PTDW Graduate Lecture Series: Perry Danis

Monday, February 12th, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Location: Columbus #319

Perry Danis was born in Madison, WI and has been living and working in Chicago since 2013. She received her BFA with a double major in Psychology and Fine Arts from UW- Madison. She received her Post Baccalaureate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, where she is currently a 2018 MFA candidate. Perry’s work is interdisciplinary and usually figurative. She is in a constant state of material exploration, which helps to generate or inform many of her ideas. She is interested materially in the marriage of the detritus of everyday life and traditional materials such as paint, plaster, clay, and paper mâche. Her work often includes found objects, casts and hardware. She is working to create art that is simultaneously beautiful and ugly, seductive and threatening. Perry’s work is an earnest exploration of a mortal existence in which the body is both celebrated and condemned.