Born: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1986

Resides: Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Education:  Columbia University (M.F.A., 2015); Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2013); Alfred University (B.F.A., 2012)


Selected Solo Exhibitions



“Sondra Perry,” Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (March 6–May 20).

“Sondra Perry,” Bridget Donahue, New York (January 7–February 25).



“Eclogue for [in]Habitability,” Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

“Sondra Perry: Flesh Out, Squeaky Wheel,” Buffalo, New York.



“Resident Evil,” The Kitchen, New York.


Selected Group Exhibitions



“Family Pictures,” Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (February 16–May 20).

“Art in the Age of the Internet,1989 to Today,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (February 7–May 20).

“A Recollection. Predicated,” The Kitchen, New York (January 19–February 10).



“We Just Fit, You and I,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” New Museum, New York.

“Myths of the Marble,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.



“A Constellation,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

“Greater New York,” MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York.

“Disguise: Masks and Global African Art,” Seattle Art Museum, Washington. Traveled to Brooklyn Museum, New York (2016).

“A Curious Blindness,” Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York.

“Born into This,” Leroy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York.


Selected Performances



“Sondra Perry & Associate Make Pancakes and Shame the Devil,” The Artist’s Institute, New York.


Selected Screenings



Hypervisibilities with Sondra Perry, organized through the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New School, New York.



Sondra Perry, netherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 1.0.2, online screening, Open Window, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.


Selected Bibliography



“Sondra Perry,” The New Yorker (February 8).

Llorens, Natasha Marie. “Sondra Perry,” Art Agenda (January 31).

Billard, Jillian. “Sondra Perry’s ‘It’s in the Game ’17’ or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection at Bridget Donahue Gallery,” Ravelin (January 29).

Heinrich, Will. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week: Sondra Perry,” New York Times (January 24).



Yoon, Soyoung. “Beware the Light: Figure Versus Ground, White Versus Black (Blue), or: Sondra Perry’s Blue Room and Technologies of Race,” Millennium Film Journal (Spring).

Khan, Nora N.  “No Safe Mode,” Flash Art (September–October).

Daderko, Dean. “Conversations: III Suns: Arthur Jafa and Sondra Perry,” Mousse (February–March).



Trouillot, Terence. “Sondra Perry’s Resident Evil,”BOMB (December 8).

Krasinksi, Jennifer. “Sondra Perry Explores the Intersection of Technology and Black History in America,” Village Voice (November 30).

Heinrich, Will. “What to See in New York Galleries This Week: Sondra Perry,” New York Times (November 24).

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