: “Random Walks in Endless Fields,” interview with Jeff Perrott in Jeff Perrott: Random Walks in Endless Fields, published by the artist, 2010.
Francine Koslow Miller: “Empty Canvas: New Work by Jeff Perrott,” catalogue essay in Jeff Perrott: Empty Canvas, published by the artist, 2009.
Francine Koslow Miller: “Jeff Perrott: Nature of Things,’ catalogue essay in Jeff Perrott: Nature of Things, Open Studios Press, 2006.

Recent Awards
2006 | Nominee, Foster Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
2005 | Winner, Eben Demerest Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA

Selected Commission
2000 | Countdown, permanent site-specific wallwork, Digitas Corporation, New York, New York

Selected Bibliography
Marina Veronica, “Jeff Perrott at Barbara Krakow Gallery,” online: Big, Red and Shiny, November 5, 2005. http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi?section=review&issue=31&article=JEFF_PERROTT_2871256
Cate McQuaid, Galleries, (“A painter’s risks pay off with deeply felt work”), The Boston Globe, October 11, 2002.
Lynda Saltz, Art Review: Garden Ghosts at the Barbara Karakow Gallery, Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide, October 25 to November 7, 2002.
Cate McQuaid, Galleries (“Text creates its own images…”), The Boston Globe, March 19, 1998.
Miles Unger, “Jeffrey Perrott: I/Project Room: Chuck Holtzman”, Art New England, February/March 1996.
Nancy Stapen, “Jeffrey Perrott/Chuck Holtzman”, The Boston Globe, November 30, 1995.