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.
Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist, who generates mixed media installations, usually bearing the narrative of a bookform. Sumi has undertaken many residencies: a teaching residency 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 many public & private collections including the V&A (10 works), Tate Britain (8 works), Yale Centre for British Art (2 works), the Ashmolean, etc.
She 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.
The talk will be followed by a preview event for the exhibition. We welcome all attendees to stay for drinks and nibbles and a chance to have a good look at the work on show.
If you are interested in learning more about the techniques Sumi uses in her prints, she is running a masterclass for us on the Saturday and Sunday following the talk. Details here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/hybrid-printmaking-masterclass-with-sumi-perera-may/
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