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Gilda Pervin: Catalog of works

Pervin, Gilda

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Those were the grimy years of Pittsburgh, when the sky and rivers were ablaze with colors of fire reflected from the steel mills. Soot crusted the white snow, and you could watch the passing seasons blister and peel the painted surfaces of the houses. It was a great visual education for future artists. My other education included BA and M.Litt degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and then a four-year-certificate training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After graduating from the Academy I moved to Dallas, Texas, where I made and exhibited art for seven years, alongside an exciting community of artists. Finally, in 1981, I made the big move to New York City. Here I have been fortunate to be awarded a New York State Council on the Arts Project Grant, a Penny McCall Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship Grant in Sculpture and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. I have shown work in galleries, alternative spaces, and museums in the United States, and in Sweden and Brazil. My work is included in the Jewish Museum, NY; the Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY; the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; the Surdna Foundation, NY; and other public and private collections. I have been teaching at the New School in New York for 28 years.



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September 27, 2013


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