Francine Perlman


Seven recent works, in my series Intersections, and three older works, shown in my exhibit Then and Now (February 2021), all have the hallmark of a focus on lines.  The three older ones are from long ago, but lines have always been the most significant element in my work, sometimes forming geometric shapes like triangles, sometimes freehand arcs and circles, and sometimes just running amok.  

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Francine Perlman

Solo Exhibitions:

2021“Now and Then,” Now: pages from Art of the Viral Universe,Then: oil pastels, Ceres NYC
2020“Intersections,” drawings, Midoma Gallery, New York City.
“16 Monotypes,” New York Public Library Morningside Heights
“Monotypes,” Ceres Gallery, NYC
2019“Prints and Drawings,” monotypes and drawings on paper, Society for the  Advancement of Judaism, NYC
2018“Things From Home,, works on paper, New York Public Library, Morningside Heig
2017“Doors Open, Doors Close,” Installation about domestic violence, Ceres Gallery, NYC
 “Then Till Now,” works on paper, New York Public Library, Morningside Heights
2015“Stacks,” works on paper, New York Public Library, Morningside Heights
2014“In My Houses,” sculpture and drawings, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, NYC 
 “Lost in Infinity”, works on paper, New York Public Library, Morningside Heights
2012“Where Lines Can Go”, Ceres, NYC
2007Abstract Works on Paper”, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, NYC
2005“Shelter: Installations by Francine Perlman”, The Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
2002“House: ב׳ת”, City College, the Great Hall, NY
2000“Rooms”, construction, Ceres Gallery, NY
1999“Works on Paper”, Fox & Fowle, Architects, NY
“Soft Grids”, construction, Ceres Gallery, NY
1998“Open Shelter”, construction, Eldridge Street Synagogue, NY
1996“Constructions in Sylvia Blue and Other Colors”, Ceres Gallery, NY
1995“Small Works on Paper”, T. Schreiber Theater Gallery, NY
1994“Elements of the Natural World”, Invitational installation, Ceres Gallery, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019“Endangered Earth,” Ceres, NYC
“Covello at PS 109: Making Art Work,” El Barrio’s ArtSpace PS 109, New York City
2017“The Primacy of Color III,” Carriage Barn Gallery, New Canaan, CT
2016“Summer Celebration,” Ceres, NYC
 “Go Figure,” Sculptors Alliance, Governors Island, NY
 “The Primacy of Color,” New York Society of Women Artist, George Billis Gallery
2015Collaborative Concepts, “The Farm Project 2015,” Garrison, NY, outdoor sculpture
“The Jew as The Other,” Abrazo Interno Gallery Clemente Center, NYC
“Heart,” New York Society of Women Artists, Weil-Cornell Med Center Library, NYC
“Speaking Volumes – And Voids,” Sculpture Alliance, Governor’s Island, NYC
 “Alternet,” Artists in the Archives collaborative exhibition, traveling since 2013
2014“The Farm Project 2014,” Collaborative Concepts, Garrison, NY, outdoor sculpture 
 “Draftmen’s Congress,” New Museum NYC 
New York Society of Women Artists, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
“Birds of the Air, Fishes of the Sea,” First Presbyterian Church, NYC
“Brains, Boobs, & Backbones”, Paramount Theater, Peekskill, NY
“Alternet,” collaboration, City College, NYC, travelling 2013-2015
2013“Meet My Uterus,” Ceres, NYC
“Women Make Art,” CCNY 
2011Hammond Museum, North Salem NY
Ceres Gallery, NYC
2010CCNY Women Make Art
2005CCNY Alumni Biennial, City College, NY
2004Bonn Biennale, “Live From New York” and “Globalia”, FrauenMuseum, Bonn, Germany
2003Aaron Davis Hall, Alumni Exhibition, City College, NY
2002Dialogues”, Ceres Gallery, New York City
1999Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY;
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY;
Kingsborough Community College, New York City
1998Kunstlerforum, Bonn, Germany;
National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC
1997Ceres Gallery, New York City;
A.I.R. Invitational, New York City
1996Albright-Knox Museum, Members’ Gallery, Buffalo, NY;
Eastern Regional WCA Exhibition, Cambridge, MA
1995State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY;
Ceres Gallery, NYC
1992“Women: Diversity & Vision”, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1989-1992“Divine Line”, traveling exhibit, Arizona Council of the Arts
1988Boston Women Artists: WCA Invitational, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
1987Seven Artists from the Distillery”, Boston City Hall
1985Seven Sisters Gallery, Black Mountain, NC

Awards and Commissions:

2017Residency, November-December, Carter Burden Center, East Harlem, NYC
2016Honorable Mention, “Go Figure,” Sculptors’ Alliance exhibit, Governor’s Island, NYC
2004Cork Gallery, City College Art Alumni Exhibition, Honorable Mention
2002Alumni Association of City College, Thesis presentation award, CUNY
2001Therese McCabe Ralston Connor Fund, City College, CUNY
2000American Association of University Women, Career Development Grant
1998Residency, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY
1992Stage set, “Paul Bowles”, Merkin Hall, NY


Workmen’s Circle, NYC
Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany
Columbia University, NYC, department of Biochemistry
Catalog 18 Jewish Women Artists in the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum, NYC
The Jewish Museum, NYC; The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Bibliography and Publications:

Judith Escalona, CUNY TV, URBAN U, December 2019
Sarah Cascone, “Editors’ Picks: 8 Things to Do in New York This Week,” January 3, 2017,    
Amy Lipton, “Art in the Pasture,”, October 3, 2015,
Susan Hodara, “But Will The Cows Like It?,” The New York Times, Sept. 19, 2014,
Joel Simpson, The NewYork Art World, Spring 2013, p. 36, (p. 3)
Christina zu Hecklenburg, “Trummer des Alltags”, General Anzeiger, Bonn, July 5, 2004
Catalog: Diversity & Tradition, CCNY Alumni Biennial, 2005
Christina zu Hecklenburg, “Trummer des Alltags”, General Anzeiger, Bonn, July 5, 2004
Christina zu Hecklenburg, “Trummer des Alltags”, General Anzeiger, Bonn, July 5, 2004
Catalog: Bonn Biennale 2004, Bonn, Germany, “Live From New York”, Frauenmuseum
Catalog: “Women: Diversity & Vision”, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, S.I., NY 1992


MFA City College, NYC
BA Cornell University, Ithaca NY