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Artist: Rachel Perry

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Rachel Perry’s work is held in numerous museums and private collections around the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the List Visual Arts Center at MIT. 

Perry has received four Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, has been to Yaddo and ArtOmi, and was Artist-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in October of 2014, beginning an affiliation that continues today. She is a three-time recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Excellence, the only artist in its history to win in three separate disciplines: Photography, Drawing, and Sculpture. Perry was a Finalist for the Foster Prize at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, in 2006.

Her solo exhibitions include What Do You Really Want? at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Chiral Lines and Lost in My Life at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Same Difference at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; and her first solo museum show, 24/7, at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, which subsequently traveled to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since 2006 Rachel Perry has been represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City where in 2018 she had her sixth solo exhibition.

Rachel Perry been reviewed in many national and online publications, including Art in America, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Art on Paper, Art:21, Sculpture, and Harvard Business Review, with cover stories in Boston Common, CC:Magazine, and Art New England. She has twice been commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to create art for feature stories, most recently for coverage of the “Me Too” movement. In 2011, Perry created a four-page pictorial essay for the December issue of Vogue.