Mr. Perelli has worked in printmaking, sculpture and installation.
For the past ten years he has focus his energies on drawing and
painting. His work explores personal, social and political ideas
through a combination of realism and symbolism. From issues related to
the prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS to more recent developments in
the “War on Radical Islamic Terrorism,” Perelli’s work seeks to
communicate on a cerebral level involving the humanness and
universality to these issues.
He has taught art
at; the University of Cincinnati as part of his Graduate Fellowship
1992-94, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and The New School in Cincinnati
to grades 1-8 1994-96, and YA/YA Inc. or Young Aspirations/Young
Artists where he acted as the Studio Manager for grades 9-college level
students 1996-98 before teaching drawing and painting at New Olreans
Center for Creative Art.
NOCCA is a state run
program working with exceptionally talented 9-12 students pursuing
higher education in the arts. “My main objective as a teacher,” says
Perelli, “is to share my passion for the process of making art through
art history, technical handling of media, experimentation, and in
giving students ownership of their ideas.”
Perelli has exhibited his work both internationally and in the US. He
has participated in over 40 exhibitions including invitationals, group
exhibitions and contests since 1991. He participates in the Annual
NOCCA Faculty Exhibition as well as bi-annual one person exhibitions at
D.O.C.S. Gallery in New Orleans.
has received grants from Liquitex Incorporated 1991, The NOCCA
Institute 1993 and the Louisiana Division of the Arts 1998, 1999,2000,
2003 and 2004. He received a “Graduate Fellowship” from the University
of Cincinnati 1992-94, Foundation Ratti’s “Advanced Course in the
Visual Arts,” 1997 taught by visiting artist Alan Kaprow in Como, Italy
, and a “Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship,” 2000.
Found Gallery: http://www.foundla.com/sys/artists/keith-perelli/