California painter Mark Perlman’s encaustic paintings bear the evidence of their creation – the cycles of generation, destruction, and regeneration: “I have a deep fascination with the processes of change effected by time and nature’s gradual breaking down of form… I attempt to embody life’s processes of covering and discovering the possibilities of our interactions with the natural forces of time,” Perlman explains.
Perlman is represented in hundreds of public and private collections throughout the world. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts personal artist grants, as well as numerous awards throughout the country. In addition to exhibiting with several galleries throughout the U.S. for over ten years, he has had solo exhibitions in China, Japan and Russia.Read more
1996 National Endowment for the Arts -WESTAF Grant
1988 NEA Mid America Grant
Dennis and Kimberly Quaid
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
Saks, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Perlman/Kemp Collaboration, Sonoma County Museum of Art , Santa Rosa Ca
R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla , Ca.
2015 8 large Encaustics at 1 Montgomery and 45 Freemont-San Francisco,Ca.
Pryor Gallery -Group Show, Atlanta, Ga.
Laura Raithe Fine Ar, Houston, Texas-Group
2014 Drawing Invitational, Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China
Ellins and Eagle-Smith Gallery, Solo Exhibition, San Francisco, Ca.
2013 Mark Perlman“A 25 year Survey“ Sonoma State University
Pryor Gallery 3 person Exhibition, Atlanta, Ga.
Erdreich/White FIne Art, Boston, Ma.
2012 Museum of Contemporary Art(Inside Outside) Beijing, China
RB Stevenson Gallery, New Encaustic Paintings, La Jolla, Ca.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, Ca.
R.B.Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2010 Addington Gallery,Chicago,Illinois
2008 R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla,Ca.
Terrasanti, Two Person Ex.-Penngrove, Ca.
2007 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