Keith PerelliVisual Arts: 2-D Exploration Visual Arts
Keith Perelli is a visual artist working in painting, printmaking and drawing. He received a Bachelors in Arts in Painting and Printmaking at The University of New Orleans and his Master in Fine Art from The University of Cincinnati in sculpture. His figurative work explores a variety of social political and personal issues. He has participated in numerous, national and international invitation and juried exhibitions. Mr. Perelli is a recipient of a SURDNA Foundation’s Arts Teacher Fellowship, a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, and a Foundazione Ratti Arts Fellowship. He has received five professional development grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. He was awarded a Downtown District Development /RTA commission for a public works project on Canal Street in New Orleans in 2009. He was selected as the juror for the September 23rd Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Arts in 2011.
Mr. Perelli has had solo exhibitions in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Houston. He studied in Italy with “Happenings” artist Alan Kaprow in 1997 through a scholarship awarded by the Ratti Foundation, Como Italy and artist Ron Pokrasso in Santa Fe New Mexico in 2008, which was awarded through the SURDNA Foundation, New York. His work was featured in the “University of New Orleans 3 Person Alumni Works on Paper,” Innsbruck, Austria and “Louisiana Artists,” Alexandria Museum of Art, LA. He was also featured at the Leslie Lohman Foundation Gallery in New York and an exhibit titled “Katrina, Catastrophe and Catharsis” at the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO. He was awarded
Best of Show,” for the 22nd September Competition,” Alexandria Museum of Art, “Louisiana Artists” exhibition at the LSU Gallery, Baton Rouge and the 1st Place at the Wichita Arts Center Printmaking Exhibition in Kansas and the 1st Annual Print exhibition in Hammond, LA. A book of his work was created in Tianjin, China in 2012 as 12 part book series of 12 American contemporary figurative realist. A traveling mid-career survey of his work was exhibited at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana, Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, The Isaac Delgado Gallery at Delgado Community College in New Orleans and Gallery 308 in Muncie Indiana. His professional website is keithperelli.com