Los Angeles, California, United States
Joan Perlman is a Los Angeles-based visual artist. Her video work was an official selection of the 2015 Nordic International Film Festival at Scandinavia House, New York. Video collaborations include an installation created for the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, and a video/sound project with NY electronic composer Laurie Spiegel. She recently completed a multi-channel work in collaboration with Irish composer Linda Buckley.
New work will be shown this month at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Perlman’s paintings and video work have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at venues in the US and abroad, including Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Wave Hill, New York; The Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; Riverside Art Museum, CA; the University of San Diego; PØST Gallery, Los Angeles; Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston; the Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland, and Listasafn Árnesinga Museum, Iceland.
She is the recipient of grants from the Durfee Foundation, The American Scandinavian Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and an NEA Artist’s Fellowship, as well as numerous US and international residency fellowships including The MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Musée d’Art Américain Giverny/Terra Foundation for the Arts, France, and Reykjavík Art Museum/SÍM, Iceland. Perlman’s work is the subject of essays by Lawrence Rinder, Derrick Cartwright and others, and has been covered in The NY Times, Hyperallergic and The Boston Globe. The artist has been featured on NPR in the US and Icelandic National Radio.
In 2017 Perlman’s video and paintings were featured in a two-person show with sculptor Lloyd Hamrol at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.