Bio

George P. Perez (b. OCT 7 1987) received a BFA (Cum Laude) in 2014 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Perez is an artist whose work explores mundane situations and scenarios that he interacts with on a day-to-day basis. He is a Redline artist alum (2014-2016), was an Artist-in Residence at The Denver Children's Museum in 2018, and a recent recipient of the Octopus Initiative MCA Denver Grant. He currently is a Photo-Facilitator with Working Assumptions based out of Berkeley, CA and an artist in M12, an award winning artist collective that specializes in rural aesthetics and landscape.  

 

Perez has shown up and down the Front Range and outside of the state that include: (Un)Clothed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2013;  Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photography Making, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013; 2014; BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS,GOCA121, Colorado Springs, CO, 2015; Monumental: RedLine’s Annual Resident Artist Exhibition, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO, 2016; Visitation, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX, 2016; and Liminal Space/Espacio Liminal, Museo De Las Americas, Denver, CO, 2019. In the last two years he has participated as a CCI presenter on topics of "Increasing Exclusivity in the Arts Community and "The Importance of Youth Voice in the Arts" with PlatteForum, an innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver. 

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Born 1987, Boulder, Co

Lives and works in Denver, Co

 

EDUCATION

2014     BFA (cum laude) in Photography, University of Colorado, Boulder. CO

 

SELECETED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017    A Lack Of, The ArtsHub, Lafayette CO

 

2016    Typical Anything, DATELINE Gallery, Denver CO

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITION 

2018    Sometimes Photography, with John Barnabas Lake, 808 Projects, Denver CO 

                       

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    Espacio Liminal - Liminal Space, Museo De Las Americas, Denver CO (curated by Frank   Lucero)

            Ghostly Traces, Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver CO (curated by Geoffrey Shamos)

            Elemental Construction, McNichols Civic Center, Denver CO (Curated by Samantha Johnston)

 

2018    Ripe Young Lemons, Revisited, The Yard, Colorado Springs CO (curated by Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley)

            Made In Colorado, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver CO (Juried by Olga Viso and Cameron Gainer)

            Friends Are The Best, Grand Opening Gallery, Denver CO (Curated by Brooke Tomiello and Paul Keefe) 

    

2017    Isolate, Melon Gallery, Denver CO (curated by Kaleigh Coleman)

            Archives A Muse, Leon Gallery, Denver CO (Curated bY Jessie De La Cruz)

            Nice Work If You Can Get It, Redline Gallery, Denver CO (Curated by Daisy Mcgowan)

2016    Visitation, grayDuck Gallery, Austin TX (Curatd by Jill Schroeder)

            Monumental: RedLine’s Annual Resident Artist Exhibition, Redline Gallery (Curated by Marisa Lerer) 

 

2015    2nd Juried Art Show, Pirate Gallery, Denver CO (Juried by Nora Burnett Abrams)

            BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, GOCA121, Colorado Springs CO (Curated by Daisy McGowan)

            DATELINE 012, DATELINE Gallery, Denver CO (Juried by Cassandra Heiser)    

 

2014    College Collective, Genesee Pottery & Firehouse Gallery, Rochester NY (Juried by Rachel Jerome Ferraro)

    

2013     (Un)Clothed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Curated by Mona Kuhn)

             Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photography, Johalla Projects, Chicago IL (Juried by JasoN Lazarus)

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2017    Dumpster Beatification Project, Quigg Newton Neighborhood, Denver CO (In collaboration with Birdseed Collective)

            Movable Feast, Charles R. Cousins Plaza, Denver CO (in collaboration with Stephanie Kantor)

 

2016    Pier/Platforms In the Southwest, Various locations in the Southwest USA,( in collaboration with Katie Kehoe  and Tracy                           Tomko) 

            Play Space, Curtis Park (pop up in collaboration with Misha Fraser and Redline Art Center), Denver CO

 

2015    OUTSIDE THE BOX, Access Gallery, Denver CO (in collaboration with Damon Mcleese, veterans, and individuals with                           disabilities)

            COLLECTIVE VISION OF DENVER, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO (in collaboration with DAM, Biennial of the Americas,                     Francisco Alavardo-Juárez, Libby Barbee, Ashley Frazier, Robin Gallite, George P Perez, Carol Reeves, Terrence Spain,                       Jodi Stuart, and Tracy Tomko)

2014    School as Experimental Media, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO (in collaboration with Hannah Green, Catherine                     Cartwright, Josh Elliot, Richard Saxton, M12 Collective)

 

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2019    Delirium, Three Visions, Co-curatred with John Lake & Mark Sink, Redline Gallery, Denver Co 

            Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Solo By Matthew Pavear, BMOCA at Macky, Boulder CO

2016    ACCESSORY (A GUN FAD), Redline Gallery, Denver CO

 

 

COLLECTIONS

The Denver Children’s Museum, Denver CO

The University of Colorado Special Collections Library, Boulder CO

 

AWARDS

2019    Octopus Initiative Library Grant, 2019

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017 NOV-JAN    

            Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Artist in Residence Program, Denver CO

 

2014-2016     

            REDLINE Artist-in-Residence Program Denver, CO

 

 

PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS/WEB

2018    Sometimes Photography — Darkrooms and Black-Boxes By Will Meier

2017    Will Photography Survive Its Art-Historical Karma?, ONE GOOD EYE *-), March 31, 2017

2016    Review: Monumental Brings Rack and Ruin to RedLine's "R/Evolution", Westword, February 24th 2016

2015    “INTERKORS FALL 2015 ISSUE 2”, INTERKORS Magazine, October 2015

2014    “The Field Guide No. 1”, The Field Guide Magazine, December 2014

            "Best of College & High School Photography 2014", Photographer's Forum magazine's, July 2014

 

ARTIST TALKS / CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017    Works in Progress at the Autry, performer/lecturer with M12 Collective, Works in Progress: The Center Pivot Box Set, Los                       Angeles CA

            McNichols Civic Center Building, Artist speaker/presenter, Archives As Muse, Denver CO     

            Colorado Creative Industries Summit, Invited panel speaker, Youth Voice on Social Justice and the Art Studio,                                         Breckenridge CO 

            PlatteForum, Duo Talk with Ed Wood, Gentrification, Denver CO 

            Madelife, Group Exhibiting Artist Talk, Community Potluck/ Contemporary Portraiture, Boulder CO

            ArtsHub, Exhibiting Artist Talk, Opportunities in a Changing Arts Landscape, Lafayette CO

 

2016    Colorado Creative Industries Summit, Invited panel speaker, Increasing Inclusivity in the Artist Community:Exploring                             Challenges & Solutions, Carbondale CO (Panel lead by Lynn Waldorf)

 

LINKS/PRESS

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