SERENA PERRONE

Polifemo: Don't Look Now - Porcelain on silkscreen watercolor monotype printed on Japanese paper, approx. 11x11in

STATEMENT:

Serena Perrone holds an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and is the Head of Printmaking at Georgia State University. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is a Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient was nominated for a Pew Fellowship in 2017. Outside of the academic year she resides in Italy, where she is the Founder and Director of Officina Stamperia del Notaio, an international artists' residency program and printmaking studio in Sicily. She is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects.

 

Serena Perrone is a multi-disciplinary artist who employs various techniques ranging from printmaking and drawing to photography and writing to reflect on personal mythologies, examine differing forms of nostalgia, recount stories of destruction, regeneration, transition, enchantment and disenchantment, and capture images of the synchronistic and uncanny ways that magic and wonder are encountered in liminal spaces. Her narrative impulse and tendency toward ambivalent, theatrical scenes include the use of nature and architecture as framing devices resulting in work that references the pre-cinema, puppet shows, problems of perception and illusion, the hidden and 'almost-seen', and vernacular storytelling through layered pieces that explore the poetics and the perils of place.