artist & collaborative printer

perry obee

Marshall, NC

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"I am a painter and printmaker who's playful imagery comments on the inseparableness of art and life. Balancing painterly representation with underlying abstraction is what strikes one most immediately about my work. A sense of ambiguity, subtlety and harmony make it all the more effective."

Perry Obee is a professional artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking from his studio in Marshall, NC. He apprenticed with a Tamarind Master Printer for 9 years studying traditional stone and plate lithography, intaglio, and relief printmaking, and also did work in paper making and adhesive processes. Perry maintains an active studio practice and is also an educator with significant experience teaching workshops and private classes, as well as university and college courses in studio art and art history.

Please contact Perry for more information regarding upcoming exhibitions, demos, private instruction, or professional printmaking services.


education
2009 MFA Western Connecticut State University, Painting

2006 BFA Ohio Wesleyan University, Painting and Printmaking

additional education
2007-2016 Milestone Graphics, Apprenticeship with Tamarind Master Printer in stone lithography and other traditional print media, Bridgeport, CT
2013 Vermont Studio Center, Residency in Painting, Johnson, VT

2007 Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY 

2006-7 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

exhibition record
2016
Silvermine Arts Center, New Members 2015, New Canaan, CT
2015
First Street Gallery, 2015 National Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
Silvermine Arts Center, Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT
Blue Mountain Gallery, Small Works Invitational, New York, NY
Yale Divinity School, “SEEN”, New Haven, CT

2014
360 State Street, “Somewhat Off the Wall”, New Haven, CT

The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, “That’s Life: An Exhibition of Fellowship Recipients”, Hartford, CT

Artworks Gallery, “Obee, Richey, & Rielly: New Paintings”, Norwalk, CT

Westport Arts Center, “SOLOS 2014”, Westport, CT

Pegasus Gallery, “Stacked Space”, MxCC, Middletown, CT

Institute Library, “Woodcuts from the collection of James Reed”, New Haven, CT


2013
Institute Library, “Crossing the Line: A Collection of Drawings”, New Haven, CT

John Slade Ely House, “A Handful of Art”, New Haven, CT

Artspace New Haven & 91 Shelton Ave, CWOS, New Haven, CT

Seton Gallery, “A Selection of Works from the Collection of James Reed” University of New Haven, New Haven, CT


2012
Gallery 195, “Perry Obee and JD Richey”, New Haven, CT

H. Pelham Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Jorgenson Center, University of Connecticut, Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, Storrs, CT

Silvermine Arts Center, Signed Sealed and Delivered, New Canaan, CT

Bowery Gallery, Nat’l Juried Competition, New York, NY

Rowayton Arts Center, 40 under 40, Rowayton, CT

St. Pauls on the Green Artworks Gallery, Norwalk Images, Norwalk, CT

Paier College of Art, Faculty Show, Hamden, CT

Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT 


2011
Artspace New Haven & 91 Shelton Ave, CWOS, New Haven, CT

Higgins Gallery, Groundbreaking, Danbury, CT

Bowery Gallery, Nat’l Juried Competition, New York, NY 

Prince Street Gallery, Nat’l Juried Competition, New York, NY 

Bridgeport Arts Cultural Council, Bridgeport Prints, Bridgeport, CT 

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT (Honorable Mention)


2010
St. Paul’s on the Green Artworks Gallery, Norwalk, CT 

360 State Building, New Haven, Ct 

Higgins Gallery, Permanent Collection Exhibit, Danbury, CT 

Artspace New Haven & 91 Shelton Ave, CWOS, New Haven, CT

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT 

Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chautauqua: A Continuum of Creativity, NYC


2009
Silvermine Art Guild Center, Print Americas, New Canaan, CT 

Connecticut Stamford Art Gallery, CT MFA Selection, Stamford, CT 

Blue Mountain Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY 

St Phillip’s Artist Guild, Norwalk, CT


2008
Cortis Corp, Danbury, CT 

Higgins Gallery, WCSU, Danbury, CT 


2007
Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition, Chautauqua, NY 

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2006
Ebert Art Center, Wooster, OH (Juror’s Award)

press

2016
“Kitchen Sync Ep. 27: Perry Obee”, Interview by Lucy Gellman, recorded for WNHH Community Radio, May, 2016. Link
“Studio Visit with Artist Perry Obee”, Interview by Daniel Viera, written for: I Love New Haven, Feb. 2016. Link
2009
“A New ‘Picture Generation’ Emerges at Blue Mountain Gallery”
 by Byron Coleman, written for: Gallery&Studio, June/July/August 2009.

permanent collections
Print Club of Albany, Albany, NY
Slater Memorial Museum
, Norwich, CT
Western Connecticut State University
, Danbury, CT
Milestone Graphics, Bridgeport, CT

awards and honors
2016 Regional Artist Project Grant, Toe River Arts Council, Asheville, NC

2012 Connecticut Visual Artist Fellowship, DECD, Hartford, CT

2011 Visual Arts Fellow, DECD, Hartford, CT

2009 Purchase Prize, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC

2006 Magna Cum Laude, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH 

2005 Annie Rogers Rusk Prize in Art, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

professional affiliations
Silvermine Artist Guild, Silvermine, CT
Flow Gallery, Marshall, NC