Perlman, Biography +

Mark Perlman

Mark Perlman a professor of art at California State University, Sonoma has exhibited his luminous encaustic paintings in the Bay Area as well as throughout the United States over the last twenty five years. Perlman has also exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, China, the Manage Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Moscow Central House of the Artists in Moscow, Russia.

Perlman works in the medium of encaustic: pigment mixed with hot wax, the oldest form of painting in civilization dating back to Egyptian tombs the Old Kingdom. The paintings are built up layer over layer to create what the artist calls "the under belly", a luminous field of mid-tone color upon which he composes his imagery ranging from organic pictoglyphic references that subtly suggest ancient cave art to sharply geometric, map-like compositions.

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Drawing Invitational-Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
Ellins and Eagle-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Solo Exhibition
Sebastopol Center for the Arts Sebastopol, CA - 5 Person
Pryor Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA - 4 person exhibition
Laura Rathe Fine Arts, Dallas Texas, highlighted in group exhibition
Works on Paper Invitational-Inside Outside, Museum of Art, Beijing, China

A 25 Year Survey, Sonoma State University
Pryor Gallery, Atlanta GA, 4 person exhibition
Erdreich/White Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing China, Perlman/Kemp Collaborative
RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA

Addington Gallery,Chicago,Illinois
Terrasanti, Penngrove, CA

S.R.J.C. Encaustic Invitational, Santa Rosa, CA

R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

R.B.Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
State Capitol Invitational, Sacramento, CA
Seattle Art Museum-Bay Area Invitational,Seattle, WA
Aurobora Press, Two Person Ex., San Francisco, CA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

R.B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA
Toomey/Tourell, San Francisco, CA

Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Miami University, Oxford, OH

R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
East Louisiana State University

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Toomey/Tourel1 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
R.B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA

R.B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
Mesh Gallery, Sebastopol, CA (2 Person) 
R. B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1990's SELECTED 
Moscow Central House of the Artists - Moscow, Russia
"Manege" Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Company of Light," Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Aurobora Press, New Monoprints, 3 person, San Francisco, CA
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Eve Mannes - 2 person, Atlanta, GA
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Napa, CA
"Contemporary Painting InvitationaL" Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY
"Texas Triennial Exhibition," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
"Drawing InvitationaL" San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Mandeviile Gallery, La Jolla, CA
"Invitational Painting," Yeshiva Institute, New York, NY
Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY
Moss/Chumley, Dallas, TX

National Endowment for the Arts -WESTAF Grant

NEA Mid America Grant

KTR Capital Partners, New York, New York
Transwestern, Boston, MA
Acadian Asset Management, Boston, MA
Boston Consulting Group, New York, New York
Health Dialog, Boston, MA
Tokio Millenium Re Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda
Wolf Greenfield, MA
Fenway Venture LLCC, Boston, MA
Westfield Capital Management, Boston, MA
Overland Capital, Boston, MA
Littler Mendelson, Boston, MA
McCarter & English, Boston, MA
Boyle and Chase, Hingham, MA
Wetzler Collection,La Jolla, CA
Estelle & Elliot Silverstein, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Walkush Collection, San Diego, CA
Ressler Collection. La Jolla, CA
John and Colette Hessler, La Jolla, CA
John Rogers, La Mesa, CA
Elly and Maury Hart, Solana Beach, CA
Bea and Robert Epstein, La Jolla CA
Laurie & Michael Madigan,San Diego, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Jack White Collection, La Jolla, CA
James & Laurie Brosnakin, Berkeley, CA
Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Spanish Embassy, Washington, DC
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Ashland Oil Company, Ashland, KY
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
University of Texas at EI Paso, EI Paso, TX
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Heilman Brewing Company, Chicago, IL
Arkansas Art Center
Margolis Collection, FL
The Gap
Saks, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Wisely Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Weber State College, Ogden, UT
GLG Grand, Atlanta, GA
Charleston Museum, Charleston, WV
Fifth Group Restaurants, Atlanta, GA
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, GA
IBM Corporation
Saks Fifth Avenue
Cartoon Network
Dean Gardens, Atlanta, GA
Halle Berry
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
Dennis and Kimberly Quaid