Perry is a multidisciplinary artist who was raised in Riverside and has been creating art since he was able to hold a crayon. He graduated from UCLA and is currently working in Riverside at the Eastside Arthouse studio. Perry has shown his work at UCLA, Rodeo Drive, and now at A Blve Rose in downtown Riverside. He spends nearly every day making artwork. Perry has been lucky enough to call this his full-time career and gets to spend about 5-7 days of the week working at the studio on his artwork. His career has allowed him the pleasure of working with powerhouse companies such as Adobe, Photoshop, Amazon, MOCA, and Fujifilm.
Much of Perry’s work is autobiographical, usually using his own history and current emotional state as the initial step towards the art creation process. Perry likes to reflect upon his identity and dive deeper into understanding himself. Outside of that, he loves watching movies, especially psychological thrillers like Perfect Blue, Black Swan, Mother, and Pearl because the emotional vulnerability in these films always offer a significant source of inspiration.
Perry has been participating in the Arts community and Artswalk in Riverside for a little over 6 years. The first time participating in an arts event was in high school when he volunteered to help at an arts and craft booth for the Lunar Festival. Perry also vended at the Day of the Dead Festival a couple of times to help fundraise for an art class. Later, he went on to vend during Artswalk to get his work out on display and to earn a bit of cash for school. Post graduation, Perry is working to get back into participating in Artswalk and other art events in Riverside because he would like to engage with the community and give back. When he finished at UCLA and moved back to Riverside, he felt a bit disconnected from his hometown, especially in the arts community. So much had changed! He loves seeing how much it has grown and flourished and would like to continue to add to the community and make it even better for the next generation of artists.
For more information, visit Perry on IG @art_p3rry