Sumi Perera – Liminal Spaces III

17 May – 22 June

Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist, who generates mixed media installations, usually bearing the narrative of a book form. Sumi has undertaken residencies at CAFA, Beijing (2007), the AIR for the National Open Art (2016) and is the first recipient of the RE Guest Artist Full Fellowship & Solo exhibition at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice (2017).

She is a lecturer on the MA Printmaking course at the Middlesex University, London and runs workshops and masterclasses for many print collectives. Her work has won several international prizes, medals & awards, and is held in public & private collections including the V&A, Tate Britain, Yale Centre for British Art and the Ashmolean.

Sumi is senior fellow of the RE, a fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, a full member of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts-the Drawing Society and the 62 Group of International Textile Artists. She uses these skills in ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, stitch & drawing to devise composite interactive installations. She combines her background working as a doctor & scientist to incorporate CNC methods (laser/sandblasting) to introduce another strand to the work. More recent works are a series of sound installations using electroconductive inks to generate sound upon touch.

LIMINAL SPACES III, draws together elements from the artist’s different exhibitions at WYPW and other geographic excursions. It includes printmaking and Sumi’s hybrid practice of combining drawings (metal point), vitreous enamel plates (which the artist sees as printing on metal with glass oxides) and other techniques.

We are delighted to welcome Sumi back to West Yorkshire Print Workshop and take pride in being part of her artistic development:

“It initially enabled me to explore my own cultural existence via PRESSING IDENTITIES in 2013; then winning the Flourish Award in 2015, and the subsequent solo show at HAG in 2016, which I think provided a great springboard for residencies in Venice, France & London.”

Sumi Perera: Artist Talk

We are delighted to welcome back Sumi Perera to WYPW – artist, printmaker and winner of our 2015 Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking. This informal artist talk runs alongside Sumi’s solo exhibition in the WYPW gallery throughout May.