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Peri Schwartz

Peri Schwartz received her BFA from Boston University and MFA from Queens College, NY.  

Her work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London, UK; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, MA; Staatliche Museum, Berlin, Germany; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Arkansas Art Center, AR; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, CT; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; Hammer Museum, CA; Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI; Worcester Art Museum, MA; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France; New York Public Library, NY; Boston Public Library, MA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Memorial Art Gallery, NY; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA; Museum of the City of New York, NY; New York Historical Society, NY; Free Library of Philadelphia, PA; University of Alberta Art and Artifact Collection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ; Syracuse University Art Collection, Syracuse, NY. 

"Working on prints has been an integral part of my growth as an artist. I find it is important to turn to printmaking after I have developed an idea in a painting or drawing. The change in scale, the reversal of the image, and the challenge of controlling the difficult techniques in making a print are problems I look forward to solving. After many years of working only in black and white, I began to make color prints. The transparency of color inks is very different than the oil paints I am familiar with. When doing a monotype, I run the plates through the press several times. This enables me to deepen the color and develop the image."

Collaboration: Peri Schwartz & Greg Burnet - Video