Jim Perry received a BA in sculpture from Bard College, where he studied with sculptor Jake Grossberg and painters Murray Reich and Jim Sullivan. He began his sculpture career in the early 1970s in New York City where he exhibited extensively, and in 1975 was included in the Whitney Biennial.
More recently, Jim has had solo and two-person exhibits at Gremillion & Company Fine Art, Houston, TX (2011, 2013, 2017); J. Cacciola Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ (2017); The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ (2016); The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ (2014); Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ (2010). An exhibit at Susan Calloway Fine Arts is scheduled for September 8. 2018.
He has also been included in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions including those at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell, MD; Ellarslie City Museum in Trenton, NJ; Philips Mill Gallery in New Hope, PA; Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ; Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ; the Dalet Gallery and the LG Tripp Gallery, both in Philadelphia. He is represented by Gremillion & Company Fine Art, Houston, Westbrook Modern, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA., Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC, and J.Cacciola Gallery W, Bernardsville, NJ
About Jim Perry’s work, artist Steven Alexander wrote, “Embodied in the graceful curves, torqued tensions and sensuous materiality of Jim Perry’s sculpture is a fundamental process of transforming feeling into form, and a perpetuation of our ancient fascination with the very nature of being.” Curator Kate Somers observes that “Perry’s sculpture is animated by its contradictions," stating that there is “a sense of stability and movement within the same work.”
Jim’s work is held in many private and corporate collections including the Art for Healing Initiative at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, where his piece, “Allegro,” can be seen in the atrium of the David and Patricia Atkinson Pavilion. He maintains studios in Northeast Pennsylvania and central New Jersey.