Landscape Derivations

October 26 - December 2, 2009

Nick Perret lives and works most of the year on the Greek Aegean island of Samos. Though his work appears abstract, much of the work has its basis in and is derived from the landscape. Over the last 26 years living in Samos, his work has gone through a transformation from figurative to abstract, a process of distilling the essence of what he sees and feels.

He has taught and lectured at numerous art schools and universities; among them, the Art Students League of NY and SUNY Binghamton. He was the founder and directed the Studio Art School of the Aegean. His work has been selectively shown in the U.S. and Europe and is in numerous public and private collections; recent exhibitions include the Museum of the City of Athens. Among grants and awards, he is a recent recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2008-09), which he thankfully acknowledges has greatly contributed to his uninterrupted continual work and the present selection of paintings.