Michael Perelman


 Family Portraits explores the complex duality of relationships, the emotional complexity between parents and children and the expectations that exist between artist and subject.


M.F.A.    1993    Painting    Hunter College

B.F.A.    1986    Illustration    The New School for Social Research,
Parsons School of Design

Professional Experience:

2001-    Full Time Instructor
Present    Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing, Los Angeles, CA

    Department:  Visual Communication 
    Courses: Ideation Sketching, Perspective Techniques, and Critical Concepts
    Department:  Interior Design
    Sketching Techniques, Perspective, and Presentation Techniques

    Department:  General Studies
    Courses:  Color Theory, Design Fundamentals, Color & Design Theory, 
    Seminar in the Arts

    Department:  Graphic Design
    Courses:  Drawing Fundamentals

2008-2009    Art Instructor
    ARTLAB, Los Angeles, CA

        Courses: Painting in Oil, Watercolor Technique, Life Drawing 

Art Instructor and Internship Coordinator
City-As-School, New York, NY

    Courses:  Art Exploration Project, Social Issues in Film, 
        Gender Discussion Group

Solo Exhibitions/Performances

2005    Inseparable, Western Project, Culver City, CA (catalogue)

2002    Playgrounds, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

1998    Summer White, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York, NY

1996    Boxed Set, White Columns, New York, NY

1993    M.F.A Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY

1993    Mrs. Norman Maine (performance), PS 122, New York, NY

1992    Spectator Pumps (performance), Dixon Place, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions/Collaborative Performances

2012    Michael Perelman and Nancy Picot Riegelman, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA

2009     Inadvertent Rapture or Dispensationmentarianism, Fluxco, Los Angeles, CA

2009    Dropped Drawers, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, CA

2004    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby, Western Project, Culver City, CA

2002     4-Ever, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, benefit auction, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2000     Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY

2000     Gallery Group Show, Steffany Martz, New York, NY

1997     Summer Invitational, Steffany Martz, New York, NY

1996     Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY

1996     fin de siècle, Nicholas Davies & Co., New York, NY

1992    GLIGLR (performance), The Kitchen, New York, NY

1992    Gang Time (performance), The Mix Festival, New York, NY

1991    Public Address (performance), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

1991    What We Want (performance), Gay and Lesbian Studies Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Bibliography (asterisk denotes artist’s work)

Cliff Benjamin, catalogue & essay, Inseparable, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA, October 2005.

L.A. Alternative Press, exhibition announcement/preview, 14 Days in L.A., October 14, 2005, 13.

Los Angeles Times, exhibition announcement/preview, 8 Days: Galleries, October 13, 2005, E50.

Nancy Reigelman, *illustrations, Colors for Modern Fashion: Drawing Fashion with Colored Markers, 9 Heads Media, Los Angeles, CA, 2005, 408-410,440-441.

Irene Tsatsos (curator), catalogue, 4-Ever, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, 4.

David Robertson, *cover illustration, Denmark Vesey, Knopf, New York, 1999.

Walter Armstrong, *reproductions, “The Way We Live Now,” POZ, May 1998, 67 & 76.

Craig Seligman, *reproduction, “Craig Seligman on D.A. Miller,” Art Forum, December 1998, 21.

Bill Arning, review, Time Out: New York, July 30, 1998, 53.

Ken Johnson, review, New York Times, July 24, 1998, E40.

Jane Kaplowitz, exhibition announcement, New York Magazine, July 20, 1998.

Kim Levin, exhibition announcement, Village Voice, July 7, 1998.

Meredith Mandelsohn, review, Artnet, July 1, 1998.

Patrick Horrigan, *cover illustration, Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at the Movies, Wisconsin University Press, Madison, WI, 1998.

D. A. Miller, *artist project and cover illustration, Place for Us: Essay on the Broadway Musical, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1998.

Elise Harris, profile and *reproduction, “Top of the Pops: a roundup of artists with careers on the rise,” Out Magazine, February 1998, 46.

Art in America, *reproduction, “Building Men,” November 1996, 33.

Laurie Fitzpatrick, profile *reproductions, “Still Lives by Michael Perelman,” Art & Understanding, October 1996, 16-19.

Book Forum, *reproduction, June 1996.

Joel Sanders, editor, *cover illustration and reproductions, STUD: The Architectures of Masculinity,  Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY, 1996, 272-273.

X-X-X FRUIT, *reproductions, No.3: “Diaries,” June 1996, 64-65.

L.D. Beghtol, review and *reproduction, “Fine Art of Pride,” HX Magazine, June 1996, 40.