perry obee

artist & collaborative printmaker Albuquerque, NM

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"Perry's work is a brilliantly realized comment on the inseparableness of art and life, and the sense of ambiguity makes it all the more effective." - Byron Coleman, Gallery&Studio Magazine, 2009

Working in the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking, I make images about the experiences of my life. Sights, sounds, smells, everything takes on a visual experience. Image making allows me to mellow out; to take in the moment; to give it breath and expand it. To experience art and life.

As a teacher, and collaborative printmaker, I work with students and artists of all levels to develop their creative ideas and produce original works of contemporary art. I specialize in lithography, relief, and intaglio printmaking, and can teach private tutorials or collaborate on editions of new work.

I am currently attending the Tamarind Institute's Professional Printer Training Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

2019 TP Tamarind Institute, Professional Printer Training Program; Albuquerque, NM
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
Flow Gallery, Tree Huggers, Marshall, NC
Blue Mountain Gallery, Small Works Invitational, New York, NY
Starfangled Press, "Stone Writing: Perry Obee", Brevard, NC
Silvermine Arts Center, New Members 2015, New Canaan, CT
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
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

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

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 

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)

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

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

Cortis Corp, Danbury, CT 

Higgins Gallery, WCSU, Danbury, CT 

Chautauqua School of Art Student Exhibition, Chautauqua, NY 

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Ebert Art Center, Wooster, OH (Juror’s Award)


“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
“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
Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art, Westport, CT
Silvermine Artist Guild, Silvermine, CT
Milestone Graphics, Bridgeport, CT
Flow Gallery, Marshall, NC