Peri Schwartz grew up in Far Rockaway, NY. She received her BFA from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and her MFA from Queens College. She lives and works in New Rochelle, NY. Her paintings, prints and drawings focus on composition and the interplay of color, light and space. Her work is in museum collections in the US and Europe.

Born 1951 Brooklyn, NY



Queens College, MFA

Boston University, BA


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Color & Process, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
In the Studio, Murray State University, Murray, KY

In the Studio, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
interplay:color & form, Metropolitan Frame Company, Denver, CO

Constructing From Life, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Paintings • Drawings • Prints, Mississippi State, Starkville, MS
Paintings & Prints, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Composing Paintings, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA

Composing Paintings, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
In the Studio, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

Color Prints, Abbott & Holder, London, UK

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

Reflections, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, NY

Objects Considered, Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ

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

Studio Paintings, Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY

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

The Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

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

Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

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

Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

Gallery A, Chicago, IL

Stiebel Modern, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

Still Lifes, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

New Acquisitions, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Exxpectations, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, FL

Face to Face, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 CollectionsAlbertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin, OH
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
British Museum, London, UK
Capital One Services
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Clorox Corporation
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT
Fidelity Investments
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Gibson Dunn
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Harris Bank
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Mass General Hospital
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Neiman Marcus
Neuberger Museum, Harrison, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
New York Historical Society, New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Parasol Press
Pfizer Inc
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany
Syracuse University Art Collection, Syracuse, NY
University of Alberta Art and Artifact Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington Kentucky
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Warren Stephens
Wellington Management
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ


Selected Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

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

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

SUNY Purchase Continuing Education Outstanding Faculty Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.